The position is for one vacancy that will be filled at one of these locations:
Indianapolis, IN, Phoenix, AZ or Denver, CO.
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Provides expert advice and consultation on and resolves unusally complex technical problems.
Provides technical input to agency engineering/pricing policy adoption.
Obtains and analyzes results of agency engineering policies and procedures.
Creates and decides general principles articulated through agency engineering policy.
Provides expert technical recommendations on sustantive/innovative changes in design development or production plans.
Performs all work in accordance with agency policies, standards, metrics and standard operating procedures.
Broad, in-depth knowledge of and experience in the design, engineering mangement, and engineering support of ocmplex hardware and software systems.
50% or less - Business travel is required 50% of the time.
Engineers, All Other
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-13. Specialized experience is defined as: experience as a technical expert and advisor regarding commercially available goods and services, commercial items, market research, providing technical direction to an interdisciplinary engineering team, planning, and policy leadership to implement agency engineering policy, and for technical support for price analysis.
Education cannot be substituted for experience.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Organizational Performance Analysis
Systems Testing and Evaluation
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent GS-13.
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (Engineering Series):
A. Degree: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE: You must provide a letter of reference stating that you have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under
professional engineering supervision and guidance. The letter must be signed by the engineer who provided the professional engineer supervision.
It must also include their name, phone number, and engineer credentials (i.e. engineer education or professional certificates). Lack of this
documentation will make you ineligible to be referred.
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any
branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.
NOTE: A SF-50 reflecting that you currently or formerly served as an Engineer for the Federal Government is NOT qualifying supporting
documentation for the basic requirement. You MUST submit either your transcripts, current registration as a professional engineer, EIT
examination results, and/or supporting documentation based on your claim of the basic requirement, as applicable. Lack of this documentation will
make you ineligible to be referred.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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