GENERAL ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to broaden the skills, enhance and develop the executive career broadener's leadership competencies, technical occupational competencies, and business skills while contributing support to the mission and function of the organization and processes of the AF Civil Engineering Civilian Career Enhancement Program
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Responsibilities

1. As a Career Broadener, serves as the strategic and integrated advisor/technical expert consultant and represents the USAF in matters relating to Industrial Control System and Cybersecurity Engineering activities and discussions with the SAF, HAF, DoD agencies, DoD Services (Army, Navy, USMC), Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Air Force Installation Mission Support Center (AFIMSC), Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), as well as the MAJCOM civil engineer staffs.
2. Serves as the technical advisor to the Chief, Facility Division and provides engineering and architectural theories to all phases of the organization's work.
3. Performs career broadening assignments, to provide operational, managerial, procedural, policy requirements and oversight along with engineering or architectural theories.
4. Represents the concerns of the Air Force at strategic meetings and conferences; prepares staff studies and various documents to meet special needs; develop and gives oral presentations; leads and/or serves on steering committees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. Employee must sign AF-wide mobility agreement.
  • Employee must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SPECIAL COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) security clearance as a condition of employment.
  • Career Broadening positions are managed by AFPC/DP2Z and are centrally funded.
  • Positions are established specifically to provide developmental experience designed to broaden the skills and/or enhance the leadership perspective of a high-potential, mid-level manager.
  • Career Broadening also provides training and developmental opportunities at various organizational levels.
  • These assignments offer the qualified candidate a unique assignment in that the candidates brings certain experience to the assignment while gaining new experiences in a different work environment
  • TEMPORARY PROMOTION: If the position is filled as a temporary promotion, upon completion of the career broadening assignment, the temporary promotion may lead to permanent promotion without further competition
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Travel by regularly scheduled commercial or military conveyances IAW Joint Travel Regulations may be required in performance of TDY
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours to provide direct support to leadership, conferences, or special initiatives.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

Basic Requirement for GS-0801 General Engineer: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in 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 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. Click here to view occupational requirements for this position.
AND
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-0801-13 which includes expert, unique, complex, and thorough knowledge, expertise in civil engineering principles and practices to solve strategic direction and engineering and architectural theories.
Mastery knowledge of Congressional, DoD, Joint, and USAF structures, missions, programs, policies and organizational relationships to facilitate effective advancement of Air Force capabilities. Mastery of advanced management and organizational principles and practices, and a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming, and applies professional Engineer knowledge in the planning, research, design, development, test, evaluation, integration, acquisition, dissemination, sustainment, modification, and/or exploitation of highly complex electronic systems to support the Air Force's mission objectives. Extensive knowledge of a broad range of problem solving methods, practices, and techniques used to determine viable approaches and solutions in communicating new concepts, goals, and objectives, including Air Force Service Development and Delivery Process and Business Process Re-engineering. Comprehensive ability to conceive, plan, and manage all aspects of a unique program or project of broad scope impacting a critical OSD Program. Reviews and analyzes programs, plans, and current issues to determine specific actions and/or recommendations that will result in the best interests of the Air Force Civil Engineering Industrial Control System and Cybersecurity Engineering. Expert interpersonal and communicative skills including written and verbal communications that facilitate formal public speaking, negotiation, and persuasion of individuals with competing or conflicting interests. This includes sensitivity to many divergent viewpoints and an appreciation of the political realities framing financial management decisions

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Professional knowledge of a broad range of engineering or architectural theories (comprehensive planning, asset management, mechanical, civil, electrical, and environmental) and engineering concepts, principles, and practices and knowledge of Air Force Civil Engineering goals and objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge of a broad range of problem solving methods, practices, and techniques used to determine viable approaches and solutions in communicating new concepts, goals, and objectives, including Air Force Service Development and Delivery Process and Business Process Re-engineering.
  • Ability to research and interpret congressional language and DoD and federal agency regulations, policies and public laws, to incorporate into Air Force policy and guidance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and maintain good working relationships to gain support for program goals.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze programs and situations and develop rules, regulations, and procedures for timely and economical solutions.
  • Ability to develop long-term strategic plans to formulate, justify, and defend assigned program. Thorough understanding of program requirements in order to develop a fully coordinated staff input to the PPBE process.


  • Education

    Not Applicable

    Additional information

    PCS restrictions: An employee selected to make a PCS to a Career Broadening assignment is restricted from making a second PCS for 12 months

    Defense National Relocation Program is Authorized

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours to provide direct support to leadership, conferences, or special initiatives.

    Employee must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SPECIAL COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) security clearance as a condition of employment.

    Employee may be required to travel TDY to perform assigned duties on commercial or military aircraft.

    Mobility is a condition of employment. Employee must sign AF-wide mobility agreement.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".


  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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