Supervisory Interdisciplinary Engineer


Vacancy ID: 829574   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-829574   USAJOBS Control Number: 336254600

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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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5. Employment Availability

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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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 General Engineer
002 Electrical Engineer
003 Biomedical Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

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241679031 White Oak, 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.

1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for an Engineering position (801 series).

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 qualifications for this position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, providing technical guidance to researchers, evaluators, or other staff on the review and evaluation of medical devices and radiological products; developing short-term goals and objectives for scientific/research programs; reviewing technical review policies and programs to identify areas for improvement; assigning work to staff based on organizational need and staff availability; and maintaining positive working relationships with key stakeholders to exchange information, negotiate for the acceptance of new policies, or resolve common problems.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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. Recommend "state of the art" or emerging scientific technologies, practices, and theories for implementation division-wide

4. Provide technical guidance on the evaluation of postmarket adverse events related to medical devices and radiological products to researchers or reviewers

5. Train staff on scientific concepts and methodologies related to the evaluationof medical devices and radiologic adverse event reports

6. Direct the dissemination of information regarding postmarket adverse events to external sources

7. Create division-wide policies and procedures related to the development, evaluation, or approval of medical devices and radiologic products

8. Coordinate the work of interdisciplinary teams to accomplish technical review work

9. Develop new work methods and procedures to improve the quality or timeliness of work products

10. Evaluate employees against established performance standards

11. Recommend personnel actions (e.g. promotion, disciplinary action, etc.) for subordinate staff

12. Identify skill or knowledge gaps in staff to recommend appropriate training programs

13. Develop performance standards for staff based on knowledge of organizational objectives and goals

14. Plan work to be accomplished according to knowledge of staff capabilities and organizational goals

15. Brief management on program goals and project status

16. Deliver technical presentations at national conferences and meetings

17. Negotiate for the acceptance of new or revised rules or policies with key external stakeholders