General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2018
Closes
Oct 16, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

25% or less - Travel may be required 3-4 times per year.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  A background investigation will be required for all new hires.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough.  Therefore  it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history.  Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 is one year of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

    - Ensuring deliverable products are consistent with engineering specifications and customer requirements; AND
    - Collaborating with other professionals on efforts to improve engineering and manufacturing quality performance; AND
    - Investigating, analyzing, and correcting adverse quality trends or conditions.


    Specialized experience for the GS-12 is one year of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

    - Designing and modifying machinery used for production; AND
    - Resolving equipment and manufacturing process issues; AND
    - Troubleshooting machinery; AND
    - Processing equipment acquisitions in order to acquire production equipment. AND
    - Communicating technical information through oral discussions/presentations and written fact sheets/reports.

    Specialized experience for the GS-11 is one year of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

    - Designing and modifying machinery used for production; AND
    - Resolving equipment and manufacturing process issues; AND
    - Troubleshooting machinery; AND
    - Processing equipment acquisitions in order to acquire production equipment.

    OR

    You may substitute education for specialized experience for the GS-11 as follows: Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    OR

    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions

    This positon includes a positive education requirement. Every applicant must meet this requirement to be considered minimally qualified. To see these requirements please click here.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    - The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day.  Employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds 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.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
     

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Attention to Detail, Project Management, Analytical, Problem Solving. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Drug test required Yes


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