Job Title: Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical ScientistJob Announcement Number: DOE-HQ-LM-14-00066
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Department of Energy
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/ Per Year
Thursday, May 08, 2014 to
Thursday, July 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
MANY vacancies -
Grand Junction, CO View Map
MANY vacancies -
Westminster, CO View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
ALL US CITIZENS
About the Agency
The Office of Site Operations (OSO) is responsible for implementing long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) at sites transferred to LM to ensure sustainable protection of human health and the environment. LM-20 manages the maintenance and disposition of real and personal property under the control of LM, including beneficial reuse plans and transfer to communities or other organizations.
The incumbent performs as a developmental engineer or scientist in the specialized field of amelioration and restoration of radioactive waste sites throughout the DOE complex, and as such, assists the principal site managers and the team leader in the areas of overall planning and execution of professional scientific, engineering, technical, administrative and fiscal activities associated with LTS&M within these programs.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel to sites for site inspections.
- You must be a United States Citizen.
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
- See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Physical Scientist/General Engineer you will:
- Develop information and technical data which is used in resolving programmatic issues and integration of cost, schedule, and technical objectives.
- Work with LM's real property specialists to identify the need for administrative institutional controls needed to conduct LTS&M or prevent human exposure to contaminants of concern.
- Draft assigned portions of and otherwise assists a lead engineer or scientist in the development of transition plans transferring sites to LM.
- Review assigned portions of environmental compliance actions for technical adequacy and compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Draft findings and recommendations for lead engineer or scientist review and critique.
- Provide support in areas of planning, coordination, direction and execution and for the establishment and implementation of project management controls required to ensure the accomplishment of compliance actions at assigned LM sites.
- Assist more senior professionals for assigned LTS&M activities which include but are not limited to standard technical analyses of assigned LM site activities, input into policy implementation, coordination of contractor activities, review and recommendations for compliance actions, funding scope and schedule analysis, and recommendations for contractor performance requirements.
- Apply standards, methods, and procedures to assigned LM sites to include, but not limited to, environment, safety and health, cost control, quality assurance, reporting systems, public information response coordination, site-specific compliance strategies, and technical solutions to remedial actions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
On line resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience.
Specialized experience is defined as:
- Experience applying physical science/engineering practices and procedure to perform developmental engineering assignments
- Experience providing professional science/and or engineering support associated with Long Term Surveillance and Maintenance program elements.
Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the Federal service.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application).
- Knowledge of physical science principles, theories and applications
- Ability to effectively summarize results of assignments and present conclusions and recommendations orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of program and project management activities.
- Ability to apply engineering practices and procedures to perform developmental engineering assignments.
- Ability to perform, interpret, and explain basic computations and calculations
801 General Engineer
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; 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 -- 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.
1301 Physical Scientist
- Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
- Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. To preview questions please click here.
- If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.