General Engineer (Program Manager)

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Engineer, Management
Full Time

About the Agency

A successful candidate in this position will manage and oversee interagency work, international collaborations, interagency and foreign funded work, technology transfer, and private sector work collaborations across the NNSA complex.

Conditions of Employment:

-Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

-Favorable suitability determination.

-Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance.

Other Requirements:

-Subject to Random Drug Test.

-Public financial disclosure may be required.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel 10-20%

  • No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Benefits and Other Info" section on Selective Service requirements.
  • Permanent change of station costs will not be paid.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e. GS-11 or NN-02. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: applying standard practices of engineering and science disciplines to Strategic Partnerships/Work for Others and Technology Transfer work, including, defense, intelligence and homeland security related activities. Examples of specialized experience include: managing work resources from one agency to another based on the one agency capitalizing on the unique capabilities of the other; and maturing the development of a technology from concept to manufacturing or from a certain maturation level to a hand-off to private industry for commercialization.


    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    1. Knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of engineering such as nuclear, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering, theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods sufficient to determine and/or execute actions for a wide range of assignments involving combinations of complex features.
    2. Knoweldge of the concepts, principles, processes, and techniques of management and the methods used to gather, analyze, and evaluate infomraiton on the management process, together with a high degree of analytical ability, sufficient to evaluate policies and program objectives and to make sound recommendations and decisions.
    3. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to provide sound advice, make clear and convincing presentations to defend, clarify, negotiate, justify recommendations to provide expert and guidance to resolve planning and execution issues to a variety of audiences.
    4. Knowledge of technical legislative and regulatory policy guidance to provide technical advice and guidance to senior management personnel of the Field Offices and major program components.
    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



    801 - Degree: professional engineering. The curriculum must: 1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 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 a combination of education and experience- for more information, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Professional Engineering Qualifications.


    1301 - A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR a combination of education and experience. For more information please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards at Physical Science Qualifications.

    Are you using education to qualify? You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, see the Department of Education website. **If you are selected, official transcripts may be required.**

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Please Note: If your foreign education has already been accepted by an accredited U.S. educational institution as part of a degree program with that institution, you do not need to provide an evaluation of foreign education but must submit a copy of the transcripts listing the degree from the U.S. accredited institution that accepted your foreign education.

    Q - Sensitive


    As a General Engineer, you will:

    • Formulate new engineering strategies, execute processes and serve as a technical resource for implementing goals and objectives to strengthen U.S. National security capabilities.
    • Serve as program manager responsible for oversight for agreements and programs and act as a focal point of contact for collection and utilization of relevant technical, legislative and engineering policy information.
    • Draft legislation that generates in new views and opinions, resulting in significant negotiations and differing perspectives regarding which department or agency will have primary responsibility for coordinating aspects of programs and various enablement efforts.
    • Review assigned topical areas for compliance with DOE Orders, applicable laws, regulations, policies and legislative guidance and consults with the ADA and Science Council Chair on technical, and the Science Council.

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