Engineering Technician


Vacancy ID: 800532   Announcement Number: DEU-13-800532-AMN   USAJOBS Control Number: 333807400

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800532
1. Title of Job

Engineering Technician
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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


07
08

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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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


001 Engineering Technician

21. Geographic Availability


203490161 Manhattan, KS
381280035 Grand Forks, ND

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, please select the one response that best describes how your experience and/or education meets the requirements for the Engineering Technician GS-0802-07 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY 1 RESPONSE. IF YOU SELECT MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE OR LEAVE THE QUESTION BLANK YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE. NOTE: Your application materials must support your responses to the following questionnaire.

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are: assisting with the construction and installation of experimental or other equipment used in the conduct of research assignments; assembling and tabulating, collected data; and preparing charts, graphs, figures, and reports illustrating and summarizing research results.
B. I have one year of graduate level education in engineering, construction, industrial technology, or other closely related field. Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study.
C. I have a combination of the specialized experience as described in "A" above and the education as described in "B" above such that when the two are added, they equal at least 100%. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed above; then add the two percentages.
D. I do not possess the required education and/or experience to qualify for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, please select the one response that best describes how your experience and/or education meets the requirements for the Engineering Technician GS-0802-08 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY 1 RESPONSE. IF YOU SELECT MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE OR LEAVE THE QUESTION BLANK YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE. NOTE: Your application materials must support your responses to the following questionnaire.

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are: assisting with the construction and installation of experimental or other equipment used in the conduction of research assignments; assembling, tabulating, and analyzing collected data to identify errors, inconsistencies, or other deficiencies; preparing charts, graphs, figures, and reports illustrating and summarizing research results using appropriate computer software packages for data collection, analysis, and presentation; setting up and calibrating complex precision laboratory equipment; and providing advisory services to scientists and research support staff on the use and capabilities of complex scientific equipment.
B. I have one and a half years of graduate level education in engineering, construction, industrial technology, or other closely related field. Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study.
C. I have a combination of the specialized experience as described in "A" above and the education as described in "B" above such that when the two are added, they equal at least 100%. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed above; then add the two percentages.
D. I do not possess the required education and/or experience to qualify for this position.

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of engineering and scientific experiment processes methods and procedures

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.

3. Perform a wide range of standard and special purpose engineering tests.

4. Select and modify test equipment or procedures to meet unusual field conditions or requirements.

5. Select appropriate guidelines to resolve operational problems not fully covered by precedents.

6. Develop revisions to standard work methods and procedures.

7. Participate in the development and overall planning of the experiment.

The following statements pertain to your ability to use scientific and engineering equipment.

8. Construct and assemble experimental or other equipment used for experiments and research.

9. Modify and repair instruments or other equipment used for experiments and research.

10. Set up and calibrate laboratory equipment for experiments.

11. Perform field maintenance on instrumentation to ensure proper operation.

12. Observe and record test results for unusual responses indicating failure or malfunction in test equipment.

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of data collection and analysis for research and experiments

13. Assist research scientists in reaching accurate research interpretations and conclusions.

14. Assemble, tabulate, and analyze collected data to identify errors, inconsistencies, or other deficiencies.

15. Determine the cause of deviations in test data.

16. Review literature for new procedures and techniques pertinent to your research.

The following statements pertain to your ability to manipulate and present research data.

17. Utilize a computer to assemble, analyze, and present data.

18. Determine ideal methods for presenting data.

19. Prepare charts, graphs, figures, and reports illustrating and summarizing research results.

20. Provide advice to scientists and research support staff on the use and capabilities of scientific equipment.

Certification of Understanding - Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.

21. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. No, I do not certify this information and do not wish to be considered for this position.