MECHANICAL ENGINEER with Security Clearance

Employer
Department of the Navy
Location
Patuxent River, Maryland
Posted
Apr 10, 2024
Closes
Apr 13, 2024
Ref
2745830108
Discipline
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Autonomy
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Government
Summary You will serve as a MECHANICAL ENGINEER in the DIGITAL ANALYTICS INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT GROUP, PROTOTYPING, INSTRUMENTATION & EXPERIMENTATION DEPARTMENT of NAVAIRWARCENAC DIV. Duties You will lead a team of engineers to reduce redundancy and establish and maintain cohesive mission alignment with a focus on maximizing performance while reducing risk. You will lead, oversee, and execute the Division's Mechanical Rapid Prototyping and rapid response efforts to meet urgent and mission critical operational fleet needs. You will implement mechanical technical requirements, standards, and processes that directly impact the speed, execution, affordability, interoperability, and reliability of mechanical instrumentation systems. You will will lead and provide oversight for all mechanical systems engineering efforts to maximize common solutions and speed while reducing total life cycle costs. You will provide mechanical engineering expertise and technical oversight of all mechanical documentation required to facilitate Interim Flight Clearances for test wing aircraft. You will manage, schedule, and coordinate mechanical engineering/budgets/fabrication/integration services to support department projects and other customer requests/requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US Citizen. Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing. Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the DP-04 pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Provide engineering expertise critical to the acquisition, development, and sustainment of air vehicles, emerging weapon technology, and enhanced defense capabilities; 2) Technical leadership and oversite of research, development, integration, testing, evaluation, and reengineering of major flight test programs; 3) Development of major mechanical instrumentation proposals to meet the urgent needs of manned and unmanned air vehicles, weapons programs, and external stores and responsibility for planning, directing, and achieving the success of the program(s); 4) Leading engineers and technicians - manage, schedule, and coordinate mechanical engineering/budgets/installation/aircraft modification to support department projects and other customer requests/requirements; 5) Effectively manage project, facility, overhead, and materials budgets required to maintain the structures laboratory and execute projects. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
AND Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR 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 more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at: OR 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 The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit: 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above) OR 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 bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one 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. Additional information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: PPP applicants will be placed at the FPL, if determined Well Qualified (WQ). To receive priority consideration, the FPL must be the same grade level or equivalent of the retained grade or the grade held immediately prior to separation. ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: . click apply for full job details