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Supervisory General Engineer

Company: Department of Defense
Location: White Sands Missile Range
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

About the Position: This is a vacancy for a Supervisory General Engineer position located at the U.S. Army Test & Evaluation Command, White Sands Test Center, Survivability, Vulnerability Assessment Directorate at White Sands, New Mexico.

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Responsibilities

  • Directs the technical effort for materiel testing programs and laboratory tests, ensuring proper test procedures are utilized.
  • Functions as a Project Engineer/Test Officer for customer, testing programs with authority to commit resources to specific programs.
  • As an authority and consultant in the area of environmental testing, participates in conferences and meetings with other technical personnel (government and nongovernment).
  • Supervises and directs all activities of the Applied Environmental Effects Division.

This position may convert to DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (Acq Demo) in the future. If converted, this position will be assigned to the NH-04 Broadband with a pay range from the lowest equivalent GS grade 14 Step 1 to the highest equivalent GS grade 15 step 10i n the broadband.

This position is covered by control points to account for variances in position responsibilities within the broadband. The Control Point for this position NH-04 is $144,863.00 including locality at the rate of 15.95%.Management will set the selectee's pay for this position within the control point salary range consistent with the qualifications and education of the selectee and the expected contribution for the position.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires Level III certification in Acquisition Career Field ?TEST and EVALUATION? or the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 24 months of appointment.
  • Individuals will have an additional 12 months to meet the certification requirements, up to a total of 36 months. Information may be found at https://asc.army.mil/.
  • The duties of this position requires up to 25% temporary duty (TDY) travel.
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Must be a member of an Acquisition Corps at the time of appointment or eligible for a waiver. Note: Waiver is position specific and must be approved prior to being appointed to the position
  • This position requires a 3-year tenure agreement. Must sign DD Form 2888 (Critical Acquisition Position Service Agreement) and execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement.
  • The incumbent is required to obtain and maintain Level II, Explosive Handler?s Certification in accordance with AR 380.10 within 6 months of appointment.
  • This position is supervisory as defined by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG). A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.
  • This is a testing designated position. Personnel are required to sign DA Form 5019-R(Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as critical under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program).
  • Personnel must pass drugscreening prior to hiring and will be subject to periodic and random drug testing, thereafter, in accordance with AR 600-85 and Department of Defense Directive 2010.9.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:

1) Directing test and evaluation assessments of weapon systems , AND

2) Developing plans of schedules, resources and funding to meet a specific scientific and technical objectives, AND

3) Performing a wide range of personnel management duties (such as appraisals, training, work distribution, and disciplinary actions).

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-13.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Administration and Management
  • General Engineering
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

  • In addition to meeting the specialized experience, you must also meet the minimum/basic education requirement for this position.

Basic Educational Requirement - General Engineer - 0801:

A. Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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.

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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 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

  2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

  3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

  4. Related Curriculum - Successful completion of 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, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts along with a letter of reference stating that you have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. The letter must be signed by the engineer who provided the professional engineer supervision. It must also include their name, phone number, and list their engineer credentials such as engineer education or professional certificates).

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, no substitution of experience is allowed.

There is an education requirement for membership in the Acquisition Corps which includes:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution (you must submit your transcripts)

Or

Possess significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority

And

At least 24 semester credit hours of study at an accredited institution of higher education from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management

Or

At least 24 semester credit hours of study at an accredited institution in the individual's AT&L Career Field and either 12 semester credit hours from among the above-listed disciplines or training in these disciplines equivalent to the 12 semester credit hours. (Training courses that carry an American Council of Education (ACE) credit recommendation may be used for equivalency.) ACE credit recommendations may only be used to meet the 24 semester hour standard for Acquisition Corps membership if those credit recommendations have been accepted by and appear on an official transcript from an accredited institution of higher education. DAWIA provides the option to substitute equivalent training for the 12 semester credit hours applied to the 24 hours in the individual's AT&L Career Field and 12 hours in the covered disciplines. This does not apply to the option for 24 semester credit hours in the covered disciplines.

The educational requirements outlined under the "Requirements" section must be met and verified. Submit the following documents so a determination can be made.

Acquisition Corps Members - Submit either your Acquisition Corps Membership Certificate; membership letter from the Agency's Director, Acquisition Career Management, Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) or agency ACRB equivalent document.

Non-Acquisition Corps Members - Submit your transcripts. Additional documentation maybe required if you are selected.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Las Cruces , Supervisory General Engineer, Other , White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

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