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Mechanical Engineer

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
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This position is located within Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) Public Works Department Kitsap which has oversight for sites including Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, Keyport and NAVMAG Indian Island. The incumbent for this position provides engineering oversight for all Navy mechanical systems (Steam, Drinking Water, Sanitary Sewer, Compressed Air, and Natural Gas) within Naval Base Kitsap Area of Responsibility (AOR) and provides guidance regarding these systems to the Public Works Officer and the support commands. You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Reviewing correspondence and reports concerning assigned programs/projects to assure effective and efficient action.
Conducting technical reviews for mechanical utility system engineering studies.
Providing technical consultation on complex mechanical engineering matters/improvements and adoption of new methods.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or any state in the United States is highly desired, but not required.
Basic Requirements for Engineers can be found at:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying engineering concepts, principles, practices, and standards to execute planning, design, modification, and implementation of utility systems; 2) Using computer spreadsheets, word processing, computer aided drafting/computer aided design (CAD) systems during the planning, design, modification and implementation of mechanical systems; 3) Applying project and program management techniques to ensure proper coordination, planning, budgeting and/or execution of utility projects. NOTE : THIS INFORMATION MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Facility Engineering Career Field and be certified at Level II __at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume.Additional qualification information can be found from the following web site: /#url=GS-PROF Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at /
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
_EDUCATION:_
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Employee must be able to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government issued Travel Card for official Government travel purposes. In instances where a Travel Card cannot be obtained, the incumbent must be willing and able to use a personal credit card for travel purposes and follow appropriate procedures for reimbursement of authorized official travel expenses.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resumeto ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Technical Competence
2. Technical Consultation and Project Development
3. Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
_Best Qualified-_ __Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Highly Qualified-_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Tuesday, December 02, 2014_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:
This Vacancy ID is _1262117_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration. If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.
A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.
The majority of work will be performed under field conditions requiring frequent field surveys ascending ladders to rooftops, trusses, and other semi-precarious positions with exposure to moving equipment, electrical currents, or toxic fumes. Must be capable of traversing hills, swales and rough terrain and be able to obtain a valid state driver's license and operate sedans, pickup trucks and vans.
Work environment usually involves the everyday risks or discomforts of working in offices and conference rooms, and riding in vehicles. Occasional field visits and inspections of facilities, systems, and structures will place the Utilities Engineer in an industrial environment, around moving parts, machines, mechanical plants, confined spaces, and where chemicals are being used which require the use of personal protective equipment (e.g., face masks, safety glasses, gowns, etc.).
Occasional overnight travel away from the normal duty station is required. Travel by military and commercial aircraft may be required.
Incumbent will be required to work occasioinally at Bangor, WA. May be required to work overtime, and call back and emergency overtime. May be required in accordance with Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423) as amended. The employee may be required to complete an OGE 450 annually.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law. If you failed to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and wilfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_
ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_Military Spouse Preference (MSP):_
_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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