Research General Engineer


Vacancy ID: 879171   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D2-13-879171   USAJOBS Control Number: 342062800

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1. Title of Job

Research General Engineer
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10. Lowest Grade

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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
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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Research General Engineer

21. Geographic Availability

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420975003 Bruceton, PA

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23. Job Related Experience

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Research General Engineer, GS-0801-14.

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: 1. Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2. Include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience - college-level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional Registration: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions), are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. 2. Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer- in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 3. Specified Academic Courses: Successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement. 4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion in an accredited college of a full 4-year or longer related curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for a Research General Engineer, GS-0801-14.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience conducting research in the area of methane control and degasification in mining.
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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Create effective solutions to difficult occupational safety and health problems that comply with the requirements of the 1977 Federal Coal Mine Safety and Health Act., MSHA (Title 30), the MINER Act of 2006 and MSHA regulations.

4. Collaborate with industry, labor, academia and other government agencies in planning, developing, and implementing methane control and degasification programs for the mining industry.

5. Conduct research to fill a critical gap in the Institute's mining research program in the area of methane control and degasification.

6. Investigate state-of-the-art knowledge and methods associated with methane control to identify research needs and develop innovative studies.

7. Develop innovative research protocols associated with methane control in mining to provide definitive answers to complex scientific questions of national and international importance.

8. Operate as a principal investigator of specific projects to execute the research protocols to achieve the designed objectives.

9. Assist in planning, developing, and executing a scientific research program of a research team to achieve the goals of the team.

10. Formulate concepts for design and control strategies to improve methane degasification and control technologies.

11. Execute appropriate experimental studies, including budgets and plans for the efficient use of personnel and equipment in the pursuit of research goals.

12. Represent the organization in stakeholder committees, professional societies and at technical meetings.

13. Develop and deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including scientific staff, federal, state and local occupational safety and health program managers.

14. Author of numerous mining-related technical publications published in a variety of media, including peer-reviewed journals.

15. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.