Interdisciplinary Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
May 23, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serves as a highly autonomous engineer leading support to various Manufacturing Readiness and Industrial Base customers and stakeholders aligned with the C5ISR portfolio.
  • Activities are wide-ranging and often received in terms of broad, general objectives with minimal direction with intent to holistically support, bolster, and sustain the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.
  • Specific activities may include providing general Engineering support, participating and leading Integrated Project Team (IPT) at various organizational levels, and facilitating collaborative technical meetings with subject matter experts.
  • Activities may include conducting Industrial Base and Supply Chain analysis, leading Manufacturing Readiness Level assessments, and addressing cross-cutting Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) and obsolescence challenges.
  • Activities may include formulating project objectives and requirements, preparing requests for proposals and inputs to contract packages, leading review and evaluations of proposed solutions, and executing Technical Lead and Project Management roles.
  • Works across multiple specialty areas independently under general supervision as a mature and fully responsible individual. Work may include responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating contracted project efforts.
  • Work may require diverse and creative teaming with both internal and external contributors and partners across Government, Industry, and Academia to satisfy project and mission objectives.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.
  • This position requires Level III certification in Acquisition Career Field of Engineering or the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 24 months of appointment.
  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • This is a 6 year Renewable Term position scheduled to last 6 years IAW Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 178. This position may be extended, without limit, in up to six year increments.
  • Term employment is subject to an extended three year trial period for the Engineer and Scientist Occupational Family. Employees serving a trial period can be removed with limited appeal rights.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Qualified candidates must meet the Basic Requirement for the Interdisciplinary Engineer position. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the DB-02 (GS-11 grade level or higher equivalency).

For this position education is not permitted to be substituted for the lack of specialized experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as one year of experience equivalent to the DB-02 pay band (GS-11 grade level or higher equivalency) in the Federal Service which includes experience in in one or more of the following areas: (1) Knowledge and experience working in areas of Defense Industrial Base and Manufacturing; (2) Applying Engineering and Technical Management principles to plan
technical objectives and project efforts to improve industrial and manufacturing capabilities for DoD/Army/C5ISR systems; (3) Utilizing Project Management principles to plan and execute multi-year projects, maintaining oversight and control of all related
elements, including cost, schedule, performance, and risk; (4) Formulating Acquisition Requirements Packages and documents for
Defense Acquisition contracts; and conducting technical evaluations for proposed solutions; (5) Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy across multiple echelons of organizations.

Basic Requirement for an Engineer:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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), 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) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
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 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.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

    This announcement uses the direct hire authority 2014 for Defense STRL Positions authorized by section 1108, NDAA for FY 2009 and section 1107, NDAA for FY 2014 to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Extended trial period for the Engineer and Scientist Occupational Family is three years.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This is a Career Program (CP 16) - Engineer and Scientist - Non Construction position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ .
  • This is a Science and Technology Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project position. The DB-03 pay band encompasses the GS-12 to GS-14 grade levels.
  • This position has an education requirement, therefore, Official college or university transcript (or copies) must be submitted to be considered eligible.
  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.