Facilities Engineer


: $55,405.00 - $128,470.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Job Summary
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Facilities Engineers provide professional engineering services in support of the design, acquisition, construction, operation, and lifecycle maintenance of facilities. They manage and coordinate major facility improvements, renovations, and the construction of new facilities. They also participate in all facets of facilities lifecycle management. They advise leadership on all aspects of facility management and the mitigation of adverse environmental impact.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Facilities Engineers (Civil) provide engineering services in support of the design, acquisition, construction, operation, and lifecycle maintenance of Defense and Intelligence facilities. They contribute to major facility improvements, renovations, and the construction of new facilities. They also participate in all facets of lifecycle management and advise leadership on all aspects of facility management and the mitigation of adverse environmental impact.
* Possess engineering skills and knowledge of facilities maintenance operations, facilities management, and construction. The incumbent will serve as a technical point of contact for repair, renovation, and construction projects that are typically designed by others including Architect-Engineering firms under contract with NGA or NGA's Base Operations Services Contractor (BOSC); serve as project manager and Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for repair, renovation and general construction projects; and, will be tasked to inspect site/civil, architectural, mechanical and/or electrical systems at the NGA Campus East site in Springfield, VA.
* Be expected to know and understand site/civil, mechanical and electrical systems, and serve as resources to the operations and maintenance personnel; provide engineering-related quality assurance of NGA's BOSC; and is familiar with the latest trends and technologies to advise management on facility-related improvements that could benefit NGA.
* Contribute to facilities, design and construction management activities, as well as oversee and support facilities operations and maintenance, and NGA's Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization program.
* Independently plan and accomplish work assignments and exercise judgment in resolving normal problems work with personnel within and outside the organization or specialty area. Typical functions may include research, analysis involving technical and specialty skills, development of technical solutions, delivery of effective presentations and briefings to small and large audiences, nontechnical and technical writing, planning and scheduling, and records management.
* DAWIA - Facility Engineer Level 1 required within two years.
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:
* Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.
Mandatory Qualifications
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
* Working knowledge in civil engineering, architectural engineering, and construction management and the knowledge of their interrelationships of with electrical engineering and mechanical engineering required to operate, maintain, sustain, restore and modernize facilities.
* Demonstrated experience in facilities maintenance operations, design and construction, and project management.
* Demonstrated experience in developing plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, and schedules for facilities repair, construction and renovation projects in support of long term facility-related sustainment programs commonly referred to in the federal sector as Facilities, Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (FSRM).
* Demonstrated experience applying local and national building, structural design, life safety/fire, electrical, and plumbing codes.
* Demonstrated ability to accomplish assigned tasks with minimal supervision under pressure with time constraints.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
* Master's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems.
* Demonstrated experience of MBSE, processes, tools and languages.
* Demonstrated experience architecting complex Geospatial Intelligence systems.
* Possess strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, in addition to organizational skills.
* Certified Enterprise Architect.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: 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. -OR- B. 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. Professional Registration or Licensure: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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. Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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. Specified academic courses: 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. 4. Related Curriculum: 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 experienc
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Climbing, use of legs and arms; Hearing (aid permitted).
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working around excessive noise, intermittent; Exposure to dust; Exposure to silica, asbestos, etc; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases; Working around solvents (degreasing agents); Working around grease and oils; Working around electrical energy; Working around slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working at heights.
Highly Desired Qualifications
In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
* Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and designation as an Engineer-in-Training or actual Professional Engineer license.
* DAWIA certification in Facilities Engineering or certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
* Demonstrated experience applying Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).
* Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing complex facility engineering-related matters in plain language to leadership, customers and mission partners.
Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.
Band 03 $72,030 - $133,465
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.
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Cover Letter
Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.
Who may apply
External Applicants Only
How to apply
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.
How will I be evaluated?
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:
* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.
Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at ...@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Conditions of Employment
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required
DCIPS Disclaimer
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.
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