Interdisciplinary Engineer


Vacancy ID: 830986   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-830986   USAJOBS Control Number: 336317100

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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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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 Biomedical Engineer
003 Electrical Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

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241679031 White Oak, 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.

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-12 position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, analyzing scientific data submitted by other scientists/researchers to provide feedback or advice on methods/procedures utilized; conducting research or briefings on the classification and scientific review of medical device products or other scientific systems/designs; modifying existing guidelines and protocols for scientific testing of medical device products or other scientific systems and designs; and providing information to researchers or scientists on guidelines, scientific, or regulatory requirements related to research on scientific products.
B. 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.

3. Conduct research (i.e. regarding engineering protocols and/or validation testing) to determine whether scientific data submitted is sufficient to substantiate claims

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

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

6. Review research protocols to evaluate medical device or other scientific/technical products

7. Conduct analyses/tests (i.e. engineering performance, biological, and/or validation) of medical devices or other scientific/technical products to determine their safety, reliability, or efficacy

8. Recommend ways for testing or evaluating the accuracy, precision, and/or reliability of proposed new scientific methods

9. Recommend acceptance or rejection of technical data based on a review of its accuracy, precision, and reliability

10. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific/technical products or designs

11. Draft replies stating concerns or findings based on scientific/technical reviews of medical devices or scientific systems/designs

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

13. Write guidelines, summaries, or scientific risk management plans concerning data required for novel compounds and/or scientific designs

14. Deliver scientific presentations at professional conferences, national meetings, or peer/academic meetings

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

16. Provide technical advice and guidance to industry scientists or researchers on the methods or standards used in the review and testing of medical devices or scientific systems