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General Engineer

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Term NTE 4 years Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: The Power Reliability Enhancement Program (PREP), Special Missions Office, HQUSACE provides vital electrical and mechanical engineering support to critical facilities throughout the Department of Defense. The PREP mission is to promote resiliency and serve as a focal point for reliability. The work is challenging and diverse, yet rewarding. The incumbent must be able to work as part of a team and, at other times, will lead teams to accomplish specialized engineering studies, perform facility condition assessments, and develop solutions for complex problems. This general engineer position will perform electrical engineering and mechanical engineering duties but must also be able and willing to perform various engineering functions as needed to address other facility issues such as site work to place transformers, generators, etc, fire protection systems, supervisory controls, intrusion detection systems, automated maintenance management, and more. Must be able and willing to work on and around energized electrical and mechanical components and in cramped spaces such as mechanical rooms and communications closets and be able to climb ladders and work with hand tools and digital test equipment. The individual must be a self-starter, willing to take on new challenges and able to develop new skills. Incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret/SCI personnel security clearance and will be subject to periodic drug testing. Located on beautiful Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the PREP offices are modernized and well furnished. There is ample free parking and access to many installation and local amenities including food courts, gyms, swimming pools, recreation, and shopping. Building resiliency! Potencia-Sine Qua Non.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
You will serve as a Technical Leader of Power Reliability Enhancement Program (PREP) with responsibility for the coordination and technical content of the tasks assigned to the DOD Executive Agent for the Electrical Power Modernization Program for Critical C31 facilities.
Your principal responsibilities will be technical project and program development; operations and maintenance; continuing quality assurance/quality control; analysis and evaluation of operation and equipment; and planning for new systems and threats. PREP staff is responsible for: collection and analysis of data; evaluation of conditions at specified sites; establishment of standards and criteria for improvement of facilities; recommendations for quick-fixes; development of plans for operation and maintenance; development of plans for design and construction to improve power reliability of facilities; and development of long range requirements.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Planning, programming, implementing and directing assigned tasks within the Power Reliability Enhancement Program (PREP) or similar programs; conducting on-going study and review of technical work to include examination of possible technical approaches for the purpose of improving systems reliability; and providing expert advice on technical matters related to PREP or similar programs. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Power Reliability Enhancement Program (PREP) or Similar Programs
Knowledge of Technical Program Development
Skill in Accomplishing Work Plans
Ability to Communicate Orally
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement - no substitution of education for experience is permitted: (NOTE: TO MEET A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION BUT SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS BEFORE ENTRANCE ON DUTY.)
Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Requirements for the entire list of education and combinations of education and/or experience requirements. View Assessment Questions
NOTE: 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.
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Position is designated critical sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R. This requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis which may take up to 120 days or longer to process. The selectee may be allowed to start work prior to adjudication if management approved. Obtaining and maintaining a top secret clearance is a condition of employment. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly.
Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements. This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will participate in drug urinalysis testing, unless currently occupying a TDP within the Department of Defense. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as Critical Under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program) requiring participation in random drug testing as a condition of employment. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
Must file annual financial statement. Selected applicant will be required to file an annual Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interests with the local Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in compliance with 5 C.F.R. Part 2634, and Dod 5500.7-R, Chapter 7.
Business travel may be required up to 15%.
Work requires working in cramped spaces and being able to climb ladders.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, November 05, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
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.

The Department of the Army 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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See:Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is1242554. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
This is a Career Program (CP) Position: 18

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