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Job Title:Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-LM-14-00066

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,944.00 to $54,662.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 08, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801/1301-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Grand Junction, CO View Map
MANY vacancies - Westminster, CO View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL US CITIZENS

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel to sites for site inspections.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Physical Scientist/General Engineer you will:

GS-5

  • 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.
 

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  • 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:

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On line resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience.
Specialized experience is defined as:

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  • Experience applying physical science/engineering practices and procedure to perform developmental engineering assignments    
GS-7
  • 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.

OR
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  1. 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.

    or

  2. 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 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.
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.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:


  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application 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 accordingly.
NEED HELP?
  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure. This is a blank sample SF-50 and should not be submitted with your application!
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Baron Walden
Phone: 202-586-6425
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-586-8155
Email: baron.walden@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

  • After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-LM-14-00066

Control Number:

369388000