Electronics Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD), Security Services Bureau (SSB), Office of the Assistant Chief of Police for Protective and Intelligence Operations, United States Capitol Police (USCP). SSB is responsible for the supervision and delivery of security surveys of congressional offices; storage of national security materials; design, installation and maintenance of physical security systems; and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures inspections. Additionally, SSB addresses matters ranging from the protection of national security information to the protection of life and property. Conducts security assessments and recommends security upgrades to deter terrorism and espionage. Identifies technical vulnerabilities that could compromise sensitive and national security information. Records and documents findings of inspections, writes reports, and briefs Congressional staff on inspection findings.

Develops, analyzes, and recommends program-planning documentation. Serves as a technical advisor to the Department and other government agencies, as well as contractor personnel, concerning the feasibility and applicability of studies and advances in protective and/or investigative technology. Conducts preliminary site surveys to evaluate potential threat levels, working conditions, and time constraints. Evaluates a wide array of technical observations and peripheral conditions in the search area to determine the appropriate first response and secondary actions required. Coordinates actions with other local and Federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies and property management personnel. Deviates from traditional methods and develops and communicates new methods or criteria. Applies electronics engineering theories, principles, practical concepts, and processes, to search for technical vulnerabilities and attacks. Researches, develops, tests, evaluates, operates, maintains, and directs the fabrication, manufacture, and installation of technical surveillance equipment and systems in order to detect or reduce the possibility of a technical attack.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
10

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


You must be a U.S. Citizen. Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and "Q" clearance.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

For the CP-09/GS-11 you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CP-08/GS-10 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience which includes 1) developing initiatives, projects, and activities to field state of the art engineering technologies; 2) applying electronic engineering theories and processes to technical problems; 3) developing a variety of written documents to include engineering surveys and service reports detailing specific engineering services planned and performed.

For the CP-10/GS-12 you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CP-09/GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience which includes 1) managing projects related to electronic equipment and system design and modification; 2) evaluating a wide array of technical observations and peripheral conditions in the search area to determine the appropriate first response and secondary actions required; 3) developing technical procedures to be used by personnel.

EDUCATION
Basic Requirements: A.

Degree: Professional 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:

Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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; or Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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; or 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; or 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.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/classification-qualifications)

Education

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Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP: Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years. A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants. Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification. Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration. https://www.sss.gov/Registration/check-a-Registration/Verification-Form Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record. Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation. There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors: Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement: 1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment. 2. Other supporting documents: - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable. - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.

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