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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Engineer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command

Job Announcement Number:WTYU13426688934905D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NH-0801/0830/0861-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG)  is located near the Arizona-California-Mexico border, adjacent to the Colorado River, approximately 15 miles north of the outskirts of the city of Yuma (pop 87,000), Arizona. Yuma is a 2.5 hour drive from San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ along Interstate Highway 8 and a 5-6 hour drive from Las Vegas, NV.  Situated in the far-southwest corner of the state, the proving ground is in the heart of the great Sonoran desert where the US Army tests medium and long range artillery, aircraft target acquisition equipment and armament, armored and wheeled vehicles, and a variety of munitions, and personnel and supply parachute systems to ensure that America’s ground forces have the equipment necessary to win our nation’s battles. With a land mass of approximately 1300 square miles, YPG proudly holds the distinction of being one of the largest military installations in the world. Most of the civilian workforce participates in a 4 day work week (Monday-Thursday) schedule, providing ample off-duty opportunity to enjoy abundant year round recreational opportunities such as golf, fishing, hunting, swimming, tubing, hiking, off-roading, or visiting local historical venues.  Snow skiing, beaches, and professional and university sport venues are all within a 4 hour drive.

 

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Must comply with random drug testing.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may or may not be authorized.
  • Obtain Level 2 Acquisition Certification in Test & Eval within 24 months.
  • Must obtain/maintain a state motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Must obtain/maintain Army Acquisition Corps membership within 24 months.

DUTIES:

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Responsible for planning and executing test and evaluation programs involving cargo and personnel parachute systems, precision guided airdrop systems, certification of hazardous and non-hazardous materiel for airdrop, certification of aircraft for airdrop operations, and external air transport testing. Plans, designs, coordinates, executes, monitors, evaluates and reports test and evaluation of materiel within the organization, incorporating state-of-the-art technology and requiring substantial deviation from established test procedures and or development of new instrumentation systems.



 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience:  To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower broadband level or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.  Specialized experience is defined as: experience with test and evaluation of cargo and personnel airdrop systems (to include testing systems such as parachute systems, precision guided airdrop systems, certification of hazardous and non-hazardous materiel for airdrop, certification of aircraft for airdrop operations, or external air transport testing)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
 
•  ABILITY TO PERFORM PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 
•  KNOWLEDGE OF COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS' EQUIPMENT TESTING/TEST PERFORMANCE
 
•  ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

 


BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to meeting specialized experience requirements, applicants must meet one of the below: 

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in 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
Must be currently registered 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 posions.

OR

Must have 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. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program.
OR

Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90-quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included 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 above.

OR

Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided Applicant must have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

 

Other Requirements:
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• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. 
• You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
• One year trial/probationary period may be required.
• Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
• This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position.
• Defense National Relocation Program will NOT be authorized.
• Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 10 percent.
• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
• Selectee must sign an Acquisition Corps written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least 3 years.
• Must comply with Random Drug Testing Requirements.
• Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, working around, on, and over various items of machinery; fitting into constricted areas requiring stooping, walking, crawling, climbing, and stretching. 
• Approximately 50% of the time is spent at outdoor sites, requiring special safety precautions, e.g. working in and around aircraft.  In addition there is regular and recurring exposure to potentially dangerous or hazardous situations such as test firing of untried weapons.  The incumbent is frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions, extremes of temperature, dust, high noise levels and toxic fumes.  The incumbent is required at various times to wear protective clothing and safety equipment.



 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

 

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.


    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.

     

    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

     

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at

    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives )

     

    •   Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    •  Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 11, 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 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, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID934905.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Documents to support your preference:

     

    Veterans. The documentation you submit MUST show the characterization of your discharge (Honorable, General, etc.). If your documentation does not show your discharge characterization, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your preference for this job.  Required veterans documentation: 

    ·         If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE- CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30% or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
    • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
    • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

    * Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
    ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

    ICTAP Eligible: You are required to submit a copy of your reduction-in-force notice and a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current pay plan/pay schedule, series/occupational code, grade/pay band, and duty location.

    Military Spouse Preference.  If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to PCS orders and marriage certificate.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W04XAA YumaTestCtrAirCombatSysAviationElectronics
    301 C STREET
    YUMA, AZ
    85365

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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 numeric 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTYU13426688934905D

    Control Number:

    350479900