Federal Aviation Administration Electrical Engineer in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) is at the forefront of the FAA's challenge to modernize the U.S. air transportation system. The WJHTC provides world-class laboratories and top-notch engineering and scientific capabilities, contributing to the FAA's mission of providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.
Amendment Date: 03/08/2018 Amendment Note: Text in Who is Eligible to Apply amended due to updated USAJOBS hiring path changes.
Office of the Administrator, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Laboratory Services Division, Laboratory Engineering Branch, ANG-E12.
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The person selected for this position will serve as an electrical engineer in a developmental capacity on a multidisciplinary engineering team that performs design, development, and installation activities for the Center's NAS laboratories. These laboratories support research and development and/or test and evaluation of current and proposed NAS systems for the FAA.
You will perform a variety of assignments provided by a supervisor or lead with a view to career development related to the design, development, and installation of the electrical and mechanical infrastructure the supports the Center's NAS laboratories. You will use a range of principles, concepts, terminology, techniques, and methods of electrical engineering with knowledge of the functionality of electrical systems, and apply this knowledge in a developmental capacity to the type of work performed in the Laboratory Engineering Branch.
Duties may include but are not limited to: 1) Installing or reinstalling equipment in lab environment. 2) Preparing written reports on system capabilities. 3) Testing and debugging modifications for specific programs. 4) Executing the engineering design and integration of a variety of electrical and mechanical components in the laboratory environment.
If you a selected for this position at the payband H, you will perform the duties above with more complexity and less supervision.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current or Former Federal Employees & EVHO - Excepted Service, Federal Employee, EVHO Click here for definition of EVHO.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
- #### Job family (Series)
0850 Electrical Engineering
- Electrical And Electronics Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Electrical Systems Engineers
- Engineers, Electrical
Engineers, Electrical Systems
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
- Transcripts - See Qualifications & Education Sections.
To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference – U.S. Office of Personnel Management the Individual Occupational Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions, 0800.
Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1)be in a school of engineering with at least 1 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 1st year physics & chemistry) in 5 of these 7 areas of engineering science or physics:(a)statics, dynamics;(b)strength of materials;(c)fluid mechanics, hydraulics;(d)thermodynamics;(e)electrical fields and circuits;(f)nature and properties of materials; and (g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR 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: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; OR evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam, or the written test required for professional registration; OR 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 paragraph 1; OR successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision.
To qualify for this position at the payband G, you must have a professional engineering degree as stated above.
To qualify for this position at the payband H, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the payband G, GS/FG-5/7/9 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but not limited to:
Specialized experience may include but not limited to: experience supporting the design, development and sustainment of an electrical infrastructure for a technical laboratory environment or similar environment.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Education must be directly related to the position.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.
THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. If you are not currently working for the Federal Government in the 0800 (professional engineering) series OR have never held a position in the Federal Government in the 0800 series, you must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. If you cannot upload your transcripts to your application, please fax a copy to 609-485-8995 to the attention of Mary Ann Quinn and reference the announcement number on the FAX. IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT. If you do not have an official transcript (original with a raised seal) you should request it today. 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
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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.
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.
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Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
All, some or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
The position may be filled at the FV-G or FV-H.
Selection may be made from this announcement or from ACT-ANG-18-MAQE12-56614.
Full promotion potential to the payband I. Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon the selectee meeting training, qualification requirements, and recommendation by the supervisor.
Current and former federal employees must submit their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. See Required Documents.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: 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. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
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SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. See Below.
Transcripts - See Qualification & Education Sections.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (609) 485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number. Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.
If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Agency contact information
Mary Ann Quinn
Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center ACT Regional Services Division Atlantic City International Airport, NJ US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493186900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/07/2018 to 03/20/2018
Pay scale & grade: FV G - H
Salary: $55,472 to $103,300 per year A locality payment of 24.59% has been added to the salary.
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time