Mechanical Engineer (830)

US General Services Administration - Washington, DC4.1

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Summary
As a Mechanical Engineer you will ensures the implementation of major, state-of-the-art Energy Savings Programs.

Location of position: Office of Facilities Management, Facilities Management Services & Program Division, 301 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20407

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Responsibilities
Provides expert analysis on a variety of subjects pertaining to the energy and utility contracts awarded with National Capital Region (NCR).
Reviews new construction and major modernization plans and project directives to ensure the proposed designs include features that achieve effective and economical energy and water management.
Develops and reviews project-specific heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements with consideration of the cost of fuels, labor, and materials to obtain maximum efficiency and economy in performance, including operations and maintenance, of facilities and equipment when construction is complete.
Ensures that energy management analyses and engineering studies are conducted to develop new and improved operating procedures, methods, and standards related to the efficient management of energy and water in buildings.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Job family (Series)
0830 Mechanical Engineering

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
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.
Qualifications

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.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191 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.

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 listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is applying professional mechanical engineering principles, concepts, and practices in evaluation and oversight of energy savings performance contracts; directing, managing and coordinating projects and multi-disciplinary teams to improve energy efficiency of major buildings. Such experience must also include demonstrated expertise in oversight of energy savings contracts; evaluating, rendering decisions on, and taking action to achieve quantifiable, documented savings to the building owner.

Education
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: N/A

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your responsibility.

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1911187MBMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:

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:
Knowledge principles and practices of mechanical engineering that enables the incumbent to provide expert advice to regional personnel in all areas of energy management within his/her expertise.

Knowledge of renovation and construction in order to manage and direct multiple and concurrent renovation and new construction projects.

Knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in working with building automation systems and software – includes HVAC controls and systems design experience.
Knowledge of related engineering fields such as electrical, structural, etc. in order to evaluate energy projects and opportunities from a broad perspective.

Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].
We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

If you are claiming veterans’ preference:
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.
If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15 form; and (b) 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 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

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.