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 application 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 professional engineer by any
State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2. 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.
3. Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirement. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirement of a professional engineering curriculum as described in basic requirements option A.
4. Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a
bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional
field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics,
hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering,
provided the applicant has had at least one (1) year of professional
engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and
guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intense
training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of
professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the qualification requirements, to be rated basically qualified for the position, the applicant must demonstrate possession of the knowledge of engineering principles and practices as demonstrated by a current licensure/registration as a professional engineer in any state, District of Columbia, Guam, or territory of the United States. Copy of license must be submitted.
In addition to the basic requirements above, you must also demonstrate specialized experience as defined below:
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is professional engineering experience which indicates knowledge of civil and structural engineering concepts, principles, and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply project management methods, concepts and procedures inherent in or associated with financial management, and procurement to achieve project goals.
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is professional engineering experience which indicates knowledge of civil and structural engineering concepts, principles, and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply project management methods, concepts and procedures inherent in or associated with financial management, and procurement to achieve project goals; experience in serving as the technical expert and business manager of major building projects from the preliminary planning stage through the design, construction, equipment installation, commissioning, and warranty period.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or
universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the
education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that
specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education
has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education
program. For further information, click on foreign education.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: MPP candidates must have completed at least one year of service
at GS-11 for GS-12 and one year of service at GS-12 for GS-13. Time-in-grade provisions do not apply under
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, April 05, 2013
As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying. Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:
- Technical Competence
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Interpersonal Skills
If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference). We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.