Aerospace Engineer

Department Of Defense Kirtland Air Force Base , NM 87117

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as engineering expert and consultant for aircraft airworthiness assurance and safety risk management, leading multi-discipline teams of engineers and aviation safety specialists.

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Responsibilities

  • Aeronautical systems analysis. Leads teams of engineers from AFSEC and other organizations in the analysis of aero structures, landing gear, fluid and mechanical systems, turboprop and turbofan engines, avionics, fire protection,..

  • cont..egress and life support systems, and crashworthiness design, for the purpose of identifying potential hazards, ensuring adequate safety risk management and preventing mishaps.

  • Safety risk assessment and safety risk management.

  • Mishap investigation. Serves as a recognized technical authority in the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents, determination of causes, and development of corrective actions.

  • Risk mitigation solutions.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

  • Job family (Series)

0861 Aerospace Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Employee must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security classification with appropriate Special Access Program clearances.

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • This position requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering and extensive experience in the application of safety principles.

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.

  • Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.

  • Employee is required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment at mishap sites. Employee must either submit to vaccinations to protect against bloodbome pathogens or provide written acceptance of the risks associated..

  • cont..with performing work without the protection of such vaccines. Training will be provided to enable the employee to recognize the site risks and to understand protective measures.

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • The position requires periodic travel away from the home duty station, occasionally for extended periods (typically several weeks).

  • Employee is required to obtain and maintain an official passport for foreign travel.

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, Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-0861, Click Here

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts with your application.

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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

(I) 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; or

(II) 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

(III) 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 under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above); or

(IV) 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 one 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts with your application.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes applying knowledge of advanced concepts, principles and practices of aerospace engineering with emphasis on Air Force aerospace systems and subsystems to understand their basic functions and interactions with mechanical systems and subsystems; formulating, evaluating, and correlating broad engineering and scientific programs to develop new and improved techniques and methods; applying knowledge of project management and developmental engineering practices in order to oversee the execution of safety project initiatives; participating in investigations and formulating appropriate recommendations for equipment redesign and for Air Force policy initiatives; and identifying hazards and developing comprehensive solutions to mitigate associated risks.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. 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:

1.Broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices, with functional knowledge of all major systems and components used in air vehicles and with high-level specific expertise in selected specialty areas.

2.Knowledge of aerospace materials properties, the application of fatigue, fracture mechanics and damage tolerance principles in design, manufacturing and maintenance practices used for aeronautical vehicles.

3.Expert knowledge of safety principles, practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and the ability to formulate mishap prevention and risk reduction theories, concepts, and practices.

4.Knowledge of Air Force and DoD organizational structures and their functional responsibilities and operating procedures at the Headquarters, MAJCOM, Center and base levels related to acquisition, sustainment and operation of aircraft.

5.Demonstrated ability to plan, organize work and consistently meet milestones, suspense's and deadlines while maintaining effective interpersonal professional relationships.

6.Highly skilled in effective oral and written communication, suitable for publication and/or presentation to both broad and specialized audiences and to senior USAF leadership.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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