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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:GENERAL ENGINEER

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:8Y-Hill-843854-805654-EDHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Kirtland AFB, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in southeast Albuquerque, is nestled between the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges. It is home to Air Force Materiel Command's Nuclear Weapons Center and its subordinate wings. It is also home to the Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory.


DRUG TESTING:
  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR DRUG TESTING.  IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO URINALYSIS TESTING PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM URINALYSIS TESTING AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

This announcement is being posted to fill positions through the Expedited Hiring/Direct Hire Authority for Acquisition Positions.  This Direct Hire Authority is being used to recruit qualified individuals to designated acquisition positions.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as shortage positions  and recruit and appoint qualified persons to those positions.  Your application will remain active and on file for 30 days after the closing date of the announcement.

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:   

1. Online Application (Occupational Questionnaire)
2. Résumé
, for each block of work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors name/phone number (may we contact statement).
3. Transcripts (unofficial), if qualifying based on education OR if this position has an educational requirement.
4. Veterans, if you are a veteran with preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (a copy stating character of service, Service-2, Service-7, Member-4, or etc.).  If not separated you may provide a memo from your Military Personnel Office that includes your "character of service".  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a current VA letter dated 1991 or later stating your overall/combined percent of disability and a Standard Form (SF) 15 "Application for 10-pont Veterans' Preference".  For more information on veterans' preference see
www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
5. If applying under ICTAP eligibility, all supporting documents must be provided at time of application. Please refer to the ICTAP portion of the 'Benefits & Other Info' section of this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • Recruitment bonus may be authorized
  • Must obtain/maintain Top security clearance required for position
  • Service credit (leave) may be granted for directly related experience
  • PCS expenses may or may not be paid

DUTIES:

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As a General Engineer, GS-0801-13, you will be responsible to lead and direct nuclear program studies and evaluations.  You will function as the expert technical specialist and general/systems engineer experienced in the field of nuclear weapons design development, testing and delivery systems.  You will also:

- Serve as an Air Force Team Leader and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for designated nuclear warheads or bombs. 

- Lead and/or direct special studies, sub-groups and programs to develop and evaluate engineering system requirements and processes for complete end-to-end technology development.

-Direct independent assessments and lead system engineering process efforts for nuclear certification of current and future weapon system programs for the AF and Department of Defense (DoD).

- Provide expert scientific and engineering advice to Chain of Command, United States Air Force (USAF) and DoD agencies on nuclear weapons related technologies.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (All Grade Levels) Candidates for these positions must possess:
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.  OR For a description of how to qualify based on a combination of education and experience under section "B" go to this link:
NOTE:  Applicants qualifying under paragraph B.4. with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, must provide a written statement describing the extensive training plan he/she has completed to develop professional engineering competence, or how their several years of engineering-type experience has provided them with the professional knowledge of engineering, which is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to a specialty field of engineering that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent. 
 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:   You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically, we would find this experience in work within this field that is closely related.  To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12, pay band or equivalent.  Specialized experience at the next lower grade, pay band or equivalent, or the level of difficulty and complexity, the engineer independently plans and carries out project work, based on project and administrative assignments received from the supervisor, who provides general information on the work.   Knowledge is required of multidisciplinary professional engineering concepts, principles, standards, methods, techniques, and materials as they pertain to nuclear weapons, policies and systems.  Additionally, program management experience and knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures are desirable.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


  

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Professional knowledge of current and developing technologies in support of nuclear weapons sustainment operations.  In-depth knowledge of advanced weapons technology, weapon, life extension concepts, nuclear command and control, nuclear surety, reliability, maintainability, operability, survivability concepts, issues and programs.  A Bachelors of Science degree is required. An advanced degree in scientific area is desired.
2. Knowledge and ability to plan, conduct and lead special and/or one time type technical studies or analysis efforts of nuclear weapons, advanced technology assessments, etc., and to provide technical advice to highly skilled staff engineers in the nuclear weapons arena.
 
3. Ability to conduct research of highly classified topics involving TOP SECRET clearance and special Need to Know Information.
4. Ability to establish, lead, motivate, and maintain effective working relationships (ie. team building, project management, organizational management, and EEO skills) With multidisciplinary technical specialists in the development of new technical concepts and synthesize solutions that gain buy-in by all stakeholders, This includes the ability to formulate and propose new technical approaches and to resolve/solve highly complex nuclear weapons problems and technical issues at all levels of weapons systems(i.e., cradle to grave).
5. Ability to evaluate the technical merit of nuclear weapons programs for adherence to AFDOD/DOE policies, objectives, etc.

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. The Human Resource Specialist uses your responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory eligibilities listed in this vacancy announcement. 

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE
:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


BENEFITS:

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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .



OTHER INFORMATION:

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A TOP SECRET AND SCI LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

 

1. May be required to obtain job related certification IAW mission needs.

2. This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (ADPD).  Work requires Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE) level 2 and must be obtained within 24 months of employment.

3. A Master’s Degree is desirable.

 

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.  Travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft may be required.  May require employee to drive a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.  May be required to work overtime.
WORKING CONDITIONS:  The work is normally performed in a typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.  Periodic visits to contractor, industrial, laboratory, or active military sites may be required.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you are deaf or Hard of Hearing and need assistance, please contact your local Video Relay Service provider to contact Andrea Rathbun at (801) 586-1819 for assistance.

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: Individuals with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the U.S. Air Force mission. For further information or to determine your eligibility click here: Special Hiring Authorities . ( http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp ) Applicants who are selected must meet the qualification requirements and be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. If you are eligible and wish to be considered for non-competitive appointment, please indicate "5CFR 213.3102(u)" on your resume or state you are an individual with a disability eligible for a Schedule A appointment and follow all other instructions for applying.

REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   For more information on this policy please go to: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf

ICTAP:  Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated as well qualified (80), without veterans' preference points, based on the answers provided to the questions contained in the Assessment Questionnaire and supporting application material, for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.   Well qualified candidates are also required to meet any job-related personal, suitability, and/or medical requirements established for this position.  In addition to submitting documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record, which must be at least fully successful or the equivalent, ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority:  a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after "injury" compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information, click here: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your resume must reflect the experience identified on the questionnaire.  The Human Resource Specialist uses your responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory appointment authority and qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section above)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

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 occupational 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 ID 843854.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.  The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please refer to the “Overview” Section of this announcement for other required documents.
QUESTIONS:  Any questions concerning this announcement may be addressed to  Valerie David (801)777-5950 VALERIE.DAVID@US.AF.MIL The subject line of your email must indicate the announcement number only (i.e., 8Y-Hill-843854-805654-EDHA).  Email inquiries are to address specific questions concerning this announcement.  General inquiries unrelated to a specific announcement will not receive a response.  Responses to inquiries will generally be returned within 2 business days.

COMPLETE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT,  Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Valerie David
Phone: (801)777-5950
Email: VALERIE.DAVID@US.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Kirtland Hill
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONL, TX
11111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option.   Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

(1) Applicants will be notified by USAJOBS when their application has been received. This notification does not imply that you have submitted all the necessary documentation for this announcement, so read the announcement carefully. (2) After the announcement closes, your application will be evaluated. If you are deemed "eligible" or "ineligible", you will receive an appropriate "Notice of Results". (3) If you are referred to the selecting official at this time, you will also receive a "Notice of Referral". If you are deemed eligible, but are not referred to the selecting official at this time, you will receive a "Notice of Non-Referral". (4) If you are referred, but not selected, you will receive a "Disposition Letter" notifying you of the non-selection. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer of employment via email notification.


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Job Announcement Number:

8Y-Hill-843854-805654-EDHA

Control Number:

337975700