Interdisciplinary Engineer


Vacancy ID: 757022   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-757022-S1   USAJOBS Control Number: 334978300

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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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07

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

21. Geographic Availability

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241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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, 2013.

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-07 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service, 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; assisting scientists or researchers with the administrative aspects of their work; and editing existing reports, memos, presentations, or correspondence related to the results of scientific tests or studies.
B. I have a bachelor's degree in a professional engineering curriculum AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement Provisions. 1. 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.
C. I possess a one year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education in engineering, physics, or a closely related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete the work of the position.

D. I possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in C that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.
E. I have successfully completed a five-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution.

F. 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 do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B- I have some experience and some demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
E- I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity (i.e., I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and/or my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor). I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

3. Assist with scientific reviews or studies to determine whether data submitted is accurate or sufficient enough to substantiate claims or research compilations

4. Review scientific data, statistical analyses, or laboratory experiments submitted in support of a research project or study to determine its accuracy and completeness

5. Review and/or summarize test data to determine whether it is valid, adequate, or complete for regulatory or scientific research purposes

6. Assist with scientific reviews and/or analyses of a medical device product or other scientific/technical research experiment s to determine their safety, reliability, or efficacy

7. Perform literature searches to obtain reference materials and data for use in the evaluation of a medical device product, research project, or scientific system

8. Summarize scientific data to make preliminary recommendations regarding the acceptance or technical deficiencies of a scientific/technical product, submission, design concept, or study plan as it relates to a laboratory experiment design

9. Create visual aids, charts, graphs, and/or presentations to explain scientific study findings or recommendations

10. Develop tracking spreadsheets or databases to ensure projects meet established milestones as scheduled

11. Edit technical documents or scientific reports to ensure content is correct and complete

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

13. Collaborate with scientists, professors, or peers from other organizations to exchange information or gather data

14. Assist in advising peers, scientists or researchers on data required to complete a review of a research study or scientific product design