General Engineer - #19529029
US Department of Transportation
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The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of general engineering principles, theories, and concepts as a Lead Engineer (LE) for implementation of highly complex projects comprised of multiple sub-projects and/or large national programs which require application of in-depth engineering knowledge and independent judgment and the ability to coordinate difficult and/or critical activities. Represents assigned Center on matters requiring technical interpretation and guidance. Plans, coordinates, and reviews engineering work of the assigned center and/or program area of responsibility. Oversees engineering design, construction, and installation activities. Prioritizes and outlines work.
Provides advice to solve technical problems. Reviews work of other engineers for technical accuracy and adequacy. Assists Center personnel with resolving unique and challenging engineering problems.
Leads the development of standardized implementation plans, processes, templates, and activities within assigned Engineering Center and/or program area. Works as a team with other LEs to deliver a consistent and efficient implementation product across each Service Area. Maintains consistency with applicable standards, procedures, and implementation methodologies.
Serves as a key engineering point of contact for assigned projects/programs to all stakeholders including management, other employees, and external parties. Provides constructive feedback and persuasion on project/program matters using effective interpersonal skills and abilities. Organizes, coordinates, and mentors the efforts of project engineers supporting the program. Ensures project/program schedules are compatible with organizational objectives, support project/program needs, and can be accomplished within available resources and funding. Oversees and monitors project inter-dependencies by assessing the impacts to projects/programs due to new requirements, technologies, budget constraints or changes. Prepares cost estimates and risk management reports for work at the assigned area of responsibility.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
- Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
Engineers, All Other
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)
- This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
- Successful completion of a security background investigation may be required.
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.
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 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 licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure 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 licensure board 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 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 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. For additional information on the alternate methods, please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for Engineering at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORS/gs0800/0800.htmxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst.
In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, applicants must also meet the Specialized Experience requirements as stated below:
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Demonstrated experience and ability in applying the principles of electronics/electrical engineering including design, construction, testing, troubleshooting, and commissioning of the following: Instrument Landing Systems including LOC, GS, Inner/Middle/Outer Markers, NDB, and associated controls, VOR, DME, RVR, Lighted Navaids including ASLF, MALS/R/F, PAPI, REIL, and associated controls.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
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