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Air Force Materiel Command MECHANICAL ENGINEER in Hill AFB, Utah

Summary

Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as project engineer for several major mechanical engineering projects associated with the design and outfitting of industrial plants supporting gas turbine engines, jet fuel starters, air turbine starters and TRC 20 engine related fuel accessories overhaul.

Responsibilities

Plan, coordinate and evaluate the development, production, or support of a mechanical component, system, or subsystem to meet cost, schedule, performance, and supportability criteria.

Utilize skills at the professional engineering level, which deal with plant layout and design, process flow, skill requirement/availability studies, and similar matters pertaining to establishment and operation.

Evaluate manufacturing methods and new technology to minimize production costs.

Coordinate with other engineers and architects in design development to ensure that all technical areas are covered, areas of overlapping responsibilities between technical disciplines receive proper design consideration.

Serve as a trouble-shooter by making visits to plant activities to investigate a problem and develop possible solutions.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

In order to qualify you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, etc., to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0830, Mechanical Engineering Series. BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (All Grade Levels) Must Possess:

A Bachelors or higher degree in a professional engineering curriculum from a school that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or include differential and integral calculus, as well as courses in at least five of the following seven disciplines: statistics or dynamics, strength of materials (stress, strain relationships), fluid mechanics or hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields and circuits, nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties), and any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics, and I have submitted a copy of my college transcripts. You must submit a copy of your transcripts. NOTE: Applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, must provide a written statement describing the extensive training plan he/she has completed to develop professional engineering competence or how their several years of engineering-type experience has provided them with the professional knowledge of engineering, which is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to a specialty field of engineering that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-7: Subsequent to meeting the Basic Education requirements outlined above, you must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-5), level, pay band or equivalent in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is described as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability and the ability to apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-9: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-7, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience is described as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability and the ability to apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-9, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience is described as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability and the ability to apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11 or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience is described as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability and the ability to apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment and perception; adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-5 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-7 level. One year at the GS-7 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-9 level. One year at the GS-9 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-11 level. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Professional knowledge of a broad range of mechanical engineering concepts, principles, and practices and extensive familiarity with design of mechanical systems used in industrial plants. Knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices, and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations. Knowledge of standard contracting regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., 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 that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. *********ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS*********ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Additional Information

Hill Air Force Base provides worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Minuteman III ICBM, and performs depot maintenance of the F-16, A-10, and C-130 Hercules aircraft. The base is located between Ogden and Salt Lake City. The area is known for year round activities, including skiing, hiking, boating, extreme sports, fishing and hunting, with four distinct seasons, low humidity and moderate snow fall in the valley. This position may be filled at the GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12 level. Attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities is required before promotion to the next higher grade and is dependent on demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the next higher grade level, meeting all regulatory requirements, and recommendation for promotion by the supervisor. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, considerable walking, stooping, bending or climbing when performing work in the hanger areas. May carry items weighing less than 14 pounds such as books, instruments, listings, etc. Work Environment: Most work is performed in an office setting, although there is regular and recurring exposure to hazardous and toxic chemicals, machines, moving parts, dust and a high level of noise and vibrations. Special safety precautions are required and the engineer uses protective clothing and gear such as lab coat, bump hats, googles, rubber gloves and rubber apron as required. Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

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