General Engineer (Mechanical)

Department Of Housing And Urban Development Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 18-HUD-591. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.

The Office of Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Manufactured Housing was established by Congress on July 28, 2010 under the Federal Housing Administration. The purpose of the office is to cultivate, optimize and execute risk management strategies by identifying risks, ensuring regulated compliance is met, and promoting a risk-conscious climate in a manner consistent with the mission and vision of Federal Housing Administration.

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Responsibilities

As a General Engineer (Mechanical), you will:

* Be responsible to the Administrator and Deputy Administrator for administering and supervising multiple functions related to the enforcement of manufactured housing construction, quality control and installation programs as required by the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act, Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations, and the Model Installation Standards.

* Recommend HUD inspections and evaluate installation and/or enforcement procedures for maximum overall coverage and determine where the frequency of HUD inspections must be increased or decreased to address current problems.

* Collaborate and coordinate with officials of state and private certification agencies and other Departmental elements on all facets of analyzing reports and initiating corrective action.

* Analyze reported production techniques and quality control procedures to assure compliance with the Federal standards, and to resolve disputes that arise during the production and inspection of manufactured homes; participate in the evaluation of the joint state monitoring reports and acceptance reviews of HUD's contract monitoring agents on the performance of PIAs, installers and inspectors, and any corrective actions necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per Quarter

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply This job is open to… U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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* Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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* Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

Education Requirement:

A. Degree: 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)1, 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)2 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 experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

You must also meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

* Designing, constructing, or testing of products to a Code or standard; AND

* Performing engineering analysis on various systems integral to manufactured homes or other residential structures.

Education

Please see Qualifications section for Education Requirements.

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