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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Engineer

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:SWH812P4192955859086D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,664.00 to $116,562.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Rolling Meadows, IL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself!


The Defense Contract Management Agency is a rich resource of indispensable partners who contribute to and benefit from integrated missions and programs. We are an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (DoD). We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.

About the Position:

This is a Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Special Programs East, Engineering Team.

Moving Expenses may Be paid

Incentive may be authorized

Business travel is required / Business Travel required 15% of the time.


Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) website


Who May Apply:

·       All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States 

·       Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • See Other Requirements
  • Position has positive education requirement. See Qualifications Section


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      Major Duties:

         Serves as a senior engineer in a Contract Management Office (CMO) of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). 

                Implements all agency engineering surveillance policies and tools.  

             Conducts internal control reviews to ensure the effectiveness of surveillance activities within the CMO.

    •  Performs a variety of advanced engineering functions, often serving in a leadership capacity, while conducting engineering and analytical surveillance including: advanced research, design, development, test and production.

     Monitors and evaluates complex contractor engineering management systems.  

     • Provides expert technical recommendations on substantive/critical and unique changes.         

      Analyzes contractor performance data including systems engineering, software engineering, manufacturing engineering, and EVM performance for trends and provides pertinent data and recommendations.

       Conducts engineering surveillance analysis to include new, innovative applications/developments.

       Formulates, executes, advises on, and explains recommendations or solutions to the CMO and Customer community.

    •  Evaluates contractor Earned Value Management (EVM) system for compliance and performs EVM system surveillance; EVM predictive analysis, and EVM compliance reviews.

    •  Evaluates contractor engineering change proposals.

          •   Provides engineering and cost analysis reviews on Technical Support to Pricing (TSP) and cost proposals.


     • Documents results of surveillance activities.




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Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-12.  Specialized experience is defined as:  experience in engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to electronics engineering assignments; experience in engineering earned value management system surveillance; experience in engineering earned value management predictive analysis; experience in engineering earned value management compliance reviews; and experience in surveillance of contractor performance.


Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at:


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.


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience.

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 -  and

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:

·         Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

·         Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the DATE THE REFERRAL IS ISSUED.

·         This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position.  Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III within 24 months of entrance on duty.

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

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

·         One year trial/probationary period may be required.

·         Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

·         Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

·         If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.


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.



Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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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 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.

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·         Tour of Duty:  Full Time

·         FLSA:  Exempt

·         Bargaining Unit: No

·         Emergency Essential Position:  No

·         Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

·         The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

·         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

·         May require overtime work.

·         Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

·         Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.

·         Defense National Relocation Program may be authorized.

·         Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is approximately 10 percent.

·         Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

·         Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

·         A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.

·         If selected you will be subject to passing polygraph examination.

·         A Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level security clearance is required with SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM eligibility. This position requires consent to a random Counter-intelligence Scope Polygraph, prepublication review, and random urinalysis testing. For additional information, visit: and If selected, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be able to acquire a Top Secret Clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access in order to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.  The clearance process may take 120 days or longer to complete.  You will also be required to undergo a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.  All applicants and their immediate family members must hold United States citizenship to obtain the required clearance.




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

1. Your resume
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 Monday, April 01, 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 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 using the following Vacancy 859086.  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


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.


Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 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 accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


The following documents are required:

·         Resume

·         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

·         You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a non-award SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    ·   If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from

your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign

badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of

service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal

leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your

preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon

separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

Preference, please click this link:

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.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
302 Marshall Avenue
Ft Riley, KS
United States


To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS or Application Manager account.

Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS or Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

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