QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.
*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT; COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. Must meet either (A) or (B) listed below:
A. 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 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 particles and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science and physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. 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 science and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) or Ph.d. or equivalent doctoral degree.
1. Knowledge of professional environmental engineering concepts, principles and practices.
2. Knowledge of Environmental Protection Programs that involve federal/state compliance procedures and standards associated with pollution prevention, hazardous waste management/minimization, recycling and environmental impact.
3. Knowledge and skill sufficient to adapt standard practices, equipment, or techniques in preparing specifications and designs (or monitoring those prepared by others) for the improvement or alteration of existing or the eventual construction of new facilities.
4. Knowledge of contract administration to negotiate and provide technical oversight, monitor vendor performance, and ensure compliance with terms of contract.
NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: College transcripts MUST be submitted for professional positions or when substituting education for experience. NOTE: If you are using education as a substitution of experience OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualification, YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts when required. Failure to provide college transcripts when required will result in an ineligible rating. NOTE: The Nebraska National Guard HRO has a document entitled "Secrets to Getting a Technician Job"; you are encouraged to follow the link provided if you are interested. http://ne.ng.mil/ArmyGuard/Tech%20Branch%20Documents/SecretstoGettingaTechnicianJob1.pdf
REMEMBER: Military training directly related to the type of work of the position may be substituted on a day for day basis.
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
MILITARY GRADES: Maximum Military Grade 04; Minimum Military Grade 01; (COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY-SEE NOTE); Applicants who do not meet the military grade requirements will be considered ineligible for this position. Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.
For the 43EXX AFSC, this is a direct commission in to the Biomedical Services Corps. Applicants must not have reached the age of 47 prior to being commissioned and must attend Commissioned Officer Training (COT) within 12 months of receiving their commission and must also attend the Bioenvironmental Engineering Course.
Degree requirements: Possess a baccalaureate degree or higher in engineering from an institution with that curricular program area accredited at the engineering level by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or Possess a baccalaureate in engineering, biology, chemistry, or physics from the United States Air Force Academy or, possess a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology, chemistry, physics, health physics, industrial hygiene, or other degree approved by the 43E associate chief granted from an ABET or non-ABET accredited program, and satisfy one of the following options prior to being accessed into the Biomedical Sciences Corps: Prior qualification in an possession of AFSC 4B071 Bioenvironmental Engineering (BEE) Craftsman and have a minimum of 7 years active duty in the BEE career field or Hold a certification from the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) or hold a certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), or pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or Possess a Master of Science (MS) degree in medical physical granted from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program (CAMPEP), or Possess MS degree in medical physics granted from a non-CAMPEP accredited institution, and hold a certification from the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in one of the following three specialties: diagnostic radiologic physics, therapeutic radiological physics, or medical nuclear physics.
For the 32EXX AFSC, Start date of appointment would be contingent upon graduation from AMS. Must be able to complete the Academy of Military Science before your 35th Birthday (possibility of an age waiver, up to age 40). Must be a college graduate with a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited school. Required documentation: AFOQT scores, must meet minimum verbal score of 15 and minimum quantitative score of 10. Current scores desired but must test prior to being offered the position. Must submit copies of college transcript awarding degree.
Compatible Military Assignments: Officer - 32EXX, 43EXX
Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.