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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:General Engineer, GS-0801-12/13

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-OAR-DE-2014-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,794.00 to $115,621.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 22, 2013 to Friday, November 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Ann Arbor, MI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Heavy-Duty Onroad and Nonroad Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:  
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

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At the entry level of this position, you will:
Perform engineering analyses to support the development of control strategies, standards, and regulations aimed at reducing pollution from vehicles, engines, and/or fuels; Evaluate vehicle/engine/fuel technologies for emission and/or fuel economy related control; Design, develop, and execute vehicle/engine/fuel test programs to evaluate and interpret impacts of different vehicle/engine calibrations and/or fuels on emissions; Evaluate and implement vehicle/engine/fuel policies and regulations; Provide written and verbal communication, including briefings and presentation, and develop the necessary memoranda, reports, and analyses to support the development, review, and publication of regulations, polices, an guidelines.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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
below:

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:
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options!  Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit
Benefits
.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the bargaining unit.
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.
EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.
This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.
--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.

Additional information can be found on our web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Glinda Hawkins
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2416
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2416

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

LV-OAR-DE-2014-0004

Control Number:

355985500