Interdisciplinary General Engineer / Civil Engineer (Supervisory/Non-Supervisory)

General Services Administration - Agency Wide | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2019
Description

THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE: Please review further information below regarding how this posting will be used.

As a General Engineer / Civil Engineer you will be responsible for the performance of all aspects of the project management of Prospectus Level and non-prospectus level projects. Oversees and/or is involved in the business management of building and/or leasing projects from the preliminary identification stage through initiation, planning, execution and project closeout stages.

This Notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which there is a severe shortage of candidates. We have a severe shortage of qualified applicants for our General Engineer / Civil Engineer positions. To help us fill these jobs, we have been granted “Direct Hire Authority” or DHA. This means that when we have a vacant job, we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source. The benefit of applying to this notice is that your application may be shared with a hiring manager if they request resumes from this notice.

A few key facts about this DHA notice:

  • Many vacancies may be filled at the GS-11 through GS-13 levels
  • Jobs have varying opportunities for advancement (promotion potential)
  • Supervisory and non-supervisory opportunities will vary
  • Jobs may be located in any of the metropolitan areas listed.
  • Availability of positions and grade levels vary by location. Promotion potential varies by position.
  • Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.
  • Current GSA employees on competitive service appointments will not be considered.

Each metropolitan area will independently review applications and decide who to interview. For questions about
the selection process, contact the following:

  • Greater Southeast Region - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN: 404-331-3186
  • New England Region - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT: HRBoston@gsa.gov
  • Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, WI: 312-353-5547
  • Rocky Mountain Region - CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY: vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov
  • Greater Southwest Region - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX: vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov
  • Heartland Region -IA, KS, MO, NE: 404-331-3186
  • Northeast & Caribbean Region - NJ, NY, VI, PR: 212-264-5557
  • Mid-Atlantic Region - DE, MD, PA, VA, WV: 215-446-4973
  • Pacific Rim Region - AZ, CA, NV, HI: vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov
  • Northwest Arctic Region - AK, ID, OR, WA: vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov
  • Washington, DC (Central Office/National Capital Region):
    -Public Buildings Service: 202-538-0427

If you have general questions about this job posting, or are having difficulty applying, contact us at 816-823-2006,
or nrc@gsa.gov.

For information on DHA, please visit https://www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp.

Duties:

As a General/Civil Engineer you will be responsible responsible for the performance of all aspects of the project management of Prospectus and non-prospectus level projects. Oversees and/or is involved in the business management of building and/or leasing projects from the preliminary identification stage through initiation, planning, execution and project closeout stages. Assignments encompass a broad range of responsibilities including planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating, reviewing, and approving design, construction, and related work performed by other GSA organizations.

Your duties may also include:

  • Professional Engineering - Conducting site surveys to determine condition of structures and systems, evaluates requirements and recommends incorporation, modification or exclusion of various project features to best meet long-term needs of the government in consideration of such factors as urgency of needed repairs or redesign, useful life of building components and systems, and cost/benefits involved. Reviewing engineering problems and provides recommendations to GSA management.  Preparing technical reports on engineering matters that influence current and future regional programs.
  • Project Management - Range of responsibilities leading to the successful initiation, planning, execution, and closure of leasing, design, or construction projects, including prospectus level and non-prospectus level projects, which comprise the most major, politically sensitive, and complex initiatives.
  • Contracting Officer's Representative - Represents GSA and the Contracting Officer (CO) on Architecture/Engineering, Construction Management, lease and Construction contracts as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and exercises delegated authority from the CO reviewing, inspecting, and directing work as it proceeds in compliance with contract requirements. Recommends payment for services received or appropriate action where non-conformance with the contract is discovered.
  • Customer Service - Serving as the primary point of contact for a variety of customers both internal and external to the organization.

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

Starting Pay for all locations will be dependent upon the associated GS-Locality Pay Table for that area.

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 requirement stated above, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower grade level of the position to be filled. Read each grade level below carefully.

GS-11: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience applying professional engineering principles, concepts, and practices in the design of construction or alteration projects involving large and moderately complex buildings or major building systems; or the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects. Such experience must also include having assisted in managing projects and/or large portions of projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout.  OR

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Applicant must have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD. degree, or a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree that is directly related to the position.  OR

Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

GS-12: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the federal service. Specialized experience is applying professional engineering principles, concepts, and practices in the design of construction or alteration projects involving large and complex buildings or major building systems; or the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects. Such experience must also include having independently managed projects and/or large portions of projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout.

GS-13: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the federal service. Specialized experience is applying professional engineering principles, concepts, and practices in the design of construction or alteration projects involving large and complex buildings or major building systems; and the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects.  Such experience must also include having independently managed projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout.

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