GS-7: To qualify at the GS-7, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent at least to the GS-5 grade level. Specialized experience at the GS-5 level is defined as experience that has included experience reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities. Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements for the GS-7 is one full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement. Graduate Education is education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. GS-9: To qualify for the GS-9, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent at least to the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience at the GS-7 level is defined as experience that has included reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams, liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank drawings, and equipment diagrams. Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements at the GS-9 is a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience for the grade in which you are applying for in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. If you are substituting education to meet the specialized experience, you MUST submit your transcript with your application prior to the closing of the announcement. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. Credit for Part-time work experience will be prorated based on the number of hours worked. For example, 20 hours of work per week for a 12-month period will be credited as 6 months of work experience. Documents submitted after the closing date will NOT be accepted.
All candidates must meet the basic educational requirements for one of the series advertised: Chemical engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer or Fire Protection engineer. The link to the OPM Qualification Standard for all professional engineering positions is: Engineering Qualifications Standards
You must meet these educational requirements by the closing date of this vacancy closing.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
- Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of professional engineering.
- Skill in using software, such as Microsoft Excel & Access, MathCAD, and applying databases, spreadsheets and software programs to perform a range of engineering assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, to an audience with a diverse background from laymen to expert.
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