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Mechanical Engineer ===================
##### Department of Defense
Defense Logistics Agency
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/09/2019 to 07/18/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 7 - 12
- ##### Salary
$45,554 to $105,052 per year
- ##### Appointment type
Permanent - Multiple Appointment Types
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia, PA 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
- Duties ------
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- 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
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0830 Mechanical Engineering
#### Similar jobs
- Engineers, Mechanical - Mechanical Engineers
- Requirements ------------
### 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
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.
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
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
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents ------------------
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 --------
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.
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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 ------------
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
DLA Troop Support 700 Robbins Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111 US
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### 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.
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### 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.
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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.
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#### 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.
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