National Aeronautics and Space Administration Electrical Engineer (Experimental Electrical Equipment and Techniques) in Cleveland, Ohio
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As an Electrical Engineer in the Wind Tunnel Test Branch, you will be supporting test facility operations at NASA Glenn Research Center including the 10x10 Supersonic Wind Tunnel (SWT), 8x6 SWT, 9x15 Low Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) and Propulsion Systems Laboratory test facilities. The work performed supports the Center’s Aeropropulsion mission to test aircraft/engine components and systems supporting research in wind tunnel testing, propulsion, acoustics and engine icing.
This a developmental position at the GS-9 and GS-11, with promotion potential to the GS-13.
At the GS-9, you will:
Execute the assigned experimental programs conducted in GRC Wind Tunnel and Propulsion Facilities.
Serve as a technical electrical engineering specialist in the test, checkout, and readiness of systems or equipment that involve new concepts and new and varied problems to be solved.
Assist in the development of unique or leading-edge technology, electrical systems, or equipment to meet specific mission requirements.
Assists in the investigation of test discrepancies, anomalies, and failure of power system components and subsystems.
Develops knowledge of the electrical engineering field of specialty and applies specialized technical knowledge to recommend far-reaching improvements to processes such as construction, production, manufacturing, regulatory review, or compliance enforcement.
At the GS-11, you will:
Assist in guiding activities of a team of professionals and technicians assigned or contributing to the test program.
Serve as an advisor to manufacturers, engineers, management, related organizations, or contractor personnel, giving authoritative advice relative to testing and evaluation.
Evaluate design requirements and limitations of an uncertain nature, under which systems/equipment such as wind tunnel/propulsion/power or measurement and instrumentation systems must operate.
Serve as an experienced engineer in coordinating and integrating the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling, management of resources for multi-phase projects or categories of equipment or devices that incorporate the latest state-of-the-art advances.
This position is included in the bargaining unit.
Salary will be set at Step 1 of the appropriate grade level of General Schedule unless Highest Previous Rate applies.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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0850 Electrical Engineering
- Electrical Engineers
- Electrical Systems Engineers
- Engineers, Electrical
Engineers, Electrical Systems
Conditions of Employment
You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
Position subject to a pre-employment drug test; Position subject to random drug testing.
* In order to qualify for this position you must meet the Basic Education Requirement.* You must have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science, Other fields of science.
Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.
The degree must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation. To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to ABET accredited schools (http://www.abet.org)
You must list your majors, related coursework, and GPA. Additional Qualification Requirements :
In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirements you must also meet additional qualification requirements:
Additional Qualifications for the GS-9:
- Have one year of professional, directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service which includes one or more of the following: experience with experimental test methods and data analysis; or ability to plan and test components and systems; or experience with electrical and electronic systems used in support of wind tunnel, propulsion, acoustic and engine icing testing. OR
- Completed all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field. OR
- Completed 2 full academic years of graduate education in an appropriate field. OR
- Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate study as discussed in 1, 2 and 3 above.
Additional Qualifications for the GS-11:
- Have one year of professional, directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service which includes knowledge and understanding in one or more of the following areas: Design and development of electrical and electronic systems used in support of wind tunnel, propulsion, acoustic and engine icing testing; or design and development of analog/digital circuitry, advanced instrumentation, control systems, data systems, circuit boards, processors, chips or electronic equipment; or demonstrated proficiency with electrical engineering concepts, principles and methods to test aircraft/engine components and systems. OR
- Completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (i.e., Ph.D. or equivalent) in an appropriate field. OR
- Completed 3 full academic years of graduate education in an appropriate field. OR
- Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate education as discussed in 1, 2 and 3 above.
Required college majors for applicants qualifying on the basis of undergraduate or graduate education only: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (except power), Electronics Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering. Other majors will qualify if the major includes or is supplemented as follows: Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics (or other related field), if includes or is supplemented by two courses in solid state physics, materials, optics, statics and dynamics, electricity and electronics, electron optics, kinetic theory of gases, electromagnetic propagation or radiation, semiconductors, vibration, high vacuum theory, information theory or heat transfer.
ABET accreditation requirement applies to foreign education. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to the education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. If selected, a written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided to the Human Resources official making the offer. Please indicate in your resume that you have had your foreign education formally evaluated. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in your being found unqualified for the position.
Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.
NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.
Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:
90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide.
Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide. Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces. NASA does not accept resumes uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source or documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachment feature. Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open. If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4200 Rideout Road Resume Operations Center/Mailstop: HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812.
DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements. If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
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NASA's Resume Operations Center 4200 Rideout Road, Mailstop HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL US
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Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502170300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 06/13/2018 to 06/26/2018
Salary: $57,015 to $63,717 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 9 - 11
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent