Senior Electronics Engineer (MAP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Closes
Mar 30, 2019
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Payment of relocation expenses is 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/trial period may be required.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a SECRET security clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

    Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority; or you are a reinstatement eligible; or a non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which does not require time-in-grade/band requirements.

    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. 

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements 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's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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

    1. 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

      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 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:
    1. Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer 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 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
      Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.
      Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
    3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
    4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a 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.) 

    IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE IOR, Applicants must also meet the specialized experience for the grade level applying to.

    To qualify for the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level.  Experience in guiding a staff of radiocommunication experts performing spectrum certification policy development activities; planning, organizing, and directing technical studies to assess spectrum policy and technical standards, and recommending coordination of spectrum certification technical/policy changes; and experience in assessing spectrum certification automation tools and radiocommunications technology.

    Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

    This position is also being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining (DE) vacancy number: NTIA-OSM-2019-0028. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

    Payment of recruitment incentives are authorized.

    Payment of relocation incentives are authorized up to $5,000.00

    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Electronics Engineer GS-0855-15 positions within NTIA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and experience.

    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). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  

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

    1. Skills in providing leadership to groups of engineers performing technical tasks, including knowledge of engineering management methods, techniques, and practices.
    2. Skills in reviewing and/or editing written work product of peers and subordinates and providing constructive direction concerning ways by which such documentation can be improved.
    3. Oral communication skills sufficient to clearly articulate problems, to explain expectations regarding work assignments, to present work results, to make recommendations, and to provide authoritative guidance to management and subordinates regarding spectrum management issues; and written communications skills sufficient to generate documents that are clear, concise, and professional.
    4. Skills in applying knowledge of advanced principles, techniques and practices of professional electronics engineering and of the characteristics of a broad range of radiocommunication systems, including point-to­ point microwave links, fixed and mobile voice and data communications systems, radars, radionavigation systems, and space systems in providing expert engineering support to a full range of spectrum management' activities, including electromagnetic compatibility analysis and interference prediction and mitigation.
    5. The ability to apply a knowledge of advanced principles, techniques and practices of professional electronics engineering and of the characteristics of a broad range of radiocommunication systems, including point-to­ point microwave links, fixed and mobile voice and data communications systems, radars, radio navigation systems, and space systems in providing expert engineering support to a full range of spectrum management activities, including electromagnetic compatibility analysis and interference prediction and mitigation.
    6. Skills in establishing and maintaining relationships with senior staff and high-level management officials in NTIA, other Federal agencies, and/or other organizations in order to obtain or exchange information, to influence their actions and views, to obtain the cooperation of other organizations in accomplishing program objectives, and to lead discussions concerning resolution of spectrum management problems.

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