Full Job Description
The closing date for this announcement has been extended until Monday, April 13, 2020.
These positions are located in the Department of Defense of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbents of these positions will work within Deputy Inspector General for Evaluations, Space, Intelligence, Engineering and Oversight Directorate.
As a General Engineer, GS-0801-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
Participates and occasionally leads the research, planning, and execution of independent and objective technical evaluations related to systems and acquisition programs throughout their life cycle from technology maturation through sustainment.
Participates and occasionally leads the research, planning, and execution of independent and objective technical evaluations related to the design, construction, and sustainment of DoD infrastructure.
Provides technical expertise or guidance to evaluate areas such as major weapons design and production engineering, system logistics support, system modification programs, construction and architecture, procurement, and technology development.
Works within a team to establish and maintain effective coordination with evaluated organizations in support of technical evaluation objectives.
Collects and compiles data for analysis, tabulations, charts, and graphs to support proposed technical evaluation findings and recommendations.
Develops proposed technical evaluation findings and recommendations based on data analysis.
Prepares oral presentations and written reports to summarize technical evaluations.
Maintains and expands knowledge of the DoD acquisition process, DoD construction and infrastructure, DoD policy, and industry developments in various engineering disciplines.
Evaluates and provides comments on proposed audits, investigations, evaluations or studies.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
25% or less - You will be required to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitable for Federal Employment
Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
Position has been designated as Non-Critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
The incumbent will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
Basic Requirement: All applicants must meet one of following Mandatory/Basic Educational Requirements for consideration for an engineering position:
A degree: 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 license- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT) 1, or license 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.
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 license board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Completed 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.
Completed a 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. AND
In addition to basic requirement listed above, one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12 or non-Federal equivalent level that demonstrates knowledge in one or more disciplines of engineering such as Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Civil, Structural, Chemical, Computer Science or Materials Engineering, specifically, experience in conducting and supporting engineering and technical reviews, assessments, or evaluations. Desired specifics also include collecting, analyzing, and compiling data for oral and written presentations and reports. Proven experience of participation in technical review and input into decision-making with respect to defense weapons systems or infrastructure acquisition programs. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in engineering concepts, principles, techniques, and practices to interpret and apply in the development of assessments and evaluations.
Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
These positions have a basic education requirement. Applicants must provide proof of meeting the basic requirement. Unofficial transcripts are accepted with the application package. Official transcripts will be required, if selected.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual.OPM's General Schedule Qualification Standards for All Professional General Engineers Positions, 0800:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
Note: Due to the education requirement of this position, an unofficial transcript must be submitted at the time of application. If transcripts are not received, you will be rated as ineligible.
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, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide unofficial transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course.All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specialized 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://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
Moving expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
A probationary period will be required.
Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov)
Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 85, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. You must submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. The Employee's Guide to Career Transition defines "well-qualified" as: meet the qualification standards and eligibility requirements for the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum educational and experience requirements; meet all selective factors, if applicable; either meet quality ranking factor levels at the level set by the agency, or are rated above minimally qualified in accordance with the agency's specific rating and ranking process; are physically qualified, with reasonable accommodation where appropriate, to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying condition(s) for the position (such as the ability to speak a specific language or other selective factor); and are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.
These positions are announced under a new OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.205) special hiring authority (5 U.S. Code § 2102), for certain STEM Positions grades GS 11-15. Under this Direct-Hire Authority for a General Engineer, all applicants who meet the education and minimum qualification requirements listed in this announcement will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further review and consideration. Under this special hiring authority, Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply.
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements.
Applicants will not be rated or ranked. Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.
All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting officials.
DESCRIBING YOUR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. All answers provided in the assessment questionnaire must be substantiated by the resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answers choices, your application may be removed from consideration.
Engineering and Technology
Planning and Evaluating
You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10780928
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume MUST include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary.
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
3. Transcripts and/or Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees, must provide documentation to support the basic educational requirement. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If selected, official transcript(s) will be required. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
4. Other Supporting Documents.
4. Military Spouse Preference:Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or travel orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference.
The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.
1. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.
2. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50, if available.
WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/13/2020, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Any U.S. Citizen. Veteran's Preference does NOT apply. These positions are announced under a new OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.205) special hiring authority (5 U.S. Code § 2102), for certain STEM Positions grades GS 11-15.