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Mechanical Engineer ===================
##### General Services Administration
Public Buildings Service
- ##### Open & closing dates
08/27/2019 to 09/06/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$107,630 to $139,916 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
FEW vacancies in the following location:
San Francisco, CA
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
- Duties ------
As a Mechanical Engineer, you will provide professional engineering, technical and programmatic support services, assisting the Energy Program Manager and team to meet the goals and objectives established within the PBS Energy Program for the Region.
**Location of Position: **Public Buildings Service, Design and Construction Division, San Francisco, CA.
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
- Serves as a senior engineer responsible for the engineering programs for PBS, with overall responsibility for the technical and business management of designated design, construction, renovation or alteration project processes, ensuring engineering excellence in projects within an assigned Region; as well as managing select projects and studies. Projects monitored and managed typically encompass the latest, most complex, highly visible activities of the Region and/or those with the highest dollar value. - Provides oversight and expert technical consultation services, conducts or assists with commissioning and engineering review in support of GSA's national Design and Construction Programs and initiatives and implements standards, policies, regulations, statutes or Executive Orders applicable to the GSA Design and Construction programs. - Provides oversight and expert technical consultation services, conducts engineering review in support of GSA's national Design and Construction Programs and initiatives and implements standards, policies, regulations, statutes or Executive Orders applicable to the GSA Design and Construction programs. - Serves as a recognized technical authority to all GSA regional architects, engineers and building managers as well as contract A/E firms and construction teams regarding the repair, alteration, maintenance and security issues on all significant, complex or highly visible projects. - Independently or as a "team leader", conducts briefings, discussions, and negotiations with high level agency representatives, GSA management, and project teams, contract A/E firms, construction firms and external stakeholders to resolve controversies, promote innovative design and construction approaches, and develop consensus on projects with state of the art engineering issues or other sensitive professional matters. - Prepares and conducts periodic technical training and seminars at the Regional and National Level relating to GSA's engineering programs, the latest GSA technical standards, and innovative processes and techniques pertaining to the engineering field. - Is an expert in applicable code compliance and application of same to design documents. - Maximizes energy savings via drawing review.
Technical Expert for Procurement and/or Project Support Duties:
- Incorporates relevant features into design solutions; confers with contacts regarding project requirements, building limitation and space usage to determine the most economical solution. - Coordinates with other assigned personnel to assure that all technical areas are covered, that proper design consideration is given and that total project objectives and schedules are met. - Prepares detailed cost or A/E fee estimates and pertinent correspondence, plans, reports and Architect/Engineer (A/E) contract criterial necessary for project completion. - Prepares statement of professional scope of work and negotiates contract specifications and design changes with organizational elements of the agency and contractors. - Participates in review of bids, contractors' proposals, contract specifications and designs, as well as in contract negotiations and technical business discussions with contractors. - Monitors and assess effectiveness of contractors in meeting contractual requirements.
Contracting Officer's Representative Duties:
- Represents GSA and the Contracting Officer on Architect/Engineer Construction Management, and Construction Contracts as the Contracting Officers' Representative (COR). - Exercises full delegated authority for the Contracting Officer, reviewing and inspecting the work as it proceeds in compliance with contract requirements. - Monitors and reviews design and construction progress, offers advice on reallocation of funds, schedules and work required to complete assigned projects. - Resolves problems or conflicts impending progress, and assures contractors and agency staff work effectively towards timely completion of projects. - Reviews and analyzes highly controversial and /or complex change orders and contractors claims to insure they are resolved. - Provides expertise and final acceptance inspections and completes all administrative actions required to close out assigned projects. - Presents the agency's position on matters such as phasing, funding and result impact on D&C projects. - Serves on A/E and Construction selection panels promoting D&C excellence initiatives; attends meetings with A/E and contractors to establish and oversee project schedules, agency policies and procedures, and technical criteria for subsequent inclusion in A/E design documents and contracts. - Prepares and administers IDIQ contract(s) for consulting engineering services and provides initial guidance and continued coordination for various engineering services from planning through post occupancy.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### 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 applicable - Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959 - Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
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 Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee** - 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. - Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) - 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.
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The GS-13 salary range starts at $107,630 per year. 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.
To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
**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.
**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: ** In addition to the Basic Requirements stated above, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience defined as experience as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and technical consultant in applying professional mechanical engineering principles, concepts, and practices with the full range of mechanical systems including all primary HVAC components, distribution systems, controls, and plumbing. This must include experience with commissioning of high risk and cost mechanical systems, inspections, and troubleshooting difficult or unusual designs and existing conditions;application of applicable industry policies and standards, energy saving requirements, and the International Business Code, as well as experience with cross-discipline elements such as electrical, fire protection systems, and advanced metering systems.
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, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
### Additional information
Bargaining Unit status: AFGE
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
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 government
This vacancy is also being announced under OPM's Delegated Examining procedures as Vacancy Announcement Number 1909232LRDE. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for Overview Duties Qualifications & Evaluations Benefits & Other Info How to Apply consideration. You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.*** ***
- Mastery of advanced professional principles in mechanical engineering required to serve as a technical expert on key design and construction initiatives and policies for the organization and/or project manager for designated major building projects. - Ability to advise on state of the art building systems and rapidly changing industry or technological initiatives for design and construction considerations, and to resolve complex or unprecedented problems. - Knowledge of integrated building design and review, with sufficient cross-discipline experience to insure mechanical, electrical, architectural, and controls systems work together cohesively, including extensive experience: designing, reviewing, and implementing building automation systems (BAS); controlling complex HVAC systems, advanced lighting controls and advanced metering systems. - Advanced knowledge in BAS control methods and strategies, with extensive experience in building-wide direct digital control systems integration with large meta-systems through the use of designated state of the art controls systems architecture. - Experience in writing, analyzing, and implementing complex sequences of operation for independent systems and equipment including chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, boilers, and pumps. - Ability to investigate, advise, and resolve unusual and controversial problems related to the interface and integration requirement for a broad range of existing and new building mechanical control systems and equipment. - Ability to evaluate and advise senior leaders on the feasibility of new technology and state-of-the-are equipment for incorporation in to existing building mechanical systems and equipment. - Ability to conceive, coordinate, direct, and oversee critical operational and integration systems engineering efforts to establish, maintain, and improve building mechanical systems and equipment. - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to effectively present technical engineering data to varied target audiences. - Knowledge of and skill in applying concepts and procedures associated with project management, financial management and/or procurement vehicles. - Knowledge of Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) duties and limitations as defined by the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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### 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.
**Note:** If required to submit an **SF-50** (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a **GSA employee** (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.
**If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:**
**(a)** 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 appointment.
**(b)** If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a 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 list).
**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 submitted).
**If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible:** Submit your latest SF-50.
**If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement:** Submit your latest SF-50.
**If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.**
**If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:**
(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
(b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
**If you have a disability:** Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.
**If you are applying under another special appointment authority:** Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
**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 education.
#### 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 benefits.
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 year - 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 announcement.
- 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 process. - 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 information).
**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
### Lorree Rhodes
GSA, Public Buildings Service General Services Administration Human Resources Division 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth, District of Columbia 76102 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 interview. 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 Applications.
**Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!**
- Fair & Transparent ------------------
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### 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.
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### 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543756300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Public Buildings Service
San Francisco,CA USA
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