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Engineering Technician

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Navy
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This position is located in the Test and Evaluation Group, Range Department, Aircraft Instrumentation Division, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Maryland. The Aircraft Instrumentation Division specializes in the design, development, test, calibration, installation, operation, maintenance, and servicing of flight test instrumentation systems utilizedfor Naval Aviation Systems Test & Evaluation. The selectee is a senior engineering technician who serves as an aircraft instrumentation project leader in the modification of all the aircraft types at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS). The position provides coordination for the total instrumentation system with other competencies within Air Vehicle Modification & Instrumentation (AVMI) to include such tasks as advising contractors on approved instrumentation methods and procedures, performing research and tests to develop new measurement techniques, and providing cost and schedule estimates.
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Perform as Project Lead with full responsibility for the flight test instrumentation system design, development, procurement, fabrication, installation, calibration, operations, and maintenance support for all aircraft at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) which includes Tactical, Rotary Wing, Trainer, and Maritime aircraft types.
Work with project management personnel from other competencies in order to translate future requirements into instrumentation, calibration, and imaging tasks.
Manage and coordinate complex instrumentation installations by evaluating numerous system requirements, and analyzing other critical factors affecting system performance and cost.
Advise others within the instrumentation community on how to assimilate advanced technologies, and use new systems or equipment to improve performance and costs.
Provide cost and schedule estimates based on measurement specifications, operational criteria, and available resources.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience to perform the duties as an Engineering Technician. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
1) working with flight test instrumentation systems on aircraft to include; 2) providing leadership to design and integrate instrumentation systems, sub-systems, and components; 3) evaluating flight test measurement system requirements to develop program time and cost estimates; 4) and technical solutions to meet program requirements.
This position has a selective placement factor.
The Selective Placement Factor : engineering technician experience with the design, fabrication, installation, calibration, and flight support of aircraft flight test instrumentation systems. Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume AND the assessment questionnaire.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web /

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
This position may require lifting of heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
May be required to work in limited spaces, be exposed to hazardous noise levels, work in inclement weather, and/or exposed to varied levels of communication and electronic radar frequencies.
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Technical Competence
2. Oral Communication
3. Written Communication
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
_Best Qualified-_ __Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Highly Qualified-_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
_Qualified_ - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Tuesday, September 16, 2014_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:
This Vacancy ID is _1210146_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.
HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration. If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits packagethat includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found
_Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program_ _ (ICTAP) Eligible:_
Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
_ Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
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_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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