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General Engineer, GS at U.S. Coast Guard

General Engineer, GS

U.S. Coast Guard Washington, DC (On Site) Full-Time

Summary THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS), UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (USCG), DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR ACQUISITION (CG-9), DIRECTORATE OF PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CG-93), ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER SURFACE, MAJOR SYSTEMS ACQUISITION PROJECT MANAGER (CG-9325), WASHINGTON, DC. Responsibilities You will serve as Assistant Program Manager overseeing and leading USCG surface or aviation acquisition project/ program technical management; overseeing the analysis of the technical requirements; and providing expert advice and guidance on USCG acquisition projects/programs having USCG-wide scope and impact. You will also provide engineering development and technical evaluation of processes of various projects and contractor teams; providing expert support and guidance on system functions; engaging in activities necessary to ensure the reliability, maintainability, interoperability, and the configuration integrity of system components. As Lead Assistant Program Manager, you will oversee, coordinate, and manage a variety of program management activities across all phases of the acquisition lifecycle such as requirements definitions, cost estimating, testing and evaluation, planning, documentation, correspondence, collaboration etc. in support of ships, boats and acquisition initiatives across USCG. As the Lead Assistant Program Manager, you will be tasked to mentor and train more junior military and civilian Assistant Program Managers assigned to the Coast Guard (CG) Boats Acquisition Program Office. Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include: Directing independent in-depth technical assessments; engineering, safety, and mission assurance trend analysis; systems engineering analysis; and the resolution of technical issues. Guiding program planning using cost, schedule, performance, and risk management guidance affecting highly complex variables affecting planning, integration, coordination, and critical management problems. Directing Identification and resolution of technical problems which are of major importance to planning program/project direction. Serving as the lead, of multi-disciplined teams, in preparing, analyzing, and presenting all aspects of the acquisition of either aviation or surface assets; providing senior level program management direction for the acquisition program/project. Overseeing, coordinating, and reviewing design development and systems engineering elements and activities (i.e., the development of the system architecture, defining and allocating requirements, evaluating design tradeoffs, balancing technical risk between systems, defining, and assessing interfaces, monitoring of verification and validation activities). Coordinating primary acquisition technical support, test management oversight teams, and systems engineering activities, providing advice on acquisition planning and test and evaluation strategies, scheduling, and resource requirements to the Program Manager and team members. Directing a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes related to the assigned long­ range surface or aviation acquisition plan with acquisition program managers; analyzing and evaluating existing, new, and emerging technical requirements of the programs, operational standards, and measures of effectiveness. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application. A one year probationary period may be required. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Qualifications Basic Requirement: Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR 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. 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 example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 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. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. 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. 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-13 in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Specialized experience includes: Experience providing authoritative technical decisions, advice, and consultation on variables affecting planning, integration, coordination and critical management problems. Experience evaluating proposals, planning, and designing documents for technical merits and identifying and resolving issues of project scope, cost and resources. Experience preparing correspondence, technical reports, fact sheets, and/or presentations related to engineering and acquisition assignments. Experience serving as a Program Manager or technical advisor for acquisition programs. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Education This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here Additional Information Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment. DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here Recruitment incentives may be authorized. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Serves as a Contracting Officer's Representa­tive (COR) for various contracting efforts. Expected to work towards obtaining and maintaining DHS Program Management Level III Certification. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact

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