INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

The position serves as an Interdisciplinary Engineer which may be filled by one of the following series: General Engineer (0801), Mechanical Engineer (0830), Electrical Engineer (0850), Computer Engineer (0854), Electronics Engineer (0855), Aerospace Engineer (0861), Naval Architect (0871), or Chemical Engineer (0893).

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.


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.

Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at any of the following grade levels: GS-09, GS-11, GS-12, GS-13.  This announcement may be used to fill  positions in other equivalent pay systems such as Acquisition Demo (i.e., NH, NJ, NK) or Science, Technology, Reinvention Laboratories (Warfare Centers) Demo (i.e., ND, NT, NG).

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice.  Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule.  Pay will vary by geographic location.

Individuals selected for a career-conditional position will be removed from the inventory for positions in the same grade, series and promotion potential from which they were selected. Applicants rated ineligible need to reapply for further consideration.

NOTE: Notice of Results (NORS) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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.  If you are qualifying for the position with the substitution of education for experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s). 

    Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

    Basic Requirements:

    Applicants must have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university.  To be acceptable, the 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position OR have a combination of 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (I) Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer 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 position that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration; or (II) Written Test: Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or (III) Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements.  The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A (above); or (IV) Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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 one 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. 

    In addition to the basic requirement above, your resume must demonstrate the Minimum Requirement for the grade level listed below:

    GS-09 Requirements:

    Applicants must also possess 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 OR two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree OR a combination of superior academic achievement and one year of professional engineering experience.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  researching, interpreting, and carrying out engineering assignments.

    GS-11 Requirements: 

    Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) researching, interpreting, and carrying out engineering assignments; AND 2) providing technical input on the planning, design, construction, testing, or maintenance of projects.

    GS-12 Requirements: 

    Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) researching, interpreting, and carrying out engineering assignments; 2) providing technical input on the planning, design, construction, testing, or maintenance of projects; AND 3) collecting and analyzing engineering data to solve problems, develop reports, and provide recommendations.

    GS-13 Requirements: 

    Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) researching, interpreting, and carrying out engineering assignments; 2) providing technical input on the planning, design, construction, testing, or maintenance of projects; 3) collecting and analyzing engineering data to solve problems, develop reports, and provide recommendations; AND 4) prepare, present, and evaluate plans, designs, reports, and correspondence.

    As one part of the application process, you must complete and submit an assessment questionnaire. To preview the questionnaire and determine if you meet the minimum requirements of the position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

     

    EDUCATION:

    Are you using your education to qualify?  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 or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.   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

     

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

    Positions filled from this announcement may or may not be supervisory/managerial.  Positions that are supervisory/managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.

    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. 

    Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed

    This position has promotion potential.  Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. 

    Full performance levels will vary depending on vacancy being filled.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the assignedCareer Field and be certified at Level I, II or III  at the time of application.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 

    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil.

    Other


    DUTIES:

    Duties will vary based on Position Description and Grade Level.

    0801 General Engineer: This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work. This series is applicable when the work of the position; (1) requires knowledge and skills in two or more professional engineering series within the Engineering and Architecture Group, 0800, and (2) no one discipline is paramount; or is consistent with engineering work in this occupational group, but is not covered by an established series.

    0830 Mechanical Engineer: This series covers professional engineering positions involved in the managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work: involving the design, development, commission, manufacture, operation, maintenance, and disposal of mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components; and concerning the principles of motion, energy, force, and material properties to ensure mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components function safely, reliably, efficiently, and economically.      

    0850 Electrical Engineer: This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electrical phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electrical engineering. The work pertains primarily to electrical circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electrical energy for purposes such as motive power, heating, illumination, chemical processes, or the production of localized electric or magnetic fields. 

    0854 - Computer Engineer:  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily the application of knowledge of: (1) fundamentals and principles of professional engineering; (2) computer hardware, systems software, and computer system architecture and integration; and (3) mathematics, including calculus, probability, statistics, discrete structures, and modern algebra.

    0855 - Electronics Engineer:  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electronic phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electronics engineering. The work pertains primarily to electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information for purposes such as communication, computation, sensing, control, measurement, and navigation.  

    0861 Aerospace Engineer: This series includes professional aerospace engineering positions involved in planning, research, development, design, test and evaluation, analysis, production, fabrication, operation, type certification, and/or maintenance of aerospace vehicles or integrally associated equipment. The work requires application of scientific and engineering principles in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, such as aerodynamics, aero-acoustics, astro-dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, flight structures, thermodynamics, flight propulsion, and energy conversion and use.    

    0871–Naval Architecture Series: Covers professional engineering positions determining the principal dimensions of the vessel in collaboration with ship operators or others who specify performance requirements. Once this determination has been made, naval architects prepare the preliminary ship design with the delineation of the lines, the displacement& stability calculations, general arrangement plans, weight calculations, & strength calculations. After the preliminary design is completed, the work involves building a physical model or models (particularly for new forms).

    0893-Chemical Engineer Series: This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work involving: chemical processes utilized by industries and scientific technologies to produce useful products and systems; and the use of mass, momentum, and energy transfers together with thermodynamics and chemical kinetics to explore, extend, improve, and provide for existing and potential chemical and biochemical conversion processes.  Chemical engineers are also engaged in a variety of functions such as research, development, production, pilot-plant operation, testing, weapons development, risk assessment, environmental protection, post-accident investigations, energy conversion, healthcare delivery systems, process controls, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and policy guidance for regulatory compliance.