Basic Qualification for Engineering, GS-830/GS-858:
A. Have a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
B. Have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
C. Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
D. Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration.
E. Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in B above. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
F. Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor`s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, 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.
Basic Qualification for Physicist, GS-1310:
A. Have a degree from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physics, or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
B. Have a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics. Minimal Qualifications for Engineering/Physicist:
GS-12: Specialized Experience: Have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in regulatory or scientific programs used to evaluate medical devices, radiologic products and/or scientific products under regulatory review; and advising employees and management on regulatory or scientific guidance related to medical devices or scientific products.
GS-13: Specialized Experience: Have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in regulatory or scientific programs used to evaluate medical devices, radiologic products and/or scientific products under regulatory review; evaluating scientific data or information to identify risks or problems in medical devices or scientific products for correction action; and advising employees and management on regulatory or scientific guidance related to medical devices or scientific products.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
7. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
8. Drug Screening Required: No
9. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
10. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
11. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Basis of Rating:
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
Best Qualified Applicants who have experience that is almost identical to those required by the position, including any quality ranking factors identified.
Well Qualified Applicants who have experience that is very similar to those required by the position.
Qualified Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements, but do not identify any additional qualifying experience or skill.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
1. Knowledge of the scientific principles, practices, and theories.
2. Skill in oral communication.
3. Shill in written communication.