Applicants must show that they possess a professional knowledge of engineering principles and practices as evidenced through the following: Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering that was from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in 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.
Registration as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
Successfully passing the Engineering-in-Training (EIT)examination, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET-accredited program.
A combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training,and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in paragraph A above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.) OR 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) AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.
IN ADDITION to meeting the basic education requirements above, applicants must have at least 1 full year of professional mechanical engineering design, evaluation, problem resolution, and advisory experience (equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service). Experience must have involved mechanical systems as noted in the duties section of this announcement for shore-side facilities involving design,evaluation.and advisory work,using applicable mechanical engineering standards and codes.Experience must also have involved design, evaluation and/or advisory work with domestic and international mechanical engineering standards and codes. Only education/experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.
This position does have a positive education requirement.
A copy of your unofficial transcripts from an accredited college or university must be submitted at the time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1. Knowledge of professional mechanical engineering concepts, principles and practices applicable to the full range of engineering duties. Requires the planning, design and layout for construction of facilities type mechanical engineering components for use in CG facilities.
2. Knowledge and skills sufficient to design large and complex mechanical systems such as could be acquired through an accredited bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering supplemented with considerable design experience.
3. Knowledge of related technical disciplines (i.e. electrical, civil and ocean engineering and architecture) to ensure areas of overlapping intra-disciplinary responsibilities receive proper design consideration and all project objectives are met.
4. Knowledge of information technology relating to design engineering including computerized drafting, word processing, global information systems, spreadsheet and data bases, plus design programs associated with mechanical engineering technical skills.
5. Knowledge of energy saving programs and how they apply to design and construction of facilities. Programs include use of energy efficient materials and control systems as well as complying with Presidential directives and pursuing Department of Energy initiatives.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
To preview questions please click here.