AEROSPACE ENGINEER Job in Washington, District of Columbia – Department of Homeland Security

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AEROSPACE ENGINEER – Washington, District of Columbia
Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 257856
Start Date: 05/13/2020
End Date: 05/19/2020

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements:
A. A degree in professional engineering (not engineering technology). 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, uch as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
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B. A combination of education and experience – Successful completion of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional 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: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the 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. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, aeronautics, computer sciences, mathematics or hydrology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. The ideal candidate would have experience with complex medium altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft and systems production, modification, maintenance, and operation Experience: You qualify for the 14 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:managing the development and acquisition of complex advanced high technology projects including mastery of life cycle planning for all project elements, contract administration, procurement, logistics, operational maintenance, installation and training and I have at least one year of specialized experience analyzing complex, high technology projects related to the enforcement mission of my agency with special emphasis on non-intrusive detection and identification technology. This is a senior level position that requires one year of specialized experience from which you have gained mastery of advanced professional engineering concepts and technology to manage the development and acquisition of complex, advanced technology aircraft and/or marine surveillance and investigative systems and equipment. Examples of such experience include: Serving as the technical expert on the utilization, modification and flight operations of unmanned aircraft and associated systems; Evaluating all major design changes and modifications to all ground and flight systems and approving test procedures to determine the operational suitability of these systems; Making recommendations and implementing actions involving highly complex technical problems, fielding, supporting and maintaining new technology designed for the integration with UAS for determining maximum operational effectiveness, airworthiness and technical reliability. 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: Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 05/19/2020. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the “Required Documents” section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.

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