In addition to meeting the educational requirements for an Engineer, candidates must meet either: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree OR one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience performing engineering adequacy and suitability analyses of natural gas pipelines.
You must show successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering. For more information on education requirements, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm
You must meet these educational requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above by the closing date of the vacancy closing.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
1. Knowledge of basic engineering principles, concepts, and methodology.
2. Skill in using software, such as Microsoft Excel & Access, PowerPoint, and applying databases, spreadsheets and software programs to perform a range of engineering assignments.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, to an audience with a diverse background.
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