The successful candidate in this position will serve as a General Engineer for the oversight for the planning, engineering, and development of vehicles, communication and computer systems.
Designs, produces, and maintains specialized tractor and trailer configurations that are utilized for Office of Secure Transportation (OST) convoy operations.
Responsible for managing all aspects of an assigned project’s budget and schedule.
Estimates year funding requirements, contract funding during implementation, eventual project closeout and evaluating contractors performance.
Develops policy and programs of importance to national security and emergency preparedness.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel (15%) is required for this position.
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
Conditions of Employment
Subject to Random Drug Testing
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Favorable suitability determination required.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
If you are a current federal employee, appointed under the direct-hire authority, you will be given a new appointment.
You will be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period unless you meet the exceptions in 5 CFR, part 315.802.
The OST mission occurs 24 hours, 7 days a week. Employee participates in both scheduled ad unscheduled emergency response exercises and events.
Regular and recurring field work involves walking over, uneven surfaces or for long distances; standing for long periods, working in remote field locations, in high noise area, and extreme weather conditions.
50% of work time will be in the field overseeing operations and requiring the use of adequate personal protective equipment.
Operates a motor vehicle to conduct industrial visits to commercial, agricultural and other business establishments, to inspect installed equipment and construction sites.
Position may require walking, bending, climbing.
Frequent exposure occurs in the field to potentially hazardous operations.
Position required to occasionally act as Mission Engineering Duty Advisor which requires being on call 24/7 and being able to respond to events
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the new lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NN-02 or GS-11. Specialized experience for position is defined as: Experience in application of principles, concepts, and practices of engineering, project estimating, and program management and/or experience in developing, designing, and producing vehicles, and related equipment.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
KSA-1 - Knowledge and understanding of the current and emergent vehicle and transportation technologies across the government and commercial industry.
KSA-2 - Knowledge of communication equipment electronics and OEM Network systems in vehicles to support vehicle systems design, production, and maintenance.
KSA-3 - Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and the application of regulations when dealing with multiple support and M & O contractors.
KSA-4 - Skill and ability in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts and data.
KSA-5 - Ability to communicate complex technical requirement to non-technical personnel and to present reports/briefings to management.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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 qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Engineer - 0801: Degree: 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, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
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, Written Test, Specified academic courses, Related curriculum. For more information on the alternative methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards. Click Here
You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If selected, official transcripts will be requested.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the US must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the US. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. For a listing of services that can perform this evaluation see the National Association of Credential Evaluation services website at http://www.naces.org/members.htm. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position.
PLEASE NOTE: If your foreign education has already been accepted by an accredited US educational institution as part of a degree program with that institution, you do not need to provide an evaluation of foreign education but must submit a copy of the transcripts listing the degree from the US accredited institution that accepted your foreign education.
For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information.
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Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This position is announced under a government wide Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for Computer positions in the 2210 series. Under the DHA, all applicants who meet the Qualification requirements listed in this announcement, at the grade level they are applying, will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply under the DHA process.
Federal employees eligible for career transition assistance plans such as CTAP, or ICTAP, requesting selection priority, must meet the Qualifications requirements listed in this announcement and be found "well qualified" for the position. Well-qualified is defined as: experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective factors, demonstrated by proficiency in most of the requirements of the job, requiring only limited training or orientation to perform effectively.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', or not qualified',
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Background checks and security clearance
Q Access Authorization
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
List all incentive awards on your resume that are related to the duties of this position.
You must submit your two most recent performance appraisals.
Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
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.
The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.
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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
Open to United States Citizens. This position is announced under Direct Hire Authority for Engineer positions. Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.