Annapolis, Maryland
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will design and direct the construction of and/or personally fabricate various mechanical test devices for instructional purposes.
  • You will consult with and advise Midshipmen, Scholars and Faculty on metalworking and machining technologies, processes, materials and fabrication techniques.
  • You will perform technical reviews of proposed designs and provide feedback using participant in model testing and make sound suggestions to modify designs and make modifications.
  • You will operate standard machining tools (e.g., lathes, threading machines, drill presses, auxiliary machines) to make work pieces.
  • You will use computer aided software , design, and drafting systems (e.g., AutoCAD, SpecsIntact, MS Excel, RS Means) to prepare engineering drawings, specifications and estimates.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card to make official government purchases for goods and services.


GS-8 Specialized Experience:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Planning, designing or constructing models, devices, vehicles and structures, using materials and modern processing methods; 2) Recommending design modifications using creative techniques; 3) Working from CAD models, drawings, sketches, and/or oral information, plans, designs, and modifications; and 4) Assisting to construct a variety of models and devices with curves and irregular shapes (e.g., ship hulls, engine components, hydrofoils, airfoils, supersonic wind tunnel models, flight ready satellite hardware).

GS-7 Specialized Experience:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Assisting authorized personnel and/or faculty on metalworking and machining technologies, processes, materials, and fabrication techniques; 2) Helping others with conventional and computer numerical controlled (CNC) vertical milling machines and lathes, EDM machines, CNC water jet cutting machine, and/or other advanced machines; and 3) Interpreting guidance on proper techniques for developing models in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: and

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


The following education may be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-7 level:

One full year of graduate education


A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. Your percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience must equal one hundred percent.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

Duties are performed while standing most of the time. Some lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds will be required. Incumbent must be capable of safely working with chemicals and when necessary conduct operations requiring use of an issued respirator and hearing protection.

Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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