Electronics Engineer, AST, Measurement and Instrumentation Systems

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 26, 2017
Closes
Aug 18, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD), Mechanical Systems Division, Electromechanical Systems Branch (Code 544), is seeking an experienced individual to serve as an Electronics Engineer and a technical expert in the field of dynamics and automatic control of precision electromechanical systems, and leading interdisciplinary product development teams. The work involves the analysis, design, development and test of feedback systems or their components for the control of precision structures and mechanisms in spacecraft or space-flight instruments for in-house and out-of-house projects.

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This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to 8/17/17.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • In addition to the Basic Education Requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13), which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    Specialized experience is providing technical expertise in the field of dynamics and automatic control of precision electromechanical systems; and in analysis, design, development and test of feedback systems or their components for the control of precision structures and mechanisms in spacecraft or space-flight instruments.

    To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.

    Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

    Not Applicable


    DUTIES:

    As an Electronics Engineer, specializing in Measurement and Instrumentation Systems, you will serve as the control systems engineering expert and consultant. Develop and redesign original concepts for advanced technologies, systems, equipment, measurement and instrumentation, facilities, or vehicles. Provide technical advice in control systems both within and outside the organization. A senior engineer leading interdisciplinary product development teams and a technical expert in the field of dynamics and automatic control of precision electromechanical systems. Provide technical expertise in the formulation of engineering policies and procedures. Responsible for the management of teams of engineers in the technical assessment of test plans, procedures, operations, and problem resolution in areas such as life science or measurement and instrumentation systems. Consult with all levels of management, headquarters personnel, other federal agencies, and foreign and commercial organizations in the design or construction of facilities, systems, or equipment in areas such as life science or measurement and instrumentation systems.

    Provide expert technical advice and direction to contractor professionals. Manage significant elements or phases of projects related to major agency functions, programs, or projects. Provide engineering analysis for special projects, future projects, and in advance planning of new systems and capabilities of all applicable agency programs. Participate in preliminary and critical design reviews and determines, develops, and defends requirements. Responsible for operation, maintenance, and sustaining engineering planning execution in areas such as flight systems.