Supervisory General Engineer

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Summary The incumbent serves as the Chief, Engineering Service directing the activities, functions and services of a 1C medical center. The incumbent is under the administrative supervision of the Associate Director of the Medical Center who reports directly to the SES Director. The incumbent provides engineering, facility maintenance, budgetary, and administrative supervision to the service. Responsibilities The incumbent performs the majority or all the following duties but not limited to: Initiates, shapes, and sets policy, procedures, standards and goals for the Engineering program. Provides engineering review and guidance of assigned technical programs. Formulates, implements, coordinate and control comprehensive facility improvement programs. Provides engineering, facility maintenance, budgetary, and administrative supervision. Maintains a working knowledge of Federal, Agency and Human Resources Management (HRM) laws, regulations, and policies. Coordinates the development of designs for large multipurpose projects. Determines system requirements, reconnaissance, location, and prepares designs, specifications, and estimates. Applies an expert knowledge of methods, precedents, and standards to a broad subject matter field. Responsible for the proper supervision of the construction work to ensure contractors’ compliance with contract drawings and specifications. Keeps abreast of improvements in the various disciplines of engineering through the application of professional engineering knowledge. Performs scheduling and layout of operations, inspections and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in internal and externally contracted construction projects. Consultant to management on all engineering problems and duties involved in the maintenance, operation, construction and major improvement programs for the facility. Participates in formal and informal management sessions, including policy review and advisory boards or committees. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer/PD03061-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/29/2021. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Basic Requirements: 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); © 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 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 registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. 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. 4. 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.) In addition to the basic requirements above, the specialized experience must also be met 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: Supervises and manage a multi-disciplinary staff including engineers; advises Executive Leadership on all Engineering matters associated with the safe and effective operations of the medical center’s infrastructure; prepare, present, and evaluate plans, designs, reports, and correspondence; incorporate a wide range of professional engineering skills and detailed knowledge of engineering practices sufficient to make application of the fundamentals of engineering sciences including mechanical, electrical, civi

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Job Posting: JC188165744

Posted On: Jul 19, 2021

Updated On: Aug 01, 2021