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Supervisory General Engineer

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/09/2021.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Statement of Specialized Work - VAPAHCS Duties include acting as a supervisor of multi-discipline teams and project managers. Applicants must have specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Supervisory General Engineer position and this is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience as a Supervisory General Engineer, examples of specialized experience include experience in use of Engineering Operations and Compliance., Transportation , Moves and relocations, and Boiler- Sewage Plant Operations, as well as grounds and landscape management. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Serving as a genera engineer with an emphasis if electrical , mechanical, and civil engineering, architectural or construction management; responsible for planning ,analysis, and construction of new, conversion, remodeling, or modernization of existing VAPAHCS building and facilities; provide supervision, project management oversight, reviews and coordination, perform program and project manage administration work including scheduling and layout operations: AND
Individual Occupational Requirements: In order to qualify for the position of General Engineer, you must meet the basic requirements. 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.
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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: 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. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Engineering and TechnologyLeadershipProject ManagementTechnical DocumentationTechnical Problem Solving Physical Requirements: A major portion of the work is performed in an office setting; however, work will also be performed at construction sites. The incumbent will be conducting inspections and surveys of construction sites with a need for physical agility to access unfurnished buildings and wear personal protective equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to work within an environment of conflicting deadlines and shifting priorities. The incumbent may be required to work evenings and weekends, as well as perform infrequent overnight travel to meetings and conferences. The work requires frequent walking, bending, lifting, and carrying light equipment. Occasional climbing and crawling is required. Frequent visits around medical area are necessary where there is possible exposure to contagious diseases, staph infections, and radiation hazards.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Palo Alto , Supervisory General Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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