Engineering Technician (Architecture/Drafting)
**NOTE: This position is only open to current permanent Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees.
This Engineering Technician (Architecture/Drafting) position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Richmond VA Medical Center (VAMC), Engineering Service (ENG), Design and Construction Team Projects Section. Please see duties below.**
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Duties include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating, technical overview, and inspection of construction projects and programs, as well as other technical assignments involving application of engineering principles using judgment and accepted engineering design and construction practices.
Performing work of a broad scope and complexity in practices related to scientific and engineering fields and has demonstrated the ability to interpret, select, adapt, and apply many guidelines, precedents and engineering principles and practices.
Construction quality assurance and contract administration activities to assigned construction projects.
Assists in long range planning, design, and cost estimating of recurring and non-recurring construction and maintenance, and preparation of facility five-year comprehensive plan and five-year energy management plan.
Reviews shop drawings and submittal from contractors during construction of new structures or renovation of existing structures for compliance with contract drawings and specifications.
Accomplishing various technical and construction management functions relating to construction and facility management, energy management, and operation of building utility systems.
Investigates the need for construction contract changes, completing field measurements and computations, recommending elements of change in designs.
Prepares detailed cost estimates for competitively bid construction projects and maintenance and repair work.
Analyzes whether physical obstructions or other construction difficulties have been anticipated.
Screens projects to eliminate design problems related to space access limitations, fire, and safety requirements.
Architectural design, mechanical and electrical design, fire sprinkler design, lighting design, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation design and asbestos abatement design.
Incumbent will be the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for construction projects.
Maintains record drawings of all station structures and grounds utilizing AutoCAD programs: Makes necessary changes to keep drawings current as remodeling occurs.
Performs assessments in areas of maintenance and repair or remodeling to help determine the presence of asbestos.
Coordinates all assigned design projects from conception to completion: Works with service chiefs to prepare project applications, conceptual plans, scope of work and construction documents, etc.
Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
This is not a virtual position.
Engineering Technician / PD#2784
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0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
To qualify for this position
, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/30/2018.
: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-10. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-10 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: comprehensive, practical knowledge of, and skill in applying, technical engineering design and geometric principles related to complex design and construction sufficient to monitor the work for compliance with contract requirements; review designs for conformance with current highway industry practices; ensure designs fit field conditions and comply with performance based contract requirements; and use a variety of contracting processes to provide oversight for construction, architecture, and engineering contracts.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-11 level.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Analysis and Problem Solving
Engineering and Technology
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.
: 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.
The work requires long periods of sitting in one position, climbing up ladders and crawling under buildings, and sometimes being exposed to the elements.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-11 level.
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
CV or resume. **(Required)
Form SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)
(Required, to show that you meet the Time in Grade / Specialized Experience for this position.)**
Any additional documents that may enhance your qualifications for this position. (i.e: training certificates, work samples, etc.)
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/30/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$63,032 to $81,945 per year