Interdisciplinary Engineer


Vacancy ID: 756601   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-756601-S1   USAJOBS Control Number: 334977400

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Biomedical Engineer
002 Materials Engineer
003 Mechanical Engineer
004 Electrical Engineer
005 Chemical Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

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241450031 Silver Spring, MD

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions are designed to measure your education and experience in relation to the basic qualifications for this position. All applicants must supply transcripts or other supporting documentation that demonstrates how the meet the educational requirements for the series for which they are applying. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.

 

Please note:  You may qualify for this position based on education if you will complete your education by June 30, 2014.

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for an Engineering position.

A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher 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 successfully completed a four year course of study leading a Bachelor's degree in professional engineering that included 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.

C. I possess a current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

D. I do not have a degree as described in (A) or (B), but I have passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, and in addition, I have a combination of education in the field of general engineering and professional engineering experience which totals at least four years.

E. I do not have a degree as described in (A) or (B) above, but I have completed at least 60 semester hours of course work in the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. This course work included differential and integral calculus, as well as courses in at least five of the seven areas listed in response (B). Also, I have professional general engineering experience which, when combined with my education as described above, totals at least four years.

F. I have a Bachelor's or higher degree in engineering technology, chemistry, physics, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, or another scientific field directly related to engineering. In addition, I have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

G. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above


2. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this GS-09 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, assisting in the review of technical literature or data to determine the safety, efficacy, or degree of risk associated with a medical device or other scientific system; assisting in the review and evaluation of scientific data to determine its completeness or accuracy; performing literature reviews to gather information used for regulatory or scientific purposes; and editing or completing existing reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies.
B. I possess a Master's or higher degree in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position.
C. I possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
D. I possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering with Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) and I have one year of professional engineering experience. Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. SAA is defined as: Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. - OR - 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPA's are to rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
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 I have one year of professional engineering experience. Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required professional knowledge of engineering; professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.
F. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

3. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this GS-11 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, reviewing technical literature or data to determine the safety, efficacy, or degree of risk associated with a medical device or other scientific system;
reviewing and evaluating scientific data to determine its completeness or accuracy; applying existing guidelines or protocols to test scientific products; and drafting reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies.

B. I possess a PhD or equivalent degree in in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position.
C. I possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 36 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
D. I do not possess the experience described above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 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.

4. Conduct scientific reviews or research analysis to determine whether data submitted is sufficient to substantiate claims

5. Evaluate scientific and technical data to determine the efficacy and safety of a medical device product or scientific system

6. Review scientific data submitted in support of a research project or study to determine its accuracy and completeness

7. Evaluate test data to determine whether it is valid, adequate, or complete for regulatory or scientific purposes

8. Conduct literature or scientific reviews and/or analyses of medical device products, research studies, or other scientific/technical products to determine their safety, reliability, or consistency

9. Draft replies stating concerns or findings based on scientific/technical reviews of medical device products, research studies, or scientific systems/designs

10. Write recommendation reports, abstracts, or research reports regarding the acceptance or technical deficiencies of a scientific/technical product, submission, design concept, or study plan

11. Draft research documents to educate peers, scientific researchers, or academic staff

12. Deliver scientific presentations or reports at educational seminars, academic or professional conferences or meetings

13. Collaborate with scientists from other organizations to exchange information, develop methods, or resolve common problems

14. Provide technical advice and guidance to peers, academic scientists or researchers on the methods or standards used in the review and testing of medical devices, research studies, or scientific systems