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Office of the Secretary Supervisory General Engineer / Architect (Director Lease Delivery) in United States

Summary The position is in the Office of Real Property and reports to the Associate Executive Director, Office of Real Property (ORP), Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs. Responsibilities The Director for Lease Delivery is responsible for postaward design and construction oversight of major lease projects and other lease construction and providing management of the Resident Engineer (RE) workforce deployed on lease projects. Plays a critical role in establishing the protocol for the deployment of the lease RE workforce and ensures compliance with policy for this activity. Develops strategies and plans for providing continuous, highquality, professional; and efficient and effective engineering expertise needed to support the construction of major lease projects. Participates on the Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) representing the REs in collaboration to contribute to the integrated project delivery system concept; and shares decision making, pools contingencies, and provides incentives for team performance while providing an efficient deployment command structure for the RE workforce. Provides oversight, direct supervision and authority that is closer to mission execution where resolution to operational issues can be expedited in a timelier fashion and manage resources and workload ensuring proper staffing levels for all lease projects. Provides support to streamline the acquisition, design, and construction of all lease projects. Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available Remote: This is a Remote Position. Remote positions are where an employee works 100% of the time in non-VA-owned or leased space (i.e., work from home/100% telework). Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer / Architect (Director Lease Delivery)/1583649 The full performance level of this position is GS-15. Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 10/04/2022. Basic Education Requirement: 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) statistics, 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration, Written Test, Specified academic courses or Related curriculum. OR Degree: Architecture or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems. OR Combination of education and experience. College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by a related curriculum or experience that demonstrates the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience providing oversight for construction, sustainment, asset inventory management, facility condition assessments and energy management. Experience managing projects in various stages of planning, design and construction. Experience working with other senior executive officials to coordinate program needs and transition those needs into viable projects that will be funded by Congress. Experience providing oversight for managing processes to successfully award design and construction projects through planning and acquisition processes. Experience providing continued oversight once the contract is awarded to keep the project on track within timelines established and within budget. Experience following proposed legislation impacting the program processes and procedures that impact the organization's processes to ensure compliance with environmental requirements, historic preservation, energy and safety. Experience performing all supervisory requirements and oversight for an office staff, developing performance standards, and evaluating work performance of subordinates. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If your most recent non-award SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Ability to Lead or SuperviseBuilding and ConstructionContracting/ProcurementOral CommunicationWriting 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 primarily sedentary in an office setting. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Transcripts are required to meet basic education requirements. PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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 Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. 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.