You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least
one year of specialized experience related to this position as described
To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full
time experience defined as experience executing engineering test programs that measure how efficiently new or existing vehicle and/or engine technology reduces pollutants (including greenhouse gas emissions) and improves fuel economy; AND experience assisting in the implementation of environmental regulations at the federal level by conducting engineering analyses of vehicle/engine test data in order to create emission and fuel economy standards.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full
time experience defined as experience designing, developing, and executing engineering test programs that measure how efficiently new or existing vehicle and/or engine technology reduces pollutants (including greenhouse gas emissions), and improves fuel economy; AND experience designing and developing environmental regulations at the federal level by conducting engineering analyses ofvehicle/engine test data in order to create emission and fuel economy standards.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your
competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of and skill in applying general engineering concepts, principles, theories, and practices; Knowledge of analytical and research techniques such as emissions testing, modeling, and statistics; Skill in evaluating and incorporating the latest developments in the general engineering field into policies, products, technical guidelines, and solutions; Knowledge of emission control strategies and fuel economy technologies for vehicles/engines/fuel; Ability to gather and analyze regulatory, economic, legislative, technical, and/or scientific information from primary and secondary sources; Ability to develop quality written reports, analyses, and presentations.
(A) Degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) OR
(B) degree in professional engineering which includes coursework 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: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics OR
(C) 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 which is evidenced by either (a) current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico or (b) have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume 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 is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you 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.
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