AF Recent Graduates Program Civil Engineer

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College graduates who completed degree requirements within the previous 2-years of the announcement open date may be considered. Veterans who were on active duty and completed degree requirement within the last 6 years of the announcement date may be considered Recent Graduates Full Time
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-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.
The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is part of the AFPC Central Salary Account Palace Acquire Program. Upon satisfactory completion of a 1 or 2 year trial period, you MAY BE converted to a competitive appointment within the Palace Acquire Program.
FOR CONSIDERATION : You MUST reside with in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana for the position identified in the job announcement.
Any individual who completed his or her educational requirements between December 27, 2010 (the date E.O. 13562 was signed, which established the Pathways Program) and July 10, 2012 (the effective date of the final Pathways Program regulation) will have 2 years from the effective date of the regulation to apply to the Recent Graduate Program. NOTE (NOTE: applicants must apply before July 9, 2014)
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience? The Department of the Air Force offers challenging work and the satisfaction of knowing you''ve made a difference. We''re offering you an exciting opportunity to gain "real world" experience as a Recent Graduate hired under the Central Salary Account (CSA). Appointments" under the Recent Graduates Program may be for 1 or -2 years depending on the position. After completing the 1 or 2-year period as a Recent Graduate, you may be noncompetitively converted into a term or permanent position and placed on a "career or career-conditional appointment. However, service in a Pathways Recent Graduate Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive service.
Participant Agreement
Orientation program
Mentorship throughout the Program
Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities
At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the Program
Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement
Recent Graduates who are selected for conversion must have:
Completed all requirements of the program successfully
Demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program
Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
"It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the Department of the Air Force will offer conversion"
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance Must meet suitability for Federal employment Must sign a Participant Agreement Must sign a Mobility Agreement You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
The Mechanical Engineer (0830 series), performs developmental assignments of moderate difficulty, where work procedures are established and guidelines exist.
Works assignments consisting of tasks engaged in the practical application of basic mechanical engineering principles, concepts, and techniques.
Solves engineering related problems and adapts mechanical engineering practices and techniques to specific situations.
Identifies anomalies in mechanical engineered systems performance.
Reviews contractor''s shop drawings and designs for adherence to contact specification, codes and regulations.
Performs site visits to collect specified information on the condition of existing mechanical systems.
Studies engineering texts, periodicals, manufacturers'' publications and other technical material to obtain information on materials, equipment and other pertinent data.
Prepares a variety of documents to include but not limited to responses to routine inquiries, briefing slides, graphs, reports, and records.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts, principles, and standard practices in order to independently perform moderately difficult assignments.
Knowledge of mechanical engineering codes, and standards sufficient to protect health and safety of employees, identify non-compliance, and address issues.
Skill in applying computer software and programs to perform design and drafting assignments.
Skill in clearly communicating factual, pertinent, and procedural information clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze problems, identify pertinent factors or resources, gather and interpret data, and recognize solutions.
Ability to plan and organize work individually or in a group, and work cooperatively with others.
Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with theOffice of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines . You can also for additional qualification standards.
A Degree in 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)3 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
A 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 Boards 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
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 above.
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.)
IMPORTANT: You must submit a copy of unofficial transcripts and/or other documentation in order for a determination to be made regarding meeting the basic requirement in order to receive consideration.
And, in addition to meeting the Basic Requirement , applicants for GS-7 must also meet one of the following:
Specialized Experience : At least one full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a General Engineer, GS-7 position. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience include making calculations, applying formulas, and preparing graphs, curves and tables for other engineers; Recording factual data in tests and observation studies; Performing drafting and minor detail design; and Searching technical reports to obtain information.
Graduate Education : Completion of one full year of graduate level education that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a General Engineer. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Transcripts Required.
Superior Academic Achievement : Individuals who have completed all the requirements for a baccalaureate level degree in a professional engineering curriculum (from an accredited college or university) may be rated eligible for GS-7 based on Superior Academic Achievement. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
b.3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in a national scholastic honor society that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
Education : Completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to bachelor's degree in Engineering.
Combination of Graduate Education and Professional Experience : The appropriate combination of specialized experience and education which totals at least one year (To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduation education beyond one year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.).
For more information on qualifications for additional qualification standards.
This position has an education requirement. You _MUST_ provide transcripts to support your educational claims. NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in non-consideration for applicable position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have six years after degree completion to apply.
How Will you Be Evaluated:
We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire if applicable, to ensure that you meet the requirements to perform in this position satisfactorily.
If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:
1.Qualified Category - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited (ABET) college or university leading to a Bachelors or higher in Mechanical Engineering Degree and (1) Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) standing (GPA of 2.95 or higher).
2. Highly Qualified Category -Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited (ABET) college or university leading to a Bachelors or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering which included (1) completing 12 or greater semester hours of Mechanical Engineering specific courses include - Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Design, Materials and Processes in Manufacturing, Control and Design of Mechatronic Systems, Design of Machine Elements, Control Systems, Internal Combustion Engines, Motion Control, Structural Vibrations, Tribology, Energy System Analysis and Design, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Fuel Cells, Robotics, Control of Dynamic Systems, Wind Engineering, Acoustics and Noise Control, Polymer Science and Engineering, Biosystems Analysis, Materials Selection and Design, Mechanical Behavior of Composites, Renewable Energy Systems, Machine Design, and (2) Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) standing (GPA of 2.95 or higher).
3. Best Qualified Category- Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited (ABET) college or university leading to a Bachelors or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering which included (1) completing 24 or greater semester hrs of Mechanical Engineering specific courses include - Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Design, Materials and Processes in Manufacturing, Control and Design of Mechatronic Systems, Design of Machine Elements, Control Systems, Internal Combustion Engines, Motion Control, Structural Vibrations, Tribology, Energy System Analysis and Design, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Fuel Cells, Robotics, Control of Dynamic Systems, Wind Engineering, Acoustics and Noise Control, Polymer Science and Engineering, Biosystems Analysis, Materials Selection and Design, Mechanical Behavior of Composites, Renewable Energy Systems, Machine Design, and (2) Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) standing (GPA of 2.95 or higher).
Veterans'' Preference does apply in the recruitment and hiring procedures under the Pathways program
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).
Applicants, who disqualify themselves, in the occupational questionnaire, will not be evaluated further. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or removal after hiring. __
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire 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:
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete application package, including supporting documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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 Online Questionnaire
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1125143 to fax your documents: .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant''s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are REQUIRED and MUST BE submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Current Resume - For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable; however, if selected, official transcripts are required).
Veteran''s Preference documentation: DD214, Statement of Service (in lieu of DD 214 if currently active duty), VA letter, SF-15 if claiming 10 point preference, if applicable
Online Application (Questionnaire)
To be considered, you must submit all required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are acceptable.
Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option. Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Applicants will be notified by USAJOBS when their application has been received. This notification does not imply that you have submitted all the necessary documentation for this announcement, so read the announcement carefully. (2) After the announcement closes, your application will be evaluated. If you are deemed "eligible" or "ineligible", you will receive an appropriate "Notice of Results". (3) If you are referred to the selecting official, you will receive a "Notice of Referral". If you are deemed eligible, but are not referred to the selecting official, you will receive a "Notice of Non-Referral". (4) If you are referred, but not selected, you will receive a "Disposition Letter" notifying you of the non-selection. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer of employment via email notification.
Department of the Air Force offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. For more information, #icc
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information or to register, click here .
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.
reCRUITMENT incentive WILL be authorized.
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