Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Engineering Technician in Cape Coral, Florida
Summary Incumbent serves as an Engineering Technician and is responsible for maintenance and repair tasks (maintenance, inspection, adjustment, repair, installation, removal, and testing) of non-biomedical equipment and project support. Incumbent reports to the Supervisory Engineering Technician, in the Engineering Service, for the Lee County Healthcare Center. Responsibilities This position requires knowledge in the use and application of relevant codes, regulations, standards and guidelines such as NFPA, TJC, OSHA, National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing Codes, VA Policies, Uniform Accessibility Standards, and VA Construction Specifications. Must be able to independently utilize AutoCAD to produce and maintain as-built drawings, new sketches, design concepts for construction projects and other related projects. Must be knowledgeable in maintaining and troubleshooting various types of building systems found in a medical facility (nurse call systems, integrated security systems, medical gas systems). Duties includes but is not limited to the following: Manages projects encompassing a comprehensive range of engineering oversight for the efficient and effective operation of equipment and systems. Coordinates, oversees, and inspects contract service personnel. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Requisitions materials, supplies and equipment as needed. Recommends modifications and updates to new equipment and existing systems to provide optimal performance. Reviews work of contractors to assure quality, effectiveness, efficiency and completeness of work. Assists with service and maintenance contracts for building equipment and systems, alarm systems, electrical switches/breakers, automatic door maintenance, pumps, emergency systems (including operation and testing of emergency generators), HVAC/ventilation/exhaust systems, uninterruptible power supply systems, and lightning protection inspections. Provides engineering expertise to the Project Section in the evaluation, planning, execution, and follow-up of projects. Responsible for managing all CAD files and ensuring the organization of all computer related tasks are secured on appropriate computer systems (files, drives, etc.). Provides support in maintaining monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to sustain expenditure controls. Work Schedule: Tuesday through Friday from 6:30am to 5:00pm. Incumbent may be required to work off-tour shifts on occasion, and is subject to recall 24-7 in cases of emergency. Compressed: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Description/PD#: Engineering Technician/PD099740 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/27/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-10. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-10 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would include but is not limited to: using schematic diagrams, using a variety of test equipment, and the application of appropriate electronic formulas involved in such duties as testing, troubleshooting, modifying, designing, installing, and repairing, electronic equipment or similar functions. Comprehensive knowledge and experience with operations, configuration and programming of applicable operating systems software is paramount. Quality Ranking Factor: Engineering technicians may be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, an organization sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Certification by the Institute will be helpful as a measure of the technician's quality of experience. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Applies Technology to TasksEngineering and TechnologyTechnical Competence 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work may at times require prolonged strenuous activity such as lifting (up to 50 pounds), pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, stooping, twisting, and bending. Work Environment: Work may occur in various locations such as inside buildings under HVAC control and exterior areas where temperatures and humidity levels are determined by weather conditions. Some work may be in confined spaces where conditions may be hot, cramped, and humid. The work environment involves risks/discomforts that require deliberate safety precautions and handling of equipment such as ladders and scaffolding. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.