Defense Contract Management Agency
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05 to 07
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Job Title:Aerospace Engineer
Department:Department of Defense
Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:SWH812KSP7660117
/ Per Year
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 to Thursday, November 08, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancy(s) - Fort Worth, TX United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States; and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles
Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself!
The Defense Contract Management Agency is a rich resource of indispensable partners who contribute to and benefit from integrated missions and programs. We are an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (DoD). We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.
About the Position:
The position of Aerospace Engineer (Intern) is a position in the DCMA Keystone Program. DCMA uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and attract exceptional individuals into the Federal Workforce. The DCMA Keystone Intern program is generally a three-year developmental program.
Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.
NOTE: During the Keystone Intern Program, participants will receive specialized formal classroom training, computer-based training, and on-the-job (OJT) training. The training program will consist of the following:
1. Report initially to CMO/Center for at least 2 weeks.
2. Travel TDY for four weeks to attend training at a DCMA Learning Center (DLC).
3. Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
4. Return possibly to the DLC for 1 week assessment/update training.
5. Return to the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
6. Return as necessary to the DLC throughout the 2nd year for additional training.
Who May Apply:
- All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
PCS and Recruitment Incentives may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
Pre-appointment drug test may be required.
Temporary Duty (TDY) is approximately 25 percent.
This is an acquisition position.
- Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge of the duties inherent in the performance of professional aerospace engineering duties in support of a senior engineer who is responsible for two or more engineering functions, in connection with assigned products, processes or systems.
- Provides technical assistance to the supervisor of record or other senior engineers in progressively responsible assignments for a segment of a complex project as well as specific engineering duties.
- Drafts project details on the basis of precedents established in related projects, devising and recommending alternative methods of standardized analysis as a basis for solving problems
Applicants must meet the OPM Qualification Requirements for Professional Engineering positions (08XX) listed in the Individual Occupational Requirements. To view OPM Qualifications, please go to the website:
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Engineering Series):
A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.
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 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.
You may start at the GS-05 if you have the following qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher level degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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
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.
You may start at the GS-07 if you have the following qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher level degree in professional engineering AND Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A); OR 1 full year of graduate level education in engineering or fields related to the position; OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level. Specialized Experience is defined as:
Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through: (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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 two years of the curriculum; or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
- Experience applying aerospace engineering principles and practices; experience communicating orally and writing technical reports or memoranda; experience analyzing facts, conditions and data to draw conclusions and make recommendations; experience reviewing contract clauses.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
- If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
- This position is designated as an acquisition position.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
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- Comprehensive health and life insurance
- Competitive salaries
- Generous retirement programs
- Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
- Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
- Paid employment related training and education
- Possible student loan repayment
- Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
- Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Tour of Duty: Full-Time
- FLSA: Non-Exempt
- Bargaining Unit: Yes
- Emergency Essential Position: No
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at
- In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
- Current Federal Civilian Employees: If you are selected for this assignment, your selection will be subject to your current supervisor's approval before a final job offer will be made. You are encouraged to coordinate your interest in this assignment with your supervisor prior to responding to this announcement.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
- Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
- Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is approximately 25 percent.
- Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
- Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
- Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.
- Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement.
- This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions at various locations.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 08, 2012
To begin the process, click the button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy 660117. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot , you will need to provide the same information
obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete
this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S.
Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form
1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from
2. . Use this information to guide you in
completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave
some responses blank on the scan response form.
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and
supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as
a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the
Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously
numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of
questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue
regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be
resolved as soon as possible.
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or
faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing
date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard
Time on the closing date of the announcement.
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
The following documents are required:
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
- If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
- You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a non-award SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
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