Electrical Engineer

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

Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify for at least one of the recruited grade levels (GS-05, 07, 09, or 11), you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Electrical Engineer, GS-05, GS-07, GS-09 and GS-11:
ALL candidates must meet one of the criteria described here: all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf (opm.gov) Applicants who meet the basic requirement are fully qualified for the entry-level grade of GS-05. In addition to meeting the above Basic Requirement, to qualify at the GS-07, GS-09 and/or GS-11 levels, you must also meet one (or more) of the below: GS-07 Level Qualification Requirement:
One year of specialized experience which includes: Work in a developmental capacity to recommend electrical engineering projects to improve the power availability/reliability at critical facilities; Assist with analyzing electrical systems equipment failure; Assist with recommending corrective action, modifications, and new designs to address electrical equipment problems; Prepare technical reports, articles, and operating and maintenance instructions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). OR
Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: electrical engineering. OR
Superior Academic Achievement: In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:(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; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) – Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on your 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.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership – Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/). OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. GS-09 Level Qualification Requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which includes: Assist with recommending electrical engineering projects to improve the power availability/reliability at critical facilities; Assist with analyzing electrical systems equipment failure; Support the recommendations of corrective action, modifications, and new designs to address electrical equipment problems; Support the preparation of technical reports, articles, and operating and maintenance instructions. OR
Successfully completed a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as Electrical Engineering. OR
Combination of education and experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. GS-11 Level Qualification Requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes: Recommend electrical engineering projects to improve the power availability/reliability at critical facilities; Analyze electrical systems equipment failure; Recommend corrective action, modifications, and new designs to address electrical equipment problems; Prepare technical reports, articles, and operating and maintenance instructions. OR
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Electrical Engineering. OR
Combination of education and experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. NOTE: Official documentation must be provided that shows proof of meeting the above requirements. Please provide transcripts that show qualifying education. Resume must clearly describe any qualifying specialized experience.
This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This position is with the HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Military Programs, Power Reliability Enhancement Program, at Fort Belvoir, VA. It is being filled on a TERM basis not-to-exceed 5 years, and may be extended in 1 year increments up to a maximum of 8 years.