Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Department Of Energy Oak Ridge , TN 37831

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

A successful candidate in this position will apply project management principles associated methods and techniques to ensure effective and timely achievement of project goals and objectives to support the Oak Ridge National Laboratory mission that includes performing a broad range of diverse actions that span the breadth of scientific, engineering, procurement, and management.

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Responsibilities

As a Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist, you will:

  • Establish performance expectations/measures consistent with sponsor guidance through formal correspondence to the contractor, which identifies scope of work, funding, deliverables, milestones, special requirements, etc.

  • Conduct oversight of contractor programs, project management, event reporting and operational oversight with authority to order "stop work" of operations if imminent danger is judged to exist.

  • Assist with the development and updating of existing Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Site Office (OSO) processes for departmental requirement changes in assigned areas.

  • Participate in reviews and interpretation of contractor performance to support contract administration activities such as, but not limited to, compliance with laws and regulations, authorization of work, and determination of contractor award fee.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
14

  • Job family (Series)
    1301 General Physical Science
    0801 General Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.

  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

  • You must pass an initial Drug Test and random testing thereafter.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure, OGE-450 form upon entry into the position and annually thereafter.

  • Eligible candidates for this position must possess and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" level security clearance.

  • This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

  • This position is not part of a bargaining unit.

  • Telework is in accordance with agency policy and at the supervisor's discretion.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

For General Engineer Basic Qualification Requirements are as follows:

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.

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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:
1.Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, 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.
2.Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional.

  • OR-

For Physical Science Basic Qualification Requirement for grade level GS-14 and above are as follows:

(A) Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.

OR

(B) Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education

In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.

AND

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as identified below.

Specialized Experience requirements for GS-14 positions are as follows:

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Performing project management responsibilities for proposed and ongoing site line item, programmatic, and/or infrastructure projects in accordance with established project management requirements

  • Reviewing and evaluating design and construction progress in accordance with established milestone costs and technical requirements.

  • Preparing and presenting project reports and briefings for management and HQ staff on status of projects, problems, recommendations and related matters.

  • Providing project capital management including, developing and executing budget requests, scheduling, prioritizing, and monitoring of contractor performance for assigned projects.

  • Reviewing and approving project execution plans and acquisition strategies by making independent technically based evaluation of contract-operations from the standpoint of program and project management.

  • Evaluating contractor performance against performance criteria and provides comprehensive input for the contractor evaluation process to include identifying hazards, potential problems, and incidents of non-compliance with standards and guidelines to management to include Leading Integrated Project Team(s).

  • Participating in the investigations, reviews, resolution of accidents and/or occurrences, employee concerns and complaints regarding agency and contractor operations.

  • Coordinating with staff to ensure preparation of appropriate Safety Analysis Reports and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, as necessary.

  • Conducting oversight of contractor programs using knowledge and awareness of contractor facilities,

operations, and research activities including work planning, management, and program self-assessments by the contractor to evaluate programs effectiveness.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, project management principles, methods and techniques, such as technical, cost and schedule control to ensure effective and timely achievement of project goals and objectives to assess contractor performance and to provide meaningful feedback for project improvement.

  • Knowledge and awareness of contractor facilities, operations, and research activities including work planning, management, and program self-assessments by the contractor to evaluate programs effectiveness. Demonstrated skill in developing effective working relationships with high-level manager and executives within DOE-SC.

  • Knowledge of the DOE organization, missions, functions, programs, internal operations, and administrative policies and procedures to adequately and effectively perform work.

  • Knowledge of government and agency contractual and funding policies, rules, regulations, relationships and administrative processes sufficient to develop and procure services and studies, serve as the DOE coordinator on active and proposed project work to be contracted out and to develop and justify operating and capital funding requirements.

  • Skill and ability in communication and partnering with a variety of department, organizations, regulatory agencies and stakeholders,

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

EDUCATION:

This position has a positive education requirement

For General Engineering all series, 0801

Basic Requirements:

  • 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.

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 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)(See Note 1), 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) (See Note 2) 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 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

More information on Individual Occupational Requirements for this position can be found at General Engineering Series, 0801

More information can on qualification standards can be found under professional and Scientific Positions at Classification & Qualifications

For General Physical Science Series, 1301

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

OR

  • Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.

More information on Individual Occupational requirements for this position can be found at General Physical Science

More information can on qualification standards can be found under professional and Scientific Positions at Classification & Qualifications

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.


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