ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Annapolis, Maryland
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will perform a full range of repair and maintenance on the various types of equipment and instruments.
  • You will conduct performance tests of equipment and components to insure proper operation for lab instruction.
  • You will investigate causes of equipment and component failures.
  • You will instruct midshipmen, faculty, and other authorized personnel in the proper operation of mechanical and electronic equipment found in the engineering laboratories.


Requirements

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 e-verify.gov
  • 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 successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.


Qualifications

For the GS-09: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-08 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) Performing functional tests to determine the extent and location of malfunction; 2) Performing full range of repair and maintenance on the various types of equipment; 3) Designing the construction of or personally fabricating various test devices, electronic and mechanical, for instructional purposes.

For the GS-08: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 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) Conducting performance tests of equipment and components to insure proper operation for lab instruction. 2) Investigating causes of equipment and component failures. 3) Determining engine Instrumentation necessary for monitoring operation, performance, efficiency and emissions measurements.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/engineering-technical-series-0802/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH

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.

Education

The following education may be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-9 level:

two full years of graduate education

OR

a master's degree

OR

A combination of experience and post high school education as described above that equates to one year of experience

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 may require the incumbent to work other than normal duty hours.

A forty hour work week is typical of this position.

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.

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

Work Environment:
Work is performed mostly in well lighted laboratories, classrooms, and /or lecture halls. Some exposure to hazards, such as high intensity ultraviolet light sources, Class IIIB and Class IV lasers, mineral oil and glycerin based smoke, engine exhaust fumes, cutting fluids and lubricants, wood dusts, fiberglass, carbon fiber, composites dusts, and various other hazardous materials, such as motor oil, various fuels, alcohol, cutting fluids, and other chemicals. The environment extensively uses epoxy and polyester resins which can trigger allergic reactions in those exposed to them. Protection devices are provided when machinery and equipment generate noise in excess of 85 db. The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions, dust, dirt, unusual odors, humidity and occasional uncomfortable temperatures.

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

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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