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Full time
Posted:
6/15/2019
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Engineering
Mechanical Engineer
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Department of Transportation | Oklahoma City, OK
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The FAA Aeronautical Center is seeking a full time, permanent Mechanical Engineer for the Architecture and Engineering Division. The incumbent will serve under the close direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. The duties of this position requires a broad understanding of facility mechanical engineering design.

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Responsibilities

The Mechanical Engineer will apply basic knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments. Provides management with technical advice on the implementation of mechanical systems designs that comply with high performance building designs and with current executive orders on green building initiatives. Applies knowledge of building codes and FAA's energy policies and objectives to ensure compliance.

The mechanical engineer is responsible for the interpretation, reviewing, and analysis of mechanical design concepts, for compliance with program requirements, reviews construction activities for compliance with contract documents.

Coordinates with a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer to plan time and use assigned resources to accomplish assignments. Produces plans and specifications necessary for competitive bid documents through the use of the Computer Aided Engineering Graphic software AutoCAD. Prepare budgetary cost estimates with a high level of detail to present to management. Prepares project schedules and reports progress of project milestones.

Contacts are primarily internal to the organization unit, but include internal and external consultation. The mechanical engineer works with all levels of architects and engineers, federal, local and state government agencies, to plan, and implement design solutions.

Established policies/procedures provide detailed guidance for almost all assignments, with little or no room for discretion. Works under detailed instructions provided by a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. Provides technical guidance and instruction both internally and externally to address diverse complex issues with often cross, multiple projects, programs and/or functional areas. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to identify and resolve problems.

Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer when existing guidelines are not available or applicable.

Work is reviewed frequently during assignments and at completion for all aspects of quality.

Travel Required

Not required - The job does not require any travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA


* Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* US Citizenship is required.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
* Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
* A one-year probationary period may be required.
* Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.

Qualifications

Reference - U.S. OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for Professional Engineering Positions in conjunction with the Group Qualification Standard for Professional & Scientific Positions.

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include 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.

OR

B. 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 engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSA's listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section.

In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement. If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:

30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must provide supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as, an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability before preference is awarded.

Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule "A" Letter) that:

* May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
* Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u)."
* Must indicate that the individual is indeed a "person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability
* Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.

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