Materials Engineer

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Research assistant / technician

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Responsibilities

  • You will advise on the evaluation and selection of materials with optimum processing and fabrication characteristics and in-service behavior.
  • You will resolve material related issues in support of the Level I/SUBSAFE (LI/SS) Stock Program.
  • You will conduct metallurgical analysis of material applications and material properties to assure selection of materials that are the best suited for the intended application.
  • You will analyze material failure and problem reports to identify root cause and take corrective action.
  • You will coordinate material testing at outside laboratories and test facilities.
  • You will prepare new or modified material procurement specifications.
  • You will develop or interpret Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) policy and direction on material issues coordinating implementation.
  • You will assist other Senior Materials Engineers in their role as the Command?s material control representatives to resolve material problems and to evaluate the use of materials.
  • You will test materials for compliance with DON and DOD standards to assure operations readiness, mission capability and safety of crewmembers.
  • You will look at specific applications of materials and processes and their impact on the fabrication, design or use of an equipment, part or commodity.
  • You will assess the use of materials beyond the specific application.
  • You will develop guidelines and provide input on policy, directions and briefings.
  • You will provide technical consultation, advice and training on all matters related to evaluation, selection and use of materials with application in a LI/SS shipboard system or equipment.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final SECRET security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

For GS-12: In addition to basic education requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer overseeing the design, manufacture, production, procurement, inspection, and installation of metallic piece parts, weldments, assemblies, forgings, and castings; and technical writing and the preparation of engineering reports and technical control documentation for metal material usage in systems or equipment.

For GS-11: In addition to basic education requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer supporting the design, manufacture, production, inspection, and installation of metallic piece parts, weldments, assemblies, forgings, and castings. -OR-
Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position:***** Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
  • Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
  • An LL.M., if related to the position being filled; OR
  • A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.

For GS-09: In addition to basic education requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer reviewing engineering drawing sets addressing configuration, construction, materials, finishes, and tolerances to determine specifications for metal material usage in systems or equipment. -OR-
Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position:***** Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:

  • master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR
  • 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
  • LL.B. or J.D., if related

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series AND https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Education

Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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 more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at: http://www.nspe.org

OR

Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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 The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit: http://www.nspe.org/Licensure/HowtoGetLicensed/index.html.

OR

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 under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above)

OR

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 one 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.

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