General Engineer-Direct Hire Authority

Job ID 10949166 Date posted 02/20/2019 Location Denver, Colorado
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DH-19-10424842
SALARY RANGE: $87252.00 to $123358.00/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2019-02-20 to 2019-05-21
SERIES & GRADE: GS--13/13

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position is located in the This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Pittsburgh Mining Research Division (PMRD) in Bruceton, PA. Additional positions may become available in Morgantown, WV, Cincinnati, OH, Bruceton, PA, Denver, CO, or Spokane, WA. 2019 Pay Scale for duty locations:
Morgantown, WV $87,252.00 to $113,428.00 Bruceton, PA $89,506.00 to $116,358.00 Cincinnati, OH $90,655.00 to $117,853.00 Denver, CO $94,890.00 to $123,358.00 Spokane, WA $87,252.00 to $113,428.00 CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides national and international leadership for prevention of work-related illness, injury, and fatalities of mine workers through research and prevention activities at the Pittsburgh and Spokane laboratories; conducts field studies to identify emerging hazards, to understand the underlying causes of mine safety and health problems.

DUTIES:
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"As a General Engineer you will:", "Design and execute complex projects to characterize, monitor, prevent, protect/isolate persons from, or control engineering hazards.", "Collect, analyze, and interpret data from complex field, laboratory or modeling studies.", "Plan and develop several research strategies, each involving the development or origination of completely new features.", "Represent the Branch, Division, and/or Institute at research meetings.", "Communicate research results to various audiences through oral presentations and in writing at international and national meetings.", "Serve as a Project Manager on a project or lead a portion of a major complex engineering experimental development project.", "Plan, initiate, design, conduct, coordinate and lead experimental development projects to advance the understating of design and use of engineering controls to prevent and mitigate hazards.", "Develop engineering concepts for which limited applied research and exploration has been previously accomplished." ]

REQUIREMENTS:
US Citizenship is required Pre-employment physical is required Background Investigation is required Valid Driver's License is required E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. One-year probationary period May be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: May be authorized Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Drug Screening Required: No Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: May be authorized Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: May be authorized Research position: Yes, since this is a research position, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition and professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications. Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g. list of publications and presentations. Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: No

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualifications: A. Degree in a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 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) as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2. Include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) , 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); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR 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 professional engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding 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. 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. 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, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 3. Specified Academic Courses: Successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement. 4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion in an accredited college of a full 4-year or longer related curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher 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 candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) AND Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in planning and conducting scientific research studies involving laboratory and field investigations by analyzing the data, drawing conclusions, and developing solutions to problems in the mining environment. Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
Collaboration / PartneringContinuous DevelopmentCreativity/InnovationCustomer ServiceData Analysis and InterpretationData CollectionDecision MakingFinancial Management (2)General EngineeringIntegrityInterpersonal SkillsOral CommunicationProblem SolvingProgram Evaluation KnowledgeProject Management (2)Research (2)Research DisseminationResults DrivenSelf-DirectionTeam BuildingTechnical CredibilityTechnology ApplicationWritten Communication

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
Vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority. For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/directhire/index.asp. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. Note: Although vacancy announcement is being advertised for multiple duty locations, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at each location. This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for General Engineer GS-801-13 positions and will be used to fill immediate and future needs. The first cut-off date for receipt of applications to be considered for current vacancies will be March 12, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Applications received after March 12, 2019 cutoff date will remain in an inventory of tentatively qualified applicants. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10424842 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on05/21/2019 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional College Transcript(s) is required Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal). *Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV