Public Notice for Aerospace Engineer (Direct Hire) - Military Veterans
at Federal Aviation Administration
Summary Direct hiring authority for 0861 series is being used to fill this position. Responsibilities Incumbent may perform professional engineering duties/responsibilities in planning, research, development, design, test and evaluation, analysis, production, fabrication, operation, type certification, and/or maintenance of aerospace vehicles or integrally associated equipment. Position opportunities also may include responsibilities in investigating phenomena encountered in aerospace flight, monitoring and analyzing unknown or unfamiliar aerospace vehicles, piloting aerospace vehicles, developing aviation safety standards and regulations, as well as staff/team leadership and guidance related to aerospace engineering programs. The work requires application of scientific and engineering principles in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, such as aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, astrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, flight structures, thermodynamics, flight propulsion, and energy conversion and use. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Reference U.S. OPM Individual Occupational Requirements for Professional Engineering Positions https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf in conjunction with the Group Qualification Standard for Professional & Scientific Positions https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF. 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). TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FV-G level, you must meet the Basic Requirements as stated above. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FV-H level, in addition to the above Basic Requirements you must demonstrate in your application you possess one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to FV-G (FG/GS 5/7/9) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience may include but is not limited to: collecting and analyzing flight data; performing trend analyses; developing technical reports; conducting analysis related to safety of commercial space flight systems and operations. OR, EDUCATION SUBSTITION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, gained from an accredited college or university. The education should provide the knowledge and skills required to do the work of the position. OR, Combination Education and Experience may be qualifying for this position. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FV-I level in addition to the above Basic Requirements you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H (FG/GS 11/12) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience may include but not limited to: experience with airborne system software development, verification, configuration management; experience in the design, test, or certification of aircraft avionics and/or electrical systems, such as power generation and distribution, communication and navigation systems, automatic flight controls, air data systems, lightning protection, electronic systems integration, system safety analysis, and airborne electronic hardware. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FV-J level in addition to the above Basic Requirements you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I (FG/GS 13) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience may include but not limited to: experience designing, directing, and evaluating research efforts required to develop and substantiate data used in developing/refining standards and criteria for aircraft operations, flight dynamics, flight mechanics, aircraft systems and other aeronautical issues; conducting wake turbulence analyses; experience designing, directing, reviewing and evaluating complex aerospace engineering studies. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE FV-K level in addition to the above Basic Requirements you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J (FG/GS 14) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience may include but not limited to: managing and directing the work performed by engineers, technical, & administrative personnel, leading safety and flight test risk management studies and projects, setting priorities and establishing schedules for completion; utilizing analytical tools in identifying trends in flight safety; and managing resources to improve or maintain the quality and effectiveness of assigned aerospace engineering programs. Applicants should include examples of Specialized Experience in their work history. 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/accreditation. 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. 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. Additional Information We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. 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. www.faa.gov/jobs/workinghere/financialdisclosure_requirements The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee. Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. NOTES: 1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted. 2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed. 3) This position has a positive education requirement. If you have never served in a Federal Professional Engineering Series you must UPLOAD a copy of your transcripts with your application in USAJOBS or to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov. 4) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. 5) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits 6) Positions may be filled at any pay band level. 7) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository – positions may or may not be filled from this announcement. 8) Duty Location may be negotiable upon request. 9) This position may be subject to drug and alcohol testing if applicable. 11) Bargaining and non-bargaining positions may be filled. This is not a bargaining unit position. Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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