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Summary This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Pacific Region (PR), Facilities Engineering Branch (FEB), with one vacancy in Honolulu, HI. Responsibilities The working title for this position is Facilities Engineering Technician. As a Facilities Engineering Technician, you will perform the following duties: Maintain the National Weather Service (NWS) facilities and equipment systems on a routine and emergency basis. Construct repairs and/or renovations on NWS facilities as needed. Serve as a NWS representative conducting technical inspections on facilities. Plan facility construction projects (installation, relocation, and renovation). Develop cost estimates for facility maintenance, repairs and replacement. Provide technical assistance, instructions, and training to users on operational equipment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. Must be suitable for Federal employment. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov). Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. NOAA received notice of reintegration to occur on April 25, 2022. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you will need to follow management’s guidelines on the expectation of reporting to the duty station listed on this announcement. You may be eligible to request to telework depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy. This position requires a Low Risk Security Clearance. * A one year probationary period may be required.* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.* This position is in the bargaining unit. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Physical activity is required including walking, bending or stooping during field surveys, inspection, or installation equipment. The work requires good physical health and condition to perform work indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather; function from ladders, platforms, or towers subject to the chance of minor injuries such as bruises and cuts as well as the possibility of broken bones from falls; works around manholes and trenches, and around potentially hazardous electrical voltage systems. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as the following: Dust, strong odors, or fumes from fuels, chemicals, or engine exhaust; High levels of noise and vibration, dust, grease, electrical hazards, uncovered moving parts of machinery, moving machinery; or Outdoor conditions involving moderate exposure to rain, cold/hot weather, icy streams, and rivers. The work environment requires the employee to stay alert continually and to take special safety precautions including wearing special items of clothing. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:May serve as contracting officer’s (COR) technical representative and/or monitor and be required to obtain and maintain certification. Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements 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 Office of Personnel Management’s website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.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.To qualify at the GS-11 level:SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 grade levelin the Federal service.Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Conducting facilities engineering operations and maintenance functions for grounds, facilities, buildings and related fixtures and equipment. Education Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy. Additional Information 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 about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career TransitionCTAPapplicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice). A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement; A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.