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Job Title:DON Recent Graduate Program ( Materials Engineer)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Air Systems Command

Job Announcement Number:NE30806-12-998465NO701454-P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$44,176.00 to $66,493.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 21, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0806-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Cherry Point, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent Graduate Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is within the Materials Engineering Division, Air Vehicle Department, Research and Engineering Group located at FRC-East Cherry Point, NC.  The selectee deals with problems concerning chemical or metallurgical processes associated with the processing of components with an emphasis on obtaining the optimum quality, efficiency, and economy in processing; non-destructive inspection of components; failure analysis of components to identify cause and recommend preventative actions. 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5 days a month

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must submit your transcripts
  • Travel may be required
  • Must be a recent Graduate

DUTIES:

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- Assist in planning, organizing and conducting investigations and research in the development of new technologies.

- Assist in conducting investigations, analyses and evaluations of materials, components, or related processes to ascertain their adequacy, efficiency and economy.

- Assist in providing technical recommendations and participating in policy development on matters associated with Materials Engineering.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ELIGIBILITY:

Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education up to 9 months prior to the closing date of this job opportunity announcement. However, agencies are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work); therefore, your selection or start date may be impacted by proof and completion of all Pathways requirements. 

 

Recent Graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

 

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.

 

QUALIFYING EDUCATION:

Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete their qualifying education within 9 months from the date of the announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENT- GS-07/09

Basic Requirement for Engineering positions is [A] a degree in professional engineering. 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.

 

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-07:

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements as follows: You must meet the Basic Requirement as stated above AND 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. The creditable specialized experience is:

·         Professional engineering work applying basic theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to achieve engineering objectives.

·         Professional engineering work carrying out, interpreting, and explaining basic computations and calculations.

·         Professional engineering work reading, understanding, analyzing, interpreting and conveying findings.

 

OR

Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree as described above AND Superior academic achievement. 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; or 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. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The G.P.A should be credited in a manner that is most beneficial to the applicant. For example, applicants may list their G.P.A. as recorded on their final transcript, or they may choose to compute their G.P.A. The specific provisions are detailed below: G.P.A. as recorded on the final transcript. The final transcript must cover the period being used to determine G.P.A., i.e., all 4 years or last 2 years. G.P.A. including course work after bachelor's degree. Undergraduate course work obtained after an applicant has received a bachelor's degree can be credited in computing the G.P.A. of applicants who need those courses to meet minimum qualification requirements, i.e., the courses are required by the standard or by the individual occupational requirement. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society--Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. These honor societies are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991).

 

Additional Experience and Training Provisions for Graduates of Professional Engineering Curricula for GS-07 engineering positions:

 

·         1 year of graduate-level education, in addition to meeting the basic requirement that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. 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.

·         Successfully completed a 5 year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in Engineering.

·         Professional engineering degree with appropriate experience as an engineering technician equivalent to grade GS-05 or higher.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENT- GS-09

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements as follows: You must meet the Basic Requirement as stated above AND 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. The creditable specialized experience is:

·         Assist in planning the preparation of technical documents

·         Applying basic technological principles related to the design, review, development, test and modification of equipment or components of assigned program area.

 

OR

Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master or equivalent master degree if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. You must submit your college transcript(s).

 

 


Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

- 4 year college or university

- A graduate school

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION- Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit: language: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

 

Employee may be required to file a yearly Confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Intrests (OGE-450)

 

Must be able to travel via commercial or government aircraft, vessels, and/or land transportation to successfully perform the duties of this position

 

This is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 2 Systems Engineering (SPRDE) position.

 

This is a Noncritical-Sensitive IT-II Position.  It meets one or more of the Category II AIS criteria of SECNAV M-5510.30, dtd June 2006, and if misused, has the potential of causing serious impact/damage to national security.

 

 

DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) REQUIREMENT:

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants must achieve certification for the Systems Engineering Career Field within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://www.dau.mil/".

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

·       Orientation program

·       Mentorship throughout the Program.

·       Individual Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities.

·       At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the Program.

·       Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement.

 

AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION:

Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).

 

To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:

·       Be a US Citizen.

·       Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·       Demonstrated successful job performance.

·       Met the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

 

You will be rated on the extent and quality of your education and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies for entry level engineers. 

 

NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

May be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive sevice position. 

 

Must be a United States citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Transcripts

- Veterans’ Preference Documents

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and print out the applicant checklist.  The applicant checklist will assist you in determining what documents you need submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, November 25, 2013.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 998465.

 

** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary for each individual.  We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package.  The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy:  Applicant Checklist-External 

 

Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.  Missing application information will not be requested.

 

Failure to submit a complete application package (Current resume, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents, as noted in applicant checklist) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

Select correct statement below for using a Ranked or Unranked procedures:

Ranked: Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.   Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

Unranked:  All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans’ Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications.   If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

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Job Announcement Number:

NE30806-12-998465NO701454-P

Control Number:

355826600