Mechanical Engineer

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Full Time


About the Position:
Position is located in the Power and Environmental Division, Product Realization Engineering and Quality Directorate, of Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Fort Belvoir, VA.
This is a Career Program Position  CP 16. 
Payment of moving expenses is not authorized.

This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position.  Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in Acquisition Career Field S (Systems Planning, Research Development & Engineering) within 24 months of entrance of duty.
Business travel may be up to 10%.
This is a DoD Demonstration Project position. 

Position may be extended or converted to permanent without further competition.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


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Occasional travel - Business Travel up to 10%

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance
  • Business travel may be up to 10%.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized
  • Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

    • CP# 16 position.

    • Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in Acquisition Career Field S (Systems Planning, Research Development & Engineering), within 24 months of entrance of duty.

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    To meet the basic entry qualification requirements for the Mechanical Engineer, DB-0830-03, position you must meet one of the following:
    Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study 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 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

    Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; OR
    Successful passing of the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; OR

    Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90-quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above; OR
    Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, that may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering and I have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

     Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: work managing and implementing engineering processes. Applying engineering fundamentals. Design and develop experimental/hardware  and system integration in one or more of a wide range of technical areas including portable power generation and storage, power electronics, mobile power generation, engine generator technology, power distribution equipment, auxiliary power units, battery chargers, thermophotovoltaics, hybrid power systems, fuel cells and environmental control systems.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

      • Knowledge of mobile electric power generation systems including power distribution, power management systems, medium and low voltage systems, hybrid power systems, and diesel engines
      • Skill in organizing work and analyzing problems
      • Knowledge of acquisition lifecycle management
      • Skill in project engineering and systems engineering
      • Ability to communicate orally and in writing 

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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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.


    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.


    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.


    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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