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Job opening: Engineering Technician

Salary: $57 118 - 74 250 per year
City: Kerrville
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position will serve as an Engineering Technician, within the Engineering Service at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), located in Kerrville, TX. The position assists the Service in the administration of the projects and construction program and will assist with related ancillary functions.


***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Inspecting and overseeing and supervising complex projects from inception to final acceptance. Finding the facts and solutions for any deviations as they arise and preparing the necessary design modifications, doing an estimate of probable costs and preparing a request to the Contracting Officer for additional services, if necessary. Preparing engineering estimates for construction projects and equipment installation projects, and prepares documents for Pre-Bid Conferences. Chairing pre-construction and pre-bid conferences for construction projects for Engineering Service. Serving as the Contracting Officer's technical representative on construction projects as assigned. Corresponding with contractors and other Medical Center personnel and services concerned about construction requirements, utility outages, and vacating areas for construction. Making extensive contacts with other medical center personnel, engineers and contractors, to devise solutions when complex problems arise during the design and construction phase. Inspecting and evaluating assigned construction projects to ensure contractor compliance with plans, specifications and phasing. Preparing electrical, plumbing, hvac, utility systems, mechanical, pneumatic, civil, and structural designs and layouts complete with specifications, scope of work and cost estimates using the latest VA Estimating DATA. Conducting research studies and interpreting precedent designs, using technical judgment and selection of the best available design layouts. Preparing broad and complex architectural, electrical, civil, plumbing, heating and air conditioning drawings to constitute a legal contract for construction work. Detailing the drawings and making decisions and calculations, checking and analyzing submitted drawings of contractors for completeness, correctness and compliance with specifications and/or contract drawings. Writing technical specifications for construction of building systems and alterations, roads, sewers, drainage, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and hospital medical gases, all in conformance with VA Construction Specifications, guides, etc. Performing other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required



TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE GS-9 LEVEL YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-8) in the Federal Service. Technician experience includes supervising, leading or performing work involving applying a practical knowledge of the (1) methods and techniques of engineering or architecture and (2) construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices and materials. Qualifying specialized experience includes 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. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must clearly indicate the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. -OR- EDUCATION: Have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited in an accredited college or university. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. -OR- COMBINATION: Have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education (beyond master's degree) and specialized experience, as described above. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Analysis and Problem SolvingCreative ThinkingDesignPlanning and EvaluatingProject Management IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. Physical Requirements: While much of the work is accomplished in an office setting there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, crawling, climbing and standing required during site surveys to gather information for the design of new projects, site visits for projects that are under construction, final inspections and all other inspections. 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/.


IMPORTANT: 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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov).


  • Address Audie L Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard San Antonio, TX 78229 US
  • Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
  • Phone: (844)456-5208
  • Email: [email protected]