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Mechanical Engineer/Computer Engineer

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Department of Defense
Permanent Full Time
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!
The Department of the Navy (DON) is more than ships, aircraft, and sailors; it is over 181,000 civilian employees at Navy and Marine Corps commands, bases, stations and facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. It requires a highly trained, educated and skilled workforce to support today's sophisticated Navy and Marine Corps ships, aircraft, weapon systems and computer systems. Over 41,000 acquisition professionals perform "cradle to grave" management of highly technical systems, equipment, facilities, supplies and services. Individuals will be placed in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP). The NADP is a structured management-training program including formal education, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and graduate tuition assistance that is tailored to various acquisition career fields for up to three years. These positions are located throughout the U.S.; however a majority are located within the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, CA, WA, MD, VA, PA, NJ, RI and FL.
This is an interdisciplinary position which may be filled by any of the following series: Mechanical Engineer (0830) or Computer Engineer (0854). 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 secret security clearance.
Performs developmental engineering assignments of progressive complexity utilizing basic techniques, procedures, and methods e.g. review contractor drawings for adherence to contract specifications regarding design detail; review engineering work of minor complexity under the supervision of a senior engineer; review design proposals; promote application of conservation and environmental ideas.
Perform basic computations and calculations to produce/review designs and specifications.
Studies engineering texts, periodicals, manufacture publications, test data and other technical material.
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEERS : Basic qualifications for Engineering positions can be found / . NOTE: 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) or you must provide proof of your registration as a professional engineer with your application.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS GS 7 : A degree (completed by June 30, 2015) that meets the requirements through one of the following methods, no more than 10% of academic credit can be based on pass/fail or similar non-traditional grading systems.
2.95 GPA overall or higher in last 2 years (= or less than 10% Pass/Fail)
3.45 GPA or higher in major or last 2 years in major (=or less than 10% Pass/Fail)
Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)
National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application) OR Successful completion (or will complete by Jun 30, 2015) a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor of Engineering or higher degree in an accredited college or university. OR Successful completion of one year of graduate education (18 semester hours, completed by Jun 30, 2015) related to Professional engineering. OR One year of professional engineering experience in an appropriate field equivalent to GS-5 level work in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Engineer. Examples of qualifying experience includes duties such as: developing engineering test data; writing technical engineering reports; performing engineering calculations; analyzing technical information for accuracy; formulating test plans to ensure scientific accuracy; or other engineering tasks. OR A combination of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable.)
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS GS 9:
One year of professional engineering experience in an appropriate field equivalent to GS-7 level work in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Engineer. Examples of qualifying experience include duties such as: conducting cost estimates and feasibility studies; reviewing design proposals; and reviewing reports of failures and recommending remedial action. OR Successful completion of a Master's degree in professional engineering or I have successfully completed (or will complete by Jun 30, 2015) two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education (36 semester hours) that leads to a Master's degree in the field of engineering or have a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelors in engineering. OR A combination of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-7 or higher is creditable.)
Additional qualification information can be found from the following web site: /#url=Group-Standards
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'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education . ( Degree Audits are not an acceptable substitute for transcripts.) If selected based on education an Official sealed transcript will be required prior to establishing an appointment date.
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 f or further information,
REQUIREMENTS :
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.
Selectee may be required to travel 1-5 days per month.
Applicants will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of position. Failure to agree to mobility agreement will result in revocation of a position offer.
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:
Technical Competence
Leadership Potential
Field of Study
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.
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 _Wednesday, November 12, 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: 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:
Vacancy ID is _1247410_. 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.
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:
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 .
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
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.
Recruitment incentives 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.
Vacancies filled from announcements covering multiple grade levels may be filled at any grade level listed.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
This positioin is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workfoce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training, and experience. Must obtain DAWIA Level II certification in the assigned career field before progam graduation except for those assigned to the Business Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) or Business Financial Management (BUS-FM) career fields. BUSE-CE and BUS-FM Career Field program personnel must complete all required DAWIA Level I and Level II training classes before program graduation and obtain DAWIA Level II certifcation when the experience requirement is met.
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, .
_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
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_ Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_ Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
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_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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