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Job Title: Supervisory General Engineer
Company Name: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Location: New Orleans, LA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Supervisory General Engineer

TOUR OF DUTY:Monday - Fridays,7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, additional hours as requiredor as patient care needs dictate.

NOTE: This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position.

Position Description Title/PD#:Supervisory General Engineer/629-07232-0 (Position Description is available for review in the Human Resources Office)

Relocation/RecruitmentIncentivesMAY be authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates

The Supervisory General Engineer is assigned to the Facilities Management Service (FMS) within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS). This position serves as the Supervisory Engineer and organizationally as the Chief Facilities Management Service (FMS) and second line Engineering Supervisor for the SLVHCS Medical Center, 7 Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOCS), Community Referral and Resource Center (CRRC), and leased sites. Incumbent is responsible for managing and supporting the effective and efficient planning and execution of diverse Engineering programs including Clinical/Biomedical and Electronics Engineering, construction management operations and Facilities Program Management functions of the Medical Center, formulating program policies and strategic plans, directing and overseeing engineering and construction programs, and formulating and managing budgets. Specific Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and implements policy and procedural guides governing the engineering and administrative operation of the Facilities Management Service Division.
  • Establishes internal policy guidelines in accordance with accepted engineering criteria and agency policies.
  • Determines goals and develops plans through joint efforts with Director/Deputy Director.
  • Studies and analyzes overall plans outlined by the Deputy Director or higher authority to determine specific requirements for the construction of the South Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).
  • Organizes the work into broad phases and participates in internal and external meetings with top management and technical officials to discuss and reach agreement on important technical proposals and to coordinate work.
  • Provides single-point accountability in several key programmatic and functional engineering and facilities management areas including, but not limited to: Facility Maintenance and Repair and Operations Program, Project Design and Construction Program, and Interior Design and Signage.
  • Establishes and executes an annual budget plan in accordance with command guidance.
  • Provides authoritative advisory engineering services including consultation, evaluation, drawings, etc., for work associated with the construction of the medical center, the preparation and maintenance of all installation utility maps, justifications and other supporting submissions, and other related functions.
  • Prioritizes work when confronted with limited staffing resources and large and varied workloads.
  • Participates as a key member of the Director's Executive Management Staff and is involved in the development of overall Management strategic goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the total development of the strategic plan and leadership of Facility Management Service.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the SLVHCS Strategic Capital Investment Plan (SCIP), administering the Major, Minor, and Non-Recurring Maintenance Design and Construction Programs, and Clinical Initiative Projects (CIP), reviewing and clarifying all Requests for Information (RFIs) from contractors.
  • Ensures that all equipment performs properly and plans and budgets for replacement as equipment approaches the end of its useful life.
  • Continually analyzes assigned responsibilities in relation to supported mission requirements and formulates and implements operating plans to meet future requirements for the construction of the SLVHCS Medical Center.
  • Serves as a member of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is a key player in making facility-related decisions during natural and man-made disasters.
  • Makes organizational changes to meet service shifts and contributes to the determination of resource needs and allocation of resources.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards


Qualification Requirements:
GS-14: 1 year of Specialized Experience at/or equivalent to the GS-13 level in Engineering Management or other closely related field.
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Time in Grade Requirements: 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. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 level.

Special Occupational Requirement: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
Applicant muss possess:

1.Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

OR

2.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

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Operational Awareness
  • Technical Competence
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires the completion of a 1-year initial probationary period as well as a 1-year probationary period for supervisors, if not already completed.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Proficiency in the English language is required for direct patient care positions. (P.L. 95-201).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment Physical Required. Work is generally performed in an office environment. However, inspections and field work require frequent walking, standing, bending, climbing ladders, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in administrative patient care areas as well as outside in inclement weather or in areas that are wet, very hot (boiler plants), cold (walk-in freezers), or unventilated (such as crawlspaces, mechanical rooms, or energy plants). May also be exposed to contagious disease(s) when working in patient care areas or asbestos containing materials or lead when performing inspection work. Safety procedures must be followed and appropriate protective safety gear must be worn.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

Influenza Prevention Program Statement: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*OF-306
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50
*Transcript

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2021346.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards


Qualification Requirements:
GS-14: 1 year of Specialized Experience at/or equivalent to the GS-13 level in Engineering Management or other closely related field.
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Time in Grade Requirements: 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. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 level.

Special Occupational Requirement: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
Applicant muss possess:

1.Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

OR

2.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

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Operational Awareness
  • Technical Competence
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance

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