Electrical Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

For information on veterans’ preference click here.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here for specific program requirements.  To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the follow documents:

           ·    Application or resume;

            ·    Statement requesting MSP; and

            ·    Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders

 

90-Day Competitive Certificate: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal Regulatory Guidance.
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position will be filled through the Delegated Examining Office.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

1.  Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

2.  The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.

3.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree or higher in professional engineering. 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 as well as 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.

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B. Completion of 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences, and in engineering that included the courses specified in option A (2) above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.

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C. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology AND one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

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D. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training examination and earned one of the following: (a) a Bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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E. Current registration as a professional Engineer with a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Note: If qualifying under this option you must submit a copy of your registration.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent performing electrical engineering work in support of construction, renovation, and/or real property improvement projects.  Specialized experience must include performing duties such as: (1) performing electrical engineering planning and design work for infrastructure/facility construction projects; (2) assisting in monitoring/managing electrical work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation and improvement projects for a variety of real property facilities and/or utility systems; (3) reviewing preliminary and final engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance; and (4) preparing conceptual designs, quantitative criteria and cost estimates for facilities and utility systems.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

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/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

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; and knowledge of broad range of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices, and techniques, materials, and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

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 and non-appropriated funds.

3.  Knowledge of health safety, environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders; program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and management; and environmental principles, practices, procedures, laws regulations, and current legislative issues.

4.  Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.

5.  Ability to plan, conduct, and record site/facility surveys and inspections.

6.  Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely and economical solutions; plan and organize work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and maintain good working relations.

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR 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.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this position. 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

 

Applications who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

 

BASIS OF RATING:

Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement.  Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

 

Category 3, Best Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 2, Highly Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 1, Qualified:  Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire.   The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.

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