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Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Computer Scientist (Engineering Project Manager) – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 478339Start Date: 07/08/2021End Date: 07/21/2021
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 0801, General Engineer: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for General Engineer, all grade levels. A. Degree: 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 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science of 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. B. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF QUALIFYING: In lieu of meeting the specific educational requirements listed above, applicants may substitute four years 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. This knowledge and understanding must be equivalent to that provided by a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum. ***The adequacy of such background MUST be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional Registration – Current registration as a professional engineer 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; or 2. Written Test – Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional engineering registration; or (**NOTE: Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hrs. of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements specified in paragraph “A” above.) 3. Specified Academic Courses – 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 “A” above: i.e., differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the seven areas of engineering science or physics as listed under “A” of the basic requirements above as (a) through (g). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in “A” above; or 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 you also have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 1550, Computer Engineer: Applicants must meet the following to satisfy the basic education requirement for Computer Scientist, all grade levels. Bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science OR a bachelor’s or higher degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. For GS-13: In addition to the Basic Education Requirement described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-13 level: Possess one year of appropriate professional experience that is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples include: demonstrated experience in leadership and technical skills to include project management, risk management, systems engineering, software development, systems integration, system test planning and execution sufficient to manage scope, schedule, cost, and risk for a large satellite ground systems development effort; knowledge in conducting technical presentations to senior management, and interface with contractor work teams to provide oversight, prioritizations, evaluations and guidance; knowledge of space-based, remote sensing systems; and knowledge of government procurement and experience managing activities via performance-based contracts and firm-fixed-price contracts sufficient to write statements of work, evaluation criteria, and specifications for a request for proposal. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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