U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Electrical Engineer in Concord, Massachusetts
Summary *Applications will be accepted through 5 June, 2023. Announcement MAY CLOSE EARLIER if all available vacancies have been filled prior to June 5, 2023. *The 1st Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for vacant positions will be 19 Dec, 2022. Afterward, referrals will be pulled as vacancies occur. Responsibilities In this position, the incumbent will serve as a senior Electrical Engineer. The incumbent is responsible for developing electrical designs; perform technical reviews of electrical designs developed by Architectural-Engineering firms (A-E),and resolve electrical design related problems arising during construction. Provide electrical expertise for a wide range of design projects containing projects in the Districts Military and Civil Works Infrastructure. Projects typically have complex electrical and/or electronic requirements/features and include, but are not limited to: Specialized instructional facilities; medical and dental facilities, military barracks, aviation buildings, research laboratory facilities, multistory administrative buildings, and hydraulic dams, levees, and civil works support buildings. Assigned projects may contain complex electrical requirements/features (e.g., intrusion detection systems, radio frequency shielding, fire alarm systems, overhead and underground exterior electrical and lighting systems. These projects may also contain special grounding systems, integrated energy monitoring systems, emergency generator systems, high voltage power distribution systems, lightning, static electricity protection systems, and telecommunications systems. Apply seasoned and diversified professional knowledge of Electrical Engineering principles and practices related to the layout and design of electrical systems and equipment. Utilize various forms of computer hardware and software to include: computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) systems (AutoCAD and Revit), technical design/evaluation software, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management . Perform existing conditions assessments as required for design renovation projects and periodic inspections for levee and dam safety projects. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for the Electrical Engineering 0850 series: A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher 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. OR B. 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), 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.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, or 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.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, may be accepted in lieu of a 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Experience Required: GS-11 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) Develop detailed electrical engineering reports and/or specifications for new construction, renovation, or rehabilitation projects; 2) plan and/or develop the electrical engineering design aspects for assigned projects to include: electrical design schedule and/or budget; and 3) review electrical engineering reports, plans, and/or specifications for commercial or government clients. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Electrical Engineering. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. GS-12 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) Develop detailed electrical engineering reports and/or specifications for new construction, renovation, or rehabilitation projects; 2) plan and/or develop the electrical engineering design aspects for assigned projects to include: electrical design schedule and/or budget; and 3) review electrical engineering reports, plans, and/or specifications for commercial or government clients. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). "For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted". Selective Placement Factor: To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, this position has a selective placement factor which must be met prior to employment and for continued employment. This position requires a current state issued Professional Engineer License/Registration (P.E.) at the GS-12 grade level. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) - 18 Engineer and Scientist (non-construction) position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.