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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
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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 Rating: Qualified 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.