Electronics Engineer
Federal Aviation Administration
Queens, NY
Duties
Summary
Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/programs under limited direction of a manager, a project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. Applies

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Responsibilities
Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/programs under limited direction of a manager, a project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. Applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Assignments include the following:

Develops engineering designs and site adaptation of standard engineering designs. Conducts site surveys for facilities and systems, as well as, develops and coordinates project scope, cost estimates, facility and NAS risk mitigation, project schedules, resource requirements, and project closeout for assigned projects.

Conducts engineering analysis and studies for establishment, sustainment and maintenance projects. Estimates, manages, and accounts for funding of assigned projects.

Initiates, modifies, and assesses task orders/work releases/contracts with TSSC, NISC, and others in response to changes in scope, performance and cost.

Reviews and approves contractor submittal. Interfaces with Logistics on contract award, contract modifications and materials acquisitions. Performs the full range of construction and/or installation activities including the conduct of daily operations, overall schedule reviews, drawing approvals, project coordination, safety and environmental requirements, and interfacing with Logistics on contract award, contract modifications and material acquisitions.

Performs the full range of COR/TOR duties for implementation construction and installation activities. Accountable for ensuring conformance with established FAA regulations, policies, and procedures.

Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents, and may be called upon to communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management, the aviation and aerospace industries, and other external parties.

Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments , but allow considerable discretion to select the most appropriate approach or to recommend new approaches. Provides recommendations to improve work processes. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention.

Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Work activities typically support and may be vital to the success of projects or activities of one or more organizational units, sub divisions, and LOB's/SO's. In some areas, the work may affect the safety and security of customers.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
A recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)
U.S. Citizen
Qualifications
Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR, B. 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 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: Professional registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; Written Test: Evidence of having 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; 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 the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; 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 the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE You must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the FG/GS-11/12 or the FV-H band. Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to:

Professional engineering knowledge and skill in applying advanced theories. concepts and principles practiced in the science of electronics engineering sufficient to conduct site surveys to ascertain terrain and other physical conditions which have a bearing on electronic instrumentation and test facilities. Experience with field implementation of electronics equipment and site adaptation for local conditions; experience conducting engineering analysis and studies for establishment, sustainment and maintenance projects; and experience initiating, modifying, and assessing task orders/work releases/contracts with others in response to changes in scope, performance, and cost.

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Additional information
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No