A. Degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the
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; (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.
B. 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.
You may qualify if you meet one of the following:
1. You must have completed or will complete a 4 year course of
study leading to a bachelors from an accredited institution no later than 31
August 2014 AND must have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the
undergraduate level in one of the following:
a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on
completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;
b) Grade Point Average -2.95 or higher
out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed
based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during
the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based
on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the
required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your
curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are
non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc, you
cannot qualify based on GPA;
c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society
(note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this
position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership,
provide appropriate documentation).
2. You have one full year (18 semester hours
or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher
degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the
knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position. Such fields
include business administration, industrial management, industrial engineering,
industrial psychology, public administration, political science, or government.
3. You have at least one year (12 months) of
specialized experience, that equips you with the particular knowledge, skills,
and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the positions to be filled. To be
creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the
next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in
4. You must have a combination of graduate education as described
above and the type of specialized experience as described above, which when
combined would equate to 100%. (To compute, first determine your total
qualifying graduate level education as a percentage of the graduate education
required; then determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of
experience described above; add the two percentages. The total percentage must
equal to at least 100 %).
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THESE POSITIONS HAVE A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTABLE AT TIME OF APPLICATION. IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS. ALL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 31 AUG 2014. DEGREE AUDITS AND ACADEMIC EVALUATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following: a) Class standing-upper third
of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision; b) Grade Point Average- 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor
society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). For more information, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.
2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.
3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
5. Employee may be subject to random drug testing.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge). If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Aug 2008), "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)
For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of
Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a
terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of
Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel
officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate
when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service,
the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable). Applicants, who disqualify themselves, in the
occupational questionnaire, will not be evaluated further. Your application may
not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting
documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is
cause for not hiring you or removal after hiring.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application, including the online
assessment questionnaire to ensure that you meet the requirements to perform in
this position satisfactorily.
EVALUATION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. If your degree is from a non-U.S. University, please contact the American Association of Collegiate Registrar & Admissions Office (AACRAO) via their websitesite http://www.aacrao.org; Foreign transcripts are required to be authenticated and accredited to US equivalents. This must be completed prior to applying/entrance on duty to a Palace Acquire position. When applying, please submit a copy of the authentication report along with a copy of your transcripts.