In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
The Office of Personnel Management has identified minimum educational requirements for this position. Please see the Education Section for the Basic Education requirements
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
I have successfully completed a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university.
I have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. I have a Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of my education and experience.
I have successfully completed a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science of 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.
I have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of my education and experience.
I have successfully completed a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum (as described in the first response above).
I have successfully completed a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) and I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (Note to Applicants: Please see the Qualifications & Education sections of this announcement for a link to the Office of Personnel Managements (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements. OPM guidance indicates that there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience. This training plan or experience must be well documented and provided at time of application.)
GS-12 or GS-13 pay level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the
ATTENTION APPLICANTS: To receive consideration for this vacancy the applicant must possess the following Specialized Experience:
FOR THE GS-12 PAY LEVEL:
In addition to the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT described above, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a provide professional engineer support in the design, development, production, or life cycle-maintenance of ships or submarine Maintenance and Modernization.
Qualified applicants will have performed duties such as: support ship or underwater welding projects, programs, or certification processes; Conduct audits and equipment evaluations of contractors and Navy activities; manage program resources; conducting audits of underwater welding equipment or processes to measure the integrity of underwater welding programs.
FOR THE GS-13 PAY LEVEL:
In addition to the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT described above, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer planning, coordinating, or managing underwater maintenance programs to support the design, development, production, or life cycle-maintenance of underwater ship husbandry programs.
Qualified applicants will have performed duties such as: managing ship or underwater welding projects, programs, or certification processes; translating underwater welding program needs into contract language used for the acquisition of services, equipment, or systems; assessing acquisition policies to execute cost-saving acquisitions of underwater welding project/ program resources; or conducting audits of underwater welding equipment or processes to measure the integrity of underwater welding programs.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: Qualification Standard: Professional & Scientific: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/GS-PROF.asp
IOR for Professional Engineering Positions (includes Architecture):
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Systems Engineering (SPRDE) Career Field CAT (S) Career Field and be certified at Level III at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/.
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.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: TAG:Link to Questions Only.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
The incumbent is expected to spend approximately 30-45% of his/her work time in the field directing operations, overseeing equipment and procedure qualifications, and reviewing laboratory test results.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
Professional Engineering Principles, Practices, And Concepts Ships
Underwater Welding (UWW) Processes
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.