GENERAL ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
Dec 11, 2018
Closes
Dec 11, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP): Selectee for the Supervisory GG-14 position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
  • The GG-14 is a Supervisory General Engineer senior Level DCIPS Position.

    This position is a Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior Level positions include GG-13/14. The NRO is accepting applications from current GS/GG-13 and GS/GG-14 Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-13, GS/GG/14, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step. Those selected at the GS/GG-13 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

    This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0801 series: Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 professional 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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800

    *NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 12/10/2018

    Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:
    For the GG-13
    1. Knowledge of systems engineering principles applicable to intelligence systems development process, with background in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) collection and/or processing.
    2. Utilized engineering concepts for project development, design, integration, assessment and testing of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) collection and/or processing systems.
    3. Assisted in the development of major systems design reviews to ensure overhead reconnaissance systems can meet performance requirements within cost, schedule and risk.
    4. Applied acquisition process and integrated life cycle management for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities development observing Federal Government Acquisition Laws, principles and practices.
    5. Coordinated a wide range of government, military, contracting, engineer, manufacturing program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operations support to ensure program objectives.
    For the Supervisory GG-14
    1. Applied knowledge of systems engineering principles applicable to systems development process, with background in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) collection and/or processing.
    2. Utilized engineering concepts for project development, design, integration, assessment and testing of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) collection and/or processing systems.
    3. Developed major system design reviews to ensure overhead reconnaissance systems can meet performance requirements within cost, schedule and risk.
    4. Managed acquisition process and integrated life cycle management for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities development observing Federal Government Acquisition Laws, principles and practices.
    5. Lead a wide range of government, military, contracting, engineer, manufacturing program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operations support to ensure program objectives.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Organizational Awareness
    2. General Engineering
    3. Design and Development Engineering
    4. Project Management
    5. Leadership
    6. Communication
    This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Acquisition Category S (Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering) Level III and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.

    REQUIREMENT for the Supervisory General Engineer GG-14:

    CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP): Selectee must meet the following requirements for Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position:

    Must be a member of the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) at time of hiring (or can be achieved within a 2 year grace period)

    DAC Requirements:
    Certification: Civilian employee certified at DAWIA level III or above in an Acquisition Career Field.
    Experience: 4 years of service in an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.
    Education: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution, and one of the following:
    ~24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
    ~24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above in italics. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.
    ~24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent to 12 semester credit hours in the disciples listed above.

    Employee must execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement to remain in this position for at least three years. In signing such an agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

    REQUIRED: Degree: Professional Engineering
    A. 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
    B. 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 -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

    2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 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.

    3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

    4. 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 has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

    NOTE: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

    • Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
    • Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions

    Transcripts MUST be provided, failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Selectees are allotted 2 years in which to achieve DAWIA certification Level III requirements in accordance with the 1990 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. Certification is the procedure through which a military service or DoD Component determines that an employee meets the education, training, and experience standards required for a career level in any acquisition, technology, and logistics

    FOR THE GG-14 Supervisory General Engineer:
    Critical Acquisition Position (CAP): Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position: a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines), OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND four years acquisition experience and requisition training.

    Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION

    For further information, click on the following link:
    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    This position is a Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior Level positions include GG-13/14. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current GS/GG-13 and GS/GG-14 Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-13, GS/GG/14, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step. Those selected at the GS/GG-13 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, salary, step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc..

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: General Application Information

    Other Notes:

    • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
    • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
    • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by
    • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
    • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for GG-14 Supervisory position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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