Degree: 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.
2. 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
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.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic
requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any
branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless
he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or
ARCHITECT/ENGINEER, GS-0800-12: Must
have at least 36 months experience, education or training in preparing
technical and engineering drawings. Experience searching out and developing new
or greatly modified methods and approaches to accomplish the Civil Engineering
function. Experience in coordinating and negotiating with contractors and other
personnel regarding engineering and administrative matters. Experience
supervising and leading others within the Engineering Occupational Series.
TO BE CREDITABLE, SCANNED
COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The following knowledge, skills, and abilities will be
used by the selecting officials to determine the best qualified applicants from
which selection will be made:
1.Knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences,
engineering principles, and accepted practices.
2.Ability to develop fundamental and
diversified engineering concepts, theories and practices to achieve objectives.
3.Ability to evaluate one's own research or of
others and integration of this data into comprehensive and complete formal
reports that propose best course of action.
4.Ability to communicate effectively, write and
evaluate technical reports.
5.Skill in writing specifications and
interpreting working drawings, reading engineering drawings, specifications,
and estimating time and material cost, or similar engineering work.
6.Knowledge of engineering instruments,
and testing equipment, the ability to conduct test of equipment, components and
7.Knowledge of Air National Guard Civil Engineering
regulations and legal requirements.
8.Ability to prepare test samples, record
instrumental readings and evaluate test data.
9.Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency
regulations and laws pertaining to handling of hazardous and controlled waste