INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jan 23, 2023
Closes
Jan 28, 2023
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Incumbent will support development of medium (5-60kW) and/or large (100-840kW) power generation and power distribution solutions to support the Warfighter.
  • Incumbent shall support the Tactical Power Engineering Capablities Branch (TPEC) under the Research and Technology Integration (RTI) Directorate, Advanced Technology (AT) Portfolio, Power Division (PD).
  • Guides and oversees testing, system engineering, manufacturing oversight, and sustainment of technologies and systems providing reliable tactical power for Army applications.
  • Leads testing, logistical, and system engineering support for acquisition and sustainment customers of Army tactical power solutions.
  • Conducts and leads analyses, design and development, testing and evaluation, and system integration in technical areas such as mobile power generation, storage, hybrid, electronics, engine generator technology, and power distribution equipment.
  • Carries out system engineering activities in support of Army acquisition programs involving mobile electric power generation systems.
  • Carries out applied research and development activities involving complex equipment, emerging technologies or scientific phenomena.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to managers, supervisors, peers, and customers on various aspects of the work in which the recommendations are generally accepted.
  • Prepares technical documentation for use in defining acquisition requirements to include Statements of Work, Technical Data Packages, and Independent Government Cost Estimates.
  • Serves as configuration manager, preparing and reviewing Engineering Change Proposals and technical drawings, establishing and maintaining the product baseline.
  • Provides subject matter expertise related to production and field support to the Warfighter and Stakeholders in the power generation and distribution community.


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 is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for Practitioner certification within 60 months of entrance on duty.
  • 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

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Defense STRL Positions to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

This is an Interdisciplinary position and may be filled with any of the listed occupations.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or band is required. It is defined as one year of specialized experience equivalent to the DB-02 pay band (GS-11 grade level) in the Federal Service which includes: 1) Performing engineering lifecycle activities or research/development to facilitate the procurement of products, goods and/or services needed to meet program/project requirements; 2) Analyzing engineering/scientific data for use in program/project improvement and/or troubleshooting; and 3) Leading and/or participating on an engineering/scientific program or project.

Basic Requirement for 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 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 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.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • 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.