Supervisory General Engineer
New Orleans, LA
Job Description
  • Organizes the work into broad phases and participates in internal and external meetings with top management and technical officials to discuss and reach agreement on important technical proposals and to coordinate work.
  • Provides single-point accountability in several key programmatic and functional engineering and facilities management areas including, but not limited to: Facility Maintenance Repair and Operations Program, Project Design and Construction Program, and Interior Design and Signage.
  • Establishes and executes an annual budget plan in accordance with command guidance.
  • Provides authoritative advisory engineering services including consultation, evaluation, drawings, etc., for work associated with the construction of the medical center, the preparation and maintenance of all installation utility maps, justifications and other supporting submissions, and other related functions.
  • Prioritizes work when confronted with limited resources and large, varied workloads.
  • Participates as a key member of the Director's Executive Management Staff and is involved in the development of overall Management strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for the total development of the strategic plan and leadership of Facility Management Service.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the SLVHCS Strategic Capital Investment Plan (SCIP), administering the Major, Minor, and Non-Recurring Maintenance Design and Construction Programs, and Clinical Initiative Projects (CIP), reviewing and clarifying all Requests for Information (RFIs) from contractors..
  • Continually analyzes assigned responsibilities in relation to supported mission requirements and formulates and implements operating plans to meet future requirements for the construction of the SLVHCS Medical Center.
  • Serves as a member of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is a key player in making facility-related decisions during disasters.
  • Makes organizational changes to meet service shifts and contributes to the determination of allocation of resources.

Work schedule: Monday - Fridays, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, additional hours as patient care needs dictate.
Telework: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer/ 629-07232-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: MAY be authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/28/2018.

Special Occupational Requirement:
Applicant muss possess:

1.Bachelor's 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.


2. 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 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: (1) Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions, (2) Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (3) Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A, or (4) Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive).

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-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 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. 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 education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-13, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to the performance of Engineering Management function or other closely related function.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational Stewardship
  • Technical Credibility

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: Pre-employment Physical Required. Work is generally performed in an office environment. However, inspections and field work require frequent walking, standing, bending, climbing ladders, etc
Working Conditions: Work is performed in administrative patient care areas as well as outside in inclement weather or in areas that are wet, very hot (boiler plants), cold (walk-in freezers), or unventilated (such as crawl spaces, mechanical rooms, or energy plants). May also be exposed to contagious disease(s) when working in patient care areas or asbestos containing materials or lead when performing inspection work. Safety procedures must be followed and appropriate protective safety gear must be worn.

Drug-Free Workplace: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

Influenza Prevention Program: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Resume
  • Transcript (required for applicants using education to meet the basic occupational requirement)
  • DD-214 (required for Veterans)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation/Civil Service Preference Letter (required for Veterans claiming 10 point preference)
  • SF-50 (required for Current Federal Employees)
  • Professional Engineer's Certification/Licensure (required for applicants using PE certification to meet the basic occupational requirement)
  • ICTAP/CTAP Documentation

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
Job Type Part Time