Minimum Education Requirement:
Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below: A. Degree: 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) 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.
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 (see U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualifications standards operating manual for specifics): (1) professional registration; (2) written test (EIT); (3) specified academic courses; (4) related curriculum.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
In addition to meeting Basic Education, applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service OR three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. in the field of electrical engineering.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-11: Professional electrical engineering experience in the design, repair or modification of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment or systems associated with hydro-generation plants or other generation plants, pumping plants, or switchyard. Engineering experience involves power system protection, system generator controls, transformer maintenance or Rother electrical equipment used in support of the main generating and pumping equipment as well as water conveyance systems. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-12: Professional electrical engineering experience in the design, installation, repair and testing of high voltage electrical and electro-mechanical equipment and systems associated with large hydro generation plants and auxiliary systems. Engineering experience involves power system protection, system generator controls, transformer maintenance and other electrical equipment used in support of the main generating and pumping equipment as well as water conveyance systems. These examples are not all inclusive.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions, and any selective factors by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcripts to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1)Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of electrical engineering principles and concepts associated with power generating systems and electrical equipment to develop electrical designs, plan layouts, and technical specifications for electrical equipment and systems found in hydroelectric power plants and water control and conveyance systems.
2. Knowledge and experience performing technical analysis and reviews of designs, specifications, cost estimates, and contractor’s submittals related to the design, construction, operations or maintenance of hydroelectric power plans and water control and conveyance systems for technical adequacy and meeting project objectives.
3. Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information orally and in writing.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants ating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.