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Electrical Engineer

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
The mission of the United States Air Force is to _fly, fight_ and _win_...in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of _Global Vigilance, Reach and Power_. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- _integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do_.
U.S. Citizenship Required Recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered.
As the Electrical Engineer in this position you will:
Perform planning and design work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement project for a variety of real property facilities, including utility systems, intercontinental ballistic missile launch facilities and alert facilities utilizing a professional knowledge of electrical engineering.
Serve as an electrical engineering consultant on all design aspects of assigned projects and provide electrical engineering support to trades and crafts shops.
Coordinate the preparation and review of architect and engineer statements of work, providing standards and criteria for specialized, difficult, or unusual facility requirements.
Coordinate projects with engineers in other disciplines or with architects.
Keep abreast of emerging technologies to ensure programmed development will not prematurely become obsolete.
Perform work in construction management, programming/base development, and/or operations and maintenance functions.
Comply with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and perform work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet one of the Basic Qualification Requirements AND the Additional Qualification Requirement (specialized experience) described below.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Successful completion of a bachelor''s degree or higher in 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 as well as 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. Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts before the closing date of the announcement.
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B. Completion of 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences, and in engineering that included the courses specified in option A (2) above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts before the closing date of the announcement.
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C. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor''s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology AND one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts before the closing date of the announcement.
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D. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training examination and earned one of the following: (a) a Bachelor''s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Note: If qualifying under this option you must submit documentation of having passed the EIT examination before the closing date of the announcement.
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E. Current registration as a professional Engineer with a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Note: If qualifying under this option you must submit a copy of your registration. Note: If qualifying under this option you must submit a copy of your registration before the closing date of the announcement.
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ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level or higher performing electrical engineering work in support of construction, renovation, and/or real property improvement projects. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: performing electrical engineering planning and design work for infrastructure/facility construction projects; assisting in monitoring/managing electrical work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation and improvement projects for a variety of real property facilities and/or utility systems; reviewing preliminary and final engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance; and preparing conceptual designs, quantitative criteria and cost estimates for facilities and utility systems.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management''s website at .
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Education: T ranscripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirements or substitution for this position. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: .
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: .
_Other Significant Facts:_
1. Professional engineering registration is preferred.
2. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
3. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver''s license is required for the position.
4. The work may require the employee to travel to the missile launch facilities and alert facilities.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of professional electrical engineering concepts, principles and practices
2. Knowledge of engineering standards, practices, techniques and materials
3. Ability to coordinate and plan the work of other engineering disciplines and architects
4. Knowledge of engineering construction projects
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your r sum and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your r sum and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
_Category 3_, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
_Category 2_, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
_Category 1_, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
The Category Rating Process does not add veteran''s preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher)
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are required to submit the following documents prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Resume (cover letter is optional). Your resume must include the beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), number of hours/week, and duties performed for each position listed.
Unofficial College Transcripts are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the basic educational requirements of this position. If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.
Veterans'' Preference Documentation (if applicable):
All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service letter which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. Below is a website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214 online: /.
Disabled Veterans: In addition to your DD-214 you must provide a VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
Derived Preference: The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans'' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 ( ) and the documentation required by that form.
Veterans'' Preference : For more information and/or to determine if you are eligible for Veterans'' Preference, please visit (for veterans) or (for family members).
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents : You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is: 1157418.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form ( ), follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application and supporting documentation, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. To view the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: .
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see /).
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by placing in the Highly Qualified or Best Qualified category for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM''s Career Transition Resources website at .
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Clickhere for more information.
This announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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