Air Force Materiel Command ELECTRONICS ENGINEER in Hill AFB, Utah

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Summary

Hill Air Force Base provides worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Minuteman III ICBM, 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.

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The primary purpose of this position as an ELECTRONICS ENGINEER, GS-0855-07 POTENTIAL GS-0855-12, is to design, implement or test changes to Operational Flight Program (OFP) software and the associated test and support environment for airborne weapon systems.

THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED AT THE (GS-07) LEVEL WITH PROMOTION POTENTIAL TO THE GS-12 LEVEL. Incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher level after attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities, meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This is a formalized trainee position and must be filled at the entry grade level. The program provides opportunity for an employee to gain experience and training within a predetermined timeframe, allowing the employee a new career path. Employees taking a change-to-lower grade to enter the trainee position may be eligible for salary retention. To retain salary, trainee must sign a formalized training plan. This position provides promotion opportunity to the target grade position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Employee selected for this formal trainee position will be excluded from consideration for other positions up to and including the target grade level of their formalized training position.

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Responsibilities
  • Design, implement or test changes to operational Flight Program {OFP) software and associated test and support environments for airborne weapon systems.
  • Perform electronics engineering work in one or more of the following functional areas of embedded computer resource engineering: analysis, requirements definition, design, coding, or developmental test and evaluation.
  • Assist the SPO during weapon system development to ensure optimum performance of embedded computer resources in an operational environment, (i.e., maintainability, reliability, etc.)
  • Assist customers in defining their evolving avionics software requirements through technical interchange meetings, user requirement conferences, and individual user consultations.
  • Analyze physical and functional requirements of the entire digital avionics system in order to adequately specify requirements for changes to weapon system software.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to perform TDY several weeks each year, depending upon assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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0855 Electronics Engineering

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Incumbent is required to work beyond regular tour of duty during peak workloads and when emergency OFP updates become necessary during times of military crisis.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance as a condition of employment.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is mostly sedentary. some walking, bending, and standing for brief periods of time is required when working in the laboratory at various stages of the engineering process.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in an office or computer laboratory setting. Incumbent must observe standard safety precautions.
  • ACQUISITION POSITION: This is an acquisition coded position. Selectee must complete required certification level 1 in SYSTEMS ENGINEERING within 24 months of assignment.
  • The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
  • Information Assurance Certification may be a condition of employmenl. This would include information assurance (IA) work as either a paramount or incidental duty requirement.
Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.

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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-05, 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, is described as performing professional engineering and scientific work involving electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information for purposes such as communication, computation, sensing, control, measurement and navigation. Experience with project management, execution, and operational responsibility.

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EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION:Superior academic achievement at the baccalaureate level in an engineering program is qualifying

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For a description of how to qualify based on a combination of education and experience go to this link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

NOTE: Applicants 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. Agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

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-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 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: * Must have a professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of electronics engineering to design, implement or test changes to OFP software and the associated test and support environment for airborne weapon systems. * Must have practical knowledge of at least one of the following areas of software development: circuit design, software design, test development and execution, systems analysis, digital computer systems, digital and analog signal processing, programming languages or system development techniques. * Must have thorough knowledge of embedded computer resource system(s) for which responsible (e.g., inertial navigation systems, fire control radars, stores management systems, digital controls and displays, etc.,) to design, develop and test changes ta OFP software. * Must have a thorough understanding of communication protocol, computer networking, avionics architecture and laboratory support systems (including real time simulation system, host computer system and avionics system hot mock-ups) to design and test OFP changes. * Must have knowledge of hardware and software configuration management; software documentation; and software testing, evaluation, verification and validation to accomplish engineering projects. 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.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:You MUSTprovide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Additional information

You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

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.

90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

The resume/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 "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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, you will notbe considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • A complete Application Questionnaire
  1. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

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The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  3. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  5. If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/22/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10205299

To begin the process, click the Apply Onlinebutton to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Applicationbutton at the end of the process.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10205299

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Human Resources WILL NOTmodify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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Agency contact information
Hill AFB DP2YHM
Phone

(801) 586-4683

Email

AFPC.DP2YHM.TeamBox@us.af.mil

Address

Hill AFB 6437 6th Street Bldg 430, Rm 119 Hill AFB, UT US

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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 and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499544400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/22/2018

Salary: $46,609 to $57,364 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 7

Work schedule: Multiple Schedules

Appointment type: Permanent