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Mechanical Engineer (0830)

Public Buildings Service Washington, DC
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Mechanical Engineer (0830)

##### General Services Administration

Public Buildings Service


- ##### Open & closing dates

06/24/2019 to 07/08/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 09 - 12

- ##### Salary

$57,510 to $108,422 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule




District of Columbia, DC Few vacancies

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

As an Architect/Engineer (A/E) you will be responsible for the
performance of all aspects of professional architectural/engineering
duties pertaining to project planning, design, construction and
repair of buildings.

Location of position: National Capital Region (NCR), Public Building
Service (PBS), Office of Planning and Design Quality, Washington,

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### Responsibilities

GS-09 Duties : This is a career ladder position you will Assists
higher graded personnel on portions of the overall
engineering/architectural project management responsibility for the
projects, including business management of the building projects
from the preliminary identification stage through initiation,
planning, execution and project closeout stages. Assignments
encompass limited managerial responsibilities concerned with
assisting in planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating,
reviewing, and recommending or approving design, construction and
related work. Participates with agency personnel who are responsible
for defining the goals of the projects, working with them, as a
trainee, to prepare a Project Management Plan for accomplishing
such goals. Assists in preparing assigned portions of schedules for
complete projects, and reports on project status. Assists with
pre-bidding conferences with prospective bidders to inform them of
contract provisions and relative responsibilities of
Architect/Engineer (A/E's), developers, Lessor, and/or the
Government. Assists with performance review and assessment of design
development documents, including the resolution of moderately
complex design problems, as well as the preparation of documents for
agency officials, client agencies, and contract Architect/Engineer
(A/E) firms. Conducts site investigations to determine feasibility,
topography, site configuration, or condition of structure and
essential data prior to initiating design. Evaluates data obtained,
incorporating relevant features into design solutions. As assigned,
prepares material and information for higher level personnel who
negotiate contract specifications and design changes with
organizational elements of the agency and contractors. Monitors
effectiveness of contractors in meeting contractual requirements,
technical and administrative.

GS-11 and 12 Duties: Responsible for all matters on assigned
projects and for assuring that all matters conform to requirements
of GSA policy, regulations, and standards. Ensures that assigned
projects are technically correct for both design and construction
and are in accordance with the best current practice in the
industry. Prepares scopes and manages the development of plans
specifications and cost estimates for building alterations, repairs,
improvements, and new construction. Plans the negotiation strategy
coordinates strategy with assigned organization procurement
personnel and conducts negotiations with contractors to develop the
contract prices and terms. Participates in the Architect/Engineer
(A/E) and/or Lessor selection process and in the negotiations for
design supervision and post-construction contract award
services. Manages leasing, design, construction and alteration
projects involving large and complex special purpose buildings. Such
projects may be multi-story, multi-million dollar, office
buildings, building complexes, laboratories or courthouses that
involve difficult problems in engineering/architectural design,
planning, coordination, code/zoning requirements, site selection,
development, and layout, or other architectural/engineering related
matters. Represents the agency and the Contracting Officer
on Architect/Engineer (A/E), Construction Management,
and Construction contracts as the Contracting Officer's
Representative (COR).Prepares technical reports on important and
highly complex architectural/engineering matters that influence
current and future programs of the region. Prepares statements of
work and detailed instructions for guidance to architects and
consulting engineers. Reviews technical reports and evaluates
assumptions, formulas, and calculations. Assists in A/E evaluations,
selection panels and negotiations.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential

12 - The full performance level is GS-12

- #### Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

#### Similar jobs

- Engineers, Mechanical
- Mechanical Engineers

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and
Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if
- Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after
- Must provide College Transcript(s) with application

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if
you are or were (within the last 5 years) a **political**
Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the
Executive Branch.
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2
investigation level).
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you
are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland
Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be
resolved as a condition of continued employment.

### Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:

- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service
program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply
and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

This is a career ladder position, you may be selected at the GS 09,
11, or 12 grade levels. The full performance for this position is at
the GS-12 grade level. If you are selected at an development level
you may be non-competitively promoted at the normal line of
progression and managers discretion.

For the GS 09 position salary range starts at $**57,510 **per

For the GS 11 position salary range starts at $**69.581 **per

For the GS 12 position salary range starts at $**83,398 **per

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely
be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

**BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS:** A Degree in professional
engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training,
and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education
and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for
Engineer Positions.

**In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have
one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07,09,11
grade levels in the Federal service. **


**In order to qualify at the GS-09 level**, you must meet the basic
qualifications requirements identified above and possess one of the
following: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-07 level of the federal service. Specialized
experience is defined as experience applying engineering principles
and concepts including professional terminology, methodology, units
of measure and their interrelationships to perform developmental
assignments in the field; and using design software to prepare
and/or modify building drawings. **OR **Two full years of graduate
level education leading to a master's degree or master's or
equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the
position. **OR** A combination of appropriate graduate level
education and specialized experience that together meet the
qualification requirements of this position. Superior Academic
Achievement, if applicable.

