Air Force Materiel Command Materials Engineer (Expedited Hiring Authority) in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
- Tinker AFB, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 7/15/2016 (101 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (67 day(s) away)
Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission.
To achieve the mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. This vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting 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.
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
This is an Expedited Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual, current or projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Additionally, no notification of eligibility and/or referral notices will be sent.
These positions are being filled under Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.
The purpose of this position is to serve as a Materials Engineer in the dual areas of test and evaluation and failure analysis/mishap investigation for and within the Metallurgical Analysis Section of the Physical Sciences Flight. Incumbent performs complex materials engineering functions/evaluations and provides professional materials engineering advice and support to AF Organizations and other agencies.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel may be required in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
- APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM U.S. CITIZENS (REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCE).
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
- Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Candidate must show successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of 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.
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;
- Written Test (Engineering-in-Training, EIT);
- Specified Academic Courses;
- Related Curriculum.
A professional engineering (or other technical area) degree at the bachelor's level, from an accredited institution in Environmental Engineer or a closely related engineering (scientific) discipline is highly desired.
NOTE: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if the applicant can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For more information on foreign education, please go to the following links. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 and www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/studyrecog.doc.
Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to federal service at the grade levels listed (or equivalent grade level, pay schedule, pay band, etc.) or higher level. Specialized experience is defined as experience such as providing materials engineering support by the application of scientific, analytical and investigative techniques toward resolution of complex materials engineering problems, including support for accident investigations, engineering consultations, geographic support and depot maintenance productions/processing problems.
The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:
Substantial and extensive understanding and working knowledge of highly complex aerospace materials engineering concepts, principles, practices and failure modes. Ability to accomplish rigorous mathematical computations. Demonstration of dedicated, broad-based failure analysis and materials test and evaluation experience.
Ability to create, modify and extend associated materials engineering theories and practices as required.
Deep and broad knowledge of material science with respect to the testing and evaluation of pure metals, metal alloys, ceramics, organic polymers, and composite materials. Knowledge of methodologies and theories for materials processes and analyses required for process innovations, improvements and expansions. Knowledge of materials engineering/materials properties, component specifications and subsystem/assembly requirements as well as causes of component and maintenance malpractice during depot repair and overhaul.
Experience in a broad range of materials technology applicable to engine, as well as, aircraft, missile, and accessory design, first-article evaluation, and repair and overhaul processes. Knowledge of, and/or, experience in, related engineering fields including, but not limited to, aerospace, mechanical, chemical, industrial/quality, electrical/electronics, metallurgical and structural. Ability to integrate and apply aeronautical knowledge from diverse engineering disciplines to specific failure and analyses and manufacturing approval processes.
Ability to communicate effectively.
GS-05:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-07:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-09: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-11: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-12: Applicants must possess one year of specialized equivalent experience to at least the GS-11 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-13: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems.
GS-05: Degree: Professional Engineering Degree. 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.
GS-07: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
GS-09: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
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 worked per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS
Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.
Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance as appropriate for the position being filled, i.e., secret, top secret, etc.
All personnel will share in the responsibility for a sound safety program and are required to comply with any/all applicable safety directives, and unsafe conditions are to be promptly reported to the immediate supervisor.
Overtime may be required to accomplish assigned duties.
May be required to work irregular shifts in support of a surge workload exercise, contingency or emergency.
May be required to work day, swing or grave shifts.
Travel may occur over weekends and holidays for high priority field and laboratory investigations.
Travel to DoD bases, vendor facilities (foreign and domestic), non-vendor manufacturing facilities, mishap sites, product development organizations, research centers and conferences may be required to accomplish investigations, benchmark lab process and failure analysis protocols, present or discuss the results of evaluations and analyses and/or to present briefings on a particular project.
Physical Demands:The work requires regular and recurring walking, standing, bending and climbing. Use of both arms and hands is required, as is good digit use and dexterity. Frequent lifting and carrying of heavy aircraft parts, boxes and/or containers filled with sample coupons weighing 50 pounds or more is required. Field work requires frequent, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as walking rough, rocky, uneven and hazardous terrain.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire ALONG WITH the documentation you submitted to support your responses. You will receive notice via e-mail and application manager that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.
Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position. In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704. Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50.
Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:
Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Salary Range: $36,740.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0806-05/13
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 444820400
Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1666006R- EHA-9V-MS