These factors are required, and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. The mandatory technical qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for this position.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following minimum educational requirements for this position:
Successful completion of a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited college or university. or- Successful completion of a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science of 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 that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of education and experience. or- Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of education and experience. or- Successful completion of a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum (as described above). or- Successful completion of a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web sites:
0861 series: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0861.htm
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:
1. Broad knowledge of a multitude of engineering disciplines (i.e. primarily Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical and Industrial) in order to provide technical direction over employees engaged in the engineering/acquisition management of aircraft/weapon systems and subsystems.
2. Knowledge of the DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System and of the DoD weapons systems acquisition process.
3. In-depth knowledge and direct experience in advanced scientific and engineering practices governing the research, concept formulation, development, test and evaluation, qualification, production and application of turbojet, turbofan, turboprop and shaft power engines for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
4. In-depth knowledge of the science and technology involved in research development, qualification, production, and application of turbine engine air inlets, ducting, nozzles, control systems, aircraft electrical systems, auxiliary power units, emergency power units, drive trains and related propulsion system accessories.
5. Knowledge of material sciences and technology applicable to advanced propulsion and power systems and components development and application. It is essential the applicant have knowledge of aircraft fuels and lubricants, specification and combustion characteristics and state of the art technology.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs. A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.
1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.