General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 19, 2018
Closes
Feb 27, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Position may require traveling between 3 to 10 days overnight per month.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes -- Allowable relocation expenses will be paid.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations in the following circumstances:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
  • Disability Employment - Reasonable Accommodations: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/
Security/Suitability
The selectee will occupy a Critical Sensitive position requiring a background investigation leading to the granting of a "Q" level security clearance.

Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Applicants must meet both the minimum education and experience qualifications as described.

For the DN-3 level, at least five (5) years of related professional engineering experience is required. Senior journeyman level of professional engineering work involving independent analysis in engineering field(s). For the DN-4 level, eight (8) years of related professional engineering experience with extended training and experience demonstrated by recognized accomplishments is required. Mastery of advanced engineering principles, techniques, practices and expert level knowledge to review and assess advanced engineering topics. For the DN-5 level, twelve (12) years of related professional engineering experience with extended training and experience demonstrated by recognized accomplishments is required. Recognized authority in highly specialized technical area(s) and whose opinion is sought after in relation to a variety of issues concerning field(s) of expertise. Registration as a professional engineer by any State in the U.S. is desirable.

Related professional engineering experience includes experience with mechanical components and systems used in nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel cycle facilities including demonstrated familiarity with mechanical system consensus standards, e.g., ASME, AGS, ASHRAE, ANS, and others.

Additional Information
Applicants must meet both the minimum education and experience qualifications as described.
All applicants must possess a Bachelor's of science or higher degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or university. Advanced degrees are preferred. For degrees in fields of engineering, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certification of an engineering curriculum is also required. Other information Engineering Degree and Combination of education and experience qualifications for this position can be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. Candidates who do not submit this information may be eliminated from consideration. For further information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Veterans. By statute, the Board has excepted service appointment authority for its Engineer positions. Under this authority, veterans' preference does not apply. Although the Board is not required to consider veterans' preference for these positions, it is committed to hiring veterans and encourages all qualified veterans to apply. If selected for the position, a DD-214 and related records will be requested to document eligibility for other benefits.

Non-Competing Appointment. You can apply for an appointment without regard to competitive procedures if you meet the basic eligibility requirements for the position and you are eligible for a special appointment authorized for disabled veterans with at least 30% disability.

ICTAP Eligibles: If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection rights over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Department of Defense or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.

The Board does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Non-federal experience may be creditable for annual leave accrual.

Candidates may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program.

Travel may be authorized for pre-employment interviewing.

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

Qualified applicants will be further evaluated in terms of education and experience related to the following factors:

  • Technical expertise and its relevance to the Board's work;
  • Quality of education and technical experience; and
  • Professional interactions and the purpose of those interactions (at what level, how often, and for what purpose; are interactions with industry representatives, the public, officials within DOE or other Federal and State/local Government agencies).
Applicants will be rated against these factors and placed in an overall quality category of "A," "B," or "C." Applicants in the highest quality categories (A and B) will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted, reviewed, and referred to the selecting official on an on-going basis between the opening and closing dates.

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