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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Mechanical Engineer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command

Job Announcement Number:WTYU13426967952223DR

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, September 04, 2013 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NH-0830-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 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.

This is a Re-announcement of Vacancy Announcement WTYU13365633824762D which was for a Mechanical Engineer GS-0830-12. The position is now being announced under the Acquisition Demonstration Personnel System as an NH-0830-03. The equivalent General Schedule grade is GS-12. You MUST reapply to this Vacancy Announcement if you wish to be considered for this position.

 

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

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may or may not be authorized.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 10% annually.
  • Must file an annual financial disclosure statement.
  • Must comply with annual drug testing requirements.
  • Defense Relocation Program costs will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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As a Senior Test Officer the incumbent is required to plan, design, coordinate, execute, monitor, evaluate and report on testing of a variety of military tactical vehicles, mobile equipment, general troop support equipment, and their sub-systems. This may include wheeled and tracked transport vehicles, construction and POL equipment. Tests are typically technical feasibility tests to assess performance and durability. Characteristics such as mobility, traction, acceleration, cooling, drawbar pull, fuel economy, slope performance, braking, etc are considered. Vehicles, equipment, and systems tested can be complex and may require application of novel or unique testing approaches due to the lack of adequate testing precedents, facilities, instrumentation and test procedures. Tests are generated as the result of new equipment developments, changes in developer requirements, field problems, or systems/ component malfunctions. Recommendations made as a result of these tests often provide for changes in equipment design, test procedures, test instrumentation, or facilities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Specialized Experience: To qualify , your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower broadband level or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: responsible for the planning, testing, evaluation, and reporting of military tactical vehicles and their sub-systems.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:


·         Knowledge of combat/automotive systems.
·         Skill in Program Management.
·         Ability to follow and execute Test Procedures.
·         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.

 

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 positions.
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 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.

 

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.
• Personnel security investigation required.
• Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
• This position requires exposure to adverse weather conditions, extremes of temperature,high noise levels and toxic fumes and may be required to wear special protective clothing.
• An annual Financial Disclosure Form OGE 450 is required.
• Salary includes applicable locality pay of Local Market Supplement.
• This is a Career Program 16 position.
• This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at level II in Acquisition Career Field Test and Evaluation within 24 months.
• Compressed work schedule: 10 hour work days Monday - Thursday with every Friday off.


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.

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/.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.



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. The DoD policy is available at 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.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • 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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category. If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.


Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."

 

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.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 952223.
  • Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
  • 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....").

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  • NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which 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.

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 someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.


 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W04XAA Ground Combat Sys Dir Combat and Auto Div
301 C Street
Yuma, AZ
85365

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.

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Job Announcement Number:

WTYU13426967952223DR

Control Number:

350872700