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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Engineering Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary The purpose of this position is to serve as an Engineering Design and Construction Section, Engineering Technician (AutoCAD Manager). This position is located in the Design & Construction Project Section, Engineering Service. Incumbent works with high level of independence, with little or no technical guidance received from the Supervisory Healthcare Engineer. Assignments are broad in scope with goals to be achieved outlined. Incumbent determines methods to complete assignments. Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for the initial planning, organizing, developing, directing, and carrying out the range of AutoCAD and REVIT, utilizing the associated and integrated software applications. Development of initial plans and technical specifications for maintenance, repair, alterations, additions, modernizations, and new construction projects. Reviews shop drawings, contract drawings and manufacture's equipment drawings, making necessary changes to ensure proper operation and space availability. Performs a variety of computer-aided drafting assignments, requiring versatility in the application of all drawing techniques and practices, used in the preparation of detail drawings for fabrication and/or for repair purposes. Maintain the official sets of drawings of the station, as well as other VA-owned/leased spaces as required, in a current and up-to-date condition, entering all space and structural changes as they occur. Maintains CAI drawings with assignment to individual departments for input into the CAI in an organized and standardized way. Continuously add building information into Revit as it becomes available. Update as-builts when changes to the existing utilities are made during construction. Keep an accurate inventory or exterior utilities. Manages, updates, and maintains the facility's Building Service Equipment Inventory. Conducts periodic inspections to ensure building drawings are accurate. Prepares working drawings of proposed work and/or existing conditions complete with accurately taken field measurements, elevations, and other pertinent information and conditions. Assists Engineers, Engineering Techs and other CORs in assembling design drawings for necessary projects. When required, the incumbent shall draft VA Forms: 10-1193 and VA 10-6238 for submission to VACO, including the annual NMR, Minor and Major Construction programs. Project management will be required for projects related to utilities, surveys, scans, drawing updates, and minor construction projects. Incumbent will be required to complete Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) level-I training within six months and COR level-II within two years of appointment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30a.m - 4:00p.m; negotiable Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Engineering Technician/PD918780 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/31/2023. 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 GS11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS10. 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 GS10 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: technical work in drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems. Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as: -Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes. -Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated. Specialized experience includes overseeing design or construction projects; serving as a Contract Officer's Representative to perform technical and/or administrative contract functions; interpreting engineering and architectural drawings; monitoring project phases; and utilizing a variety of computer software including computer-aided drafting and design software.(Resume(s) must clearly support the required experience and duties. We will not make assumptions regarding experience.) OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successful completion of three (3) years of graduate education or an internship that is directly related to the work of the Engineering Technician position in the field of engineering. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education. This requires a combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience, as described above, to meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include graduate courses directly related to the work of the Engineering Technician position in the field of engineering. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. Experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to Detail Building and Construction Design General Engineering Project Management Teamwork 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: The work is mostly sedentary; however, the incumbent must be physically able to climb, crawl, walk and stoop. Good hearing and eyesight, the use of all limbs, color and depth perception are also requisite to being able to perform at an optimum level. The work may also require being exposed to the elements. Some work may require some physical exertion long periods of standing, walking, bending, climbing, and crawling in or around the facility and construction sites, field inspections, or to observe and study work operations in an industrial, storage, or comparable work area. Work hours can vary from the norm, depending upon the circumstances surrounding project performance, which can entail night, weekend, and/or extended work hours. Work may also include frequent lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds (i.e., 23 kilograms), such as equipment and samples 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 A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. 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/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.