Government Publishing Office Industrial Project Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

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This position is part of the Plant Operations, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.

Employee will work Shift-1 Monday - Friday and have a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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Responsibilities

As a Industrial Project Specialist, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serve as technical project advisor and subject matter expert on industrial equipment to the Division's leadership.
  • Conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for individual processes and machinery that meet GPO's end user requirements.
  • Program production equipment and infrastructure Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems in multiple languages (i.e., PL ladder, function Block and scripting and structural text across multiple PLC venders).
  • Program visualization software (SCADA) used in production and building automation systems.
  • Read, interpret and generate electrical and control schematics using the latest engineering drawing software (i.e., Autocad)
  • Develop procedural documentation for instrument and hardware configuration used in building automation systems, production equipment, and building infrastructure systems.
  • Develop cost estimates, prepare and defend project proposals, develop statement of work, conduct market research, and prepare supporting engineering documentation to support contractual awards.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders, directors, and technical staff in order to develop strategies, organizational processes, and project initiatives to meet mission requirements.
  • Perform individual project management activities.
  • Apply continuous process improvement methodology and/or approach (Lean Six Sigma) to deliver and execute engineering and technical infrastructure projects.
  • Oversee and works with architects, engineers, technical experts, and business stakeholders.
  • Assure building infrastructure improvements meet quality standards consistent with governing policies and guidelines.
  • Manage manufacturing buildings and/or facilities projects involving the renovation of entire systems: HVAC, Electrical, etc.
  • Monitor projects, actionable items, milestones, and/or Division issues along with deadlines.
  • Perform as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for various types of contracts.
  • Lead subordinates and peers in technical writing and oversight of logistics.
  • Perform high level advisory consulting work as an authority in the information on program and project initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify for the PG- 14.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing of this announcement (10/26/2018) will be considered.

Qualifications

**To qualify for the Industrial Project Specialist, PG - 0301 - 14 , you must meet the following requirements:

Perform a range of technical project and engineering tasks relating to the design and programming functions for a variety of equipment and processes for the GPO.**

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (10/26/2018) to be considered.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used or this grade level.

Additional information

Work Life Balance The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated qualifications may result in you being excluded from further consideration for this position. You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

* * Building and Construction * Contracting/Procurement * Planning and Evaluating * Technical Competence * Technology Application We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLYshow possession of these competencies.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

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  • The Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action:- You must submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing the highest grade level held in a position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility. Failure to submit the information required will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal - Copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 monthsor you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.
  • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript or list of completed courses is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript or list of courses should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, semester hours, and GPA. If you provided an unofficial transcript or list of completed courses at the time of application and you are selected you will be required to provide an official transcript 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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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.

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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 provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume, and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement.** Please read all instructions before you begin.

Resume Requirements:**

  • Resumes are limited to eight (8) pages
  • Resumes should focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities; accomplishments and results; and training and education relevant to this position.
  • Resumes must be in the following format (for each position held relevant to this position):
  • Short summary of position duties
  • Accomplishments while in the position
  • Results of those accomplishments **Copying and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable.

Illegible Information and/or Documents** * If your supporting documents and resume are illegible or do not provide the necessary information for the Human Capital Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to make a qualification determination, you may lose consideration for this position. Last Document Uploaded * If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded/faxed and submitted with your application, GPO will only consider the last copy of the document uploaded/faxed when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload/fax two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded/faxed and submitted will be considered.

Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you may read and review the questions before submitting your online responses. Click here to view the Occupational Questionnaire:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10330106

The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on10/26/2018.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

  • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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Agency contact information
Angela Simmons
Phone

(202) 512-0101

Email

asimmons@gpo.gov

Address

US Government Publishing Office 732 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC 20401 US

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Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in the online application tracking system and if you have elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive email updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job. This will ensure we can contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you email notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or ineligible, referred or not referred, 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513661000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2018 to 10/26/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: PG 14

Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time