General Engineer

Washington D.C.
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time

The successful candidate in this position will serve as a General Engineer who will serve as a Systems Engineer, contributing technical and analytical support, as a member of a systems engineering team, to senior management officials and program managers in the Office of Defense Programs.

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Occasional travel - This position requires travel outside of the duty station 25% of the time.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will not be paid.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a "Q" security clearance.
  • Other Requirements:

    Conditions of Employment:
    -Must be a U.S. Citizen
    -Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
    -Subject to Random Drug Testing
    -Must pass pre-employment drug test
    -Favorable suitability determination
    -Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance
    -Verification of your identity and employment eligibility under the provisions of Employment Verification (E-Verify)
    -Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification
    -A two year trial period may be required

    Please review the OPM page for information on qualifications: Professional Engineering Positions

    Specialized Experience Required:
    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band (EN-00, NQ/NN-02 or GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience with advanced concepts, principles, theories, and practices of the multiple and diverse branches of engineering related to nuclear weapons and providing engineering support for nuclear weapon program activities such as planning; research and development; design and production; testing, surveillance, and maintenance.

    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 systems engineering principles and Nuclear weapons programs sufficient to support systems engineering in all phases of weapons activities that include planning, research and development; design and production engineering; and testing and deployment.
    2. Ability to assess and evaluate a weapons program, set objectives and identify priorities to develop executable and verifiable requirements; perform technical and business case analysis; synthesize data and perform analyses using quantitative and qualitative methods for program management.
    3. Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively and accurately to convey complex technical issues for decision makers, and provide reports on complex and multi-faceted concepts.

    "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.

    You must have one of the following:

    Basic Requirements:
    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.


    Combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. There are alternate methods to meeting the engineering educational requirement (e.g., holding current professional engineering registration, having passed the EIT examination, or having completed specified academic courses or a related degree).

    EDUCATION: If this vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met, you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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