National Park Service Interdisciplinary Engineer (Mechanical/Electrical) in Yosemite National Park, California

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Serves as the lead Mechanical/Electrical Engineer in the Design & Engineering Branch of the Facilities Management Division within Yosemite National Park.

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Responsibilities

The Mechanical/Electrical Engineer provides technical direction and coordination for maintenance, repair, operation and modification of a wide variety of building and site mechanical and electrical systems within the Park.

Mechanical systems and equipment that the engineer is expected to provide technical expertise on include the following: heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; building automation systems; pumping, plumbing, fire suppression, fire detection, fire alarm, and building utility systems.

Electrical systems and equipment that the engineer is expected to provide technical expertise on include the following: primary and secondary electrical distribution, substations, transformer stations, switchgear, controls, commercial and residential interior wiring systems, power supply to critical and specialized equipment, primary and backup power generation systems, photovoltaic (PV) systems, and signal systems such as fire and security alarm systems, and SCADA systems.

Project emphasis is on facility-related mechanical and energy systems, but will encompass a variety of situations, from conventional facility and infrastructure construction to complex and unique projects involving the rehabilitation of archaic electric and mechanical systems in historic buildings to meet safety, code compliance, and sustainability requirements. The position will perform the following duties:

  • Provide design and engineering services for mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Provide recommendations for repair and rehabilitation of existing mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Prepare complete construction documents, including drawings, specifications and estimates.
  • Review work products developed by consulting Architect/Engineer (A/E) firms, for accuracy and technical competence.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for Architect/Engineer and Construction contracts.
  • Ensure work completed by contractors is compliant with contract documents and code requirements.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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0830 Mechanical Engineering

0850 Electrical Engineering

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Must obtain and maintain Contracting Officers Representative Level II certificate within 2 years of start date.
  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required as a condition of employment. If selected, you will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
  • You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • You may be required to work overtime.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.
  • You will be required to sign a career seasonal employment agreement as a condition of employment.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following basic qualifications by close of the announcement (you must include your transcript(s)):

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

A. Have a professional engineering degree that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR included 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 B. I have a 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: 1) Professional registration--Current registration as a Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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. 2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various states, District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3) 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 paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. 4) 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements for the 0830 or 0850 series shown above, you must also meet the following Specialized Experience Requirement shown below to qualify for this position:

At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: 1) Preparing plans and specifications for the mechanical and/or electrical features of construction and rehabilitation projects for a multiple use site or large facility; 2) Advising on problems that arise during the construction process as they pertain to mechanical and/or electrical systems and features for a multiple use site or large facility; 3) Preparing designs, reviews, calculations, analysis, and cost estimates for contract specifications as they pertain to the design and installation of mechanical and/or electrical features; 4) Advanced proficiency in the use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems to prepare construction drawings and technical exhibits. You must include hours per week worked.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. As such, you will be guaranteed at least 26 weeks of work, but not more than 50 weeks in a service year. The season is expected to last 50 weeks. It is anticipated that you will be in non-duty/non-pay status for 2 weeks in November. An employment agreement will be executed prior to your first day of work and can be changed annually due to the seasonal nature of the work. Note: This permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Visits to job sites or travel to conferences and training may be required. Occasional hiking, climbing, or crawling to perform assessments and inspections of park facilities and construction projects will be required. Travel by foot or stock to remote project locations through rugged terrain, including very steep, wet, muddy rough, uneven or rocky surfaces will periodically be required, and can require carrying heavy backpacks, tools, equipment or other loads.

Working Conditions: The work is normally performed in an office setting. Travel to various site locations within the park to perform assessments and inspections of park facilities and construction projects will be required.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

Housing: nongovernment housing: may be available for rent in the local communities of Groveland, Mariposa, Midpines, Bootjack, Oakhurst, and Catheys Valley. El Portal is a small community bordering the west side of Yosemite National Park and 15 miles west of Yosemite Valley.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of two categories:

  • Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Building and Construction

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/23/2018:

  1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation:
  5. If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
  6. If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
  7. If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
  8. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
  9. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

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.

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To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/23/2018. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*

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  5. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
  6. Select documents you want included in this application.
  7. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
  8. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
  9. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
  10. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
  11. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
  12. Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
  13. Review and Submit Application.
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  15. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
  16. To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select "Update Application"for this job.
  17. Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

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Agency contact information
Kitty Lewis
Phone

(209) 379-1466

Email

kittylewis@nps.gov

Address

Yosemite National Park 5037 Stroming Road Mariposa, CA 95338 US

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Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518775000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/07/2018 to 12/23/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Salary: $73,375 to $95,388 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time - Career Seasonal: subject to placement in nonpay status. See statement below.