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 integrated
sensor systems, electro-optical/infrared sensors, radar systems, unattended
ground sensors, targeting systems, laser rangefinder/designator systems,
and navigation systems testing.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
ABILITY TO PERFORM
KNOWLEDGE OF COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS' EQUIPMENT TESTING/TEST
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
addition to meeting specialized experience requirements, applicants must meet
one of the below:
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
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 positions.
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
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.
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.
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
education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for
this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Other Requirements: Click here for more information.
- If you are male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- 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 5 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.
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
such as test firing of untried weapons. The incumbent is frequently exposed to
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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/