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Job Title:Mechanical Engineer

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander in Chief

Job Announcement Number:EA30830-12-944649LZ652491-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0830-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Mayport, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

 

OVERVIEW

 

This position is located in Engineering Department, Combat Systems Division, Weapons Systems Branch, Vertical Launcher Systems, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, Florida.

 

NOTE: This announcement is being reannounced to extend the closing date; if you applied previously, you do not need to reapply.

 

GS-11: $57,408 - $74,628

GS-12: $68,809 - $89,450

 

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A physical examination is required.
  • You must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

DUTIES:

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·         Serve as a regional subject matter expert for direct fleet support of Atlantic Fleet ships operating east of the Mississippi River, in the North and South Atlantic, Caribbean and other locations in support of assigned systems.

·         Serve as NAVSEA’s representative for shipboard and in shop technical assistance on controversial problems determined to be beyond the capability of organizational level and ship repair facilities.

·         Responsible for the following systems:  MK 41VLS MODS 0/2/7/15; MK 211 MODS 1/3 Launch Control Units (AN/UYK-44 Data Processing Set, OF-174 Expansion Adapter Group; AN/USH-26 Cartridge Magnetic Tape Unit and MK 235 MODS 0/3 Launch Control Units.

·         Provide engineering guidance in accordance with established NAVSEA Technical Authority policy and generates engineering products regarding reliability, configuration and system performance.

·         Provide technical assistance on mission degrading CASREPs or similar problems affecting MK 41 VLS or other mechanical weapon systems.

 

The duties and responsibilities at the GS-11 are essentially the same as those at the full performance level except the incumbent is under closer supervision and receives more detailed instructions.  The incumbent will become sufficiently familiar with the programs of the organization and their relationships with other organizations to satisfactorily perform the full range of duties of the position.  This position has known promotion potential to GS-12.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QRF). This is a quality ranking factor that could be expected to enhance significantly the performance of the applicant in the position. The actual QRF is a current DAWIA Level III Certification for the Systems, Planning, Research, Development and Engineering career field. You do not have to possess the factor in order to be rated eligible; however, applicants possessing the factor will receive additional points. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume or supplemental information that is requested in the description of the question identified as the QRF.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the basic requirements and specialized experience to qualify for this position.

 

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 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

 

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 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:

 

1.   Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

 

2.   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.

 

3.   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.

 

4.   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.)

 

POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS :   This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you should submit a complete copy of their transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information may result in an ineligible rating.   You may submit your transcripts or list of college courses through the "Application Manager" or by fax.   This is the only method in which transcripts can be submitted.   Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating. (Faxing instructions may be found under the "How to Apply" section.)

 

EDUCATION :

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

 

  • Experience performing assessments, functional checkout, grooms, adjustment and tests of new or modernized shipboard systems in an operational evaluation involving primary responsibility for operation of a system or major subsystems such as launchers and computers.
  • Experience providing solutions to problems encountered during ship overhaul, repair and conversion.
  • Experience providing expertise for resolving complex and critical problems in design and repair of MK 41 VLS or other mechanical weapon systems aboard naval ships.
  • Experience assisting with reviewing engineering design changes and development proposals submitted by contractors or other activities for sound engineering practices and techniques in keeping with state of the art and conformance with design specifications and performance requirements.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11 :  Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position:   Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education university in nursing with a concentration in a engineering or a field directly applicable to the requirements of the position.

 

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

 

  • Experience providing guidance, instructions and technical advice related to the design and operation of   shipboard hardware, peripherals and interfaces including set up, test and evaluation of systems such as: shipboard MK 41 Vertical Launcher Systems (VLS) and other mechanical weapon systems.
  • Experience   providing technical expertise for resolving complex and critical problems in design and repair of MK 41 VLS or other mechanical weapon systems aboard naval ships.
  • Experience reviewing specifications for ship overhaul, repair and conversion in the MK 41 VLS or other mechanical weapon systems.
  • Experience reviewing engineering design changes and development proposals submitted by contractors or other activities for sound engineering practices and techniques in keeping with state of the art and conformance with design specifications and performance requirements.

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:    

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

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.  

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:   View Assessment Questions.


EDUCATION:

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS: 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Occasional travel is required (10%).

The position is Emergency Essential.

Physical Demands:  Shipboard work involves considerable walking, climbing and crawling in and around the equipment and system.  Standing for several hours on hard steel decks occur regular during regular ship visits.

 

Work Environment:  Work involves frequent exposure to hazardous electrical voltages, large rotating machinery elements, electromagnetic radiation from high powered transmitters, explosive, flammable or incendiary materials and entering enclosed spaces below ship’s waterline such sonar dome and tanks.

 

Incumbent will be subjected to adverse environmental conditions while onboard ship such as extreme hot and cold; noise and airborne particles such as smoke and industrial debris.

 

Work is required aboard U.S. and foreign naval ships at berths, anchor or buoys within the harbor.

 

Temporary duty at sea on naval ships and/or at naval or private shipyards located throughout the world including combat zones and commercial aircraft.

 

Shift work is required.

 

Incumbent must obtain and maintain a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification via command sponsored CPR training and annual refresher training.

 

Incumbent must maintain a passport for travel

 

Incumbent must be able to qualify for and maintain a government travel card.

 

Work involves conducting surface vessel at sea trials and evaluations.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.

  

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

 

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three 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.

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant 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 more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

  

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. 

 

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

  

This Vacancy ID is 944649.  

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. 

HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

 

The following documents are required (resume, assessment questionnaire and required documents listed below.  Copies are sufficient): PLEASE READ THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED EXPLANATIONS:

 

. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

. Completed assessment questionnaire (part of the online application)

. ICTAP documentation (if claiming ICTAP preference)

. Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable (DD-214/DD-215 or statement of service (showing character of discharge),  VA letter (showing total percentage of disability), SF-15-see Other Information section for further details)

. Military Sponsor's PCS Orders (if claiming military spouse preference)

. Transcripts or Unofficial Transcripts (if qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

 

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: 

 

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist.pdf

 

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRSC EAST Navy
Phone: (757)396-7994
Email: HRSCEAST.DEU@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Norfolk Ops Center
OCHR Norfolk Operations Center
Bldg 17 Norfolk Naval Shipyard
TDD 858-577-5723
Portsmouth, VA
23709

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.

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Job Announcement Number:

EA30830-12-944649LZ652491-D

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