Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-0830/0855/0858-05/07/09


Vacancy ID: 799256   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-799256   USAJOBS Control Number: 332629600

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1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-0830/0855/0858-05/07/09
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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05
07
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


002 Interdisciplinary Mechanical Engineer
003 Interdisciplinary Electronics Engineer
004 Interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


251503017 Winchester, MA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (Mechanical, Electronics, or Biomedical), GS-0830/0855/858.

A. I have a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
B. I have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
C. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
D. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration.
E. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in B above. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
F. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor`s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
G. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (Mechanical, Electronics, or Biomedical), GS-0830/0855/858.

A. I meet the one of the educational requirements options described in Basic Qualifications requirements.
B. I do not meet any of the educational requirements options described in the Basic Qualifications requirements.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (Mechanical, Electronics, or Biomedical), GS-0830/0855/858-07.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience applying the theories, principles and concepts of professional engineering to identify discrepancies.
B. I have one full year of graduate level study or superior academic achievement at the baccalaureate level in a professional engineering curriculum. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Note: Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies at http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.
C. I have a combination of experience and education as stated in A and B above.
D. I have an engineering degree with appropriate experience as a technician equivalent to grade GS-5 or higher may have such experience credited for grade GS-7 only on a month-for-month basis up to a maximum of 12 months.
E. I have successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering.
F. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (Mechanical, Electronics, or Biomedical), GS-0830/0855/858-09.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience applying the theories, principles and concepts of professional engineering to identify discrepancies; and experience performing engineering analyses and tests.
B. I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field.
C. I have a combination of experience and education as stated in A and B above.
D. I have a combination of superior academic achievement and one year of appropriate professional experience. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Note: Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies at http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.
E. I have completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
F. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Perform engineering analyses and tests on medical devices and radiation emitting products.

6. Conduct engineering studies or analyses for regulatory monitoring or enforcement purposes.

7. Plan basic engineering experiments or analyses encountered during the performance of an experiment or analysis.

8. Evaluate engineering data to determine whether data is adequate for regulatory purposes.

9. Operate standard laboratory equipment to conduct engineering sample analysis.

10. Prepare samples for engineering analysis.

11. Select the appropriate engineering method and procedures for conducting analyses and tests.

12. Record the receipt, handling and analysis of samples.

13. Record observations, measurements and computations.

14. Prepare written scientific reports identifying the methods and procedures used in a test or analysis.

15. Prepare responses to scientific inquiries, advisory opinions, explanations of laboratory practices, methods, policies and procedures.

16. Work with others to perform laboratory analyses.

17. Participate in work plan and training discussions.

18. Communicate findings with peers, higher level engineers, District and Center Staff and management.