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Engineering Technician

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Responsibilities This position is located at the Clement J Zablocki. VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. (695) - a Level 1a Complexity VAMC facility and is organizationally aligned under the Facilities Management Division. The Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center is listed on the National Register of Historic places, comprised of 49 buildings, 34 of which are classified as historic buildings, with a total square footage of over 1.8 million square feet on 125 acres. The position functions as an Engineering Technician in the Facility Management Division. Incumbent is expected to directly deal with U.S. Government staff, architectural/engineering designers, construction and maintenance contractors and the general public. Considerable autonomy is required to ensure success. The primary purpose of this position is to provide specialized technical expertise related to agency project/program management for Non-Reoccurring Maintenance (NRM) and technical support to the Maintenance and Operations section. Major Duties: Provides guidance, development and coordination for the planning, design, and oversight of maintenance projects covering a wide range and variety of structures, facilities and utilities (mechanical air systems - ductwork, air handling units, dampers, fans; power systems - generators, transformers, lights, outlets; plumbing systems - water lines, pumps, sprinkler systems; mechanical systems - compressors, motors, doors) Manages Individual Job Orders received and assigned to the in-house workforce. Evaluates programs and projects related to maintenance and operations to assure compliance with all environmental, energy use, safety and security standards. Develops electronic tracking systems and methods and follows up to ensure compliance and if not in compliance works to develops processes to obtain compliance on various VHA directives related to maintenance and operations. Updates various Engineering databases with essential accurate data, to include PM schedules, Engineering Workload and Critical Equipment Summary Data, Critical Equipment Maintenance Details and Engineering Repair Work Order Data. Provides technical oversight and/or project management for construction maintenance efforts. Performs scheduling and layout of operations, and inspection and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in construction. Prepares detailed cost estimates for use with maintenance project funding and completion. Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on maintenance related service contracts and procurements. Consults with contractor personnel to resolve unforeseen problems and latent conditions developing during construction. Prepares correspondence, technical reports, estimates, fact sheets, status reports, briefings and schedules as required to complete project assignments. Oversees, directs, or administers the development, production, and/or maintenance of materials, components, equipment, or other systems or sub-systems. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 7 AM-3:30 PM, may be required to be present to provide off-hours support for utility outages, maintenance and projects support, etc. This is not a virtual position and telework is not available. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Possess one (1) full year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience for this position includes, but is not limited to: extensive knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with regulations and standards; knowledge of general industrial and/or construction processes, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment to determine compliance with environmental regulations and standards; knowledge environmental principles (EPA), practices, procedures, laws, regulations and current legislative issues; knowledge of cost and economic analyses principles, techniques, and practices; reviewing designs to ensure they fit field conditions and comply with contract requirements (drawings and specifications) and plan and execute complex, multi-faceted projects; knowledge of VA acquisition and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices; planning, present, and execute budgets; analyzing budget impacts on programs; and forecasting long-term funding requirements. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include 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. OR EDUCATION: You must have successfully completed at least two (2) years and six (6) months of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or a closely related discipline. (Transcripts Required) OR COMBINATION: You must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience as described above. (Transcripts Required) 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 a combination of sedentary and requiring physical effort and exertion such as e.g., walking, standing, carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases, or driving or traveling by motor vehicle, but also long of standing, bending, and stooping to observe and study work operations in a health facility project construction areas, confined spaces, mechanical equipment rooms, and other spaces that are noisy, dirty and close quarters, reoccurring lifting of light to moderate heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds and regular visits to construction sites and mechanical rooms. 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 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 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. NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Milwaukee , Engineering Technician, Engineering , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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