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Naval architect

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Navy
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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
This position is located in the Hull Engineering Division of the Engineering Directorate. The Engineering Directorate provides the engineering and technical management services for the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, (SUPSHIP), Bath, Maine.
The selectee will provide professional Naval Architecture and engineering expertisein the area of design, construction, test and post-delivery activities of naval ships. Specific emphasis is placed on issues pertaining to naval architecture andhull structures, shock (pertaining to non-contact underwater explosives), habitability, deck machinery, welding, aviation facilities, ship arrangements, weight control, stability, fluid dynamics, damage control, corrosion control, insulation, accuracy control, lifting and handling and radar cross section.
_Special Salary Rate:_
GS-05: $36,021 - $44,337
GS-07: $44,615 - $54,911
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. You must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
As a Naval Architect, your duties will include, but not be limited to:
Making engineering calculations, analyzing data, and using engineering judgments to draw conclusions on engineering-related tasks.
Making technical engineering reports on research conducted or on projects to which assigned.
Explaining technical/engineering information to nontechnical personnel.
Applying engineering technologies in a business or engineering organization.
Performing naval architectural calculations in order to solve installation problems on ships' structures.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
The Office of Personnel Management has identified minimum educational requirements for this position.
Successfully completed a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university.
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Successfully completed a professional engineering degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses 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.
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Have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. I have a Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of my education and experience.
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Have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of my education and experience.
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Have successfully completed a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum (in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science of 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).
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Have successfully completed a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) and I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
In addition to meeting the minimum education requirement as shown below, applicants must meet the following qualification requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
GS-05: Applicants must meet the minimum education requirements as described above .
GS-07: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in Federal service or equivalent public or private sector as a naval architect supporting the design, research, and building of naval ship design projects. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples of qualifying experience include:
Assisting in the design structures or systems in support of naval ship construction;
Assisting in ship design projects;
Performing engineering calculations for design development.
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Successfully completed one full year of graduate education.
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Successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement-
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A combination of education and specialized experience as described above.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
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This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Systems Planning, Research, Development, Engineering and Testing (S) Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed /.
This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is: Naval Architecture -Knowledge, Skill and Ability to perform professional engineering work in the areas of form, strength, stability, performance, and operational characteristics of marine structures and waterborne vessels; and all types of naval crafts and ships operating on below, and just above the sea surface. As evidenced by experience or formal education.
Acceptable evidence which demonstrates the possession of the selective factor is:
1. A degree in the engineering discipline of Naval Architecture.
2. Naval architecture work which involved the generation and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, processes, and systems related to shipbuilding in such areas as: hydrodynamics, hydromechanics, and hydrostatics; primary and secondary structural design; structural mechanics and dynamics; acoustics and vibratory phenomena, design, standards, codes, techniques, and practices for naval vessels and marine structures; advanced mathematics, economics, and computer science;
physical and biological sciences; and critical inquiry, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and scientific methodology. Concerning the design of a ship as a whole and not with the internal design of pieces of equipment placed in or on the ship. Work that demonstrates the whole ship concept includes such areas as, design, construction, operation, remodeling, and decommissioning of whole entities; design, construction, and integration of internal and external shipboard systems and structures, including the arrangement and installation of equipment or systems; and establishing standards, safety regulations, and operational guidance and procedures.
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.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
_EDUCATION:_
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.__
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Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A SECRET security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
There is frequent exposureto noise and industrial hazards (dust, fumes, and possible radiation) for which a variety of protective devices and clothing required.
Work requires frequent and recurring construction inspections, which requirewalking, stooping, climbing or bending atconstruction sites and installation that involve exposure to adverse weather, high noise levels and hazardous conditions.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resumeto ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_ , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
2. PROFESSIONAL NAVAL ARCHITECT
3. TECHNICAL ENGINEERING DOCUMENTS
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_.
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Friday, September 19, 2014_.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: .
This Vacancy ID is _1207818_.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:Applicant Checklist-External
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Highly qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Vacancies filled from announcements covering multiple grade levels (GS-05 or GS-07) may be filled at any grade level listed.
This position has promotion potential to the (GS-12) grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized.
Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:
ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Veteran's Preference Information:
30% or More Disabled Veterans:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

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