Electrical Engineer (Team Lead) DHA

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Department of the Army

Who May Apply: US Citizens Basic Requirement for Electrical Engineer:
A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); 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.
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B. 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 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 or licensure – Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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.
2. Written Test – Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
4. Related curriculum – Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: (GS-12) Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience with the evaluation, design, engineering during construction support, testing, commissioning, and theory of equipment used in control systems (i.e. SCADA). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). (GS-13) Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience with the evaluation, design, engineering during construction support, testing, commissioning, and theory of equipment used in control systems (i.e. SCADA). Specialized experience also includes providing mentorship, quality control reviews, and leading multidisciplinary teams in preparing design documentation for power generation facilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). Selective Placement Factor (for the GS-13 level only):This position requires current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in a state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States.
About the Position: The position is located in the Hydroelectric Design Center (HDC) Automated Controls and Cyber Security (ACCS) Branch, which is the Hydropower Center of Expertise for the Army Corps of Engineers. The ACCS Branch provides planning and engineering services for SCADA systems portions of at powerhouses and pumping stations.