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Aerospace Engineer

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United States Citizens Permanent Full Time The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
The Department of the Navy (DON) is more than ships, aircraft, and sailors; it is over 181,000 civilian employees at Navy and Marine Corps commands, bases, stations and facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. It requires a highly trained, educated and skilled workforce to support today's sophisticated Navy and Marine Corps ships, aircraft, weapon systems and computer systems. Over 41,000 acquisition professionals perform "cradle to grave" management of highly technical systems, equipment, facilities, supplies and services.
Individuals will be placed in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP). The NADP is a structured management-training program including formal education, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and graduate tuition assistance that is tailored to various acquisition career fields for up to three years. These positions are located throughout the U.S.; however a majority are located within the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, CA, WA, MD, VA, PA, NJ, RI and FL.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
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. College transcripts must be submitted as proof of claimed education.
Act as the AIR-4.0 authority to the project manager for the establishment of weight requirements and the execution of the weight control program to meet those requirements.
Evaluate proposed design changes to determine weight and balance the impact to complete tasks.
Approve flight clearances from a mass properties perspective to complete assignments.
Establish contractual mass properties guarantees, weighing schedules and mass properties data requirements to help with weight and balance control efforts.
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEERS:
Required Qualifications for Aerospace Engineering position(s) can be found / NOTE: You must submit a complete copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (i.e. school name, course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENT, YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 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 must demonstrate the following: 1) Identifying aerospace engineering problem areas as they pertain to vehicle mass properties;2) Evaluating aerospace engineering requirements impacts to vehicle mass properties;3) Resolving problems concerning mass properties of aircraft, space vehicles, land vehicles and ships;4) Executing knowledge of aircraft operational weight and balance;5) Providing recommendations concerning the design, rework, or repair of aircraft structures and vehicle systems (i.e. hydraulic, landing gear, flight controls, avionics, etc.)
and 6) Developing Action Plans, monitoring execution of task elements to completion, and providing appropriate reports to senior program and competency officials.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Facilities Engineering Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed /.
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.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
_EDUCATION:_
_ Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements , or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . Degree audits are not an acceptable substitute for official/unofficial transcripts. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit:
_REQUIREMENTS:_
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A secret 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.
Selectee is required to travel 1 - 5 days a month.
Applicants will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of position. Failure to agree to mobility agreement will result in revocation of a position offer.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume 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 knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies for this position.
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 and review the applicant checklist link 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 _Friday, December 12, 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 _1275112_.
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 all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are 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.
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.
Highly qualified applicants 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.
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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that 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 40 hour work week is typical of this position.
This position is at the full performance level.
Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.
Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.
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 at:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:
Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 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):
Veteran's Preference Information:

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