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Job Title: Electronics Engineer
Department: Department of the Air Force
Agency: Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number: AFPCACQEH-887249-0855
SALARY RANGE:
$38,790.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
March 01, 20XX to September 30, 20XX
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0855-07/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time-Multiple Appointment Types
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS:
Hill AFB, UT United States
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WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
JOB SUMMARY:
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and
cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power.
That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-toWarfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are
based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self,
and excellence in all we do.
IF APPLICABLE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to
120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.
The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel
officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your
terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and
Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
DUTIES:
 Perform professional electronics engineering work supporting acquisition of weapon
systems and support equipment. Develop system performance requirements,
objectives and integration, and the estimation of time and resources for system
design, development, and support.
 Apply a number of diverse engineering practices, techniques, and processes to identify
and resolve problems which could impact success. Perform analysis and uses
systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document
program requirements.
 Recommend and evaluate procedures and employs innovative techniques and methods
to achieve goals. Develop, execute and review policies, processes, and procedures of
a special or miscellaneous character that span multiple scientific and engineering
disciplines involving the application of knowledge of such fundamentals.
 Provide status and advisory services to senior functional engineers or senior program
engineers and managers on problems, issues, and projects in assigned areas;
complies with all applicable Federal, state, and local laws and policies. Plan,
coordinate, evaluate and direct the development and/or production of single or
multiple systems, subsystems, or equipment items to meet cost, schedule,
performance, and supportability criteria; integrates multiple logistics and/or
acquisition functions to implement program management strategy.
 May be responsible for preparation of oral/written reports, and duties may include
administering the resources required to execute project requirements. Work may
include use or development of computer aided engineering and analysis tools.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Requirements:
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:
1. Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any
State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2. 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.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must meet the following:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
GS-0855-7 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one
year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service,
which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Studies engineering texts,
periodicals, manufacturers' publications and other technical material to obtain information
on materials, equipment and pertinent data. Uses computer and computer software such as
information management programs, test software, and project tracking programs to assist
higher-grade electronics engineers in solving engineering problems and facilitate the work.
GS-0855-9 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one
year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service,
which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of this experience includes:
Utilizing electronics engineering principles and concepts and the ability to apply standard
engineering practices, methods, and techniques to perform relatively limited engineering
assignments.
GS-0855-11 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least
one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal
service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Examples of this experience
includes: Modeling and simulation professional theories, concepts, principles, techniques,
and practices of computer engineering, electronics engineering and/or computer science
GS-0855-12 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least
one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal
service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Examples of this experience
includes: Leading and/or performing engineering work involving electronic circuits, circuit
elements and equipment systems; applying a number of diverse electronics engineering
practices, techniques and processes to identify and resolve complex engineering issues;
supporting the planning, testing and troubleshooting of electronics engineering systems or
devices; and, developing computer aided engineering analysis and tools in support of
planning and designing applications.
GS-0855-13 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least
one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal
service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Examples of this experience
includes: Supporting the planning, execution, and instrumentation of electronics engineering
tests; providing engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system
evaluations; coordinating and directing the activities of engineers in the operation and
maintenance of advanced hardware and facilities assessing the vulnerability of systems and
subsystems; and developing analytical methods, tools, standards, and models and
simulations used in electronics engineering and test planning.
GS-0855-14 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least
one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal
service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of this experience includes:
Supporting the planning, execution, and instrumentation of electronics engineering tests;
providing engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system evaluations;
coordinating and directing the activities of engineers in the operation and maintenance of
advanced hardware and facilities assessing the vulnerability of systems and subsystems;
and developing analytical methods, tools, standards, and models and simulations used in
electronics engineering and test planning.
GS-0855-15 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least
one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal
service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of this experience includes:
Supporting the planning, execution, and instrumentation of electronics engineering tests;
providing engineering support for tests, assessments, experiments and system evaluations;
coordinating and directing the activities of engineers in the operation and maintenance of
advanced hardware and facilities assessing the vulnerability of systems and subsystems;
and developing analytical methods, tools, standards, and models and simulations used in
electronics engineering and test planning.
OR
EDUCATION: In lieu of specialized experience, applicants can substitute the following
levels of education:
GS-0855-7 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER - 1 year of graduate-level education or superior
academic achievement.
GS-09 = Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's
degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field.
GS-11 = Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.
degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.
OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Combinations of successfully
completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience.
COMPETENCIES (knowledge, skills and abilities): Your qualifications will be
evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or
competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of professional electronics engineering theories, concepts, principles,
techniques, and practices involved in electronics, system design, architecture, and
integration.
2. Knowledge of systems engineering issues and best practices for areas such as software,
electronics, and environmental.
3. Knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures.
4. Ability to analyze data and communicate results in oral and written presentations.
5. Ability to use computer applications in support of planning, designing, analysis, and
reporting.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be
reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes
all of the following:
1) Your résumé
2) Your transcript
3) Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job
announcement.
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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, fax your documents to 1-478-7573144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational
Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational
questionnaire.
3. Fax to 1-478-757-3144. OPM Form 1203-FX will be the fax transmission cover page.
The complete Application Package must be submitted.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information (i.e., resume) is received,
accurate and submitted by the closing date.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an
applicant.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application for this Public Notice by the closing date of the announcement.
1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)
3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include
character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include
service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference
you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the
Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15
(Application for 10-point veteran preference).
4) If using combination of education and experience, submit the appropriate
documents: Current registration or evidence of having successfully passed the
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
AFPC DEO
Phone: 8005250102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: [email protected]
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
As vacancies occur the selecting official will review your application. You will be contacted if
further evaluation or interviews are required.
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