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|Supervisory General Engineer|
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Des Moines, IA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 04/17/2021
Expire Date: 05/20/2021
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Internet/E-Commerce, Manufacturing and Production, Military, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Supervisory General Engineer|
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/19/2021. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional In addition to the Basic Requirements you must meet the Specialized Experience below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to experience leading or supervising major construction projects in a medical center or large facility structure; planning, managing and overseeing complex projects in support of program strategic goals and objectives; preparing or reviewing cost estimates for budget formulation and execution; presenting project information orally and in writing; assigning work to subordinates in the engineering operations and maintenance fields; and oversee the construction and engineering design of projects to ensure compliance with established standards. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsConstruction, StructureCritical ThinkingLeadershipTechnical Competence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is principally sedentary and requires observance of minor safety precautions to avoid risks typical of an office setting (such as carpal tunnel, repetitive stress injury, or eye strain). Job site visits require walking, crouching, and climbing. Work Environment: The incumbent works in an adequately lighted ventilated office environment. Work involves occasional to frequent air travel on both civilian and military aircraft. Job site visits include exposure to risks associated with these types of work such as adverse weather, high noise, dust, confide spaces, work aloft. Typical construction hazards and area specific disease such as malaria. The use of personal protective equipment is required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.