Air Force Materiel Command SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Systems Engineer, typically as an integral member of an integrated product team (IPT), and provide systems engineering support, technical design and analytical expertise in assigned areas.
Applies a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of system engineering to the system acquisition process.
Technically directs contractor conducted program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, and design and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved.
Performs program reviews to evaluate alternative proposed plans, systems engineering programs, design and test results to assure that subsystem and system performance is achieved in accordance with the contract.
Prepares and coordinates technical documents which define, specify, and recommend subsystem characteristics.
Prepares management reports and conducts technical presentations for planning, implementation and corrective action using application of engineering economy principles.
Conditions of Employment
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12 or equivalent in other pay systems. Specialized experience is experience providing systems engineering support throughout the systems acquisition process specifically related to the planning, designing, development, and testing of various types of systems. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions. Click on the following link to view qualification requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0801-13, Systems Engineer.
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https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. 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: Knowledge of a broad range of professional systems engineering concepts, principles, and practices and extensive familiarity with other engineering disciplines as well as a broad range of professional engineering standards, methods, practices, and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations. Knowledge of standard contracting regulations, practices, procedures; health, safety, environmental, and security requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders. Knowledge of automated data, systems and programs sufficient to effectively accomplish assigned functions; knowledge of program planning, management, financial, and budgeting controls and systems involved in expenditures of appropriated type funds. Ability to plan, organize, research, analyze, and interpret engineering studies which apply rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations that involve recommending timely and economical solutions. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and maintain good working relations at various levels. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.