Basic Qualifications Requirements:
1. To meet the Program requirements, you must
have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional,
Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying
educational institution, within the previous 2 years.
ATTENTION VETERANS: A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who
due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent
Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall
have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge
from active duty. In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period
extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the
requirements of an academic course of study.
OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING POSITIONS.
meet either A or B requirements below: A. Degree: Have a Bachelor's degree in Professional Engineering from an Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school and/or the curriculum
included Differential and Integral Calculus and courses (beyond 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.
B. Education/Experience: Have a 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:
1. Professional Registration. Have current registration as a professional Engineer.
2. Written Test. Have evidence of having successfully passed the written test required for
professional registration or have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training
(EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a
Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology (BET) from an accredited college or
university that included 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of courses in the
physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program
accredited by ABET.
3. Specified Academic Courses. Have successfully completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of
courses in the Physical, Mathematical, and Engineering sciences and in
Engineering that included the courses specified in "A" above.
4. Related Curriculum. Have successfully completed 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)
and have 1 year of professional Engineering experience under the guidance and
supervision of a professional Engineer. Ordinarily there should be either an
established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering
competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience.
[Note: Your education/experience will be thoroughly evaluated under this
provision. To ensure you receive maximum consideration, you should provide
detailed descriptions of professional engineering duties performed under the
guidance and supervision of a professional Engineer; continuing
education/training received; evidence of acceptance in the professional
engineering field (i.e., patents, associations, published articles, etc.), and
any other relevant factors.
**In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, you must meet the qualification requirements for the grade that you are applying for: Qualification
Requirements for the GS-07 grade level, you must meet one of the following qualifications
A. Specialized Experience: have at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal
Service performing the following duties: performing administrative duties such
as gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to
prepare reports; reviewing engineering regulations or policies applicable to
assignments; applying knowledge of computer systems and software design; and
conducting analyses to support conclusions or recommendations.
B. Education: have Superior Academic Achievement at the
baccalaureate level in a professional engineering curriculum. S.A.A. is based
on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society
membership.1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the
graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the
College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on
completed courses.2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a
grade-point average of:3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or
better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4
years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final
2 years of the curriculum; or3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0
("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses
completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field
completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership
in a national scholastic honor society. These honor societies can be found
using the link posted in the announcement. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS)
Combination of experience and education: You may qualify for this position if
you have a percentage of the specialized experience described above and a
percentage of the education described above such that when the two percentages
are added together, they total at least 100 percent. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF
Requirements for the GS-09 grade level: To qualify at the GS-09 level, you
must meet one of the following qualifications requirements:
A. Specialized Experience: have at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal
Service performing the following duties: research, analyze, interpret,
evaluate, and carry out difficult but conventional assignments; reviewing
engineering regulations or policies applicable to assignments; applying
knowledge of computer systems and software design; conduct analytical
investigations using the scientific method; and articulate
information through various venues such as discussions, meetings, fact sheets,
reports, design documentation, briefings, and presentations.
B. Education: have successfully completed 2 full years of
graduate education or a masters degree in engineering or related fields which
provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the
work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered
to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to
represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained
from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1
year of full-time study requirement. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS)
C. Combination of experience and
education: have less than the one-year of experience as described in
"A," and have not completed my graduate level education as described
in "B." However, you have a combination of such experience and
graduate level education that, when combined, equals at least 100% of the total
requirement. [To determine if you qualify by combining experience and
education, compute your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the
total experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the
total education required. Add the two percentages. The total percentages must
equal at least 100% to qualify.] *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS)
must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and
eligibility requirements by TAG:Closing Date.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the
Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy
of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service
(honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected
disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement
from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces,
certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of
compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within
120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead
submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member
is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed
forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the
certification is signed.
with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected
disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived
preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to
and submit a completed " SF15,
"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," For more information, please review the information for disabled
Veterans in the application checklistor
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the
following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
· Knowledge of electronics engineering
concepts, principles, disciplines, and practices to support a full range of engineering functions relating to state-of-the-art electronic equipment, systems, components, and materials.
· Knowledge of electronics equipment and systems development and life-cycle management, electronic engineering regulations, practices, and procedures to provide support to electronics systems program/projects and professional engineers performance requirements and major operating characteristics of systems and programs.
· Ability to communicate orally and in writing to develop, plan, coordinate, and ensure system and program requirements are properly identified and documented to ensure the success of systems and programs.
· Skill in analyzing data and evaluating systems engineering studies, proposals, and reports.
Your application package (resume,
transcripts, other supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire)
will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking
for this position. If your resume/application does not support your
questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Please
follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating
or consideration for employment.Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligible are listed ahead on non-preference eligible within each quality category.
· Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
· Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the
minimum requirements for the announced position.
· Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the
Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligible having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other student candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) student candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) student candidates not eligible for veteran preference.
The work for this position is primarily sedentary. There may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items and may involve travel to other locations.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.