Electronics Engineer (MAP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 20, 2019
Closes
May 20, 2019
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Selected candidate may be required to travel at least 10%.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes A Relocation Incentive up to $5,000 to $10,000 is being offered with this position to the selected candidate if moving to the Washington, DC metro area to accept this position. If selected, the candidate will be provided with full disclosure regarding the Relocation Incentive.


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.
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • 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. 

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

    SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a SECRET CLEARANCE. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

    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.

    Electronics Engineer, 0855 Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR)

    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 -- 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. 

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

    To qualify at the GS-15 grade level you must have:

    Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized at the GS-14 grade level, or equivalent, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular human resources related knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is:

    • Developing reports that provide findings and recommendations to assess spectrum related technologies and concepts for spectrum management processes and policy improvements; and
    • Writing and developing reports, presenting and briefing report findings, and working in a team project; and
    • Leading and managing a project that includes a team of individuals responsible for developing Spectrum Management policies; and
    • Evaluation of planning documents for concept development, research, costing and acquisition of systems; and
    • Identifying deficiencies or gaps in the various planning documentation associated with these processes.

    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).

    See Qualifications Section for Education Requirements.

    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) hat you completed as part of the application. However, youre resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will 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:

    • Knowledge in interpreting National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)/ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and guidelines regarding the radio frequency spectrum.
    • Skill assessing various advanced spectrum-related technologies, spectrum-sharing techniques and concepts, and spectrum policies to prepare reports that provide findings and recommendations for spectrum management process and policy improvements.
    • Skill in applying communication techniques to effectively work in a team-oriented environment.
    • Skill leading and managing a project that includes a team of individuals responsible for developing Spectrum Management policies.
    • Knowledge of the federal government’s strategic processes related to budgeting, planning, programming and execution.

    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).


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