Engineering Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 03, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 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.

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.


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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • 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
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-05: one year of specialized experience at least the (GS-04) grade level or the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent in other pay systems that involved experience in performing nonprofessional, technical duties in the preparation and review of specifications and cost estimates for service contracts, monitor status of a variety of projects and programs.

    GS-06: one year of specialized experience at least the (GS-05) grade level or the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent in other pay systems that involved experience in development of effective plans for in-house maintenance, repair, minor construction, and for identification of annual and long range work requirements.

    GS-07: one year of specialized experience at least the (GS-06) grade level or the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent in other pay systems that D that involved experience involved experience in inspecting base real property assets and plan self-help and other small contracted projects for these assets. Performed Qualify Assurance Evaluation (QAE) activities related to base service contracts, grounds maintenance, custodial services, refuse/recycle, and other service contracts.

    GS-08: one year of specialized experience at least the GS-07 grade level or the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent in other pay systems that involved experience as a draftsperson, surveying technician, construction estimator, physical science technician, or mathematical technician. My experience was in a trade or craft as a planner and estimator that analyzed designs for production purposes or an instrument maker or model maker that has performed design or development work on devices fabricated.

    GS-09: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-08) or in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of an Engineering Technician. Specialized experience includes accomplishing important multiple craft studies and design work of complex conventional nature, provide technical expertise to the contracting officer during negotiations of the deliver orders, and perform construction management of those delivery orders once negotiated.

    GS-10: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) or in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of an Engineering Technician. Specialized experience includes experience as a draftsperson, surveying technician, construction estimator, physical science technician, or mathematical technician. My experience was in a trade or craft as a planner and estimator that analyzed designs for production purposes or an instrument maker or model maker that has performed design or development work on devices fabricated.

    GS-11: one year of specialized engineering experience equivalent to a (GS-10) or equivalent pay grade under other pay systems that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes collecting, analyzing, engineering data, preparing designs, sketches, specifications, construction cost estimates, negotiating contracts and performing project management, inspection monitoring and controlling all phases of design and construction operations.

    Click on the following link to view education and/or experience for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=

    GS-TECH



    OR

    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/engineering-technical-series-0802/


    TO QUALIFY FOR THE ACQDEMO POSITION (NH-II - NH IV LEVEL): In addition to meeting basic requirements, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems in contracting positions in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. In all cases, the quality of experience must clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and / or competencies necessary for successful job performance.

    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. Knowledge of a wide range of engineering methods, principles and practices and familiarity with all engineering disciplines and architecture.
    2. Knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with Federal, state and local codes and regulations.
    3. Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely and economical solutions.
    4. Knowledge of design, job planning, and cost estimating for the trades and crafts involved in the execution of program operations with a focus in structural and architectural areas.
    5. Ability to plan, conduct, and record site/facility surveys and inspections.

    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

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    DUTIES:

    • Engineering technicians work in a variety of unique work situations, often aligned with professional engineering and architecture fields and each with a fairly distinct set of knowledge and skill requirements
    • The work involves functions such as research, development, design, evaluation, construction, inspection, production, application, standardization, testing, or operation of engineering facilities, structures, systems, processes, equipment, devices, or materials.
    Additional Information:
    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.