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Supervisory General Engineer (Seismic Repair Program)

  • ... Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 181216 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Supervisory General Engineer (Seismic Repair Program)   

JOB TITLE:

Supervisory General Engineer (Seismic Repair Program)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

The SPMO provides management of VA's Seismically deficient building inventory which includes, management services over project design, acquisitions, construction, and contract changes for any VA Major construction project utilizing Seismic Repair funding.
The incumbent manages a team of support staff and undertakes broad planning and operation tasks to manage the SPMO Program.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify, develop, and lead a specific design & construction program along with policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Play a critical role in establishing the protocol for management of CFM's architect and engineer workforce in support of assigned program, in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist the DPMO in developing strategies and plans for providing continuous, high-quality, professional, efficient engineering and architectural expertise, needed to support the construction of complex VA healthcare facilities and other facilities.
  • Assess engineer and architect deployment program and its capabilities including effectiveness in staffing construction projects.
  • Conduct broad-based program analyses.
  • Implement changes recommended in studies, within the authorities established by the program office charter.
  • Review the work of staff for engineering and architectural technical adequacy in accordance with established laws, policies, procedures, priorities, and Design Criteria.
  • Interpret agency objectives into CFM specific procedures, policy and plans, while ensuring consistent application.
  • Advise and counsel the DPMO on any design and construction program matter.
  • Work with subordinates to manage office operations and prepare estimates of requirements of time and money.
  • Assign work based on priorities, difficulty of the assignment, and the capabilities and availability of the employee.
  • Interviews candidates for positions, makes selections for appointment, promotion, or reassignment.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available
Telework: May be available
Remote/Virtual: This is NOT a virtual or remote position.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer (Seismic Repair Program) / PD1604733

Physical Requirements: The work is basically sedentary but will require some travel.
The inspection work also requires the physical ability to climb ladders and crawl through tight spaces to inspect completed work.
Exposure to outside weather conditions, dust and high noise levels is typical throughout the construction period.


Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.
Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
The full performance level of this position is GS-14.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.
    S.
    citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Copy of transcript(s) showing name, degree type, courses, and date of conferral required.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


You must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience as described below:

GS-13 grade level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in Federal Service.
Examples of specialized experience include: broad planning and operational tasks; assist with strategic planning, design management, resolution of engineering and architecture problems, quality assurance; budget administration and workload resource management; establishment of the protocol for the management of CFM's architect and engineer workforce in support of the assigned program and ensures compliance with policy; managing the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriations or other necessary changes; manage organizational changes throughout the organization, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segments as directed; develops new policies or alters existing policies and works to have those policies; reviews work of staff for engineering and architectural adequacy and conformance with policies and procedures.
assist in funding of most cost-effective means with the assigned program; conducts broad-based program analyses; Program experience in developing written responses for time-sensitive controlled correspondence for assigned.
[Note: Evidence of these specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in positions held on your resume].


GS-14 grade level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in Federal Service.
Examples of specialized experience include: broad planning and operational tasks; assist with strategic planning, design management, resolution of engineering and architecture problems, quality assurance; budget administration and workload resource management; establishment of the protocol for the management of CFM's architect and engineer workforce in support of the assigned program and ensures compliance with policy; managing the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriations or other necessary changes; manage organizational changes throughout the organization, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segments as directed; develops new policies or alters existing policies and works to have those policies; reviews work of staff for engineering and architectural adequacy and conformance with policies and procedures.
assist in funding of most cost-effective means with the assigned program; conducts broad-based program analyses; Program experience in developing written responses for time-sensitive controlled correspondence for assigned.
[Note: Evidence of these specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in positions held on your resume].


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Budget Administration
  • Communications
  • General Engineering
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness


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.


To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned).
Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess.
Add the two percentages.
The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-13.
For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.
e.
50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.
e.
50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education

There is no educational substitution for this position; however, you must meet the Basic Education requirement.


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) statistics, 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.
[COPY OF BACHELOR'S DEGREE TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION]

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 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, Written Test, Specified academic courses or Related curriculum.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.
You can verify your education here: http://ope.
ed.
gov/accreditation/.


If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.
This position may be authorized for telework.
Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.


The following will be communicated to applicants for VA employment in a testing designated position and will also be included in all VA vacancy announcements for such positions: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs use prior to appointment.
Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.
To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.
opm.
gov/.


Receiving Service Credit for 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.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicants will be referred in the order in which they were received.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Other (1)
    • PCS Orders
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    Documents Required:
    • Resume
    • Transcript


    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.
    Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
    You will not be contacted for additional information.
    Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.


    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply.
    Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.


    Applications are accepted online.
    Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.


    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/12/2024 to receive consideration.
    To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12302614.


    1.
    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
    Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.


    2.
    Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.


    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position.
    The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
    Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.
    You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    VACO OCHO HRSC Recruiting & Staffing Team

    Email

    vacohrscrs@va.
    gov

    Address

    CONTRACTING OFFICERS NCA
    425 I Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    US

    Next steps

    After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met.
    After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other (1)
  • PCS Orders
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


Documents Required:
  • Resume
  • Transcript


Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.
Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
You will not be contacted for additional information.
Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.


Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply.
Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.


Applications are accepted online.
Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.
201) for this occupation.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

181216 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707369258-390e721ac55ce25db92dd08cd272d600

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

Job Origin:

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The SPMO provides management of VA's Seismically deficient building inventory which includes, management services over project design, acquisitions, construction, and contract changes for any VA Major construction project utilizing Seismic Repair funding. The incumbent manages a team of support staff and undertakes broad planning and operation tasks to manage the SPMO Program. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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Telework: May be available
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Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer (Seismic Repair Program) / PD1604733

Physical Requirements: The work is basically sedentary but will require some travel. The inspection work also requires the physical ability to climb ladders and crawl through tight spaces to inspect completed work. Exposure to outside weather conditions, dust and high noise levels is typical throughout the construction period.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
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Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

You must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience as described below:

GS-13 grade level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: broad planning and operational tasks; assist with strategic planning, design management, resolution of engineering and architecture problems, quality assurance; budget administration and workload resource management; establishment of the protocol for the management of CFM's architect and engineer workforce in support of the assigned program and ensures compliance with policy; managing the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriations or other necessary changes; manage organizational changes throughout the organization, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segments as directed; develops new policies or alters existing policies and works to have those policies; reviews work of staff for engineering and architectural adequacy and conformance with policies and procedures. assist in funding of most cost-effective means with the assigned program; conducts broad-based program analyses; Program experience in developing written responses for time-sensitive controlled correspondence for assigned. [Note: Evidence of these specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in positions held on your resume].

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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.

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If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

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  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Other (1)
    • PCS Orders
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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    Documents Required:
    • Resume
    • Transcript


    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application. Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/12/2024 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12302614.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    VACO OCHO HRSC Recruiting & Staffing Team

    Email

    vacohrscrs@va.gov

    Address

    CONTRACTING OFFICERS NCA
    425 I Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    US

    Next steps

    After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Other (1)
  • PCS Orders
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


Documents Required:
  • Resume
  • Transcript


Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application. Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.201) for this occupation.

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