Summary Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace where this position is located, on a regular basis. Responsibilities Note FAA AIR Aerospace Engineer Hiring Initiative 2021: This position is located in Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in any of the other AIR Division Offices. Duty location/locality pay will be determined at the time of selection at authorized AIR locations in the continental United States. The incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer performing basic and routine (but progressively more difficult) assignments under close direction and detailed instruction provided by a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. Work is reviewed frequently during assignments and at completion for all aspects of quality.Applies basic knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts in order to accomplish aerospace engineering assignments. Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using experience and engineering knowledge and risk management techniques in one or more of the technical disciplines in AIR. Serves as an Aerospace Engineer and may have responsibility for one or more of the following areas: regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continuing operational safety in propulsion systems, airframe/structures, electrical systems, crash worthiness, flight test, engines, cabin safety, human-to-machine (previously known as human factors), avionics, emerging technologies, or mechanical systems.Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using engineering knowledge and risk management techniques to analyze and evaluate the safety and reliability of systems or components. Responsibilities may include review and evaluation of regulatory compliance for aircraft certification projects and initiation of safety determinations for continuing airworthiness. May assist with monitoring the Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for technical and procedural compliance to the regulations as required. Coordinates with the manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer to plan time and use assigned resources to accomplish assignments.Contacts are primarily internal to the organizational unit and with a Technical Advisor, mentor, Lead or Manager and other employees to share information, provide data and/or written analyses, and to discuss the status of assignments. Limited contact may also occur with the public and contractors, under supervision. The incumbent may also work with applicants for design approvals related to 14 CFR parts 23, 25, 27, 29, or 33 and other 14 CFR parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as assigned. The incumbent will become familiar with and utilize established policies/procedures, providing detailed guidance for variety of assignments. Refers problems and work issues to the manager or more experienced engineer when existing guidelines are not available or applicable.Will complete a variety of specialized training assignments/requirements to further enhance the understanding and complexity of the organization and work assignments. The work activities supports the work of other employees and contribute to activities of the organizational unit.The incumbent performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Successful completion of a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics;OR,Alternative Requirements: 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 professional 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: Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico;Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners 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 in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A;Related curriculum: - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. This is a bargaining unit position. If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. Education This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.This position has a minimum education requirement as specified in the Qualifications Required section. College/University transcript(s), or applicable documentation, described in the Qualifications Required section must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement to show the requirements are met; Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration. Please see Important Information Regarding Education under the Required Documents section. To view the full qualification requirements for this position, go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), General Schedule Qualification Standards, Professional and Scientific Positions: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-StandardsAlso, to view the full Individual Occupational Requirements for entry into this occupation, visit the following OPM webpage: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ Additional Information We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirementsThe U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative, the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSAs listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category rating, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration. This is a bargaining unit position.Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA
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