Mechanical Engineer

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide | Charleston AFB, SC

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Posted Date 3/10/2020
Description The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a professional mechanical engineer, performing operations and maintenance (O/M) engineering duties in support of a military installation.In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions.

BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: For information on basic and individual occupational requirements for 0830 series, click https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professionalengineering- positions-0800.pdf.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
GS-05
: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-05).

GS-07: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-05 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing engineering duties of limited scope in knowledge of work processes, apply standard mechanical engineering practices; identify problem; and analyze, interpret and mechanical engineering rules and procedures; and familiarity with other engineering disciplines.

GS-09: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-07 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing routine and recurring mechanical engineering duties; uses typical engineering calculations; selects appropriate approach to solve routine problems and recommends course of action; analyze, interpret and apply mechanical engineering rules and procedures; and familiarity with other engineering disciplines.

GS-11: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-09 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes independently performing operational and maintenance engineering duties involving design, construction, maintenance, repair, acquisition, or disposal of facility/real property; operation of utility systems; or environmental planning.

GS-12: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-11 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing professional mechanical engineering work in support of major mechanical systems and support programs for a weapon system; applies scientific and engineering principles to design, develop, test, evaluate, and/or determine maintenance requirements.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing engineering duties including design, construction, maintenance, repair, acquisition, or disposal of facility/real property; operation of utility systems; or environmental planning; gained knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of mechanical, electrical, civil and environmental and/or architectural engineering; knowledge of engineering practices as related to the design, operation and maintenance of energy and water conserving utility systems and facilities; and develop, promote and institute methodologies, techniques and practices that will effectively reduce utility consumption.

GS-14: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-13 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing engineering duties including design, construction, maintenance, repair, acquisition, or disposal of facility/real property; operation of utility systems; or environmental planning; gained knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of mechanical, electrical, civil and environmental and/or architectural engineering; knowledge of engineering practices as related to the design, operation and maintenance of energy and water conserving utility systems and facilities; and develop, promote and institute methodologies, techniques and practices that will effectively reduce utility consumption.

GS-15: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-14 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing engineering duties including design, construction, maintenance, repair, acquisition, or disposal of facility/real property; operation of utility systems; or environmental planning; gained knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of mechanical, electrical, civil and environmental and/or architectural engineering; knowledge of engineering practices as related to the design, operation and maintenance of energy and water conserving utility systems and facilities; and develop, promote and institute methodologies, techniques and practices that will effectively reduce utility consumption.

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:

1. Knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts, principles and practices and familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture.
2. Knowledge of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices and techniques.
3. Knowledge of operations, products, services, needs and goals of the program(s) and the organization studied or served and related customers, functions, resources and users.
4. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply rules, regulations and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend timely and economical solutions.
5. Ability to conduct in-depth studies and analyses of specific issues or specialty areas within the mechanical engineering discipline.

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.

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