INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER/ARCHITECT

Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Lester, PA

Posted Date 1/14/2020
Description The selectee for this position will serve as an Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architect in the Operations Division, Public Works Department, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

** Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty station location once a selection has been made. **
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
  • 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.
Your resume must 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. 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; and 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 AND 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/
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/civil-engineering-series-0810/
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/mechanical-engineering-series-0830/
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electrical-engineering-series-0850/


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.

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. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. 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) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field - Facilities Engineering - at Level III. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

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. Must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Selectee 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.

Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the referral cut-off date.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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.

Incumbent is entitled to 30% Post Differential pay.

Potential benefits for working in Djibouti:Ability to gain international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 30% of base pay (beginning day 43+)
Free quarters and messing
Per Diem

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