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General Engineer, ZP-0801-5 (Direct Hire) – Silver Spring, Maryland
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 230757Start Date: 03/18/2020End Date: 03/31/2020
To qualify for the 0801 series:
Basic Requirements: This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to atleast one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet one of thefollowing basic education requirements: 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. OR 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: Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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 eminenceprovisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field oftheir 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. Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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. 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 above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above. Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. 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, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Serviceprograms (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 skillsand can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receivecredit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15:
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicant must also possess one full year (52 weeks) ofspecialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 or GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUSTinclude all of the following: Provide leadership for engineering projects that involves developing and testing new systems, requirementsand integrated products; develops and defends project budgets, schedules, and performance; and resolvecomplex problems and implement strategies to meet unusual needs and demands. IN ADDITION TO THE INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
College Transcript: Applicants MUSTsubmit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.
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