Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-801-830-893


Vacancy ID: 864787   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-864787   USAJOBS Control Number: 340426500

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 864787
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-801-830-893
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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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14

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 General Engineer
002 Mechanical Engineer
003 Chemical Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241360031 Rockville, 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:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (General, Mechanical or Chemical), GS-0801/0830/0893-14.

A. I have a 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 a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
C. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
D. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration.
E. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in B above. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
F. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor`s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
G. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for Interdisciplinary Engineer (General, Mechanical or Chemical), GS-0801/0830/0893-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include professional engineering related to the design and manufacture of drugs, biologics, medical devices, veterinary medicines, foods, cosmetics or tobacco products.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

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. Serve as technical authority and/or consultant working on programs/projects of national scope and complexity.

4. Develop and assess engineering studies to address design and manufacture of regulated products.

5. Review current and proposed quality assurance policies, guidelines and standards for applicability with accepted engineering principles and practices.

6. Identify gaps in scientific knowledge and develop engineering studies to address gaps, coping with novel, difficult, and/or unexpected problems.

7. Serve as senior engineer in the development of engineering policy and procedures related to design and manufacture of regulated products.

8. Develop new concepts, principles and approaches in engineering to promote and protect public health.

9. Serve as engineering expert in contributing to development of regulations or guidance applicable to regulated products.

10. Evaluate the design and manufacture of regulated products to determine whether marketing of products is in the best interest of public health.

11. Serve as representative for an organization at conferences and meetings.

12. Serve on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for an organization on scientific, technical, or professional issues.

13. Prepare speeches, briefing papers and talking points relating to design and manufacture of regulated products.

14. Search for and extract information from files, documents, reports, publications, recordings, electronic databases, or other materials.

15. Proofread, edit, or update scientific, technical, or complex documents.

16. Prepare comprehensive written evaluations showing results.