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Job Title:ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCACQEH-928181-0850

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0850-07/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
Robins AFB, GA View Map
Hanscom AFB, MA View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
More Locations  (2)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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·         Serve as a professional electrical engineer, performing design duties in support of an organization. 

·         Performs design work for new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for real property facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of electrical engineering.

·         Interprets and adapts traditional methods and approaches in developing design calculations, layouts, drawings, and specifications that support project objectives and standards.

·         Prepares conceptual studies and sketches that indicate pertinent design features, material, equipment, and specifications.

·         Develops cost estimates and time schedules.

·         Prepares architect and engineer (A&E) statements of work (SOW).

·         Coordinates projects with engineers in other disciplines or with architects.

·         Keeps abreast of emerging technologies to ensure programmed development will not prematurely become obsolete.

 

Additional Information: 

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-07 Target GS-13).

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Degree: Professional Engineering Degree. 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

A combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (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 -- Current registration 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.

2.  Written Test -- Evidence of having 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.

Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

 

Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

 

3.  Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the 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.

4.  Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

 

GS-07:

Specialized experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service, which has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience involves the application of diverse electrical engineering concepts and procedures of facilities engineering management and knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards methods practices and techniques materials and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

OR EDUCATION: One year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement (SSA). YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

1.  Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2.  Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

   1.    3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or

   2.    3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

OR Combination of education and experience.

GS-09:

Specialized experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, which has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience involves the application of diverse electrical engineering concepts and procedures of facilities engineering management and knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards methods practices and techniques materials and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

OR EDUCATION:  Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.  GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. OR Combination of Education and Experience.

GS-11:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience involves the application of diverse electrical engineering concepts and procedures of facilities engineering management and knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards methods practices and techniques materials and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

OR Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

-OR-
Combination of Graduate Edcuation and Specialized Experience:  Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.  (Only graduate level education in excess of 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education degree may be combined with experience.)  NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

GS-12:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, which has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience is researching, analyzing, and evaluating information concerning unusual circumstances and unconventional issues; considers incomplete and often conflicting information; and determines efficient, effective, and feasible solutions; judgment and originality in planning and prioritizing work; resolving issues; justifying actions and recommendations; and modifying, adapting, and/or refining existing processes and techniques.

 

GS-13:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, which has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience would be to make decisions and/or executes actions exploring and resolving unique situations or conflicting issues resulting from inconclusive/ rapid changing requirements and/or unusual organization demands or major resource/scheduling constraints; judgment and ingenuity in such areas as evaluating new or improved technology/trends; investigating, predicting, and anticipating issues extending beyond a single specialty area; developing or collaborating on new standards, applications, concepts changing existing knowledge; or advocating actions to resolve novel, conflicting, or controversial issues.

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ and http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1. Professional knowledge of electrical engineering concepts principles and practices and extensive familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture and knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards methods practices and techniques materials and equipment to ensure work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

2. Knowledge of standard contracting regulations practices and procedures and work classifications and the regulators and statutory restrictions on the expenditures of appropriated and non-appropriated funds

3. Knowledge of health safety and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders program planning and budgeting cycles financial control and budget systems and management and environmental principles, practices procedures laws, regulations and current legislative issues.

4. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts systems capabilities and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.

5. Ability to plan conduct and record site/facility surveys and inspections.

6. Ability to research analyze interpret and apply rules regulations and procedures to a variety of situations and to recommend timely and economical solutions plan and organize work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and maintain good working relations.

 

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

 


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·  Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·  Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·  Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·  Employee must maintain current certifications.

·  Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit:  All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

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 occupational 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, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 928181.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
Robins AFB, GA View Map
Hanscom AFB, MA View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
Goodfellow AFB, TX View Map
Hill AFB, UT View Map

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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCACQEH-928181-0850

Control Number:

351936900