General Engineer/Physical Scientist

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Department Of Energy
All United States Citizens
The announcement is limited to the first 100 applications and will be closed when the application limit is reached. The first 100 applications will be accepted and processed along with any other applications received by close of business on the day the limit is reached. Permanent Full Time - Excepted Service A successful candidate in this position will be recognized as an authority in the safety basis functional area and is assigned responsibility for managing, coordinating, and authorizing work in the context of the safety analysis program in support of the programmatic mission of the Pantex or Y12 facility.
You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. As a General Engineer/Physical Scientist you will:
Responsible for managing, coordinating, and authorizing work in assigned elements or portions of these nuclear explosive safety and safety basis functional areas; provides oversight and advisory services in the context of the nuclear explosive safety and safety analysis programs in support of the programmatic mission of NPO.
Contributes technical and programmatic expertise for tactical and strategic planning on how to address contractor facility design and safety aspects of assigned functional and programmatic elements.
Responsible for all aspects of tactical and stragetic planning on how to address contractor facility design and safety.
Management interface includes interactions with DOE/NNSA line managers, the national laboratories, Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Staff, and the M&O; Contr Participates on Safety Basis Review Teams EDUCATION: This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For General Engineer 0801-Basic Requirements: 1. (A) Degree in professional engineering with curriculum (1) 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) includes 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 a through knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 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: Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico
For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training 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. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirement. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. In addition, possession of progressively responsible work experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills & abilities required to perform work as an engineer. 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. 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. NOTE: If you are qualifying on the basis of a combination of education and experience, both must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree includes courses that involve writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses provide the skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of an engineer.
Basic Requirements for 1301:
1.Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
-OR-2. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A two year trial period may be required; compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification;position is subject to mandatory financial disclosure filing requirements, this position is covered by the Technical Qualification Program(TQP), some travel required.
Conditions of Employment : Subject to Random Drug Testing; Must pass a pre-employment drug test; Favorable suitability determination; Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance;
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
To preview questions please click here. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project payband or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e. (EN/02 or GS-11). Specialized experience for the EN-III is defined as experience in overseeing complex, hazardous facilities in which safety analysis was conducted and integrated safety principles were applied.
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project payband or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e. (EN/03 or GS-13). Specialized experience for the EN IV is defined as: experience independently reviewing operating practices, procedures, and requirements to ensure that safety objectives are attained and to provide expert advice and support regarding nuclear facility design, construction, and operation. And, experience must demonstrate the application of multiple engineering disciplines relating to the safety of production, dismantlement, transport, and/or test operations of nuclear safety and engineering activities
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Knowledge of the advanced principles, practices, theories and concepts of multiple professional engineering disciplines and/or multiple physical science disciplines
2. Knowledge of nuclear engineering practices, surveillance manufacturing methods, software quality controls, production methods, tool and equipment design, and critical safety systems.
3. Knowledge of safety management concepts, principles, theories, and practices
4. Skill in oral presentation sufficient to present issues and recommend solutions to management. Written communication skills must be sufficient to provide full, clear and concise information,
CTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
1. You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a completed resume associated with your USAJOBS account. _Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder__._
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
4. You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the Department of Energy's application tracking system. _If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6._
5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred!_ It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes._
7. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received!
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
1. Return to USAJOBS and log in to your account.
2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Online" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
5. You will be directed back to DOE's application tracking system where you can make changes, or you can click "Withdraw Application" to remove your application from being considered.
If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button), please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3. . Regretfully, DOE cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account.
If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. _Some documents may not apply to all applicants._
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: A resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire. Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid) along with any education and training you have completed. Your experience should include start and end dates (with month, day, and year included), and should list the average number of hours per week you worked. For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube. _With most DOE offices this may be an uploaded resume or a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume. However, some offices only allow USAJOBS Resume Builder profiles. Once you click the "Apply Online" button, you will be directed as to which format is accepted._
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
Current/former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and appointment type, occupational series, grade, and tenure, as well as service computation date (SCD).
Displaced Federal employees: You will need to submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.
In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), please visit the OPM CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the CTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) or 2 (two) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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