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Job Title:INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER TRAINEE (Pathways Recent Graduate Program)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Microelectronics Activity

Job Announcement Number:WTKC12266565786322P

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$33,521.00 to $43,573.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 29, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801/0806/0830/0850/0854/0855/0893/0896-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
McClellan, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

   

About the Position:

The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is a Department of Defense Laboratory located in Sacramento, CA, which reports directly to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. DMEA is composed of specialized microelectronics engineers and support staff working in close partnership with the major defense contractors and the semiconductor industry to rapidly develop advanced technology applications for the warfighter. DMEA's microelectronics specialists produce solutions that support critical active military operations. DMEA’s research activities advance microelectronics technologies to support current and future warfighter needs. DMEA’s advanced laboratory facilities and a unique flexible semiconductor foundry enable DMEA’s professional team to provide trusted high mix, low volume microelectronics. DMEA’s small size, responsiveness to customers’ needs, and interaction with both the semiconductor and defense industries, make it an exciting and professionally challenging career choice.

 

This is a developmental position GS-05, targeted to the GS-12.

Employing Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Microelectronics Activity. Selectee may work in either the DMEA PASLab or the DMEA Reverse Engineering Lab.

About the location: This position is located in McClellan, CA close to Sacramento CA.

For more information about McClellan, please go to: http://www.zipareacode.net/mcclellan-ca.htm.

 

 

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of Defense Recent Graduates Program.

Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.

 

The Department of Defense Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Defense intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.  

 

After Program completion, Department of Defense Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

 

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

 

· Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·  Demonstrate successful job performance.

· Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

 

To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/.

 

Who May Apply:

Department of Defense Recent Graduates Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:

 

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

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    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Temporary Duty (TDY) is 5% Percent.

    DUTIES:

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    Serves in an entry level capacity in an entry level capacity in a Career Program. Performs duties characteristic of the specific engineering occupational series for GS-08XX-05. Generally the incumbent performs duties, in addition to classroom training, designed to provide an orientation in the application of theories and basic principles and practices in support of this specialized occupational area.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    This is a Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the agency:

    -GENERAL ENGINEER - 0801
    -MATERIALS ENGINEER - 0806
    -MECHANICAL ENGINEER - 0830
    -ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - 0850
    -COMPUTER ENGINEER - 0854
    -ELECTRONICS ENGINEER - 0855
    -CHEMICAL ENGINEER - 0893
    -INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER - 0896

     

    For the GS-05 Interdisciplinary Engineering Occupation (GS-08XX-05), applicants must meet the basic educational requirements AND the minimum qualifications of the grade level as listed below.

     

    Basic Education Requirements: The Interdisciplinary Engineer occupation has specific education requirements which apply to all positions. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. You have to attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type ‘Transcripts’. One of the following statements must be applicable to you.

     

    1. You have a Bachelors Degree in Professional Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.

     

    2. You have a Bachelors Degree in Professional Engineering which included 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.

    3. You have a combination of education and experience -- College level education, training, and/or technical experience which includes current Registration as a Professional Engineer by any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

     

    4. You have a combination of education and experience -- College level education, training, and/or technical experience which includes evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the test for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

     

    5. You have a combination of education and experience -- College level education, training, and/or technical experience which includes 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses are fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in (A) & (B) above.

     

    6. You have a combination of education and experience -- College level education, training, and/or technical experience which includes successful completion of curriculum leading to a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Technology (BET) or in an appropriate professional field AND 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (You must attach a copy of the completed training plan).

     

    Minimum Qualifications: The Interdisciplinary Engineer occupation has specific minimum qualification requirements which apply to all positions. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. You have to attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type ‘Transcripts’. One of the following statements must be applicable to you.

     

    -You have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering. The number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

     

    -You have a combination of experience and education that equals 100%. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree which includes 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. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. (50% of the education requirement) and 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level (50% of the experience requirement). When combined, your total qualifying education and experience is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirements (i.e. six months of graduate level education and six months of professional experience.)

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA): You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
    FACTOR: KNOWLEDGE OF METHODS, PRACTICES, AND PROCESSES OF ENGINEERING.
    FACTOR: ABILITY TO GATHER AND ANALYZE STATISTICAL DATA.
    FACTOR: ABILITY TO DEVELOP ENGINEERING METHODS, PROCEDURES AND SYSTEMS.
    FACTOR: ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING


    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications  and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. 

     

    Other Requirements:
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    Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    One year trial/probationary period may be required.

    Direct Deposit of pay is required.

    Personnel security investigation required.

    Requires possession of or ability to acquire a SECRET security clearance.

    Requires the selectee to sign a Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement that states the internship period, work schedule, position information, developmental assignments, and program requirements.

     

    Special Requirements:

    -Travel is required approximately 5% of the time.


    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

     

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

     


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 07, 2012.

    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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID786322.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

     

    The Department of Defense provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate with their application.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

       http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

       

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER USACE South Pacific Division
    US Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
    CPA CENTER ATTN PECH-WER-H
    1325 J Street Suite 1450
    Sacramento, CA
    95814-2922

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTKC12266565786322P

    Control Number:

    332195600