Materials Engineer

Employer
Department of the Air Force, ...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 01, 2017
Closes
Apr 30, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • A security clearance may be required
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    FOR GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service or equivalent in other pay systems that includes knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology used in Materials Engineering
    OR
    have one year of graduate level education
    OR
    superior academic achievement SAA,
    OR
    have a combination of education and specialized experience.

    FOR GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that includes professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology used in Materials Engineering, and ability to gather and analyze basic facts and draw conclusions,
    OR
    have a master's or equivalent graduate degree
    OR
    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree which provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position
    OR
    have a combination of education and specialized experience.

    FOR GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which includes professional knowledge of material engineering principles and concepts, and the ability to apply the full range of engineering practices, methods, and tecniques in the performance of a wide range of materials engineering assignments and knowledge of mathematical and statistical techniques to develop, simulate and analyze data,
    OR
    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. ,
    OR
    equivalent doctoral degree
    OR
    have a combination of education and specialized experience.

    FOR GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Applying experience in research projects to materials problems affecting the reliability of military components and electronic systems, to include operation and data collection/interpretation using sophisticated analytical electronic materials analysis equipment. Participating with project engineers during conceptual validation, full scale development and production in materials selection and/or evaluation to assure that the desired properties and costs are commensurate with the required functions. Reviewing drawings and specification to assure processes and procedures are adequate, accurate and will give the desired results.

    FOR GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Technical specialist to include application of knowledge and expertise from materials engineering disciplines including corrosion resistance, fatigue, metallurgical test data evaluation, review of drawings and specifications, design reviews, storage life evaluations, and process reviews. Identify where the application of specialized ordnance and missile technology could be introduced for maximum, long term impact on system performance. Expert advisor on integration of technical aspects of system and subsystem performance with other specialty, systems engineering, and quality program requirements. Technical recommendations are considered authoritative and have far reaching effects on the overall Air Force mission.

    FOR GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Technical specialist to include application of knowledge and expertise from materials engineering disciplines including corrosion resistance, fatigue, metallurgical test data evaluation, review of drawings and specifications, design reviews, storage life evaluations, and process reviews. Identify where the application of specialized ordnance and missile technology could be introduced for maximum, long term impact on system performance. Expert advisor on integration of technical aspects of system and subsystem performance with other specialty, systems engineering, and quality program requirements. Technical recommendations are considered authoritative and have far reaching effects on the overall Air Force mission.

    FOR GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Technical specialist to include application of knowledge and expertise from materials engineering disciplines including corrosion resistance, fatigue, metallurgical test data evaluation, review of drawings and specifications, design reviews, storage life evaluations, and process reviews. Identify where the application of specialized ordnance and missile technology could be introduced for maximum, long term impact on system performance. Expert advisor on integration of technical aspects of system and subsystem performance with other specialty, systems engineering, and quality program requirements. Technical recommendations are considered authoritative and have far reaching effects on the overall Air Force mission.

    OR
    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    AND
    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Professional knowledge of general engineering principals as required to support research.
    2. Broad working knowledge and experience in electromagnetic modeling, analytical and experimental investigations in antennas, and microwave circuitry.
    3. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply materials engineering rules and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions to senior engineers.
    4. Knowledge of computer operations and standard software applications.
    5. Skill in applying basic principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform research and analyses assignment in Material Engineering.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    STAFFERS INCLUDE OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS--REMEMBER TO KEEP IT SHORT. TYPE 'NONE' IF NOT APPLICABLE.

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

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