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Job opening: Mechanical/Electrical Engineer (Interdisciplinary)

Salary: $95 737 - 123 748 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the senior professional engineer facilitating a team of lower graded engineers/architects from a variety of disciplines and technical staff on large and complex design and construction projects. Also serves as the Energy and Utilities Manager for the installation. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information.


Utilizes a professional knowledge of electrical and/or mechanical engineering to work large and complex design and construction projects, and to manage an installation Energy Program mandated to reduce overall energy consumption for existing facilities and utility systems, as well as new construction, and/or renovation/improvement projects. Manages utility contracts, agreements, metering, and utility budget development. Provides professional advice on sustainable design and energy efficiency practices. Manages Energy Management Steering Group (EMSG) in accordance with Air Force and DoD policies. Keeps abreast of emerging technologies, regulatory requirements, and best practices to ensure that facility equipment, projects, and strategies remain relevant and functional.


  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position.
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Eligible for a Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) which is subject to change without notice
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver’s license is required for the position.
  • Inspections may be conducted in “hard-hat” areas and may require walking, bending, climbing, and stooping. Some worksites may involve exposure to environmental hazards and require normal safety precautions.
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional certification is desirable but not required for this position.
  • Professional registration or license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect in one of the 50 states or territories is desired but not required.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, 0830/0850 Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Series. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Education: A bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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. OR 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. Click here to view occupational requirements for this position. AND In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes a broad professional knowledge of engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods related to energy management, electrical and mechanical systems, facilities and mechanical/electrical engineering concepts, principles, and practices; knowledge of engineering processes and practices to provide oversight and direction; knowledge of energy lifecycle cost analysis and energy modeling; knowledge of state and local jurisdiction over land and natural resources; and the ability to plan, adapt, and organize large scale projects and work pertaining to engineering disciplines. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time--in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. 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 a broad range of professional engineering concepts, principles, and practices relating to mechanical and/or electrical systems, design, and/or construction in order to adapt precedents or make departures from established approaches in order to provide for specialized engineering and energy management requirements. Knowledge of facility systems; i.e., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; lighting; plumbing; building envelope; and central utility systems; knowledge of energy management/conservation program development and renewable energy systems. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders; program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and management; and environmental principles, practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and current legislative issues. Skill in using information systems to conduct lifecycle cost analysis, energy use modeling, and other tools to effectively accomplish assigned functions. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely and economical situations; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to plan and organize work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects; 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.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

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.


  • Address JB Elmendorf-Richardson 8517 20th Street Suite 203 JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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