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Job Title:Supervisory General Engineer, GS-801-15 SME (Open to US Citizens) JAC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:NHTSA.NVS-2013-0064

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 09, 2013 to Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: NHTSA.NVS-2013-0065.

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.

The employee serves as Chief of the Electronic Systems Safety Research Division (NVS-333) of the Office of Vehicle Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Research (OVCAECR). Within the OVCAECR, the Electronic Systems Safety Research Division serves as the principal research and development organization for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) on matters concerning the reliability and security of automotive safety-critical electronic systems, especially vehicle control systems to ensure the safe operation of motor vehicles and the protection of vehicle occupants and other road users.
The ideal candidate for this position possesses a strong background in automotive electronic systems safety and security as well as knowledge and experience with emerging advanced vehicle technologies. This includes electronic control systems, including all aspects of vehicle electronics (software, hardware, etc.) that interact with the vehicle's braking, throttle, and steering control. In addition, the candidate possesses strong leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills to implement an effective, well managed electronics systems safety research program.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date
  • All offers will be made at the step one for the first time Federal employee
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Announcement also advertised to status applicants: NHTSA.NVS-2013-0065
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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The Supervisory General Engineer:

  • Assists and advises the Office Director and Associate Administrator (AA) for Vehicle Safety Research to formulate budget requirements, strategy, research plans, and other planning activities necessary to address potential safety risks presented by vehicle electronic control systems and emerging technologies, including software, failsafe strategies, system engineering, testing, cyber security and other aspects necessary to address those risks.
  • Advises the Office Director on all research, development, test, and evaluation activities related to vehicle electronics safety.
  • Provides expert advice and research coordination to the NHTSA Rulemaking Office in their development of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.  Also provides expert advice to NHTSA’s Enforcement office in terms of compliance and defects investigations of advanced vehicle electronic systems.
  • Prepares papers and presentations that involve the review, analysis, and evaluation of a broad range of research related to vehicle electronics safety.  This covers both work performed by and for the OVCAECR and work performed by other researchers in other government agencies, industry, and academia.
  • Serves as NHTSA’s primary source of technical expertise and leadership for planning, organizing, directing, and executing DOT’s research related to vehicle electronic systems.
  • The employee provides professional, managerial and technical leadership and guidance to a professional staff, mainly engineers.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 15
  • Experience in electronics engineering and the expertise to ensure the safety of electronic control systems used in automobiles.
 
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
 


MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an  engineering position:

  • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university
    or college.  OR
  • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience
    that has furnished you with (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 as an engineer.
    2. Evidence of Passing the Engineer-in-Training
      Written Test.
    3. Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.
    4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering
      technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional
      engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and
      guidance.
Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800:  All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Probationary Period: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition
NHTSA is a Local 3313 bargaining unit agency.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. The transcripts need not be official. If you are qualifying based on possessing a current Professional Engineer (PE) license, or passing the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, please provide a copy of PE license or written documented proof of passing the EIT.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

NHTSA.NVS-2013-0064

Control Number:

351178700