If selected at this grade level : The incumbent receives training
and developmental assignments working under close supervision and
guidance. Projects assigned to the incumbent are of limited
complexity and sensitivity.

**In order to qualify at the GS-11 level,** you must meet the basic
qualifications requirements identified above and possess one of the
following: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-09 in the federal service. Specialized is
experience defined as experience in the design, construction, repair
and renovation, restoration, rehabilitation, design or construction
of commercial or industrial facilities (office buildings and related
structures). Such experience must demonstrate experience in
coordinating the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and
construction contractors. **OR **Substitution of Education for
Specialized Experience: Applicant must have three years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD.
degree, or a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree that is directly
related to the position. **OR** A combination of Education and
Specialized Experience**:** Applicants must have a combination of
graduate level education and appropriate experience that together
meet the qualification requirements of this position.

**In order to qualify at the GS-12 level, **you must meet the basic
qualifications requirements identified above and possess one of the
following: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-11 in the federal service. Specialized
experience is defined as experience in the design of construction
projects and coordinating the activities of architects, engineers,
tenant agencies and construction contractors. Experience should also
include directing all, or large phases, of a project including
planning, pre-design, Architect-Engineer (A-E) selection, site
selection, and all design efforts; and reviewing operations to
evaluate progress and compliance with design requirements. The
experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties
of this position.

### Education

Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
For further information,

### Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: ** NFFE**

**Promotion Policy**

If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance
level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to
re-apply or compete against other applicants.

**Relocation Not Paid**

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

- Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
- Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
- Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may
be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA
organizations within the same commuting area.

Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under
Vacancy Announcement \#1911210KTMP. You must apply separately to
each announcement to be considered for both.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your
application. Here's how it will work:

- You will be scored on the questions you answer during the
application process, which will measure your possession of the
following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:

1. Knowledge of professional Architect-Engineer principles,
concepts and practices applicable to a full range of design,
layout, construction, repair and/or alterations to a variety of
complex structures such as office buildings, courthouses, or
special use facilities.
2. Ability to assess project requirements and develop
recommendations that meet goals, as well as integrate the goals
and objectives of various other stakeholders using qualitative
and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies.
3. Ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing
priorities and requirements, and to successfully integrate these
requirements to meet the goals and objectives outlined for
development initiatives while allocating fiscal, staff, and time
resources to produce maximum results.
4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Excellent
communication skills to interpret and explain highly complex and
technical information to a wide range of stakeholders.

- Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one
of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or
Qualified \[If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust
- We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If
your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your
score, which could place you in a lower category.
- Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority
over non-veterans.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided
with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance
Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you
must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

**ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date.
Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.**

- **If you are claiming veterans' preference:**
1. Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active
Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty
service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of
discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to
2. If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived
preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a
deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following
in addition to the DD-214:
1. completed SF-15 form; and
2. proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete
- **If you are active duty military**- Certification on a
letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank,
character of service (must be under honorable conditions) &
military service dates including discharge/release date (must be
no later than 120 days after the date the certification is
- **If you are** ICTAP/CTAP **eligible** - **submit a, b, and c**:
**(a)** proof of eligibility including agency notice; **(b)**
SF-50, and **(c)** most recent performance appraisal.
- **College transcripts:** If you are using some or all of your
college education to meet qualification requirements for this
position, you must submit a photocopy of your college
transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be
required prior to appointment. For education completed outside
the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential
evaluation that substantiates possession of the required

#### 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.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

You will have access to many benefits including:

- Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options
- Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Flexible spending accounts
- Long-term care insurance
- Training and development

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

Submit a complete online application including any required
documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the
announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time
before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy,
and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how
to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.

To begin, click the ***Apply Online*** button on the vacancy

- Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents
to include in your application.
- Once you have clicked ***Apply for this position now***, you
will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application
- Click the ***Apply To This Vacancy*** and complete all steps in
the application process until the Confirmation indicates your
application is complete. **If you click *Return to USAJobs* or
get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application
will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.**
- **Note: **Review the *REQUIRED DOCUMENTS* section of this
announcement to determine which apply to you and must be
submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following
options to submit your document(s): **Upload** (from your
computer); **USAJOBS** (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the
transfer process) or **FAX** (read the "Fax instructions"
provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your

**Need Assistance in Applying?** Contact the HR representative
listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. We are
available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours.
You must receive HR approval before deviating from these
instructions. **Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be
completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.**

### Agency contact information

### Kelvin A Towe

##### Phone


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

GSA, Public Buildings Service
General Services Administration
Washington Area Service Center
301 7th Street SW Room 1049
Washington, District of Columbia 20407
United States

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### Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:

1. **ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS:** Your application will be
reviewed for all requirements.
2. **REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT:** If you meet all the requirements,
you may be referred to management for review and a possible
3. **SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER:** If you are selected, you will
receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or
security background investigation process.
4. **FINAL JOB OFFER:**Once our security office determines you can
come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is
typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
5. **FINAL COMMUNICATION:** Once the position is filled, we will
notify you of your status. You may also check your status by
logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to

**Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Public Buildings Service


Washington, DC