Electronics Engineer
Air Force Acquisition - Eglin AFB, FL

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Department: AFPC DPIDOS
Agency: Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number: EG826024
SALARY RANGE: $68809 to $89450/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 25, 2013 to Thursday, February 07, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0855-12/12

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Looking for a rewarding job with a promising future? Join Eglin Air Force Base Team, in leading the way for Air Force and Material Command in installation excellence. The Air Armament Center, in partnership with its associate units, is the heart of the team that covers the complete weapon-system life-cycle from concept through development, acquisition, experimental testing, procurement, operational testing and final employment in combat. This synergy is called, "Team Eglin."

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a professional electronics engineer and systems engineer for assigned program(s) and projects. Performs work to plan, analyze and evaluate engineering and technical efforts used to define total weapon systems and subsystem requirements, translate requirements into design criteria, evaluate alternative design approaches and develop system specifications in the area of Airborne Instrumentation Systems. Establishes preliminary design and modification of airborne instrumentation systems for aerospace vehicles (aircraft, missiles and stores), and engineering responsibility extends through development and final approval for use on Weapon Systems undergoing Test and Evaluation (T&E).


KEY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship Required (regardless of residence)

from Selective Service (See www.sss.gov)

College Transcripts or A Complete Course List Required

Performs professional electronics engineering work in the design and operation of Class II modifications utilizing Airborne Instrumentation Systems. Performs analysis and uses systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approaches to implement, develop and document projects and functions as a systems engineer. Performs development engineering for instrumentation systems and airborne devices. Provides guidance on specifications, acquisition and utilization of airborne instrumentation to meet test objectives. Evaluates and recommends procedures and innovative techniques and methods to achieve goals. Utilizes diverse engineering practices and techniques to anticipate project needs, modify priorities and administer a structured process from concept to installation, operation and demodification. Applies professional knowledge of the field of electronics engineering to establish requirements for technical objectives and characteristics, and to devise and evaluate concepts for design approaches such as criteria, parameters, characteristics and interrelationships.

The following are the job-related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) necessary to perform this position:

  • Knowledge of professional electronics engineering concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials and equipment to effectively apply engineering theories, principles and concepts to system design, architecture and integration.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering issues and best practices sufficient to plan, design, test and troubleshoot, evaluate and oversee the development and/or sustainment of electronic systems of devices.
  • Ability to analyze data, troubleshoot systems and establish requirements for technical objectives and characteristics.
  • Ability to use computer applications in support of planning, designing, analysis and reporting.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT . You must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements:

A. Degree : Have a Bachelor's degree in Professional Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited school and/or the curriculum included 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:

1. Professional Registration . Have current registration as a professional Engineer.

2. Written Test . Have evidence of having successfully passed 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 field (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Architecture, Computer Science, Mathematics, Hydrology or Geology) and have at least 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. [Note: Your education/experience will be thoroughly evaluated under this provision. To ensure you receive maxium consideration, you should provide detailed descriptions of professional engineering duties performed under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer; continuing education/training received; evidence of acceptance in the professional engineering field (i.e., patents, associations, published articles, etc.), and any other relevant factors.]

BASIC QUALIFICATION SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION . This position has a specific education requirement, failure to submit the following documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. You must submit the documentation as specified in A or B above:

  • copy of college transcripts qualifies under the provisions of A/B3/B4
  • complete college course list qualifies under the provisions of A/B3/B4
  • professional engineer license qualifies under the provisions of B1/B2
If selected, you will be required to provide an original/official copy of your documentation before entering on duty.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT (SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE) : Subsequent to meeting the basic qualifications above, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience developing criteria, procedures or instructions for a particular functional area, and provides consultant or advisory services on problems, conditions programs and functions. 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 investigating, evaluating, advising on and resolving unusual problems, issues and conditions; assessing program effectiveness; and adapting precedents to unusual conditions and projects. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service and/or government service, etc.

(Note: In crediting experience, full time credit is given for a normal work week of 35-40 hours and part time work is prorated. Be sure your resume/application fully documents your experience.)

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Your total documented experience will then be reviewed to determine whether you should remain in the current category or be placed in a lower category or made ineligible.

Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below.

1. Qualified Category - Proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training in order to sufficiently perform the duties of the position.

2. Highly Qualified Category - Proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require minimum training in order to perform the duties of the position.

3. Best Qualified Category - Candidates are highly proficient in all of the job requirements and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or within a minimum amount of training.

Application of Veterans Preference : The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a score of 85.0 or higher, before the additional veterans' preference points. For more information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see here .

Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming TP veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming XP, CP, or CPS veterans' preference, you may submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form OR you must submit an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. For more information on veterans' preference click here .

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on . Thursday, February 07, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My
Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID . 826024

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

We strongly encourage you to apply online, if you cannot apply online click the following links to view and print the required documents to submit:

1. Occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203FX to provide your response to the occupational
questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any required and supporting documents to 1-
478-757-3144 . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax

I f you are unable to apply online or you do not have computer access, please contact Robins DEU at (478) 926-6846 for information on how to apply for this vacancy.

NOTE: Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Resume

2. Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX, if not applying online)

3. Other supporting documents:
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • Copy of licensures, certificates, registrations, etc., if applicable
  • ICTAP Documentation, if applicable
The occupational questionnaire is your self-assessment of the qualifications for this position; and your total documented experience will be used to identify the best qualified applicants for referral to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.