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.
For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and 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.
*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.
For Direct Hire Positions:
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
The individual occupational requirement (IOR) typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the occupations covered by this standard:
Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-5). Applicants who wish to qualify for positions at higher grade levels (generally grade GS-7 and above) must meet the basic requirement as well as additional requirements reflected.
GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05. Examples of specialized experience include determining standards for construction and maintenance of real property. Conducting condition surveys. Making recommendations for development and improvement of facilities. Preparing preliminary and final construction plans and specifications. Performing cost estimation.
GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07. Examples of specialized experience include evaluating and recommending programs as necessary in coordination with other engineering specialties for their repair, reconstruction, and re-use to meet the requirements of various base functions. Prepares architect-engineer statement of work and fee estimates. Review preliminary and final electrical engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9. Examples of specialized experience include designing projects to accomplish minor construction, repair, or renovation of base facilities and/or facility systems such as electrical service, electrical distribution, electrical protection and fire and security alarms.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
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 electrical engineering concepts, principles, and practices and extensive familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture; a broad range of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards; and the operations, products, services, needs, and goals of O&M programs and assigned organization and related customers, functions, resources and users.
2. Knowledge of standard contracting regulations; practices and procedures; and work classifications and the regulatory and statutory restrictions on the expenditures' of appropriated and non-appropriated funds.
3. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.
4. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlines in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
5. Knowledge of program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and management; and of environmental principles, practices, procedure, laws, regulations and current legislative issues.
6. Ability to plan, conduct and record site/facility surveys and inspections; research, analyze, interpret and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely and economical solutions.
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.
IF USING 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:
- 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
- Professional registration or license
- Serve as a professional electrical engineer, performing design duties in support of an organization. Perform design work for new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for real property facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of electrical engineering.
- Interpret and adapt traditional methods and approaches in developing design calculations, layouts, drawings, and specifications that support project objectives and standards.
- Prepare conceptual studies and sketches that indicate pertinent design features, material, equipment, and specifications. Develop cost estimates and time schedules.
- Prepare architect and engineer (A&E) statements of work (SOW).Coordinate projects with engineers in other disciplines or with architects.
- Keep abreast of emerging technologies to ensure programmed development will not prematurely become obsolete.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11).
May have promotion potential above GS-11.