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General Engineer, ZP-0801-IV (GS- 13/14 Equivalent)

Company: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required. Are you ready to explore your future with NIST? Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates. Responsibilities This position is for a General Engineer, Project Manager within the Boulder Design and Construction Division (DCD). The individual will provide overall project management ranging from conceptual design through construction completion, commissioning and closeout with responsibility to provide professional expertise, coordination, direction and oversight of various design and construction activities for laboratory and facility projects. Provides effective and timely communication and contractual correspondence, tactfully and professionally to keep the projects on schedule, within budget and scope. Individual will prepare project budgets, scope of work statements for Architect/Engineering contracts, cost estimates and review design submissions. During the design phase coordinates between the local authority having jurisdiction, Operations group, Security Group, Office of Facilities and Property Management, Construction Safety, Office of Safety, Health and Environment Safety and DCD Engineering to ensure the design meets all NIST/OFPM standards. Involvement of the scientific community and coordination of their requirements is critical during the design phase. This position serves as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), guiding and evaluating contractor efforts and assessing technical progress in relation to the established schedules, budgets and resources allotted. Provides Contracting Officers with technical analysis and recommendations in the management and administration of the projects. Responsible for monitoring and approving all correspondence to Contracting Officer to include, but not limited to, RFI responses, Submittal approvals, Technical Evaluations, RFPs, Scopes of Work, Independent Government Estimates and coordinates with third party construction manager representatives. Once the project is substantially complete, responsibilities include providing closeout information, operation manuals and training to the Operations group for a smooth transition for maintenance. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (You must be suitable for Federal Employment Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required. Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Degree:Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelors 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 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: 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. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses-- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum-- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelors degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) In addition to the Basic Requirements applicants must also meet the following:One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level (ZP-III at NIST).Specialized experience is defined asworking as a Project Manager leading interdisciplinary teams on design and construction projects from conceptual design through construction completion and closeout. Experience coordinating complicated, large scale, building mechanical system design, with multiple user groups. Experience writing clear and concise technical reports. 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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located atpm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation. Education This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to the final offer of employment. Foreign education: Individuals educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for a U.S. equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.Viewalisting of these accredited organizations from the Department of Education's website. Provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing. Additional Information A one to three year probationary period may be required. This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, clickhere.

Keywords: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder , General Engineer, ZP-0801-IV (GS- 13/14 Equivalent), Other , Boulder, Colorado

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