Mechanical Engineer

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

Occasional travel - Occasional travel required for training.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Serve a one year trial period, if required.
    • Register with the Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility  verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level).
    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee.
    • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
     
    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

    The GS-7 salary range starts at $45,972 per year.  The GS-9 salary range starts at $56,233 per year.  

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS: A Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education and/or experience - use the
    following link: Basic Requirements for Engineer Positions.

    GS-7
    In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one of the options listed below:
    A.) I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is applying knowledge of professional engineering principles and concepts as well as the ability to apply standard engineering practices, methods and techniques to perform routine assignments; the ability to determine the technical ramifications resulting from changes in such things as item design or customer requirements; and familiarity with related engineering disciplines.
    B.) I have completed at least one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent) that is directly related to the position.
    C.) I have completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus graduated in the upper third of the college, university or major subdivision, such as the College of Engineering, based on completed coursework.
    D.) I have completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus I have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded in the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place).
    E.) I have completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus I have a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place).
    F.) I have completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities).
    G.) I possess a combination of appropriate graduate level education and specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

    GS-9
    In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one of the options listed below:
    A.) I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience applying engineering principles and concepts including professional terminology, methodology, units of measure and their interrelationships to perform developmental assignments in the field; and using design software to prepare and/or modify building drawings.
    B.) I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree, or a master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the position.
    C.) have less than the full amount of specialized experience described above, and less than the full amount of graduate education described above, but I have a combination of appropriate education and experience that when combined together qualify me for this position.

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Bargaining Unit status:  NFFE

    If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.  

    Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
    • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.  

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

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application.  Here’s how it will work:

    • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    1. Knowledge of conventional mechanical engineering concepts in order to assist in the development and analysis of technical specifications and standards for assigned commodities.
    2. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures for assisting in the composition and maintenance of Government specifications.
    3. Knowledge of applicable technological principles, i.e., industrial processes; production techniques; quality control measures; salient characteristics and properties; and needs peculiar to Government customer usage for assigned commodities.
    4. Skill in written and oral communication.
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume.  If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No


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