General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 14, 2022
Closes
May 21, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. Provides technical support and coordination of highly complex and challenging technical policy and program performance issues relevant to the operations of the National Airspace System (NAS).

Represents the program in working with external ATO organizations, other lines of business, the Department of Defense, the Congress, and industry on unique Technical Operations issues including the planning and execution of complex NAS projects. He/she assesses, justifies, and collaborates with multiple organizations on resources, cost, schedule, and risk to large-scale, multi-system facility construction projects throughout the project's life-cycle. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies.

Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering concepts and principles to solve complex technical facility construction and system integration problems, such as those that have an impact on multiple national programs. As the principal technical specialist, uses project management skills to manage or coordinates multiple on-going projects that require technical solutions and direction. Utilizes knowledge of NAS policy and procedures and Federal Law/Regulations to develop environmental and aviation safety recommendations and solutions. Possesses an understanding of new technologies and methodologies to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization.

Consults with management on the planning and execution of projects to ensure overall service consistency and efficiency within the organization. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to solve problems.

Monitors and assesses the effectiveness of internal management controls across the program by reviewing day-to-day operations. Tracks and reports status of technical and managerial initiatives. Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.


Qualifications

PRIMARY METHOD: Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the ABET as a professional engineering curriculum; 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);(g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. In addition to the basic requirements, all candidates must demonstrate one year of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Government. (Must have held the next lower grade level at an FG-13 or FV-I band to qualify for an FV-J band and an FG-13 or FV-I band to qualify for a FV-J band).

SPECIALIZED experience is experience with advanced engineering principles, theories and concepts on grounding and bonding, electrical distribution code compliance, electrical architecture and functions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience are:

Experience in facility sustainment design, construction management, and/or program management.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://iobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.

2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

3. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

4. Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

5. Multiple selections may be made from this solicitation.

NOTE: Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employee is allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1653.

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