About the Agency
Business Component: FAA, Technical Operations, Western Service Area, Engineering Services, Communications Engineering Center (AJW-W13A)
No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.
KEY REQUIREMENTS US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Approximately 35% travel primarily in rural Alaska.
DUTIES: Back to top At the entry level of FV-G, you will perform basic and routine professional electronics engineering assignments under the close supervision of a manager, project/program manager, team leader or more experienced engineer.
At the FV-H level, you will act as an individual contributor and/or member performing professional engineering work involving electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information for purposes such as communication, computation, sensing, control, measurement and navigation. You will conduct site surveys for facilities and systems as well as develop and coordinate project scope, cost estimates, facility and NAS risk mitigation, project schedules, resource requirements and project closeout for assigned projects. You will perform construction and/or installation activities including the conduct of daily operations, overall schedule reviews, drawing approvals, project coordination, safety and environmental requirements, and interfacing with logistics on contract award/modification and material acquisition. You will assist in the performance of COR/TOR duties for implementation of construction and installation activities.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:
A. Successful completion of a 4-year degree in professional engineering (see Education and Required Documents section for details); 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 professional 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 -- 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. 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 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, 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.
4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's 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 applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
There is no specialized experience required for the FV-G pay band. You must meet the basic requirement listed above.
FV-H Pay Band Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirements listed above, in order to qualify for this position at the FV-H (FG/GS-11/12) pay band level, all applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-05/07/09) or pay band level (FV-G) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience with field implementation of electronics equipment and site adaptation for local conditions; experience in conducting engineering analysis and studies for establishment, sustainment and maintenance projects; and experience in initiating, modifying and assessing task orders/work releases/contracts with others in response to changes in scope, performance and cost; OR education substitution of successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to the position to be filled.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Skill in communicating complex engineering related information to diverse audiences, some of whom may not have a background in the subject matter.
2. Knowledge of the National Airspace Systems to include the systems and facilities that interrelate for the control of aircraft movement.
3. Skill in solving problems with persons to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
4. Skill and ability in planning and managing multiple simultaneous projects and work activities in accordance with cost, schedule and technical baselines.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a 4 year 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 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.
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.
IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT. If you do not have an official transcripts (original with a raised seal), you should request it today. Applicants that fail to provide a copy of an unofficial/official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You should include examples of your specialized experience in your work history.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.
To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire
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OTHER INFORMATION: We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
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, applicants are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your 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 Resources Specialist as appropriate.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the KSAs listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
This position may be filled at the G or H Pay Band.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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