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.
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.
Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.
Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
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 as described in paragraph A.
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 1 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.
You may meet the basic qualification if you meet one of the following: 1)You must have completed or will complete a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors from an accredited institution no later than 28 June 2013 AND must have documented superior academic achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following: Class Standing, or Grade Point Average of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0, or Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, or you have one full year (18 semester hours or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a masters or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position.
2) A combination of superior academic achievement and 1 year of appropriate professional experience is qualifying at the GS-9.
3) Individuals can be converted non competitively to a GS-7 position if they complete all the requirements of a Federal baccalaureate level student-trainee program, including 1040 hours of work experience, 320 hours of which was at the GS-5 level.
4) Applicants with an engineering degree who have appropriate experience as a technician equivalent to grade GS-5 or higher may have such experience credited for grade GS-7 only on a month-for-month basis up to a maximum of 12 months.
5) Successful completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering is qualifying at GS-7. Completion of such a program and 1 year of appropriate professional experience is qualifying at grade GS-9.
IMPORTANT: THESE POSITIONS HAVE A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTABLE AT TIME OF APPLICATION. IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE "OFFICIAL" COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS USED TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION. ALL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 20 AUG 2013.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND/OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:GS-07 grade level: The level of this specialized experience and/or education must be equivalent to the GS-05 or equivalent pay system.
At least one year of specialized experience serving as an electronics engineer, performing work involving practical application of different processes and methods related to uncertainty analyses, and reviewing calibration methods/procedures and gaining general knowledge of the metrology program.
Successfully completed at least one year of graduate level education. This education must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position;
Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. NOTE: Transcripts and/or documentation supporting S.A.A. must be submitted at time of application. For detailed information on S.A.A. requirements please click on the qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience link shown above;
A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.
GS-09 grade level: The level of this specialized experience must be equivalent to the GS-07 or equivalent pay system.
At least one year of specialized experience serving as an electrical (electronics) engineer, performing work involving general knowledge of different processes and methods related to uncertainty analyses, and reviewing calibration methods/procedures and applying this knowledge at the next higher skill level within the metrology program.
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. This education must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position;
A combination of specialized experience and successfully completed graduate level education. Only graduate education beyond the first year can be used when combining with specialized experience. This education must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
GS-11 grade level: The level of this specialized experience must be equivalent to the GS-09 or equivalent pay system.
At least one year of specialized experience serving as an electronics engineer, performing work involving different processes and methods related to measurement uncertainty analyses, and reviewing calibration methods/procedures and utilizing this knowledge to create new processes and adapt old processes within the metrology program.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education. Only graduate level education in excess of the second year may be used as qualifying education.
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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:
Professional knowledge of a broad range of electronics engineering concepts, practices, and practices of the Metrology Program.
Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and measurements processes to effectively accomplish assigned functions.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, and applies rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations.
Ability to plan and organize work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and maintain good working relations.
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof of the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For more information click here
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
- This may be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
- Must file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of acceptance of position and annually thereafter.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: The rating you receive is based on YOUR responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the specialized experience, education requirements (if applicable), and knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience; your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
BASIS OF RATING: Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience in your resume meet the KSAs required for the position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements for the position, your application will be assessed and placed into one of the following three quality categories: Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position. Click here.