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Job Title:AEROSPACE ENGINEER

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Agency

Job Announcement Number:9X-DCIPS-1038590-044438-RAF

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$60,877.00 to $79,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0861-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS.  This position is in the Excepted Service.

 

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.  To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. 

 

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here. 


 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
  • Incumbent may be subject to periodic polygraph examinations

DUTIES:

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This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

 

***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***

 

The organizational location of this position is:  SPACE ANALYSIS SQ WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH

 

RPA: 14JAN9XNAIC000044438

 

DUTIES:

 

  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Aerospace Engineer engaging in the analysis and production of information obtained and processed from one or more intelligence sources in support of customer requirements.

  • Performs professional aerospace engineering work in the areas of aerospace defense systems, components, and/or associated equipment in support of the development and/or sustainment of the Squadron’s Space Situational Awareness satellite systems and subsystems. Plans and carries out assignment for projects concerning in the development of products in support of communications and other satellites.

  • Employs scientific and engineering principles to design, develop, test, evaluate, and/or determine maintenance requirements. Applies professional knowledge of the field of aerospace engineering to establish requirements for technical objectives and characteristics, and devise and evaluate concepts for design approaches such as criteria, parameters, characteristics, and interrelationships.

  • Performs analysis and uses systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document projects or tasks. Evaluates procedures and recommends innovative techniques and methods to achieve goals.

  • Determines the business and technical needs of customers. Applies emerging technology and business practices to develop and implement a course of action, validate and direct resources, and integrate logistics and/or acquisition functions to implement plans.  

 

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

 

Successfully completed a professional engineering degree: The curriculum must 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 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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OR

 

Combination of education and experience that is 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (1) Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, (2) evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for the professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (3) successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirements or (4) 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, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. NOE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

NOTE: IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

 

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

 

Your resume must reflect experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS/GG) pay system or other pay systems, demonstrating quality in the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to meet the requirements of this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of professional aerospace engineering concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment to effectively apply engineering theories, principles, and concepts to project development and execution. Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities of foreign space systems. Sufficient to plan, design, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, and oversee the development and/or sustainment of foreign space satellite systems. Skill in conducting unbiased, difficult research, identity appropriate available systems/data sources, and produce collections requirements assessments that answer specific tasks to link and leverage agency capabilities and to develop new methods, approaches, or procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions related to the work, writing clear and concise intelligence products, and delivering written and/or verbal presentations to senior level audiences for decision-making purposes. Have the ability to distinguish primary colors and shades of primary colors. Ability to maintain control of classified material, assimilate disparate data, render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implication of such data estimates, and make effective recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

OR

 

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

 

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Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for the Aerospace Engineer position:

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

 

  1. Knowledge of professional aerospace engineering concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment to effectively apply engineering theories, principles, and concepts to project development and execution.

  2. Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities of foreign space systems. Sufficient to plan, design, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, and oversee the development and/or sustainment of foreign space satellite systems.

  3. Skill in conducting unbiased, difficult research, identity appropriate available systems/data sources, and produce collections requirements assessments that answer specific tasks to link and leverage agency capabilities and to develop new methods, approaches, or procedures.

  4. Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions related to the work, writing clear and concise intelligence products, and delivering written and/or verbal presentations to senior level audiences for decision-making purposes. Have the ability to distinguish primary colors and shades of primary colors.

  5. Ability to maintain control of classified material, assimilate disparate data, render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implication of such data estimates, and make effective recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

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.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

  1. This position is covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), and as such will subject the incumbent to those examinations and/or tests that are necessary to obtain and retain a security clearance and any special accesses required by the position in accordance with AFI 36-1101.

  2. Drug Testing: This position is a testing designated position and as such requires periodic urinalysis testing; periodic polygraph examinations consistent with position requirements; and psychological examinations, if necessary in performance of the position. Failure to comply with any of the special requirements, when required, will subject the incumbent of this position to reassignment or disciplinary adverse actions including demotion or removal.

  3. The work requires prolonged concentration on highly complex problems; frequent requirements for quick-reaction responses create considerable pressure. High-level situations create stressful circumstances.

  4. Temporary Duty (TDY) air travel may be required within the US and occasionally overseas.

  5. Incumbent must be able to acquire and retain a TOP SECRET clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access in order to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  6. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty.

 

NOTE: This position has a positive education requirement.  If transcripts are not provided, your resume MUST list the appropriate academic field (e.g. biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed), which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of the position for which you are applying. List graduate and undergraduate courses separately.  Include the descriptive title and course code, completion date, grade, number of semester, quarter or classroom hours

(for education completed at business, secretarial, technical school or military schools) and graduate and undergraduate classes.

 

     

     

     

     

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

 

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

 

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

 

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

 

· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

 

· If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

 

 · For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.


2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

 

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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1038590.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package.  Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

 

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 

 

· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

IF APPLICABLE:  A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.  It 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).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800) 382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Wright Patterson
2130 8th Street
WP AFB, OH
45433

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

 

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

 

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

9X-DCIPS-1038590-044438-RAF

Control Number:

360218800