Electrical Engineer, GS-0850-13
Homeland Security, US Coast Guard - Washington, DC

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For 200 years, the United States Coast Guard has answered the call to serve. Every day, our family of 7,000 civilians helps us save lives, protect the environment, safeguard the nation, and stop drug traffickers. In the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, and on international waters - we are there, always ready.

The U.S. Coast Guard :
  • Protects ports, the flow of commerce, and the marine transportation system from terrorism
  • Maintains maritime border security against illegal drugs, aliens, firearms, and weapons of mass destruction
  • Coordinates efforts with federal, state, and local agencies
This vacancy is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 10-1470-HQ-RP-M-R2. Status applicants are those individuals who are currently serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, individuals who are eligible for reinstatement, or individuals who are applying under the VEOA program. Applicants who wish to be considered under both delegated examining and merit promotion procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements.

NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS D VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED M ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This position is located in Assistant Commandant Engineering and Logistic, Office of Naval Engineering, Washington, DC

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a Secret clearance.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

This position is located in the Office of Naval Engineering's Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Ship Design Team (SDT), CG-45, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. The Office of Naval Engineering ensures that safe, properly configured cutters and boats are available to meet Coast Guard mission requirements. The office sets program objectives and policy and advocates for resources needed to properly operate and maintain all new and existing cutters and boats.

The major duties of the position includes:
  • Managing electrical engineering aspects of major new construction and renovation projects;
  • Specifying and analyzing project designs including a wide variety of electrical systems which require complicated integration of mechanical, electrical, and naval architectural systems that interface with other shipboard equipment and operations;
  • Conducting intermediate and final acceptance tests of electrical systems and equipment in OPC cutters and boats;
  • Conducting comprehensive technical reviews of professional studies, research, and analyses;
  • Providing direction and guidance to other engineers and technicians;
  • Preparing designs, specification, technical drawings, and sketches;
  • Determining standard and project management controls for inclusion in statement of work products that are incorporated into contracts; and
  • Identifying and resolving issues of project scope, cost, and resources.
Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Have a degree in 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

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: Professional registration--Current
registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of
Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Written test- Evidence of having
successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or
the written test required for professional registration, which
is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses--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. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum--Successful completion of 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, 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.

In addition to meeting basic qualification requirements, those
candidates being considered for GS-13 must have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Specialized experience is experience that has
equipped you with the particular ability, skill,
and knowledge to successfully perform the duties
of this position and is typically in or related
to this line of work.
This position does have a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The U.S. Coast Guard system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA/JOB ELEMENT statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
To preview questions please click here .

Benefits and Other Info

BENEFITS:
The Coast Guard offers excellent benefits. For information pertaining to our benefits, visit Coast Guard Civilian Careers

In addition, a newly appointed Federal civilian employee, or Federal civilian employee appointed after a break in service of 90 days or more may receive service credit for prior non-Federal civilian work experience, or experience in a uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. For more information, visit Providing Credit for Annual Leave

You should also visit Working for the Federal Government

OTHER INFORMATION:
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service. Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 202-475-5280. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 EST on the closing date of the announcement. There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

Resume
Responses to on-line core questions
Responses to on-line self-assessment
Supporting documents, if requested

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may eliminate or impact your consideration.

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, excluding Federal holidays.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" which indicates the type of discharge you received, or other proof of eligibility, as well as an SF-15, "Application for 10-point veteran preference", plus the proof required by that form.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85. We require documentation to support CTAP or ICTAP eligibility at the time of application.

All documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax coversheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The documents may also be mailed to the following address:
COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),
ATTN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL,
US COAST GUARD, 2100 2ND ST SW, STOP 7801
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7801.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
USCG Applicant Support

Phone: 866-656-6830

Fax: 000-000-0000

Email: mgshelp@monster.com

Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard

2100 2nd Street, SW

JR-8-0909

Washington, DC 20593

Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS , input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".

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