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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the technical specialist and lead safety engineer on the limitations of proven concepts and practices of safety engineering as they apply to the design. testing. and operations of assigned smaller, or less complex subsystems and components. or as an assistant safety engineer for larger more complex systems.
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The engineer coordinates or assists in coordination of all Range Safety support activities early in the concept or design phase to determine Eastern Range support feasibility from a Range Safety standpoint.
Program Lead Systems Safety Engineer responsible for overall Systems Safety for assigned smaller, or less complex subsystems and components.
Develop an area of specific and high level engineering expertise with unique applications to launch vehicles, payloads, ground support equipment, and related facilities
Serves as a technical specialist on the limitations of proven concepts and practices of safety engineering as they apply to the design, testing, and operations of assigned smaller, or less complex subsystems or components
Reviews, critiques, and ultimately approves the design of assigned smaller, or less complex subsystems or components in order to provide public safety, launch area safety, and launch complex safety.
Provides launch operations support as the SEA Console Operator at the MOCC responsible for assigned subsystems or components
Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft or gov.
Job family (Series)
0803 Safety Engineering
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
TDY is required as directed.
Must be able to work irregular or prolonged hours of work.
Must exhibit a high degree of judgment, resourcefulness, originality, and the ability to foresee and adapt to the impact of changing technology.
Disclosure of Political Appointments
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required.
Basic Requirement for GS-0803 Safety Engineer:
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.
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.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-0803 Safety Engineer GS-12 which includes a mastery of one or more specialized professional fields required in systems safety, and additional professional knowledge of other multidisciplinary engineering concepts, principals, practices, and standards in such specialties as aeronautical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and safety engineering. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service.
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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 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.Professional knowledge of multi-discipline engineering concepts, principles, and practices.
2.Knowledge of engineering standards, methods, practices, and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.
3.Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements, applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
4.Knowledge of risk-management techniques and cost-benefit analysis.
5.Skill in determining and negotiating acceptable resolutions to complex engineering problems which require consideration of safety, cost, and schedule.
6.Skill in operating a computer and common applications such as word processing, spread sheets, presentation preparation, Internet use, and e-mail.
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.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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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