Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory General Engineer (Deputy Chief) in Fresno, California

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1985329

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"]

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.

This position does require the filing of a financial disclosure report.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized. PCS/Relocation Allowances are not authorized.

Duties

As the Supervisory General Engineer (Deputy Chief Engineer), you will serve in a second level supervisory capacity that provides the highest level of expert engineering and resolves the most difficult of technical issues and problems from staff, administration regions, field engineering, resident engineers, and consultants from Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firms. In times of absence of the Chief Engineer, the Deputy Chief Engineer will act as Chief Engineer which includes overall responsibility for all Engineering programs to include Projects, Biomedical Engineering, Maintenance and Repair, Operations and Transportation. You will serve on medical boards, committees or staff meetings to present the concerns and responsibilities of Engineering Service. You will have administrative responsibility for the development, testing and evaluation of engineering characteristics of a highly technical and critical nature. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply engineering and scientific principles during critical examination of baseline requirements and anticipated requirement changes; identify program risk and propose methods to confront risk and implement programmatic change.
  • Exercise supervisory authority to establish plans and establish both long-term objectives for assigned area.
  • Develop and execute policies and procedures to accomplish the assigned mission.
  • Formulate plans through the interpretation and application of higher echelon policies and regulations.
  • Perform broad program management analysis. .
  • Exercise technical and administrative supervisory controls in line with a second level supervisory position.
  • Plan and schedule work to be accomplished by subordinate units.
  • Effect disciplinary measures such as warnings, reprimands, and other actions in serious cases.
  • Manage efforts that initiates, plans, and conducts various theoretical and experimental investigations.
  • Provide oversight to the development of new approaches and concepts in resolving complex budgeting and cost-estimating problems of all types of engineering projects procured through a wide range of traditional or innovative and untried processes.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer, GS-0801-13 PD: 570-2758

Supervisory Status

Yes

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • A Relocation Incentive may be authorized.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Must meet time in grade requirement
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS*:*

* A. Degree: (Transcripts required)*professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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) static's, 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.

B. (Transcript and/or Documentation Required)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 professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and demonstrated by one of the following: (1) Current registration as a Professional Engineer; (2) Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration;(3) Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Professional Engineering experience is 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.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (a) professional knowledge of engineering, (b), professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (c) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

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.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

Physical Requirements:

The work is mostly sedentary, although some physical exertion may be required e.g. periods standing, stooping, bending, and climbing such as in the regular performance of periodic construction activities, field inspections and to observe contractor work performance. Work may also involve driving or traveling by car.

Time-in-grade: 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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474074700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-12 to 2017-07-25

Salary: $85,816 to $111,560 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 0801 General Engineering

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: NP-17-LGB-1985329

Control number: 474074700