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Mechanical Engineer

Defense Logistics Agency Philadelphia, PA
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Mechanical Engineer
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##### Department of Defense

Defense Logistics Agency

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

07/09/2019 to 07/18/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 7 - 12

- ##### Salary

$45,554 to $105,052 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent - Multiple Appointment Types

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Philadelphia, PA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties
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### Summary

See below for important information regarding this job.


Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

- Serves as a standardization project engineer and team leader for
assigned FSCS.
- Determines need for standardization documents by analyzing parts
usage data, trends, new item developments, manufacturing
techniques, and new device concepts.
- Conducts engineering practice studies gathering data to
determine feasibility of developing new specifications.
- Prepares justification for the projects, plans the schedule,
prepares, amends, or revises specifications, standards and other
standardization documents.
- Operational knowledge of Defense Standardization Manual DoD
4120.24-M guidelines, policies, and regulations.
- Assists the DoD Lead Standardization Activity (LSA) to achieve
the highest practicable degree of standardization of items and
engineering practices.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

12

- #### Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

#### Similar jobs

- Engineers, Mechanical
- Mechanical Engineers

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Tour of Duty: Flexible
- Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable
suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot
be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be
grounds for removal.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
- Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be
registered or exempt from Selective Service.
- Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
- Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
- Work Schedule: Full Time
- Drug Testing Position: No
- Physical Required: Not Required
- Incumbents may be hired on at the GS-7, 9, 11, or 12 level
- Incumbents are eligible for promotion to the next grade level
after 1 year Time in Grade at previous grade level

### Qualifications

You must meet the education or education and experience requirements
described below. 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.

Your resume and supporting documentation must describe your relevant
specialized experience; if qualifying based on education or a
combination of education and experience, YOU MUST SUBMIT A
TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation.
1. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All grades must meet the basic education
requirement listed under Education below and at the following
link:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
2. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION: One year of specialized
experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to
successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly
in or related to this position. Applicants must meet eligibility
requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive
appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory
requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement.
Education may be substituted or combined with experience at the
GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 levels as described below and must have
provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to
perform the work of the position.

GS-07:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05
or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service,
military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience
includes: With guidance, analyze parts data and determine needs for
standardization documents; prepare, amend, revise, and coordinate
specifications, and recommend the selection, description, and use of
standard parts.
OR
EDUCATION: One full year of graduate-level education in a field
which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to
perform the work of the position being filled.
OR
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT THE BACCALAUREATE LEVEL IN AN
ENGINEERING PROGRAM: Superior Academic Achievement is based on one
of the following: 1) *Class standing* - must be in the upper third
of the graduating class in the college, university or major
subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of
Business Administration, based on completed courses; 2) *Grade-point
average (GPA)* - must have a GPA of: (a) 3.0 or higher out of a
possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official
transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as
computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the
curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or
better) based on the average of the required courses completed in
the major field or the required courses in the major field completed
during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3) *Election to
membership in a national scholastic honor society* - applicants can
be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national
scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College
Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
OR
COMINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education
and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements
for the GS-07 level provided the computed percentage of the
requirements is at least 100%. To determine your total qualifying
experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade
level, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then, determine
your education percentage by dividing the total number of completed
graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by the number required for
one full year. The total percentages must equal at least 100% to
meet the qualification requirements.

GS-09:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07
or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service,
military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience
includes: With limited supervision, develops standardization
documentation to reduce the variety of items already in the supply
system that are generally similar; and assists in programs such as
failure analysis, value engineering, item reduction studies, legal
investigations, etc.
OR
EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two years or
progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's
degree; such education must have provided the knowledge, skills and
abilities necessary to perform the work of the position being
filled.
OR
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education
and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements
for the GS-09 level provided the computed percentage of the
requirements is at least 100%. To determine your total qualifying
experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade
level, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then, divide
the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or
equivalent) beyond the first year by the number required for one
full year. The total percentages must equal at least 100% to meet
the qualification requirements.

