General Engineer

Job ID 11863363 Date posted 05/14/2019 Location Fort Collins, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, Cincinnati, Ohio, San Juan
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DH-19-10497753
SALARY RANGE: $88704.00 to $121264.00/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2019-05-14 to 2019-11-15
SERIES & GRADE: GS--13/13

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Safety, Security, and Assets Management (OSSAM), Asset Management Service Office (AMSO) in Atlanta, GA; FT Collins, CO; San Juan, PR and Cincinnati, OH. This is an Open Continuous announcement: The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be May 28, 2019. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application. NOTE: This announcement has been extended and will close on November 15, 2019. Salary may be adjusted to include a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) of 3.29% for Puerto Rico. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide engineering expertise for design, maintenance and operation of complex Mechanical, Engineering, and Plumbing (MEP) systems including utility plants, HVAC systems, HVAC Controls, piping distribution systems, medium and low voltage electrical distribution systems, lighting systems, plumbing systems and to serve as Project Officer (PO) and the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).

DUTIES:
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"As a General Engineer, you will: Develop, implement, and administer maintenance, operations, and design and construction contracts for extremely complex and potentially dangerous research facilities. Specialized knowledge of the complex and unconventional nature of the mechanical electrical, plumbing, building automation and specialty systems. Evaluate overall project technical and cost risks in determining project contingency/management reserve estimates. Assist contract officer in providing technical advice on preparing and editing contract technical scope documents. Resolve technical specifications questions and issues brought forth by both contracting and agency personnel. Monitor change control issues that may potentially affect project technical , cost and schedule baselines and provide recommendations to contracting officer. Develop operating and maintenance instructions and criteria for equipment; prescribe procedures for conditions encountered in service and identify essential operating precautions. Serve as lead for identification, scheduling, and assignment of maintenance activities associated with annual lab shutdowns. Initiate, develop, and conduct major repair, improvement modifications, and renovation projects which are of a highly specialized nature due to the complexity of facilities design and varied program activities." ]

REQUIREMENTS:
US Citizenship is required. Background Investigation is required. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: Moving expenses May be Authorized Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Screening Required: No Recruitment Incentive: May be Authorized Relocation Incentive: May be Authorized Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No Research position: No Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: No Incumbent will be required to participate in the CDC/ATSDR Immunization and Surveillance Program. CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualifications Requirements:
Applicants must have a Degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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. OR Have a 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT) 1, 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. 2. Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer- in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 3. Specified Academic Courses: Successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement. 4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion in an accredited college of a full 4-year or longer related curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher 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 candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include I have one year of specialized experience, at or equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in providing advice on the design and layout of Mechanical, Engineering, and Plumbing (MEP) systems (i.e. utility plants primary/secondary chill water control systems, HVAC Variable Air Volume control systems, Boiler control systems, lighting controls and lab pressure controls) and experience in thermodynamic engineering and preparation of designs and cost estimates for a wide variety of building systems.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
AccountabilityCollaboration / PartneringConflict ManagementContinuous DevelopmentCreativity/InnovationCustomer ServiceData Analysis and InterpretationData CollectionDecision MakingDiversityFinancial Management (2)FlexibilityGeneral EngineeringIntegrityInterpersonal SkillsLeveraging DiversityOral CommunicationPractitioner Occupational Safety and HealthProblem SolvingProgram Evaluation KnowledgeProject Management (2)Research (2)Research DisseminationResilienceResults DrivenSelf-DirectionTeam BuildingTechnical CredibilityTechnology ApplicationWritten Communication

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M1-19-10497754 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit https://www.opm.gov/.../hiring.information/direct-hire-authority PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10497753 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on11/15/2019 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable Transcripts (required)* Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal). *Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV