Entry Level Professional Engineers

Washington D.C.
Mar 25, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time

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The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

The selectee for this position serves as an Entry Engineer within one of the commands of Naval Air Systems Command.

This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.  

Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-05/07. The positions have promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application.

To view additional salary information based on the various locations and pay grade/pay bands, please visit the following: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/

NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.  Please do not contact this office for status.  If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted.

  • Occasional Travel
  • May require 1-5 days of travel.

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  •  In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience and remind you that you MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s) that provide evidence of the positive education requirements for these engineer positions.

    BASIC ENGINEER REQUIREMENT FOR GS-5: [A] a degree in professional engineering: Curriculum must (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 professional 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: professional registration; written test (successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration); specified academic courses (successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering); OR related curriculum (successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field).  

    In addition to the basic requirement above, you must meet any one of the following minimum qualifications:

    *One year of engineering work in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills, or abilities to perform successfully the duties of this engineering position. Specialized experience would include: applying basic theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to achieve objectives; carry out, interpret, and explain basic computations and calculations; and read, understand, analyze, interpret and convey findings; OR

    *Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree as described above AND Superior Academic Achievement at the baccalaureate level in a professional engineering curriculum. In view qualifications for Superior Academic Achievement, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp); OR

    *1 year of graduate-level education, in addition to meeting the basic requirement that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR

    *Successfully completed a 5 year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in Engineering.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor needed in order to qualify. The selective placement factor is a degree related to the position being filled.   Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating.   Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your transcript(s).
    Materials Engineer Related Degree – Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineer Related Degree – Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Structural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering.

    Electrical Engineer Related Degree –Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering
    Aerospace Engineer Related Degree – Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structures Engineering or Engineering Science & Mechanics

    Chemical Engineer Related Degree – Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering

    Computer Engineer Related Degree -  Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

    Electronics Engineer Related Degree - Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Computer Engineering

    Industrial Engineer Related Degree - Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

    Civil Engineer Related Degree - Civil Engineering

    Environmental Engineer - Environmental Engineering

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ 

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants must achieve certification for applicable Career Field and level within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://www.dau.mil/.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

    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.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.


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