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    The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

    The selectee for this position serves as an Entry Engineer within one of the commands of Naval Air Systems Command.

    This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.  

    Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-05/07. The positions have promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application.

    To view additional salary information based on the various locations and pay grade/pay bands, please visit the following: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/

    NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.  Please do not contact this office for status.  If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted.

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     0806 Materials Engineer: This series includes professional engineering positions which are involved in the generation and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, and processes related to materials engineering science including considerations of cost, availability, fabrication, performance, and use) and the traditional engineering science disciplines; material sciences.  

    0810 -  Civil Engineer: This series covers positions involved in the generation and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, and processes related to: the science of civil engineering and the other traditional engineering science disciplines; the art, techniques, and engineering design standards for the building, transportation, public works, and construction industries; physical science disciplines (e.g., physics, chemistry, and materials science), advanced mathematics, and social science disciplines (e.g., economics and community planning); and  critical inquiry and scientific methodology.

    0819 - Environmental Engineer: involves environmental programs and projects in the areas of: environmental planning; environmental compliance; identification and cleanup of contamination; and restoring and sustaining environmental conservation.

    0830 Mechanical Engineer: This series covers professional engineering positions involved in the managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work: involving the design, development, commission, manufacture, operation, maintenance, and disposal of mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components; and concerning the principles of motion, energy, force, and material properties to ensure mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components function safely, reliably, efficiently, and economically.      

    0850 Electrical Engineer: This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electrical phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electrical engineering. The work pertains primarily to electrical circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electrical energy for purposes such as motive power, heating, illumination, chemical processes, or the production of localized electric or magnetic fields. 

    0854 - Computer Engineer:  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily the application of knowledge of: (1) fundamentals and principles of professional engineering; (2) computer hardware, systems software, and computer system architecture and integration; and (3) mathematics, including calculus, probability, statistics, discrete structures, and modern algebra.

    0855 - Electronics Engineer:  This series includes professional engineering positions that require primarily application of knowledge of: (1) the physical and engineering sciences and mathematics; (2) electronic phenomena; and (3) the principles, techniques, and practices of electronics engineering. The work pertains primarily to electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information for purposes such as communication, computation, sensing, control, measurement, and navigation.  

    0861 Aerospace Engineer: This series includes professional aerospace engineering positions involved in planning, research, development, design, test and evaluation, analysis, production, fabrication, operation, type certification, and/or maintenance of aerospace vehicles or integrally associated equipment. The work requires application of scientific and engineering principles in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, such as aerodynamics, aero-acoustics, astro-dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, flight structures, thermodynamics, flight propulsion, and energy conversion and use.     

    0893 Chemical Engineer: This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work involving: chemical processes utilized by industries and scientific technologies to produce useful products and systems; and the use of mass, momentum, and energy transfers together with thermodynamics and chemical kinetics to explore, extend, improve, and provide for existing and potential chemical and biochemical conversion processes. 

    0896 - Industrial Engineer:  This series covers professional engineering positions involved in the managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work to determine, evaluate, predict, and advise on effective ways for an organization to use its production factors (i.e., people, equipment, materials, information, and energy) to make or process a product or provide a service.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require 1-5 days of travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
    • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
    • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
    • See Other Information section for additional requirements.

    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.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.


     In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience and remind you that you MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s) that provide evidence of the positive education requirements for these engineer positions.

    BASIC ENGINEER REQUIREMENT FOR GS-5: [A] a degree in professional engineering: Curriculum must (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 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 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: professional registration; written test (successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration); specified academic courses (successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering); OR related curriculum (successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field).  

    In addition to the basic requirement above, you must meet any one of the following minimum qualifications:

    *One year of engineering work in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills, or abilities to perform successfully the duties of this engineering position. Specialized experience would include: applying basic theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to achieve objectives; carry out, interpret, and explain basic computations and calculations; and read, understand, analyze, interpret and convey findings; OR

    *Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree as described above AND Superior Academic Achievement at the baccalaureate level in a professional engineering curriculum. In view qualifications for Superior Academic Achievement, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp); OR

    *1 year of graduate-level education, in addition to meeting the basic requirement that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR

    *Successfully completed a 5 year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in Engineering.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor needed in order to qualify. The selective placement factor is a degree related to the position being filled.   Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating.   Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your transcript(s).
    Materials Engineer Related Degree – Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineer Related Degree – Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Structural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering.

    Electrical Engineer Related Degree –Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering
    Aerospace Engineer Related Degree – Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structures Engineering or Engineering Science & Mechanics

    Chemical Engineer Related Degree – Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering

    Computer Engineer Related Degree -  Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering

    Electronics Engineer Related Degree - Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Computer Engineering

    Industrial Engineer Related Degree - Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

    Civil Engineer Related Degree - Civil Engineering

    Environmental Engineer - Environmental Engineering

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ 

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants must achieve certification for applicable Career Field and level within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://www.dau.mil/.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

     A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

    Veteran's Preference Information

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation. Expedited Hiring Authority selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ApplicantChecklist_External.pdf

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    - Complete Resume.

    - Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

    - Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

    Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, December 08, 2017. Applications received after Friday, December 08, 2017 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login  select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. You'll be directed to the Details page in Application Manager that will display the status of your application, documentation received and processed, and any correspondence related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

    ***You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.***

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Application_Info_How_to_Apply_via_Fax.pdf

    Note: Faxing an application package (eg. 1203-FX) will not allow you to review and track the status of your application unless you have completed the application process in USAJOBS.

    This Vacancy ID is 1971767

    Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

    **It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **

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    Next steps

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

    Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471747000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.