General Engineer- Fellows Program
Occasional travel - Some Travel may be required
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must have graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or one of the six State Maritime Academies under the Student Incentive Program with a service obligation.
Applicants must submit a resume; copy of their transcript; a recommendation from their school or employer, if employed after graduation; three (3) personal references; and USCG qualifications and/or proof of going through a merchant marine officer preparation program.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
- Position is subject to background investigation.
- Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
- BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A background security investigation is required for all selected individuals. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
- GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the Mandatory education and specialized experience requirements.
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
- Successful completion of an engineering degree at an accredited university or college. OR
- Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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.
The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Professional registration or licensure - current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE)
- Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
- Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.
- Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.
- Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
To qualify for the grade 5, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree. This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.
To qualify for the grade 7
- on Education alone, you must have at least 1 year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement. This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.
- on Experience alone, you must have at least 1 year of equal or equivalent specialized experience assisting with the review of programs and plans pertinent to shipyard repairs and maintenance (e.g. activations, deactivations, vessel overhauls, dock trails, and see trials). This must be fully supported by your resume.
- You can also qualify based on a combination of gradulate level education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.
To qualify for the grade 9,
- on Education alone, you must have at least 2 years of graduate-level education OR been awarded a Master's Degree (or equivalent) This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.
- on Experience alone, you must have 1 year of equal or equivalent specialized experience reviewing and providing advice on programs and plans pertinent to shipyard repairs and maintenance (e.g. activations, deactivations, vessel overhauls, dock trails, and see trials) AND Experience using principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines relative to shipyard repairs, and maintenance. This must be fully supported by your resume.
- You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate level education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.
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.
For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.
Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Please see the Qualifications section)
Managers may exercise discretion to allow a limited amount of regular or task-based telework for this position.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements.
Applicants will not be rated or ranked.
All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.
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