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Job Title:Electronics Engineer-NLM-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NLM-MP-13-868806

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 15, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0855-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

You must be a current and permanent, Title 5,National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine employee.

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

If you have experience conducting and directing complex research and development projects and programs involving the development of prototype systems and comprehensive models in the areas of advanced biomedical image processing and biomedical information systems  AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)!  This position is located in the National Library of Medicine, Office of the Director, Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, Communications Engineering Branch.

 

Although the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest library of the health sciences, with a collection of more than 7 million items, the Library also conducts research in biomedical communications, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology information resulting from the Human Genome Project, creates specialized information services in the areas of toxicology and environmental health and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries.  The Library's various Web-based databases are the world's most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public.  Click on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ for more information.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Overnight travel of up to 3 days per month.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will use your engineering expertise to perform the following duties:

 

  • Provide technical leadership in conceiving, planning, designing, developing, and evaluating advanced, state-of-the-art image and signal processing systems and communications systems
  • Serve as lead developer for the Imaging Tools for Cancer Research (ITCR) project, a collaborative effort with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) in developing software tools which use digitized images of the uterine cervix to assist in the prevention of uterine cervix cancer. 
  • Identify and devise new methods and techniques for solving problems in biomedical information retrieval, in particular, with the use of biomedical images. 
  • Carry out or direct the continued development, deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all of the ITCR software tools.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Education Requirements:

To qualify for this position you must meet the minimum education requirements as described below.


A. You must have a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
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B. You must have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statistics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of engineering science or physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

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C. You must be a registered as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

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D. You must have 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 and have completed all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from an accredited college/university that included at least 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.

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E. You must have successfully passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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F. You must have successfully completed 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 requirements.  The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.

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G. You must have successfully completed a curriculum that led 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 AND I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the minimum education requirements, you must meet the additional qualification requirements as described below.

 

To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  serving as a technical advisor and consultant on a variety of complex research and development projects and programs involving the development of prototype systems and comprehensive models in the areas of advanced biomedical image processing and biomedical information systems; directing development efforts in automated or computer assisted biomedical systems for intelligent information storage and retrieval; leading a team of engineers and technicians in system design; translating ideas into engineering specifications; designing or overseeing the design of new systems; serving as a liaison  with a varied audience to develop trends in biomedical imaging.

View Assessment Questions


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable  to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

  

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment 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, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 868806.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. 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.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, April 19, 2013.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Keyonna Butler
Phone: (301)435-5713
Email: BUTLERKE@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, April 19, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NLM-MP-13-868806

Control Number:

341362400