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General Engineer

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Summary This position is located in the Facilities Management Service (FMS) of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. The incumbent will be under the general supervision of the Supervisory General Engineer (Assistant Chief, FMS). Responsibilities Major Duties: Planning & Design: Collaborates closely with the Contracting Officer in the design of capital projects; serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on the design of capital projects. The incumbent determines requirements, reconnaissance, location, and prepares designs, specifications and cost estimates. Work complexities require not only adaptation or modification of precedents but a versatile and innovative approach to solve problems where serious conflicts exist between management requirements and engineering principles. Evaluates design objectives, performs complex technical calculations, and identifies economical and efficient procedures for project design and performance considering all influences. Construction Management: Collaborates closely with Contracting Officer in the construction of capital projects: serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on the construction of capital projects. Plans specific objectives for the program, including required innovations and improvisations/ Prepares detailed cost estimates for use in obtaining project funding and bid evaluation. Reviews and evaluates shop drawings, samples and material certifications submitted by contractor for contract and performance requirements, recommending approval, rejection or receipt. Facility and Non-Recurring Maintenance: Collaborates closely with the Contracting Officer in the design and construction of non-recurring maintenance projects: serves as the Contracting Officer Representative. Provided guidance, development and coordination for the planning, design, and oversight of maintenance projects. Plans specific objectives for the maintenance project. Consults with contractor personnel to resolve difficult and complex unforeseen problems and latent conditions developing during maintenance. Professional Engineering/Architectural Advice: Serves as a subject matter expert in all aspects of engineering design and management. Provides professional advice to peers, subordinates or non-professional administrators or managers; including senior level management officials. Ensures the accuracy of the Capital Asset Inventory. Reviews or directs the review of plans, specifications, and analyses of design as submitted by subordinate engineers. Provided professional advice to improve such plans, specifications and analyses. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm (Excluding Federal Holidays) Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Description Title/PD#: General Engineer/PD03102A Physical Requirements: The work is primary sedentary when associated with working in an engineering office environment. However, the incumbent will be subject to working in construction zones. Working in construction zones will require some walking, standing, sitting, bending, climbing, crawling or reaching to inspect buildings at various stages of construction. the work involves the normal day to day activities found in any construction project i.e., open excavations, formwork, structural steel, etc. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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); © 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 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.) Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, the position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in federal service (GS-9). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience with designs Cost estimates Project engineering Project management A Professional Engineering (PE) license is preferred, but is not required for this position. Definition of Professional Engineering Experience: The professional engineering experience required for grades GS-7 and above is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Professional knowledge of engineering is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth k

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Job Posting: JC198292330

Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

Updated On: Dec 12, 2021