GS-11:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09
or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service,
military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience
includes: Knowledge of the "state-of-the-art", and technological
developments for assigned areas used to identify, define, and
evaluate standardization issues and criteria; Knowledge of related
scientific and engineering disciplines; and experience serving as a
consultant and information source on components in the incumbent's
area of responsibility for the government and industrial
community.
OR
EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D;
such education must have provided the knowledge, skills and
abilities necessary to perform the work of the position being
filled.
OR
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education
and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements
for the GS-11 level provided the computed percentage of the
requirements is at least 100%. To determine your total qualifying
experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade
level, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then, divide
the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or
equivalent) beyond the second year by the number required for one
full year. The total percentages must equal at least 100% to meet
the qualification requirements.

GS-12:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants
must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11
or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service,
military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience
includes: Acts as the technical authority in assisting the military
service and design contractors in the selection and use of standard
parts through the DoD Parts Management Program; independently plans
and executes assignments and develops own plans and technical
decisions and recommendations; and exercises direction over team
members and personally performs projects that are large and most
complex, involve unusual problems and involve conflicting and
controversial issues.

### Education

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER POSITIONS:

1. Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering. NOTE: To be
acceptable, the program must have: (1) led 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) included differential and integral
calculus and courses (more advanced that 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) flued mechanics,
hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and
circuits; f) nature and properties.

OR
1. A 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 if the specialty field of
their registration is or is closely related to mechanical
engineering.
2. 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.
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, in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering AND
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 view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of
education and specialized experience click on the following link:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/\#url=GS-PROF

AND

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for
this position:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf


Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide
transcripts or other documentation to support your educational
claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are
acceptable at time of application.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is
considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate
school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time
study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or
part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's
definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27
quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement
for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign
colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you
must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a
private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign
education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to
that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit
has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or
university.

### Additional information


**MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE**: In order to receive this preference
you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD
Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming
military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best
Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring
manager as a priority applicant.

**For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go
to:**
http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

**Reemployed Annuitants:** This position does not meet criteria for
appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring
Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

**INFORMATION FOR VETERANS** is available at:
http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx. As of 23 December
2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the
Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be
appointed within 180 days following their official date of
retirement.

**DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:**The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has
established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants
tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated
position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use
prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be
denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy
extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees
who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in
Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics
Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes
testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine,
opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin),
phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine),
methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine
(MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

The assessments for this job will measure the following
Competencies:

- Mechanical Engineering
- Technical Competence
- Communication


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume
and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against
your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you
are qualified for this job. The rating you receive is based on your
responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of
the degree to which your background matches the competencies
required for this position. If your resume and/or supporting
documentation is reviewed and a determination is made that you have
inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose
consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application
Package. Each Application Package MUST include:

1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates
of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are
submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will
be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection
consideration if eligible.
2. Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you
are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of
the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting
Documents.


If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit the
following supporting documents with your application package:
Marriage Certificate or License; Signed Self-Certification Checklist
(must be certified within 30 days); Veterans' Preference
documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if
applicable); Transcripts (if applicable). These documents must
provide acceptable information to verify: Residency within the
commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof
of marriage to the active duty sponsor; proof of military member's
active duty status; and other documentation required by the vacancy
announcement to which you are applying. **NOTE: Previous federal
employees must also submit the following additional documentation:
SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments,
etc.), SF-75 information, and documentation of performance rating of
record (dated within the last 12 months).**
#### 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.

- Benefits
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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply
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To apply for this position, you must complete the online application
and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents
section.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)
on the closing date to receive consideration.

- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application.
Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other
supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your
USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation, and submit the
application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has
been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the
Application Status link and then select the More Information
link for this position. The Application Status page will display
the status of your application, the documentation received and
processed, and your responses submitted to the online
application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to
clear the virus scan process.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10532369.

### Agency contact information

### Jonas Seabrookgrier

##### Phone

7177705404

##### Email

jonas.seabrookgrier@dla.mil

##### Address

DLA Troop Support
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
US

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will
receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be
reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications
requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review may be
completed of your online questionnaire and the documentation you
submitted to support your responses. Applicants that are found among
the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for
consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral. The
selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of
the selection process, applicants may be required to complete
additional supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you
will receive a notification of the decision. If interviews are
conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing
(BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification
updates.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538895700. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Defense Logistics Agency

Address

Philadelphia, PA
USA