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Job Title:GENERAL ENGINEER

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Agency

Job Announcement Number:9X-DCIPS-878658-817562-YMH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,274.00 to $78,355.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 19, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0801-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current permanent employees within the Department of the Air Force

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.  To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

 

This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

 

***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***

 

The organizational location of this position is:  National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) Wright Patterson AFB OH.

 

 

 


 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:

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·        Perform broadly defined integrated research, analysis, and evaluation of raw intelligence data on systems, technologies, concepts, and their applications supporting foreign Space Object Surveillance & Identification (SOSI).  Responsible for analytic efforts and producing finished intelligence, technical assessments of foreign SOSI systems and threat employment, i.e. how a foreign country use counterspace systems.

 

·        Review and evaluate multi-source intelligence data from a wide variety of sources of varying validity. Present findings along with supporting evidence and methodology to justify technical conclusions and positions.

 

·        Integrate and publish the findings derived from the analysis of multiple sources of technical intelligence data to produce finished intelligence.  Analyze the significance of current counterspace systems activity and technology and provides assessments in formats consistent with client needs. 

 

·        Specify, develop and integrate computer-based models into analysis workflow to determine the capabilities and vulnerabilities of counterspace systems in coordination with the Principal Analyst.  Identify how these systems contribute to a given foreign nation's counterspace program.

 

·        Participate in and leads national committees, working groups, and panels dealing with foreign counterspace systems, technologies, and concepts. Participate and direct the evaluation and exploitation of intelligence sensors, sources, and establish worth of collected data in specific area of interest.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS.  This position is in the Excepted Service.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

OR

 

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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

 

1. Professional Registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 

 

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 requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.

 

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 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

 

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS/GG) pay system or other pay systems.  To be creditable, your resume must further reflect specialized experience, demonstrating quality in the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to meet the requirements of the position being filled.  Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained while providing intelligence analysis expertise to ensure the programs, approaches and analytical assessments contribute to its counterspace mission accomplishment and integrate effectively into an overall production program.

 

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/general-engineering-series-0801/

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1.    Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodology of foreign counterspace programs and practices to permit independent determination of the characteristics of counterspace threats targeted against US space assets and operations and the production of intelligence assessment.

2.    Knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques and materials of professional engineering and other engineering disciplines to effectively apply advanced engineering principles and concepts to new applications, experimental theories and other areas of responsibility.

3.    Knowledge of foreign counterspace capabilities to impact US satellites and supporting infrastructure and skill in automated processing and database applications as well as ability in project management.

4.    Knowledge and experience in the engineering analysis of technologies related to Space Object Surveillance & Identification (SOSI) networks analysis, specifically radar or SIGINT systems.

5.    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

 

 

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


 

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

·        Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).  A non-disclosure agreement must be signed. 

·        Position is designated as Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program.  Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.  Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air force, national security and public safety.  Appointee must sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied is a TDP.

·        Travel in military or commercial aircraft may be required in the performance of temporary duty.  

 

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

 

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 23, 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 occupational 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, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 878658.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144.

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Wright Patterson
2130 8th Street
WP AFB, OH
45433

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 


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Job Announcement Number:

9X-DCIPS-878658-817562-YMH

Control Number:

342015500