Department of the Air Force 8,943 reviews - Hill AFB, UT

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Hill Air Force Base provides worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and performs depot maintenance of the F-16, A-10, and C-130 Hercules aircraft. The base is located between Ogden and Salt Lake City. The area is known for year round activities, including skiing, hiking, boating, extreme sports, fishing and hunting, with four distinct seasons, low humidity and moderate snow fall in the valley.


This Position is located at AFSC/EN at Hill AFB, however this announcement may be used to fill other positions at Hill Air Force Base.

THIS IS AN ACQUISTION POSITION. The position requires a Systems Planning, Research Development & Engineering (SPRDE), Level 2 certification, and the incumbent must have the certification or obtain it within 24 months of placement.

90 Day Register: This announcement will result in a 90 day register (list of eligible candidates) that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have the identified eligibility in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employees and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Current/prior federal civilian applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.

1. Résumé, for each block of work experience you must include mo/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors name/phone number (may we contact statement).
2. Responses to the on-line Occupational Questionnaire.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES: Back to top As a General Engineer, GS-0801-13, you will serve as the center focal point for assigned areas in the fields of systems engineering and technology insertion/development; provide professional engineering, business, and management expertise necessary for conception, development, implementation, and surveillance of polices, command and management initiatives, and technical projects; and perform policy and process assignments in support of center program management and engineering for all center weapon systems. You will also:

-Manage cross functional, multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists and technical staff on large and complex multi-phase policy development and implementation projects.

-Serves in an advisory capacity in a multi-disciplined environment with responsibility as a field liaison with AFMC-led initiatives, OO-ALC Center initiatives, and occasionally USAF led initiatives acting as an advisory to engineering and technical management, organizations.

-Initiates, develop, and provide technical expertise, guidance, and management of engineering policies for programs and projects in order to meet requirements for OO-ALC supported weapon systems.

-Provides consulting services to organizations implementing technology process improvement changes, shares lessons learned from other on-base process improvement projects as well as those from other ALC's and DoD installations and/or private industry.

-Participates in design reviews, program reviews, audits and technical discussions with the system or subsystem contractor and conducts those reviews for organic efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : (All Grade Levels) Candidates for these positions must possess:

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. OR

For a description of how to qualify based on a combination of education and experience under section "B" go to this link: .

NOTE: Applicants qualifying under paragraph B.4. with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, must provide a written statement describing the extensive training plan he/she has completed to develop professional engineering competence, or how their several years of engineering-type experience has provided them with the professional knowledge of engineering, which is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to a specialty field of engineering that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Subsequent to meeting the Basic Education requirements outlined above, you must also possess at least one year of professional experience in or directly related to the work of the position. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties described above. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-12 , pay band or equivalent in the Federal Service. Specialized experience at the next lower grade, pay band or equivalent, or the level of difficulty and complexity, the engineer independently plans and carries out project work, based on project and administrative assignments received from the supervisor, who provides general information on the work. Unusual or controversial problems or policy questions that arise in the course of a project are discussed with the supervisor; however, technical supervisory assistance is infrequently sought or required. The engineer selects, adapts, and applies many guidelines, precedents, and engineering principles and practices; and prepares final reports of his/her work results that include his/her conclusions and recommendations based on factual and reduced data.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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:

1 . Skill to apply advanced engineering principles and practices to mechanical, aerospace, or electrical systems, subsystems, and programs. Extensive knowledge of Embedded Computer Hardware, Software, Automated Test Systems, Aircraft Structures, and/or Systems Engineering.

2. Extensive knowledge of systems engineering practices and procedures as they pertain to Air Force sustainment, modification, logistics, and production management principles, concepts, policies and systems. Total knowledge of systems engineering management principles and practices. Ability to analyze complex systems involving hardware and software. Plans, analyzes, and evaluates engineering and technical efforts used to define assigned weapons system/subsystem requirements, translate requirements into design criteria, evaluate alternative design approaches, and develop the system specifications.

3. Knowledge of the technology application program management, USAF reliability and maintainability, and all other technology insertion programs supporting ALC weapon systems.

4. Skill to apply common and advanced analytical methods and techniques to analyze systems problems/issues and determine alternative courses of action for programs, projects, etc. Knowledge of specialized analytical methods and techniques to resolve difficult logistics management issues and problems. Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures to a variety of situations, and to recommend timely and economical solutions.

5. Extensive experience in systems engineering policy and process development. Knowledge of commonly applied engineering, program management, production, and logistics management principles, procedures, techniques and practices as well as local techniques, processes, and procedures used in support of sustainment, modification, and maintenance programs.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

BENEFITS: Back to top This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. .

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. This position works for AFSC/EN OL-Hill to support large engineering services contracts administered through the Center Contracting Office. The two main contracts are the Design & Engineering Services Program (DESP) III and Future Flexible Acquisition & Sustainment tool (F2AST), but may support other programs as required. The position assists engineering customers from across the Dept. of Defense to develop Contractual Requirements Packages based on requirements for engineering services. This position requires a good mix of knowledge and experience in engineering, contracting, and acquisition. Customer service and management knowledge and skills are essential. Due to the nature of the position, the incumbent will need exceptional interpersonal skills with an attitude based on customer service, a deep understanding of contracting/procurement processes and requirements and of the acquisition process, and a broad understanding of various engineering disciplines and principles.

2. "Professional" refers to the positive education requirement and in no way implies a requirement for state certification/registration (PE).

3. Although subject position has technical project management or senior engineer responsibilities, the position is considered non-supervisory.

4. This position is an APDP SPRDE II position.

5. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

6. Work may occasionally require overtime or compensatory time.

7. Work may occasionally need to be performed on the swing or grave-yard shift.

8. Is required to go TDY trips, at times on a moment's notice.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance as a condition of employment.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is mostly sedentary, but there is some walking, bending and lifting associated with equipment installation and fabrication in a lab environment or on-site inspections. Lifting and carrying of items does not exceed 14 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is usually performed in an office setting, however, will occasionally work on aircraft, in maintenance shop areas, and/or in a laboratory environment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you are deaf or Hard of Hearing and need assistance via TDD/TTY, please contact Andrea Rathbun at (801) 586-1819.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility, qualifications, and/or rating.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:
*Online Application (Questionnaire)

- If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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. To fax documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 889005 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: IMPORTANT NOTE: If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications within 2 business days. A list of required documents for each eligibility may be located here .
    · Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

    · Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

    Individuals with Disabilities
- Eligibility for appointment under this authority consists of two parts. Click here for more information. QUESTIONS: Any questions concerning this announcement may be addressed to Bobbi L. Spencer (801)777-9874 BOBBI.SPENCER@HILL.AF.MIL The subject line of your email must indicate the announcement number only (i.e., 8L-HILL-889005-876874-BLS). Email inquiries are to address specific questions concerning this announcement. General inquiries unrelated to a specific announcement will not receive a response . Responses to inquiries will generally be returned within 2 business days.


Phone: (801)777-9874
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