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Public Buildings Service Engineering Technician (Vertical Transportation Program) in Boston, Massachusetts


As an Engineering Technician, you will serve as a technical expert and consultant for matters concerning GSA's Vertical Transportation Program.

Location of position: FacilitiesManagement Division, PBS, Boston, MA.

This division oversees regional programs related to the management and operation of space under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of PBS, both federally owned and leased.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies maybe filled as needed.


As a Engineering Technician, you will perform the following duties: Interact with private industry partners over issues involving extensive costs, complexity and strategic importance.

Provide oversight to federal government project managers and Contractor(s) for all Vertical Transportation (VT) program issues.

Direct semiannual and annual VT performance inspections as required by the ANSI/ASME Code.

Report findings and direct appropriate corrective measures.

Communicate with customers regularly effectively and proactively to ensure the end product/service meets customer expectations.

Provide technical expertise in regards to the latest editions of policies and proceduresregarding inspection, operation, maintenance, replacement, repairs and modernization of VTE.


Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.

Serve a one year probationary period, if required.

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).

Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

Participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area).

The work requires considerable walking, stooping, bending, and climbing. Excellent eye-hand coordination is required. You must not be subject to vertigo or acrophobia.


For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, clickhere.

The GS-13salary range starts at $101,585 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work that has provided expert knowledge of vertical transportation systems and industry practices to include elevator safety and acceptance inspections, installation, maintenance, elevator code administration, project management and cost estimating. Qualifying experience must reflect the ability to effectively manage a regional vertical transportation maintenance and inspection program.

Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs):QRFs are knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that could be expected to significantly enhance performance in a position, but are not essential for satisfactory performance. Applicants who possess such KSA's may be ranked above those who do not, but no one may be rated ineligible solely for failure to possess such KSA’s.The Quality Ranking Factor for this position is the ability to acquire and maintain a Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification within one year of employment.


Additional Information

Bargaining Unit status: Not covered.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

·Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

·Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

·Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all. If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement # 20PBSB612MMMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.