BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: A professional engineering degree in a school of engineering whose curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or included 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; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. You must submit copies of your transcripts so that this educational requirement can be verified.
A combination of education and experience, i.e. 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 is described in the qualifications section of this announcement. If you answer yes to this question, your experience must be documented and you must submit transcripts with your application/resume.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: One year of specialized, professional engineering experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level of Federal service. Examples of related engineering experience include: acting as a technical advisor on electronic, mechanical, electrical, and architectural issues; performing supervisory duties in an engineering department; acting as a team leader on specific engineering projects/assignments; ensuring the proper functioning of utility operation systems; overseeing service contracts; overseeing preventative maintenance programs; monitoring the status of engineering projects; making recommendations for solutions to engineering problems; developing work schedules; planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; setting priorities; advising, counseling, and instructing individuals on both technical and administrative matters; making recommendations for appointments, promotions, and reassignments; hearing and resolving complaints; and affecting disciplinary measures such as warnings and admonishments as needed. Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive full credit.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Ability to perform supervisory duties.
· Skill in performing technical engineering duties.
· Ability to interpret contract requirements.
· Skill in performing inspections of facility operations.
· Ability to establish performance standards and evaluate employee performance.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required while walking, standing, climbing, and carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as hospitals, offices, training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas, in mechanical rooms, or on construction and/or hazardous waste sites.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.