Naval Architect, GS-0871-13/14
Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS/Relocation is authorized.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Basic Requirements: Applicants must show that they possess knowledge of professional engineering principles, methods and procedures as evidenced through the following: Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond 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
Registration as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. OR
Successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (IT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET- accredited program. OR
A combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first paragraph above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.) OR
Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) AND have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.
FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Candidates at the GS-13 level must have at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 or higher level in the Federal service). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Specialized experience includes the following: planning, coordinating, investigating, preparing, and evaluating feasibility studies, design trade-off studies, design layouts, and mechanical and auxiliary specifications for naval-related acquisitions.
FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Candidates at the GS-14 level must have at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 or higher level in the Federal service). Specialized experience includes: serving as a technical expert in naval architecture and project management; acquisition program support, cutter design studies, development of design criteria, evaluation and prototyping of new systems, and fleet sustainment activities.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). 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. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position has a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.
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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
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More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6255. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
- Ability to apply advanced concepts, principles, and practices of naval architecture and marine engineering.
- Ability to apply new developments in solving problems not readily treatable by accepted methods.
- Knowledge of related engineering fields, including electrical, electronics, and mechanical.
- Skill in applying knowledge of engineering principles, methods, practices, and techniques as they relate to vessel design and construction.
- Knowledge, understanding, and use of Computer Systems to include development of word documents and spreadsheets for the preparation and storage of technical documents, correspondence, and databases.
- Skill in inter-personal communication, both written and orally, in order to effectively coordinate with partners during ship design, technical review and construction, conduct trade off studies and market research, exercise understanding of requirements, development of specifications, applying strategic thought for integration and use of sustainable equipment and systems.
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