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Electronics Engineer, GS-0855-14 (DE/CR)

Company: Department Of Commerce
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/19/2021 to 05/03/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 14 Salary $122,530 to $159,286 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Planning and Programming for Service Delivery (OPPSD), Engineering Standards Division (ESD), Mission Assurance Branch with one vacancy located in Silver Spring, MD.ResponsibilitiesAs an Electronics Engineer, you will perform the following duties:Provide support to the National Weather Service (NWS) programs and equipment to establish NWS Radio Frequency (RF) Management program goals and set requirements, policies, and standards for acquisition and field operations of NWS operational systems.Serve as a senior staff expert and consultant to the Branch Chief and the Division Director in areas of broad policy development for national equipment engineering and Radio Frequency RF spectrum management programs.Represent the National Weather Service (NWS) and its parent agency in domestic and international committees, working groups, and forums; source evaluation boards; radio- and telecommunication programs; and technical and scientific conferences.Travel Required25% or less - Up to 5% of domestic and 20% of foreign travel may be required. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14RequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (must be met by closing date of announcement.Must be suitable for Federal employment.This position requires a Critical Sensitive Security Clearance.*A one year probationary/trial period may be required.*Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.*This position is not in the bargaining unit.CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:Weekend work may be required.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:Work is normally sedentary, although bending, climbing, and crawling are necessary on some assignments.Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.QualificationsQualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: .BASICREQUIREMENTS:This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package.You MUST meet the following requirements:EDUCATION:A.Degree:To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.ORB. 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:Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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.Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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.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.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.)ANDSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.To qualify at the GS-14 level:SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the BasicRequirementsabove, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service.Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:Performing engineering design, analysis, and testing on electronic systems and equipment, such as electronic data communications, broadcasting, telemetry, remote sensing, or satellite technology; andCoordinating the maintenance of Radio Frequency (RF), electrical, and electronic systems and equipment.EducationSubstitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy. Additional informationCTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career TransitionCTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; andAny documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; andAny documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are "gold", "silver" and "bronze". However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating.The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:Ability to coordinate Radio Frequency (RF) management programs.Knowledge of radio regulations, technical Radio Frequency (RF) standards, RF engineering principles, and international and domestic policies for use of radio frequency equipment.Ability to maintain Radio Frequency (RF) test equipment for laboratory and field measurement.Ability to collaborate in domestic and international working groups regarding radio frequency standards and equipment and conduct radio frequency analysis.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. The public U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals; *CTAP/ICTAP eligibles.SDL2017

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