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Electrical Engineer

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Department Of The Navy Bath , ME 04530

Posted 3 months ago

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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.

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  • You will apply working knowledge of design methods and processes for interpretation of drawings and specifications which are used for construction of ships.

  • You will exercise experience in the design, integration, and testing of various electrical systems, as well as related equipment and components used on Navy ships.

  • You will remain professionally proficient with new developments and changing technology occurring with electrical systems used on ship construction projects.

  • You will analyze and lead the design, manufacturing, installation, modification, interfacing, testing, repair, and overhaul of all types of complex electrical and cableway systems on US Navy combatants and other vessels.

  • You will review, evalute and approve complex engineering data prepared by the shipbuilder, government design agent, or subcontrators to assuring compliance with project specifications and contracted established service level agreements.

  • You will establish criteria, formulate projects, assess program effectiveness, investigate and/or analyze a variety of unusual project conditions, problems or questions.

  • You will review shipboard system diagrams, vendor drawings, calculations, test procedures/reports, technical manuals, and purchase technical documents to ensure specification requirements are met for projects.

  • You will provide electrical engineering insight working machinery control systems while interfacing with multiple other engineers to complete tasks and projects.

  • You will review and evaluate changes to the shipbuilding or ship repair specifications to determine the impact of such changes on the system design, operation, construction schedule and cost.

  • You will prepare correspondence concerning the design, testing, operations, modification and approval of ship systems and components under branch cognizance.

  • You will use best judgement, make technical recommendations with guidelines that are often inadequate or conflicting in dealing with the more complex or unusual problems.

  • You will conduct technical evaluations and investigations into project and process problems which arise during the design, construction and overal of naval ships, as deemed appropriate.

  • You will coordinate with other engineers in design develop and ship construction to ensure that ar technical areas are covered and that total project objectives are met.

  • You will share subject matter expertise and process knowledge with others; developing structured and unstructured on-the-job training opportunities.

  • You will evaluate and debrief the effectiveness of contractor's corrective actions applied to identified project discrepancies.

  • You will provide innovative techniques to design and construction process problems encountered during the construction of ships and all of the related electrical systems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

Supervisory status


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    0850 Electrical Engineering

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field

  • ENGINEERING (S - ENG); Level II. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.



In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional engineer providing electrical engineering guidance on the design or modification of electrical systems for ships.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional engineer performing electrical engineering project support in the construction, maintenance, repair, overhaul or modernization of electrical systems for ships.

  • OR-

A) Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;

  • OR-

B) Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree;

  • OR-

C) Possess a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:



Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:


A) Successful completion of a bachelors degree (or higher) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelors degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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;

  • OR-

B) Possess a combination of 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: (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 bachelors 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 bachelors 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.

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