INTERDISIPLINARY General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a full performance Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will:
  • Serve as the Office of Nuclear Energy's (NE) Tribal Liaison and subject matter expert on nuclear industry issues that impact Tribal reservations, treaty rights, or other federally recognized or reserved rights.
  • Proactively engage with Tribes and Tribal organizations and communities on nuclear energy and the Nuclear Energy's mission.
  • Inform and advise Nuclear Energy senior leadership through the Director of Communications on Tribal government issues and concerns regarding nuclear policy, consultation, treaty, trust responsibilities, and protocol.
  • Advise and provide Tribal coordination to other Departmental elements, ensuring Department Of Energy's Nuclear Energy mission is accomplished while maintaining an effective and positive relationship with Tribal governments and organizations
  • Maintain close working relationships with federally recognized Tribes, provides updates on relevant nuclear issues, and recommends processes that enhance relations.
  • Collaborate with other Department Of Energy /Nuclear Energy organizations on Tribal issues concerning policy, consultation,
    coordination, and protocol.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


Qualifications

Applicant must meet the Basic Education Requirements.

Basic Education Requirement 0801:

A. Degree:
Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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)1 , 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)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

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 bachelor's 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)

Basic Education Requirement 1301:

A. Degree:
physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the education requirement above, candidates must possess the specialized experience below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

GS-14
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level [GS-13] in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

1. Applying Engineering and/or Physical Scientist concepts, principles, theories, and their practical applications to serve as representative to tribal entities;
2. Providing oversight in areas of Nuclear Energy Policy and guidance to Tribal Representatives sensitive to cultural difference;
3. Communicating with Tribal governments in oral and written formats on aspects of Nuclear Energy and treaty responsibilities;
4. Participated in planning and operating workshops, seminars, and other meetings to discuss issues/concerns regarding nuclear industry activities which affect Tribal groups.

GS15: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

1. Applying Engineering and/or Physical Scientist concepts, principles, theories, and their practical applications to serve as representative to tribal entities;
2. Providing oversight in areas of Nuclear Energy Policy and guidance to Tribal Representatives sensitive to cultural differences;
3. Leading in communication with Tribal governments in oral and written formats on aspects of Nuclear Energy and treaty responsibilities;
4. Leading in planning and operating workshops, seminars, and other meetings to discuss issues/concerns regarding nuclear industry activities which affect Tribal groups.

The OPM Group Qualification Standard and Individual Occupational Requirements for this position is: 0801 and 1301

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14 or GS-15 level.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.