Electrical Engineer (CYBER), GS-0850-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 27, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will serve as an Electrical Engineer (CYBER) and be responsible for consulting with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Conducting risk analysis, feasibility study, and/or trade-off analysis to develop, document, and refine functional requirements and specifications.
  • Consulting with customers to evaluate functional requirements
  • Overseeing and making recommendations regarding configuration management
  • Working with senior level staff member to assist in the development and review of sensitive information including pre-decisional and/or embargoed Information Technology (IT) budget, workforce, and organizational changes pertaining to program system development and operations.
  • Monitoring and auditing the schedule, cost, design, analysis, operational performance and/or internal security procedures of national security systems (NSS) and respective classified information, critical infrastructure, mission essential systems (MES), high value assets (HVA) or other USCG information systems.
  • Preparing user cases to justify the need for specific IT solutions.
  • Managing the IT planning process to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements.
  • Developing and document User Experience requirements including information architecture and user interface requirements
  • Routinely exercising judgment and discretion when obtaining and leading confidential advance information of management's position with regard to IT cyber contract negotiations and investments; performing studies that may result in changes of organizational structures or staffing levels requiring labor relation matters.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • See Other Info section for training requirements.


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

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to provide information on your vaccination status and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination, or seek a medical or religious exemption to the requirements of E.O. 14043.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-0801: Degree: 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: statics, dynamics; strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials and 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 knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 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 -Current registration as a professional engineer by any State. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following:

At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience may include the following:
  • Providing engineering support for RF communication system upgrades and replacements.
  • Performing engineering lead functions providing management support and technical expertise on long range RF communication systems to include: transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, antenna couplers, antenna, and radio control systems.
  • Overseeing technical documentation and drawing development to ensure technical accuracy, conformance, and maintainability of systems.
  • Establishing routine and preventive maintenance used to achieve and sustain optimum performance and reliability.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that is directly related to the duties of this position.

OR

Combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience may include the following:
  • Providing technical support/expertise for long range RF communications systems to include encryption services.
  • Experience with System Engineering Life Cycle processes.
  • Performing market research for procurement of RF communication systems, equipment and/or services.
  • Developing and overseeing the execution of project plans, schedules & technical installation/implementation plans to procure, configure, deploy and maintain RF communication systems.
  • Coordinating technical activities with external customers and support organizations representing the organization in reaching compromises and agreements with engineers and contractors.

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal sector. Specialized experience may include the following:
  • Leading teams to develop or oversaw the development of requirements, specifications, work statements and other appropriate procurement documents for RF communication systems, equipment and/or services based on user requirements and an understanding of the underlying technology and the goals of the organization.
  • Overseeing the planning, design and evaluation of projects to deploy RF communication systems to mobile units (ships, and portable systems) nationwide or worldwide.
  • Reviewing and evaluating effectiveness, technical adequacy, and suitability of engineering work and proposals of others developing system modifications to ensure there is no impact on performance, reliability, and maintainability.
  • Utilizing knowledge in plan modifications to complex subsystems or major categories of equipment to include preparing cost estimates, procedures, criteria, and specifications for systems modification and for procurement and testing of new equipment and software.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Education

This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Mandatory training is required which must be successfully completed and other training may occur as necessary for success in the position.

A. Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers Level I (FAC P/PM-I) or management determined equivalent within two years of entry into the position.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than one (1) selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6305. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.