General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 28, 2019
Closes
Mar 28, 2019
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Position may require traveling between 3 to 10 days overnight per month.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes - You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify at the DN-IV level, the incumbent must have expert knowledge is demonstrated through comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of a scientific or engineering field(s), and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work; providing expert advice to senior colleagues and/or agency officials responsible for broad program operations; and, providing significant and innovative recommendations for advancing technical programs and executing major projects representing an important segment of the agency's programs affecting the welfare of the public and environment.

In addition, to qualify at the DN-IV level, the incumbent must meet the Education and Work Experience Requirements and the Professional Accomplishments listed below.
Knowledge, Education, and Experience must be related to Fire Protection and mechanical engineering aspects of fire protection, which enables the candidate to carry out the duties found in the "Responsibilities" section of this announcement.

1. Education (See the Education section for more information) and Work Experience Requirements (must meet one (1) of the requirements below)

A. A Bachelor's degree AND ten (10) or more years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least two (2) years of which involved overseeing engineering work; OR
B. A Master's degree AND at least eight (8) years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least one (1) year of which involved overseeing engineering work; OR
C. A Doctorate (Ph.D.) AND at least six (6) years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least one (1) year of which involved overseeing engineering work. For this purpose, direct work experience does not include work performed as a requirement to obtain the Ph.D.

NOTE: "Overseeing engineering work" is work with oversight responsibilities that includes safety inspections, research, special study and analysis and formulating recommendations.

2. Professional Accomplishments. The incumbent must demonstrate he or she is a recognized authority by meeting at least two (2) of the requirements listed below.

A. Membership and participation in a national or international professional scientific/engineering bodies and/or committee(s) (e.g., Society of Fire Protection Engineers, etc.).
B. Demonstrates outstanding achievements (e.g., nationally recognized certification, the Crawford Award or equivalent, published journal articles) in his or her field(s) of expertise.
C. Holds two advanced engineering or science degrees (e.g., Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Ph.D.) and mastery of several engineering and/or scientific field(s) (e.g., a Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree in an Engineering or Science field relevant to the DNFSB's oversight mission).
D. Demonstrates significant professional and practical knowledge of national nuclear policy, the defense nuclear weapons program and processes, or the nuclear industry, as well as a thorough understanding of technical issues and their implications. This knowledge may be demonstrated through formal written correspondence with Federal and state agencies or private sector organizations on applicable topics, and published studies and/or journal on related subjects.

To qualify at the DN-V level, the incumbent must demonstrate mastery of, and skill in applying, in his or her scientific or engineering area(s) of specialty sufficient to formulate, evaluate, and complex engineering and scientific problems potentially problems of a programmatic nature. Plans, evaluates, and executes short-and long-range programs which impact national or international issues. Serves as an authoritative expert and consultant on broad and complex programs, a highly specialized field, or an industry which affects national or international interests, the well-being of the public and the nation, and/or the sustainability of natural resources and environments.

In addition, to qualify at the DN-V level, the incumbent must meet the Education and Work Experience Requirements and the Professional Accomplishments listed below.

Knowledge, Direct Experience, and Education must be related to Fire Protection and mechanical engineering aspects of fire protection, which enables the candidate to carry out the duties found in the "Responsibilities" section of this announcement.

1. Education (See the Education section for more information) (must meet one (1) of the requirements below).

A. A Bachelor's degree AND twenty (20) or more years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least four (4) years of which involved overseeing engineering work; OR
B. A Master's degree AND at least sixteen (16) years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least three (3) of which involved overseeing engineering work; OR
C. A Doctorate (Ph.D.) AND at least fourteen (14) years of direct experience (Federal civilian, military, private sector) performing engineering work, at least two (2) years of which involved overseeing engineering work. For this purpose, direct work experience does not include work performed as a requirement to obtain the Ph.D.

NOTE: "Overseeing engineering work" is work with oversight responsibilities that includes safety inspections, research, special study and analysis and formulating recommendations.

2. Professional Accomplishments. The incumbent must demonstrate he or she is a nationally or internationally recognized authority in a highly specialized technical area(s) of expertise by meeting at least two (2) of the requirements listed below.

A. Holds a leadership position on national or international professional scientific/engineering bodies and/or committee(s). (e.g., Society of Fire Protection Engineers, etc.).
B. Demonstrates outstanding achievements (e.g., nationally recognized certification, published journal articles, filed patents, earned awards) in his or her field(s) of expertise.
C. Holds multiple advanced engineering or science degrees (e.g., Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Ph.D.) and mastery of several engineering and/or scientific field(s) (e.g., a Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree in an Engineering or Science field relevant to the DNFSB's oversight mission).
D. Demonstrates extensive professional and practical knowledge of national nuclear policy, the defense nuclear weapons program and processes, or the nuclear industry, as well as a thorough understanding of technical issues and their implications. This knowledge may be demonstrated through published studies or journal articles in scientific/engineering publications; speeches or other oral presentations at scientific/engineering symposia or conferences; and/or development of related rules, regulations, and/or policies while serving as a member of a national and/or international scientific/engineering governing body.

All applicants must possess a Bachelor's of science or higher degree in Fire Protection and Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university. For degrees in fields of engineering, degree must be from a college or university with at least one program accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Advanced degrees are preferred.

Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. Candidates who do not submit this information may be eliminated from consideration. For further information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Veterans. By statute, the Board has excepted service appointment authority for its Engineer positions. Under this authority, veterans' preference does not apply. Although the Board is not required to consider veterans' preference for these positions, it is committed to hiring veterans and encourages all qualified veterans to apply. If selected for the position, a DD-214 and related records will be requested to document eligibility for other benefits. Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.

Non-federal experience may be creditable for annual leave accrual.

Candidates may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program.

Travel may be authorized for pre-employment interviewing.
Appointment to an Excepted Service position at the DNFSB, may require a trial period.
Must be able to obtain & maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information - Level Q Security Clearance.

Pre-employment drug testing is required, after appointment, you will be subject to random testing.

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

Qualified applicants will be further evaluated in terms of education and experience related to the following factors:

  • Technical expertise and its relevance to the Board's work;
  • Quality of education and technical experience; and
  • Professional interactions and the purpose of those interactions (at what level, how often, and for what purpose; are interactions with industry representatives, the public, officials within DOE or other Federal and State/local Government agencies).
Applicants will be rated against these factors and placed in an overall quality category of "A," "B," or "C." Applicants in the highest quality categories (A and B) will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted, reviewed, and referred to the selecting official on an on-going basis between the opening and closing dates.

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Drug test required Yes


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