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Air Force Materiel Command ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts


Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide detailed planning for maintenance, repair, and construction of base real property assets. To perform technical work in functions such as development, design, and/or construction of engineering facilities and structures.


Using trade knowledge and experience, develops detailed job plans and bill of materials and prepares man hour/cost estimates for the construction, modification, and maintenance and repair of the installations facilities.

Performs the layout and design of moderately complex mechanical equipment and systems such as plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sprinkler systems, hydraulic compressor system and other related/similar systems.

Assists individual work centers to identify unusual work and/or material associated with Direct Schedule Work Orders and Work Orders.

Maintains records of work to be accomplished, accomplished work, and work in progress.

Performs annual integrated facility systems component condition/evaluation inspection of all real property facilities.

Performs a wide range of customer service duties/responsibilities and participates in quality Air Force programs.


Conditions of Employment


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Technical and Medical Support Positions. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for Engineering Technical series, 0802 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade *GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems and practical knowledge in methods and techniques of engineering or architecture, construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices, and materials. Due to the use of the 120 day rosters, the period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. *NOTE: This is a one grade interval position, since there is no position in the normal line of progression that is one grade lower than the position being filled, employees can qualify with at least 1 year at either the next lower level (GS-08) or the second lower level (GS-07). OR EDUCATION: Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. NOTE: You must supply a copy of your transcripts. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge and skill in estimating labor materials required for maintaining, repair and constructing structural, electrical, and mechanical equipment components in the building trades, including knowledge of basic mathematics to compute quantities and prepares cost estimates.

  1. Skill in computing space requirements for replacement, renovation, or construction of structural, electrical, mechanical and pavement/equipment facility, infrastructure, landscaping and other real property components, including skill at developing rough and final sketches for utilization as directives in performing structural, electrical, and mechanical repair, maintenance, and/or installation.

  2. Ability in designing plans for application of structural, electrical, and mechanical facility layouts. Ability to read and understand blueprints, engineering drawings, schematics etc.

  3. Experience in conducting onsite facility and installed equipment items including knowledge of contract specifications and skill in developing documents for contractor performance.

  4. Knowledge of engineering drafting principles, methods and techniques to prepare final engineering design and contract drawings.

Skill in identifying by individual trades job site in requirements in performing specific duties and prioritizing work site activities.

  1. Knowledge and skill in using automated systems with databases, spreadsheets, and Microsoft operating systems for computing labor/material requirements and developing job plans, including the ability to access and locate information through the use of a personal computer or terminal.

  2. Knowledge and skill in interpreting and applying building and fire life safety codes in facility maintenance, renovation and construction activities including safety and occupational health practices as they relate to engineering technicians performance requirements.8. Knowledge of facility historical records and reviews of these documents. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional Information

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please click here.