RECENT GRADUATES - Interdisciplinary Engineer

Washington D.C.
Mar 12, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises is prohibited
  • Bargaining Unit Position: YES
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Trial or probationary period may be required.
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    Applicants must possess a bachelor's or higher degree 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 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 and physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
    A combination of education and experience which includes successful completion of one of the following as defined by the Office of Personnel Management: Professional Registration, Written Test, Specified academic courses or Related curriculum. More information regarding the above alternative methods may be found at:

    In addition to the education requirement, specialized experience as outlined below is required.

    GS-09: To minimally qualify for the GS-09 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-07 or equivalent level. Specialized experience demonstrates the ability to apply industry-accepted principles, techniques and practices of engineering to conduct analyses of recorded data;
    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree. To be creditable, your education must be directly related to the position being filled
    a combination of education and experience as stated above.

    GS-07: To minimally qualify for the GS-07 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent. Specialized experience demonstrates knowledge of industry-accepted principles, techniques and practices of engineering as they relate to data acquisition and analysis
    1 year of graduate-level education
    superior academic achievement. To be creditable, your education must be directly related to the position being filled.
    a combination of education and experience as stated above.

    As stated in the qualifications section.

    -- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. A variety of work life amenities are offered such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness benefits and transit benefits.
    -- Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) ARE NOT authorized for this position.
    -- If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.
    -- Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
    -- If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 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 Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    -- Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit
    -- All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .
    -- Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
    -- Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
    -- The National Transportation Safety Board provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the National Transportation Safety Board directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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

    Applicants will be rated using the Category Rating System. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Screening Questions/Occupational Questionnaire for consistency. Applicants must first meet any mandatory education/licensure/certification requirements before experience is evaluated. Failure to meet any mandatory requirement as outlined in the qualifications section will disqualify you from further consideration. Based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training in relation to these competencies, you will be placed into one of the following three categories:
    -- Highly Qualified - Applicants with a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all competencies.·
    -- Well Qualified - Applicants with a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the competencies.·
    -- Qualified - Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above and any education or selective factor if also required.
    The Category Rating Method does not add Veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Documented preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification/eligibility requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine your eligibility and qualifications. If mandatory education/licensure/certification requirements are met, your application will be further evaluated based on training, experience and other factors critical to successful job performance such as:
    -- Skill with processing and analyzing recorded information such as parametric data recorded in vehicle data recording systems, vehicle tests, or a laboratory test environment, including knowledge of signal processing hardware and software.
    -- Knowledge of accident investigation processes, practices, and methods, including the extraction of information from on-board data, audio, or video recording devices.
    -- Ability to lead teams composes of technical personnel drawn from different organizations in accomplishing desired goals.
    -- Ability to prepare technical reports and make oral presentations especially as they relate to expressing complex technical matters in terms easily understood by a non-technical audience.

    If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or your application may be removed from further consideration.

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