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Air Force Civilian Service Vandenberg Afb, CA

Job Description


·        Perform design work for new construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of mechanical engineering. 

·        Perform design work of a conventional nature without technical instruction or guidance and identify limits of the problems involved.  Design projects are related to a wide variety of mechanical systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); water and sewage (plumbing); fire suppression, control, and alarm systems; etc. which interface with other engineering specializations and are typically large or complex.

·        Provide technical review of A&E design calculations, cost estimates, analyses, drawings, and specifications to ensure compliance with project requirements.

·        Monitor/manage construction projects for new construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities from start to finish including the performance of preconstruction site surveys all the way to completion of as-built drawings.

·        Perform requirements programming in support of base development for O&M, military construction programs (MCP), non-appropriated fund (NAF), military family housing (MFH), etc. to include validating requirements, performing economic analyses, and coordinating with the installation facilities board.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 

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.


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 professional engineer 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 Boards 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 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.

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 the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.

4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelors 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 one 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.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  One year of experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained while performing design work for new construction, renovations and improvements to real property facilities, including utility systems such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); water and sewage (plumbing); fire suppression, control and alarm systems which may interface with other engineering specializations.


EDUCATION:  Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a field related to the position being filled OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

·        Knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts, principles, practices and familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture. 

·        Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.

·        Knowledge of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations.

·        Ability to analyze, interpret and apply rules, regulations and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend timely and economical solutions.

·        Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and maintain good working relations.

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.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:  Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


·        Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

·        Work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid drivers license may be required for the position.

·        Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.  

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this position. 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 465920500
Located In Vandenberg afb, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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