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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Pathways Recent Graduate - Electronics Engineer, GS-0855-05/07/09/11 Target 12

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMCD-907968-890725-9X-TLM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$35,657.00 to $91,801.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 08, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0855-05/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Heath, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

College graduates who completed degree requirements within the previous 2 years of the announcement open date may be considered. Veterans who were on active duty and completed degree requirements within the last 6 years of the announcement open date may be considered.

JOB SUMMARY:

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For Consideration: You MUST reside in the local commuting area of the position identified in the job announcement.  Generally, this is identified as the area within which employees can be reasonably expected to commute daily between their residence and the duty station.

 

Any individual who completed his or her educational requirements between December 27, 2010 (the date E.O. 13562 was signed, which established the Pathways Program) and July 10, 2012 (the effective date of the final Pathways Program Regulation) will have 2 years from the effective date of the regulation to apply to the Recent Graduate Program.

 

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience? The Department of the Air Force offers challenging work and the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference. We're offering you an exciting opportunity to gain "real world" experience as a Recent Graduate under the Pathways Program. Appointments under the Recent Graduates Program may be for 1 or 2 years depending on the position. After completing the 1 or 2 year period as a Recent Graduate, you may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position and placed on a career or career-conditional appointment. However, service in a Pathways Recent Graduates Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive service.

 

Your Training and Development Covers:

  • Participant Agreement
  • Orientation Program
  • Mentorship throughout the program
  • Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities
  • At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program
  • Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement

 

After Program Completion:

Recent Graduates who are selected for conversion must have:

  • Completed all requirements of the program successfully
  • Demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

 

NOTE: Eligibility for conversion does NOT guarantee that the Department of the Air Force will offer conversion.

 

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

 

Position Summary: To serve as an electronics engineer in a developmental capacity performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques. This is a developmental position. All training must be completed and regulatory requirements met prior to promotion.

Position Location: Heath, OH. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
  • Must sign a Participant Agreement
  • Must sign a Mobility Agreement
  • You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment
  • Recruitment and Relocation incentive(s) will not be used

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:

GS-05 Duties:  Performs Electronics Engineering duties in a developmental capacity performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques.  Performs developmental work assignments following instructions given by the supervisor or higher-graded engineer, performs highly structured work assignments of limited difficulty combined with training and familiarizes the employee with functions and operations of the organization.  Performs recurring technical assignments where few problems are expected to arise. Participates in special studies and projects.

GS-07 Duties: Performs Electronics Engineering duties in a developmental capacity performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques. Performs developmental assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist.  Independently performs recurring assignments of limited, but gradually increasing, difficulty and complexity.

GS-09 Duties:  Performs Electronics Engineering duties as a developmental level professional, participating in designing, developing, and maintaining metrology capabilities and precision measurement processes.  Helps conduct and coordinate a limited range of somewhat complex projects, investigations, and experiments to preserve and advance the state-of-the-art in assigned measurement areas. Cooperates to plan, generates techniques, and conducts projects utilizing laboratory equipment in both basic configuration and in unique combination to accomplish evaluations of prototype or developmental items used to measure parameters.

GS-11 Duties:  As an Electronics Engineer evaluates test equipment and weapon systems to identify and determine calibration requirements.  Investigates various approaches in supporting new metrology requirements and in improving existing metrology support in the applicable measurement areas by coordinating on an appropriate course of action. Conducts and coordinates limited range of complex projects, investigations, and experiments to preserve and advance the state-of-the-art in assigned measurement areas.  Jointly plans, generates techniques, and conducts projects utilizing laboratory equipment in both basic configuration and in unique combination to accomplish evaluations of prototype or developmental items used to measure parameters.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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:

•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 bachelor’s 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 master’s 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.

OR

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; 

OR

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;

 OR

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. 

OR

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;

OR

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. 

OR

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.

OR

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.

To view qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

AND

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

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm

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.


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 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.
 
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for this special priority selection.  A well-qualified ICTAP applicant as defined
is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  
 

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the Department of Defense Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

 

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.

 

RECRUITMENT OR RELOCATION INCENTIVE WILL NOT BE PAID.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
 
1. Your resume
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 Friday, July 19, 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 907968

 Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
 
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  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: Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

  • Online Application (Questionnaire)
  • Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
  • "Unofficial" copy of Transcript(s).
  • Veterans’ Preference -  A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted if a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It 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). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference) click here.

 

For more information on veterans’ preference click here.

For more information on Family Member Preference (Derived Preference) click here.

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 OL DPIDOE
Phone: (937)257-1494
Email: NOT_ACCEPTEDDOE@WPAFB.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
DO NOT EMAIL
Dayton, OH
45433

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email.   After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.

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Job Announcement Number:

AFMCD-907968-890725-9X-TLM

Control Number:

345710000