Contact person for more information is Michael.T.Smith2@usace.army.mil Mechanical Section, phone 402.995.2133. For consideration, send Resume to Janice.A.Szymborski@usace.army.mil , CENWO HR, no later than March 31, 2020. Resumes will be reviewed and referred for consideration upon receipt up through March 31, 2020. This opportunity will be filled as a permanent position. Decision on eligibility will be based on the information you provide in your resume.
1. As a Technical Specialist in fire protection, incumbent performs the following duties:
a. Design Criteria: Responsible for developing fire protection design criteria for the Omaha District to supplement Army-wide criteria. Writes revisions to existing Omaha District design criteria documents and writes new design criteria documents. Signs and seals designs when regulations require professional certification of design.
b. Fire Protection Design. Serves as Omaha District's technical expert on all fire protection design activities, including work for Army, Air Force and Civil Works construction projects. Analyses compliance with all applicable Army, Air Force, International Building Code (IBC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) criteria and codes.
c. Fire Protection Design Review and Approval. Directs all reviews and approval of all in-house and A-E design of fire protection systems for coordination and compliance to Army, Air Force, and IBC and NFPA design criteria.
d. Acceptance Testing. Directs the review and approval of all fire protection system test plans submitted by Contractors..
e. Documentation. Establishes District requirements and directs the documentation of all fire protection designs and design reviews. Directs the documentation and approval of Value Engineering proposals, contract modifications, fire protection system testing, and field personnel qualification.
2. As Fire Protection Engineer for Engineering Division incumbent performs the following duties:
a. Plans, schedules, organizes, directs, coordinates and performs complex fire protection designs and technical reviews for Engineering Division. Defines the scope of fire protection requirements based on engineering knowledge, judgment, and functional requirements. Outlines individual problems to be addressed and makes decisions on the proper methods and procedures to be used by other engineers.
b. Directs, coordinates, and reviews fire protection design work and technical studies contracted to Architect-Engineer (A-E) firms. Reviews A-E qualifications. Writes A-E instructions for A-E design contracts. Writes scopes of work for request for proposal (RFP) and indefinite delivery contracts.
c. Briefs high levels of staff elements on fire protection systems for the purposes of coordination and facilitation of program execution. Represents Omaha District for the purpose of coordinating and furnishing engineering advice on unique and complex fire protection design problems. Participates in conferences and technical interchange meetings to develop design and construction policies, practices, and procedures. Assists field offices in the interpretation of construction plans and specifications.
d. Incumbent analyses current and future fire protection requirements and the resources to accomplish this workload including the related technical disciplines within Engineering Division, Design Branch. Incumbent makes recommendations to the Chief, Mechanical Section on hiring additional staff and contracting for A-Es and consultants.
EDUCATION: You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts may be required for verification of educational requirement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEER:
A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); 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.
B. 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 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 or licensure - Current registration as an 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) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, 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 1 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-13: Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Performing design and design review for fire protection engineering aspects of vertical (building) and horizontal construction projects, and 2) Applying required standards from the International Building Code and the National Fire Protection Association to design assignments, and 3) Reviewing project construction phase system/equipment submittals, and 4) Reviewing and responding to requests for information (RFIs), and 5.) Developing contract modifications.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants applying for this position must have a current/active Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering License and must provide it at time of application.