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U.S. Coast Guard Electrical Engineer (Design), GS-850-13 in Seattle, Washington

Summary

This position is located in theDepartment of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4), Office of Civil Engineering (CG-43), Facilities Design & Construction Center, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Seattle, WA.

Responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer, this position servesas a seniorProjects Manager/Electrical Engineer and technical specialist responsible for procuring, coordinating and managing the design and construction related services provided by Architectural/Engineering firms.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include: Serving as an electrical engineer in coordinating and integrating the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling and overall management of assigned in-house team resources for multi-phase shore facilities and waterfront projects.

Managing thecompletion ofelectrical engineering design, beginning with preliminary studies during the planning stage, development of project plans and specifications, and concluding with shop drawing review and design coordination during the construction stage.

Consulting with other personnel, with Architect-Engineer (A/E)contractors, with field personnel, product vendors and professional association representatives on the various schemes under consideration to resolve design problems that arise between operational requirements and effective design.

Reviewing shop drawings of an electrical nature submitted by contractors for compliance with contract requirements and makes necessary changes to assure that project requirements are fulfilled.

Serving as member of A/E selection, negotiation and review boards necessary for acquiring A/E contacts.

Recommending approval, disapproval or changes in the design, taking into consideration costs, use of good design criteria, code requirements and general project adequacy.

Preparing and reviewing costs estimates for the electrical phase of engineering projects during the design phase of project development.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).

This position may require a one-year probationary period.

Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Qualifications

Qualifications: Basic Requirements: Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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. OR

Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) AND

To qualify for the GS-13, applicants must possess one (1)year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.Examples of specialized experience include: Developing preliminary and final construction drawings and specifications; coordinating with other engineers and architects in design development for a project; providing contractor oversight for electrical engineering projects; conducting design reviews of construction drawings and specifications; coordinating building electrical designs with mechanical and architectural engineering

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

Applicants qualifying based on education must submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript must reflect the college/university name and/or logo.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6287. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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