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Project Manager – Hines, Illinois
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 327780Start Date: 09/17/2020End Date: 10/02/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/02/2020. 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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 grade level. 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 the most recent 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 SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: 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 may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: Must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Your resume must show specialized experience that includes, but is not limited to: comprehensive knowledge of the full range of principles, concepts, and methodology associated with project management of engineering projects to plan and complete assigned workload applicable to the full range of duties concerned with the design, layout, and construction of facilities structures such as multistory office buildings and steam plants. This includes knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or functions related to project management and engineering fields; knowledge of Codes, NFPA Guidelines (101 Life Safety Code, 99 Health Care Facilities), The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards, OSHA/EPA regulations, policies and precedents which affect facility operations and construction; Comprehensive knowledge of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering concepts, principals, and methods applicable to varied and complex facilities engineering assignments sufficient to aid in effective project management techniques and processes related to complex projects. Problems encountered demand skill sufficient to modify standard practices and adapt equipment or techniques to perform the work; comprehensive knowledge of construction methods, procedures and materials including procedures and standards of Hospital construction; standard knowledge of management concepts, principles, methods, practices, and processes of engineering and science discipline sufficient to adapt standard practices and designs to local trade practices and materials; comprehensive knowledge of government contracting procedures, regulations, and guidelines; broad understanding of state and local jurisdiction over the use of land and natural resources, the construction of facilities and utilities, and the distribution of utilities services. Utility systems include power distribution, electronic, plumbing, steam, vacuum, medical gas, fire alarm, fire sprinklers, pneumatic tube systems and other electrical and mechanical systems; knowledge of Architectural Engineering (A/E) contract procedures and complex construction project management work typically acquired thru educational training and certifications; ability to deal with several complex problems simultaneously and must be capable of assembling data pertaining to Station Level, Nonrecurring, and Major/Minor Projects, sufficient to locate and use technical information from textbooks, handbooks, manufacturers’ catalogs, literature and the internet in order to solve these problems; and the ability to communicate in project management terminology necessary for all projects – both verbally and in writing in clear language that is easily understood by the recipient sufficient to express ideas in both technical and layman terms. OR, Education: Must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR, Combination: Must have successfully completed an equivalent combination of experience and education as described above. Such education and experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Contract AdministrationCustomer ServiceProject ManagementTechnical Competence 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. Long periods of standing, bending, and stooping is also required to observe and study work operations in project construction areas/sites, confined spaces, mechanical equipment rooms, and other spaces that
are noisy, dirty and close quarters, and lifting of light to moderate heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds. Working Conditions: The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated typical of such places as offices, training rooms, and libraries. The work environment also involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions. There are regular and reoccurring visits to the project construction sites, mechanical equipment rooms, confined spaces, and other spaces that are noisy, dusty, where strong odors exist, dirty and close quarters which may involve moderate risks or discomforts. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in many of these spaces and required to be worn to ensure safety. There will be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas, mechanical equipment rooms,
boiler plants and steam tunnels, outdoor conditions involving exposure to cold/hot weather, rain, and wind. 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/.
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