Recent Graduate (Electrical Engineer)
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
GS-7: Candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: Knowledge of investigative research methods and procedures including data acquisition, analysis, documentation and presentation related to a limited range of electrical engineering concepts.
GS-9: Candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience using or knowledge of investigative research methods and procedures including data acquisition, analysis, documentation and presentation related to electrical engineering concepts of limited scope and complexity.
GS-11: Candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience using or knowledge of investigative research methods and procedures including data acquisition, analysis, documentation and presentation related to electrical engineering concepts of limited complexity.
Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying (bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate) from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as many as six years after degree completion to apply.
To be considered, candidates must meet the educational requirements for an Electrical Engineer. The link to the OPM Qualification Standard for an Electrical Engineer is: Electrical Engineering Qualifications.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above within 30 days of this vacancy closing. CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
You must have graduated within the previous two years (from the closing date of this announcement) to be considered.
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
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. Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
- Knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of electrical engineering theories, concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to serve as a technical authority in the planning and systems operations of electric utility companies.
- Skill in using the latest problem solving techniques to develop solutions not readily treatable by current methods.
- Basic knowledge of related engineering fields such as Civil and Mechanical engineering.
- Ability to research, compile and analyze data or information related to the electric utility industry
- Proficiency in making effective oral and written presentations to individuals and groups.
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