To qualify for this position, you must meet the following
1. RECENT GRADUATE
To meet the Program requirements, you must
have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional,
Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying
educational institution, within the previous 2 years.
ATTENTION VETERANS: A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who
due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent
Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall
have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge
from active duty. In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period
extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the
requirements of an academic course of study.
OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING POSITIONS. You must
meet either A or B requirements below:
A. Degree: Have a Bachelor's degree in Professional Engineering from an Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school and/or the curriculum
included Differential and Integral Calculus and courses (beyond 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.
B. Education/Experience: Have 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. Have current registration as a professional Engineer.
2. Written Test. Have evidence of having successfully passed the written test required for
professional registration or have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training
(EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a
Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology (BET) from an accredited college or
university that included 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of courses in the
physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program
accredited by ABET.
3. Specified Academic Courses. Have successfully completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of
courses in the Physical, Mathematical, and Engineering sciences and in
Engineering that included the courses specified in "A" above.
4. Related Curriculum. Have successfully completed 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)
and have 1 year of professional Engineering experience under the guidance and
supervision of a professional Engineer. 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.
[Note: Your education/experience will be thoroughly evaluated under this
provision. To ensure you receive maximum consideration, you should provide
detailed descriptions of professional engineering duties performed under the
guidance and supervision of a professional Engineer; continuing
education/training received; evidence of acceptance in the professional
engineering field (i.e., patents, associations, published articles, etc.), and
any other relevant factors.]
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, you must meet
the qualification requirements for the grade that you are applying
Requirements for the GS-07 grade level.
qualify at the GS-07 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications
A. Specialized Experience: have at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal
Service performing the following duties: performing administrative duties such
as gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to
prepare reports; reviewing engineering regulations or policies applicable to
assignments; applying knowledge of computer systems and software design; and
conducting analyses to support conclusions or recommendations.
B. Education: have Superior Academic Achievement at the
baccalaureate level in a professional engineering curriculum. 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: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; or3.5 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. 3. Election to membership
in a national scholastic honor society. These honor societies can be found
using the link posted in the announcement.
Combination of experience and education: You may qualify for this position if
you have a percentage of the specialized experience described above and a
percentage of the education described above such that when the two percentages
are added together, they total at least 100 percent. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF
Requirements for the GS-09 grade level.
To qualify at the GS-09 level, you
must meet one of the following qualifications requirements:
A. Specialized Experience: have at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal
Service performing the following duties: research, analyze, interpret,
evaluate, and carry out difficult but conventional assignments; reviewing
engineering regulations or policies applicable to assignments; applying
knowledge of computer systems and software design; conduct analytical
investigations using the scientific method; and articulate
information through various venues such as discussions, meetings, fact sheets,
reports, design documentation, briefings, and presentations.
B. Education: have successfully completed 2 full years of
graduate education or a masters degree in engineering or related fields which
provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the
work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered
to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to
represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained
from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1
year of full-time study requirement. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS)
C. Combination of experience
and education: have less than the one-year of experience as described
in "A," and have not completed my graduate level education as
described in "B." However, you have a combination of such experience
and graduate level education that, when combined, equals at least 100% of the
total requirement. [To determine if you qualify by combining experience and
education, compute your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the
total experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the
total education required. Add the two percentages. The total percentages must
equal at least 100% to qualify.] *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS)
OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as
for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience
you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each
position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and
eligibility requirements by Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the
following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
of computer engineering concepts, principles, disciplines, and practices of to
support a full range of computer engineering functions relating to
state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) systems and subsystems.
of IT and software development life-cycle management, computer engineering
regulations, practices, and procedures to provide support to a IT
program/project and professional engineers performance requirements and major
operating characteristics of IT systems and programs.
to communicate orally and in writing to develop, plan, coordinate, and ensure
system and program requirements are properly identified and documented to
ensure the success of IT systems and programs.
analyzing data and evaluating systems engineering studies, proposals, and
you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job
related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the
knowledges, skills and abilities; and/or completion of a work sample.
work for this position is primarily sedentary. There may be some walking,
standing, bending, and carrying of light items and may involve travel to other
more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United
States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE
ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your
questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).