Mechanical Engineer (Galax)

  • Galax, VA


: $100,850.00 - $161,180.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Open and Close Dates: Sep 09, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 Marketing Statement: The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Personal Services Contractor employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities - there's something for everyone!
This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Program Development, Coordination and Support Directorate, Office of Design and Engineering (DE), Mechanical Engineering Division (ME).
Major Duties: As a Personal Services Contractor (PSC) assigned to the Office of Design and Engineering's Mechanical Engineering Division, the contractor is responsible for establishing, approving and overseeing USG contractual requirements and acceptance standards for contractor performance related to environmental, mechanical engineering, indoor air and water quality, and environmental security portions of contract executions for all U.S. government-owned and operated buildings in foreign countries that house and accommodate personnel and programs of the Foreign Service and other USG agencies. The contractor also serves as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for assigned projects, management of government funds and administration of contracts. The position performs tasks that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
Develops mechanical engineering programs (e.g. water management and air conditioning retrofit programs) for overseas posts to aid in preventing health hazards and equipment failures and to encourage resource conservation.
Coordinates with interagency stakeholders to develop requirements and budgets for projects within the context of overall functionality, cost effectiveness, security and health.
Travels to assigned posts on an \"as needed\" basis to assist in HVAC system project identification and scope.
Makes decisions regarding the application of existing U.S. and foreign industry standards, U.S. and foreign codes and regulations, worldwide environmental and threat conditions, State Department and tenant security standards in the environmental and mechanical engineering aspects of assigned projects and programs.
Establishes requirements for and approves Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work, and Independent Government Estimates. Who May Apply: Job Status: Full-Time, Non-Permanent-Temporary Non-Status Duration Appointment: 1 year renewable for 4 years. Conditions of Employment: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.U.S. Citizenship is required.Overseas and Domestic travel may be required.Confidential Financial Disclosure Report is required. Education: .
Requirements: . Qualifications: Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
IN ADDITION to meeting one of the basic qualifications requirements listed below, the applicant MUST have at least 1 full year of specialized engineering experience that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
**Experience applying advanced principles and practices of mechanical engineering to a full range of systems.
**Experience with program management theories, techniques, and practices in order to develop, manage, and evaluate mechanical engineering programs and establish short- and long-term program goals and objectives.
**Experience planning, managing, and justifying mechanical engineering project budgets.
**Experience with the contractor selection process and managing contractors.
Note: All applicants MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement, EIT documentation and/or copy of professional registration by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
Applicants applying as Mechanical Engineer must show that they possess a professional knowledge of engineering as evidenced by one of the following Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.
B. 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 professional 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 --Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination AND have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-05. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program.
Specified academic courses--successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a 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.
Associated topics: aerodynamic, assembly, brakes, cae, catia, mechanic, proe, rotordynamic, thermal, vibration

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