SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level (GS-09): Experience in advanced vehicle technologies, advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs) R&D. Extensive experience in independently analyzing related engineering problems and issues.
To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 in Federal service; OR you can substitute three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. Or equivalent doctoral degree.
GS-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower-grade level (GS-11): Extensive experience with research and development activities in the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D sub-program with a focus on combustion engine research. Experience with review and evaluation of technology project objectives, conducting independent research, studies, and analyses of engineering/scientific areas in engine combustion R&D, making sound technical judgments, and developing valid conclusions and recommendations based on the findings and in resolving complex engineering problems and issues.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of engineering concepts, principles, standards, and methods sufficient to determine and/or execute actions for a wide range of assignments involving combinations of involved features;
2. Knowledge to formulate, execute, advise on, and explain recommendations or solutions to modify standard practices, processes, and techniques and resolve complex problems;
3. Basic knowledge of the Federal budget process.
4. Written and oral communication skills.
5. Knowledge of advanced vehicle technologies particularly advanced internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles, including high efficiency/low emission combustion strategies, exhaust after-treatment and emission control, enabling high efficiency engine technologies, waste heat recovery and health impacts of vehicle emissions.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Please review the OPM page for information on qualifications: 0801 Series
Basic Requirements: Degree in 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)
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:
Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY:
If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement.
As a member of the Council on Veterans Program the Department of Energy supports our nation’s veterans through various veteran hiring initiatives and authorities.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online 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. To preview questions please click here.