About the Position: You will serve as a Mechanical Engineer with responsibility for preparation of engineering studies, analysis, preliminary and/or final designs including project specifications of major mechanical complexity for civil and military projects either alone or with the assistance of lower grade personnel.
Adapts existing structures for multipurpose and specialized uses, frequently for which the original design was not intended containing combinations of unusual features.
Typically are assigned projects of considerable difficulty, i.e., containing combinations of unusual features requiring significant departures from previous approaches to similar projects.
In addition, serves as a technical advisor to lower grade engineers on complex design problems.
This announcement may close early due to the following conditions: 1.) Once 1,000 applicants have been received.
2.) Once all positions have been filled.
3.) If management directs that positions will no longer be filled.
Who May Apply: US Citizens 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.
Basic Entry Requirement: Applicants must meet one of the following Basic Entry Requirements and provide supporting documentation for verification: A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study 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 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.
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.
(Certificate of registration MUST be submitted with your application package.) C. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program.
(Certificate MUST be submitted with your application package.) D. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirements.
The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above.
(Transcripts MUST be submitted with your application package) E. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided you have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
(Transcripts MUST be submitted with your application package) To qualify at the GS-11 grade level you must meet one of the following: Experience: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-9 grade level performing the following duties: preparing engineering studies, analysis, preliminary and/or final designs including project specifications of major mechanical complexity for civil and military projects; determining the required capacities, load and pressure requirements, and safety factors to meet all functions requirements of mechanical equipment; and coordinating with other design team members in design development, ensuring all mechanical functions which overlap into other disciplines are properly coordinated in order to meet project schedule.
OR Education: You must have completed 3 years (54 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering.
NOTE: You must submit transcripts to verify your level of education.
OR Combination: If you have some specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and you have more than two years, but less than three years of graduate-level education.
To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.
Then divide your semester hours above two years of graduate education by 18.
Add the two percentages.
The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification To qualify at the GS-12 grade level: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-11 grade level that included: evaluating design objectives, performs complex technical calculations, identifies most economical and efficient procedures for project design and performance considering all influences and prepares necessary drawings, specifications, and supporting documents for advertised or negotiated procurements; performing design and layout of plans for plumbing, fire protection systems, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for military projects; and preparing detailed cost estimates for use in obtaining project funding and bid evaluations.