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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Interdisciplinary Engineer (Aerospace/Mechanical)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Air Systems Command

Job Announcement Number:NE4XXXX-12-1185423NO889802D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$69,497.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 8, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0830/0861-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

7 vacancies in the following location:
Cherry Point, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position can be filled as an Aerospace or Mechanical Engineer. This position is a working level engineer position located within the Air Vehicle Department, of the Research and Engineering Group, based out of the Fleet Readiness Center – East (FRC-E), In Service Support Center (ISSC), U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required up to 5 days/month

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as the technical point of contact for fleet operators, all elements of the Air Vehicle Engineering Competency, other US government agencies/services, contractors, and foreign governments for in-service technical and engineering issues pertaining to the assigned aircraft platform and technical specialty.
  • Develops, manages, and controls design modifications within the aircraft model specification to gain advantages in maintenance, readiness, and/or cost.
  • Examines structures, components, or systems to verify and determine if the aircraft is being operated within its original design and certification parameters, or to determine if the aircraft is being operated differently than the original design intent resulting in additional loads, stresses, or unusual forces on the aircraft.
  • Provides engineering and consulting services to the Naval Air Systems TEAM, Program Offices, Competency Aligned Organization, Fleet Operators, commercial activities, and Foreign Military Sales customers.
  • Ensures compliance and provides engineering leadership with technical cognizance over all in-service engineering problems related to all models of the assigned aircraft platform and technical specialty.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.
THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS in order to be found minimally qualified for the position.   You MUST furnish a copy of your transcript(s) of college work completed, regardless if you are currently in this series and proof of degree with your application.  Failure to provide transcript(s) with your application will result in your application being rated not qualified.
Basic Education Requirement for all Engineer positions- [A] a degree in professional engineering. 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 [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.  The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by ONE of the following: professional registration; written test (successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration); specified academic courses (successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering); OR related curriculum (successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field).

In addition to the basic requirement above, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band 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. Creditable specialized experience includes: 1) Providing in-service engineering support for airframe structures and systems; 2) Exercising engineering cognizance through experience with aircraft and their maintenance concepts and depot maintenance programs; 3) Developing and recommending changes in methods and plans to reduce operating costs and improve efficiency; 4) Developing and managing design modifications within the aircraft model specification requirements to gain advantages in maintenance, readiness, and cost.

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA)
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 Career Field and be certified at Level II 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/


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=0800-ndx

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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:View Assessment Questions


EDUCATION:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
  • A 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.
  • Must be willing to travel by commercial or government aircraft, vessels, and land transportation
  • Work occasionally requires exposure to adverse conditions such as dust, dirt, extremes of temperature, and high noise levels
  • Required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • Work occasionally encounters safety hazards at production, repair, and flight operational areas requiring use of proper safety equipment.
  • Occasional physical activity is required including walking, bending, stooping, or climbing during elevation of problems on aircraft or in process shops.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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: 

  • Engineering Support
  • Analysis
  • Quality Control
  • Development

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 and rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

 

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 

Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

 

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.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx



OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

PCS/Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: 

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Mil_Spouse_under_EO_13473.pdf

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. 

 

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Application_Info_How_to_Apply_via_Fax.pdf 

This Vacancy ID is 1185423.  

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. 

HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ApplicantChecklist_External.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if 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 questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

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.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications.

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Job Announcement Number:

NE4XXXX-12-1185423NO889802D

Control Number:

377733800