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Public Buildings Service Fire Protection Engineer in Lakewood, Colorado


As a Fire Protection Engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects of fire protection engineering, fire safety, and fire prevention for GSA-controlled spaces, including buildings and spaces.Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Facilities Management Division. Lakewood, CO.

This position reports to PBS, Region 8.

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


Serve as a technical authority to provide their advisory, consultation, and professional judgement with respect to their assigned workload regarding fire protection concerns particularly on technically complex fire protection engineering related matters to appropriate individuals and regional management.

Responsible for all fire protection matters on assigned complex projects and for assuring that all matters conform to fire protection requirements in GSA policy, regulations, and codes and standards.

Ensure that assigned projects are technically correct for both design and construction and are consistent with the appropriate current practices in the industry; that they arewithin the technical and administrative constraints of the project and that they are fully coordinated and compatible with other engineering disciplines of the project.

Manage fire protection engineering portions of complex new construction or complex renovation projects and incorporates fire protection design practices into all phases of design and construction.

Resolve any issues that cannot be resolved by other regional engineers or consultants. Where deficiencies are noted, this individual also directs necessary changes and furnishes assistance required.

Perform internal fire protection and life safety review of proposed offered space (GSA Form 12000, a valid building certificate of occupancy, scaled floor plans, and maintenance records).

Investigate fire incidents with a level of effort in relationship to the severity of the fire incident. Work cooperatively with Federal and state investigators as a team to determine the cause and origin of fires in GSA-controlled space.

Evaluate Regional fire incident data on an annual basis, including unwanted fire alarms, to determine any similarities and trends.

Provide training to GSA Facility Managers, GSA leasing specialists, GSA project managers, GSA personnel, Federal agencies, etc., on various fire protection program activities.

Develop and/or review scopes of work for fire protection engineering service contracts.

Assist Contracting Officers with contract administration activities for fire protection engineering service contracts.


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

Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable

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) apoliticalSchedule 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.

Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


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 begins at $100,027.BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS: A Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Engineer Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12in the Federal service. Specialized experience isexperience that includes: 1) Reviewing, inspecting, and analyzing fire and smoke protection systems and the installation of such systems to ensure code compliance and safe occupancy for office buildings, laboratories, data centers, and/or similar buildings. 2) Designing fire protection and/or smoke mitigation systems and developing related cost estimates for office buildings, laboratories, data centers, and/or similar buildings. 3) Conducting risk analysis of building occupancy and contents and fire/smoke protection systems to develop solutions that ensure a safe environment for occupants and comply with applicable codes. 4) Influencing, motivating, or persuading individuals or groups to collaborate and accept findings/recommendations.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF):In addition to the qualification requirements listed above, you must also meet the following SPF, which has been identified as: Certification as a "qualified fire protection engineer" which requires one of the following: An engineer having an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university that includes successful completion of a course of study in fire protection engineering, fire protection engineering technology, or fire safety engineering that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology or a similar accreditation.

A professional engineer (P.E. or similar designation) licensed in a related engineering discipline, plus a minimum of 4 years work experience in fire protection engineering having an understanding of the principles of physics and chemistry governing fire growth, spread, and suppression.

A licensed engineer (P.E.) who has passed the principles and practice of engineering examination in fire protection administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)


Note:If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

Bargaining Unit status: AFGE

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement # 21PBSA041RMDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.