Supervisory Electronic Engineer (DE/CR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 12, 2018
Closes
Nov 12, 2018
Function
Engineer, Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation Authorized


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service (www.sss.gov), if applicable.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Time-after-competitive-appointment restriction applies.

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and 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 employments. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management website located at www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement, you must meet specialized experience.

    For GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. For this position, specialized experience is 1) radio spectrum management, interference prediction, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis techniques; experience in using automation tools to assess radiocommunications technology and 2) experience representing and advocating agency positions in meetings of the interagency working groups, committees or the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee or its standing subcommittees.

    OR

    For GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. For this position, specialized experience is 1) radio spectrum management, interference prediction, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis techniques; 2) experience in using automation tools to assess radiocommunications technology; 3) experience supervising or leading a staff of radiocommunication experts performing spectrum management policy development activities; and 4) planning, organizing, and directing technical studies to assess spectrum policy and technical standards, and recommending coordination of spectrum certification technical/policy changes.

    This position has a positive educational requirement. Applicants must possess the following:

    Engineering Basic Requirements: 

    Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 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

    Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that 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: (1) Professional registration or licensure; (2) Written Test; (3) Specified academic courses; (4) related curriculum.


    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Electronic Engineer GS-0855-14/15 with full promotion potential to GS-15 positions within NTIA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and experience.

    This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion (MAP) vacancy number: NTIA-OSM-2019-0004. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

    If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

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

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. 

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Ability to provide leadership to groups of engineers performing technical tasks.
    • Knowledge of engineering management methods, techniques, and practices.
    • Skill in reviewing and editing written work product of peers and subordinates.
    • Skill in oral and written communications skills sufficient to provide guidance to management and subordinates.
    • Skill in project management to allocate staffing resources, and monitor and measure productivity.
    • Knowledge of principles, techniques and practices of professional electronics engineering.
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to implement solutions.

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    Drug test required No


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