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Job Title:Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientst (Recent Graduate)

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-13-LM-00047-RG

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801/1301-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule: Full Time. - 1 Year appointment. Position is eligible for conversion to Term or permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Grand Junction, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, Office of Site Operations is responsible for implementing long-term surveillance and maintenance at sites transferred to the Office of Legacy Management to ensure sustainable protection of human health and the environment. The Office of Site Operations is seeking an entry level Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist to assist with the performance of these responsibilities.

This position is being filled under the Department of Energy Recent Graduate Program.  The Recent Graduate Program is a 1 year developmental program designed to promote careers in Federal Service who have recently graduated from a qualifying institution or program. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a General Engineer/Physcial Scientist, you will:

  • Assist Principal site managers and team leaders in the overall planning and execution of professional scientific, technical, administrative and fiscal activities associated with long-term surveillance and maintenance within these groups.
  • Develop information and technical data which is used in resolving programmatic issues and integration of cost, schedule and technical objectives.
  • Participates in negotiations for agreements such as right-of-way, right-of-entry, and leases necessary with property owners in coordination with and under direction of Office of Legacy Management's real property specialists.
  • Assists lead Engineer in the development of transition plans transferring sites to Office of Legacy Management.
  • Reviews assigned portions of environmental compliance actions for technical adequacy and compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Assists lead Engineer in the development and evaluation of interim action techniques to avoid further contamination or reduce exposure opportunities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering or Physical Science.  OR: Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 

This position will require regular contact with Native American citizens who live in close proximity to Department of Energy locations.  An understanding of Native American culture and traditions by candidates is highly desired to enhance the Office of Site Operations ability to perform its mission.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


General Engineer:  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.

Physical Scientist:  Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.  OR:

Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Eligibility:  Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on a comparison of the quality and extent of their education and experience as reflected in their resume against the requirements of available positions. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified for any of the available positions.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits.

You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received. Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

NEED HELP?

If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.

If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kenneth Fields
Phone: 202-586-0283
Fax: 202-287-5285
Email: Kenneth.Fields@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 202-287-5285

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-13-LM-00047-RG

Control Number:

340949900