National Gallery of Art Engineering Technician (CAD) in Washington, District Of Columbia

National Gallery of Art
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full time - Permanent

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the National Gallery of Art's Facilities Management Division. Incumbent creates and manages physical and electronic drawings created by Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs and maintains AFM's graphic assets.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement NGA-16-139B under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.


Incumbent supports AFM as draftsperson, planner, estimator, and contract manager. Prepares mechanical, electrical, civil, and/or architectural drawings and electrical schematics from engineer's sketches, marked-up prints, and/or verbal instructions. Drawings include construction, repair, and renovation designs; and electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and other utility layouts. Drawings require architectural and engineering design and drafting.

Researches AFM’s graphics files for materials pertinent to each assignment. Research also includes new field surveys to ensure that designs for proposed facilities and utilities work can be accommodated by existing facilities and utilities with proper access and clearances.

Maintains strict order in AFM’s paper and electronic drawing files in all file locations. Develops and maintains a legacy document database to record and track information on AFM’s repair, maintenance, and construction projects. Legacy documents include design and construction drawings, and as-built drawings specifications prepared by AFM staff and contractors.

Supports other Gallery CAD users. Provides expert technical guidance on CAD operation and application to Gallery CAD managers and users. Assists CAD Manager in updating CAD standards for all users, and checks work products for conformance with CAD standards. Provides system administration for establishing CAD directory structures, access controls, and user accounts.

Reviews CAD deliverables from design consultants and construction contractors for accuracy and conformance with CAD standards, and for incorporation into the Gallery’s CAD system.

Develops and prepares drawings, specifications, bid documents, change orders, punch lists, substantial completion certificates, and other contract documents. Reviews design and construction documents for compliance with codes and Gallery standards, and provides written comments. Prepares modifications to existing contracts as required.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship or Nationals
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • All required documents must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on closing date.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-802-11 or 12. At the GS 11 level, this requires at least one year of professional work as a At the GS- 12 level you must demonstrate at least one year of to the GS-11 level.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

The majority of incumbent’s work is performed in an office environment that requires some lifting, carrying, stooping, and bending. Incumbent’s fieldwork is inside and outside, and may require using ladders, scaffolds, platforms, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Incumbent’s fieldwork may be in cramped and isolated locations that are difficult to access.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.


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Other Information
  • The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

EEO Policy:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy:

Veterans Information:

Selective Service Registration:

Salary Range: $63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0802-11/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States citizens and nationals

Control Number: 452149600

Job Announcement Number: NGA-16-139A