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    Summary

    The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

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    Responsibilities

    As a ELECTRONICS ENGINEER at the NH-0855-4 some of your typical work assignments may include:
    - Serve as a subject matter expert regarding Parts, Materials, and Processes (PMP). Plans, directs, reviews, coordinates, controls, and implements broad strategies, criteria, policies, and procedures for planning, developing, supporting, acquiring, and executing quality, mission assurance, and parts, materials, and process programs across the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
    - Serves as subject matter expert and senior engineer with technical authority regarding electronic parts, components, assemblies, materials, and processes. Responsible for the complex research, overall development, technology, and production. Oversees the extensive component and material application studies, circuit tolerance analysis, and environmental stress analysis. Provides technical direction regarding reliability testing and analysis, failure analysis, and corrective action. Anticipates and provides resolutions for major performance deficiencies in equipment and parts testing, requirements development, electronic assembly, process evaluation, and capability analysis, and problem investigations. Serves as expert advisor collaborating within DoD, MDA, government agencies, industry, and academia to establish MDA PMP programs for electronics that address performance, reliability, and quality. Establishes and maintains standards, specifications, and practices that have major impact on military electronics.
    - Responsible for the analysis of electrical and electronic components and assemblies. Provides insight and feedback during the failure review boards and engineering reviews. Attends technical interchange meetings to monitor the testing and qualification activities. Develops test plans as needed for all electronic component commodities such as, solid state active devices, passive devices, electro-mechanical devices, or modules with various commodity combinations. These briefings will include a detailed technical description of the issue, the associated risks, and recommended solutions or options.
    - Develops and proposes solutions to resolve supplier issues occurring during design, fabrication, assembly, test, handling, or shipping which affect system performance, quality, and reliability. Works closely with contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to implement effective solutions and corrective actions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    0855 Electronics Engineering

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Occasional Travel
    • Work Schedule: Full-time
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Overtime: Occasionally
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible
    • Recruitment Incentives: Incentive Amount approved up to $10,000 for all ABQ hiring actions.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    • Financial Disclosure: Required
    • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Non-Critical Secret Sensitive security clearance
    • This is a Drug Testing designated position

    Qualifications

    You may qualify at the NH-04 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS/13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:

    - Experience in the application of military, industry, and commercial Parts, Materials, and Processes (PMP) standards.
    - Experience with complex technical data, in conjunction with programmatic information, to develop and defend PMP related positions and decisions.
    - Experience with sneak circuit analyses to perform electrical stress analyses.
    - Experience with electronic reliability and part application analyses in order to identify failures, write screening and qualification test plans, and determine potential technical solutions of electronic components.

    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). 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational for the 0801 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.

    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 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 registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.)

    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html*

    NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    Other Notes:
    Employee is required to accumulate 80 continuous learning points (CLP's) in a year period.

    ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

    This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
    http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

    Competencies:
    - Engineering Principles and Concepts
    - Integration, Test and Verification
    - Weapon Systems
    - Oral and Written Communication

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

    Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

    For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx


    Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.



    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Transcripts
    • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
    • College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
    3. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    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 apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

    You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.

    You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11012760.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    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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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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:

    - When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job.
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or to gain access to the workplace, And
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, trainings, office-sponsored events).

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    Agency contact information

    MDA Servicing Team

    Phone

    6146920299

    Fax

    6146931696

    Email

    DHRC-DMDAHR@DLA.MIL

    Address

    Missile Defense Agency
    Bldg 5222 Martin Rd
    Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
    US
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    Do you enjoy challenges and seek opportunities?
    Are identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations some of your strong suits?
    Would you like to obtain the rare opportunity to participate in some of the greatest technological achievements developed?
    Would you like to serve your country and defend freedom in one of the most critical efforts in history?

    If you answered yes, then this job is for you! The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.

    We are seeking prepared, talented, and motivated Electronics Engineer who seek challenges and opportunities. You will earn a competitive salary and enjoy outstanding benefits while working alongside some of the brightest, most motivated thinkers of our time.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Missile Defense Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.mda.mil//

    Next steps

    A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

    NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590215500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.