Company: Department of the Navy
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: January 15, 2019
* Duties HelpDuties Summary You will serve as an Engineer or Architect in the Operations Division, Public Works Department, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC. Salary listed above does not include locality pay. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty location once a selection has been made. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT of Announcement Number: ST-10100584-18-CJW. Applicants that have previously applied NEED to re-apply to this announcement.* Enforce technical provisions for assigned construction contracts in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia in accordance with all applicable laws, guidance, policies, and procedures.* Perform technical reviews/engineering studies by identifying engineering disciplines such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering necessary to accomplish design and construction activities.* Represent Facilities Engineering Acquisition Division as the technical representative in matters involving contract modifications and claims.* Take action to ensure contractor compliance of safety and health requirements, including dismissal of key contractor staff due to non-performance or recurring safety violations.* Engage at multiple levels of authority to obtain action from all parties including the contractor, support commands, and other agencies. Travel Required 75% or less - This position is 100% TDY tp Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa and requires travel up to 75% of the time. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 * Job family (Series) 0808 Architecture 0810 Civil Engineering 0830 Mechanical Engineering 0850 Electrical Engineering * Requirements HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment* Must be a US Citizen.* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.* Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.* You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.* You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.* This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field - Facilities Engineering - Level III. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.* This position is 100% TDY and requires travel up to 75% of the time from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.* You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment. Qualifications In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing duties such as: 1) Using advanced concepts, principles, and practices in engineering/architecture to enable the incumbent to serve as an expert in the complex multiple engineering areas of consultation, design, and construction; 2) Using computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, electronic mail, Internet, and database software to perform most daily tasks; 3) Working with other government professionals, client representatives of various backgrounds and experience bases, contractor management and labor personnel, and others as necessary. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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. Physical Demands: The position is mostly office-related and sedentary; however, site and tenant visits may include working around and drinking water treatment plants and industrialized facilities where there are high noise levels, open tanks, controlled production processes, the work may require some physical exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky surfaces during site visits and inspections of outdoor facilities and at construction locations. During the course of site visits, audits, and inspections at locations, such as wastewater treatment plants, the incumbent could happen upon areas with the presence of infectious bacteria, or emission of hydrogen sulfide or other noxious odors or toxic gases. Furthermore, work may require climbing heights, such as climbing to tops of storage tanks. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, safety glasses and boots, hard hats, gloves and ear defenders may be required when performing site inspections or field work. Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided. Education Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: FOR ARCHITECT - 0808 SERIES: A bachelor's or higher degree in architecture. OR: A bachelor's or higher degree in a field related to architecture that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems. OR: A combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. My curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities OR I lack a degree in architecture, but I have 1 year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture that demonstrates that I have acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture. (Note - In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required). FOR ENGINEER SERIES: 0810/0830/0850: A bachelor's degree (or higher) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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); (c) 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR: A combination of 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: (I) Professional registration or licensure: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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; or (II) Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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; or (III) Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above); or (IV) 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 one 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.
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