Please review the OPM page for information on qualifications: 0801 Series
GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level (GS-09): Experience in advanced vehicle technologies, advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs) R&D. Extensive experience in independently analyzing related engineering problems and issues.
. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 in Federal service; OR you can substitute three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. Or equivalent doctoral degree.
GS-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level (GS-11): Extensive experience with research and development activities in the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D sub-program with a focus on combustion engine research. Experience with review and evaluation of technology project objectives, conducting independent research, studies, and analyses of engineering/scientific areas in engine combustion R&D, making sound technical judgments, and developing valid conclusions and recommendations based on the findings and in resolving complex engineering problems and issues.
The following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) are required for this position:
1. Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of engineering concepts, principles, standards, and methods sufficient to determine and/or execute actions for a wide range of assignments involving combinations of involved features;
2. Knowledge to formulate, execute, advise on, and explain recommendations or solutions to modify standard practices, processes, and techniques and resolve complex problems;
3. Basic knowledge of the Federal budget process.
4. Written and oral communication skills.
5. Knowledge of advanced vehicle technologies particularly advanced internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles, including high efficiency/low emission combustion strategies, exhaust after-treatment and emission control, enabling high efficiency engine technologies, waste heat recovery and health impacts of vehicle emissions.
Basic Requirements: Degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the 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)
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 -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcements.
As a member of the Council on Veterans Program the Department of Energy supports our nation’s veterans through various veteran hiring initiatives and authorities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: Work is sedentary, some carrying of light items such as papers and files.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligible’s will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted. To preview questions please click here.