National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Technician, ZT-0802-IV (GS- 11/12 Equivalent) in Boulder, Colorado

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Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.

Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

*Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. *

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Responsibilities

This position is in the Facilities Maintenance Division within the Office of Facilities and Property Management. The Incumbent will be the Administrator of the Building Management System (Metasys-Johnson Controls) and lead Direct Digital Controls technician assuring heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC networks, building automation systems, HVAC IT security, IT updates and patches, programming, HVAC automation user accounts, trends, alarms and calibration at NIST Boulder, CO Campus are properly maintained. As the lead Direct Digital Controls Technician, they will be responsible for leading performance verification testing and commissioning of all HVAC environmental supporting automation systems in addition installs new systems/updates existing systems, troubleshooting, diagnostics to existing systems, and HVAC networks. Successful applicant will be responsible for properly maintaining automation programming, operating systems, automation backups, and networks for the various HVAC related automation systems in addition to work included in typical facilities related maintenance and operations. Incumbent shall perform Contracting Officer's Representative duties and project management on Direct Digital Controls related contracts. This position has physical requirements.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

04

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0802 Engineering Technical

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable

Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.

Qualifications

*Specialized Experience:To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-10 level (or ZT-III at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience Direct Digital Controls (DDC), maintenance work control, facility engineering, maintenance or construction in a campus type environment. An applicant who does not demonstrate in their resume that they possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade/pay band will be rated ineligible and disqualified from further consideration. * 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.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications

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A probationary period may be required.

This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here.

Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e., *VRA, 30% or more disabled veterans, *Peace Corps, *Schedule A/persons with disabilities):* if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied. Applying as a Merit Candidates: **Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for identifying best qualified candidates. Best qualified Merit and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. Candidates must also meet time-in-grade/pay band requirements for consideration. Non-competitive consideration will be given to those Merit candidates that have held a position with the same promotion potential as the position advertised. Documentation (in the form of an SF-50) is required to show proof of promotion potential or highest grade held.

*Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government), *your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If non-veterans can be referred, the Best qualified (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. More information about the three categories can be found at: Category Rating

*Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate: *CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at - CTAP/ICTAP

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:**

*Ability to use a computer and operate/program Building Management System Software.

  • Knowledge of electrical and electronics systems and the ability to install, trouble shoot, maintain, and repair those systems. Knowledge of the operation of HVAC systems specific to facilities/buildings.

  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (including blueprint reading) Ability to read and produce electronic schematic drawings, detailed design and as-built drawings.

  • Ability to develop scope, schedule and costs for Building Management System projects including Ability to read and write specifications.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on how you're applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the information on the following link to determine if there are any documents you need to provide - REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employee Retirement System. NIST also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as flexible work schedules, teleworking transit subsidies, on-site child care, fitness center, credit union, employee assistance programs, and free parking. Learn more about NIST's work life programs by clicking here.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

  1. To begin, click Apply Onlineto access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

  2. You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.

  3. You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.

  4. To verify the status of your application, log in to your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Statuslink and then select the More Informationlink for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

  5. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/. and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application."

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online to receive full consideration, however if you are unable to apply online, please contact the Agency Contact identified for this vacancy.

Problems Completing Your Application

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Agency contact information
Audrey Zimmerman
Phone

301-975-4926

Fax

571-258-4254

Email

audrey.zimmerman@nist.gov

Address

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 United States

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Next steps

After the announcement closes, your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. We expect to make a final job offer within 45 days from the closing date of the announcement.

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:

  1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;

  2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;

  3. Referred or Not Referred; and

  4. Selected or Not Selected

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515552500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 11/02/2018 to 11/16/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: ZT 04

Salary: $66,577 to $103,739 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time