Mechanical Engineer, NH-0830-03

Department of Defense Warner Robins, GA
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The primary purpose of this position in the 407th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Engineering Division is to provide contracting, engineering and technical authority for superior acquisition and sustainment for all common avionics, Global Positioning System, Precision Attack, ground radio communications, and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) avionics systems.

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* Performs professional mechanical engineering work involved in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes in support of major mechanical systems and support programs for a weapon system.

* Functions as the organization?s technical specialist in design and development engineering for critical systems and subsystems.

* Performs complex and comprehensive analyses and uses systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document projects.

* Serves as a consultant and technical expert to senior subject matter specialists, agency and/or Department of Defense (DoD) officials responsible for broad program operations.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

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* Requirements

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* U.S. Citizenship Required.

* Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.

* The work requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

* This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.

* Disclosure of Political Appointments.

* The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver?s license may be required for the position.

* Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft approximately 5 days per year.

* This position is designated a NON-CRITICAL APDP position.

* This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP).

* The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification requirements applicable to the career category designated on the position description within 24 months of assignment.

* This position also requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 80 Continuous Learning points every 24 months.


In order to qualify, you must meet the basic qualification and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for Acquisition Demonstration Project Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, etc., to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the NH-0830-03, Mechanical Engineering Series}. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT You must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements:

A. Degree: Have a Bachelor's Degree in professional engineering from a curriculum (1) in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineer curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond 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.


B. Education/Experience: Have 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 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 NOTE: You must submit copies of your official transcripts.

1. Professional Registration: Have current registration as a professional engineer.

2. Written Test: Have evidence of successfully passing the written test required for professional registration or have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by ABET.

3. Specified Academic Courses: Have successfully completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of courses in the Physical, Mathematical, and Engineering sciences and in Engineering that included the courses specified in "A" above.

4. Related Curriculum: Have successfully completed a curriculum leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology or in an appropriate professional (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Architecture, Computer Science, Mathematics, Hydrology or Geology) and have 1 year of Professional Engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a Professional Engineer. 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.



Subsequent to meeting the basic qualifications above, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band (NH-02) grade or equivalent GS-11 grade level in the Federal service serving as the technical expert in mechanical engineering assignments concerning all common avionics, such as Global Position System, Precision Attack, ground radio communications, and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) planning, analyzing, and evaluating efforts used to define aerodynamic systems/subsystem requirements, translating requirements into design criteria, evaluating alternative design approaches; and developing systems.

This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to independently perform the duties of this position, which include knowledge of engineering, mathematics, statistical analysis, modeling/simulation, and/ or other scientific concepts, principles, standards, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures; knowledge and understanding of nation-level doctrine, regulations, policies, guidelines, requirements, and initiatives related to assigned programs or projects. Experience may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service and/or government service, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

* Knowledge of professional mechanical engineering concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment to effectively apply advanced engineering theories, principles, and concepts to project development, execution, and advisory services.

* Knowledge of development testing and evaluation sufficient to apply experimental theories and new applications to issues and provide technical advice and direction in support of aircraft mechanical systems, subsystems, devices, and /or equipment.

* Knowledge of integrated air-vehicles, ground systems, and support equipment sufficient to plan, design, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, and oversee the development and/or sustainment of mechanical systems or devices.

* Knowledge of the principles of planning and program management, standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures; other engineering disciplines; and computer aided design and drafting (CADD) programs and other software such as information management and project tracking programs.

* Ability to devise and evaluate criteria, parameters, characteristics, and interrelationships for design approaches, and to assess the impact of new technology on current systems and process.

* Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy, both orally and in writing, as well as work in a professional manner with peers, management, contractors, academia, and other agencies.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.