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Mechanical Engineer (MPP-BM)

Company: Bureau of Reclamation
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830-05/07 (MPP-BM) Department of the Interior Bureau of ReclamationOverview - ##### Open & closing dates 07/02/2019 to 07/09/2019 - ##### Service Competitive - ##### Pay scale & grade GS 05 - 07 - ##### Salary $48,910 to $71,504 per year - ##### Appointment type Permanent - ##### Work schedule Full-TimeLocation Few vacancies in the following location: - Lakewood, CO Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy- Duties Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as an entry level Mechanical Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy providing mechanical engineering services for hydraulic equipment used in buildings, hydroelectric power plants, pumping plants, and pumping generating plants? Learn more about this agency Responsibilities - Analyzes difficult and complex engineering problems and develops layouts and final designs of hydraulic equipment installations such as hydraulic turbines, pumps, pump-turbines, governors, structural and regulating gates, steel pipe, steel design, factory inspection, equipment installation and other hydraulic equipment in buildings, hydroelectric power plants, pumping plants, and pumping generating plants. - Makes recommendations for special investigations when new and difficult design problems arise. - Prepares technical paragraphs of supply and installation specifications for hydraulic equipment and systems which have been selected or designed, and for coordination by other engineers in the group or team who are responsible for the compilation of the complete specifications. - Reviews manufacturers' drawings and recommends revisions necessary for compliance with specifications in regard to stresses in materials and suitability of design for field assembly and intended service or performance. Travel Required 25% or less - Travel for site visits, meetings, and factory inspections. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 - Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation. - #### Job family (Series) 0830 Mechanical Engineering Similar jobs - Engineers, Mechanical - Mechanical Engineers - Requirements Conditions of Employment - U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National. - Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation. - You must submit resume and supporting documentation. - You must meet specialized experience requirements. - For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents. - Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Qualifications *MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: *Applications must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below: *BASIC REQUIREMENTS: * A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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. 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 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 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. - 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, and Puerto Rico. - 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. - 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 bachelor's 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.) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirements, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below: DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Government performing routine and recurring mechanical engineering duties; useing typical engineering calculations and mechanical engineering principles. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may also qualify on the basis of education as follows: GS-07: One year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement. Superior Academic Achievement: The superior academic achievement provision is to be used to determine eligibility for applicable GS-7 positions. For more information, please visit: ************************************************************************************************************************************ Education This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position. Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. Additional information --This position is located in the Technical Service Center; Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Division; Lakewood, Colorado. --This position is an entry-level engineer hired under the requirements and provisions of Reclamation's Rotation Engineer Training Program (Program). The program provides for intensive training and professional development. A program participant may be promoted from GS-05 to GS-07 or from GS-07 to GS-09 after a minimum of 6 months of intensive documented training and evidence of professional development as documented through successful performance in the program. Only one (1) accelerated promotion may be made. Accelerated promotions are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but initiated at the request of the supervisor. --DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit ********************* --This position is designated as a NON-SENSITIVE position. It requires a fully completed and favorable adjudicated Low Risk Background Investigation (T1 (NACI)) that is current. This is a condition of employment. --The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. --Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: ******************** --Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions. - Knowledge of and skill in applying mechanical engineering concepts, theories, principles, practices and techniques. - Skill in written and oral communication and working with a team. - Knowledge of the fields of applied mechanics, structural and machine design, including stress analysis of considerable complexity, hydraulics, higher mathematics, design economy, and other associated technical subjects. - Knowledge of the work performed by other groups and construction activities so proper coordination of the designs, specifications, and estimates can be attained. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No- Required Documents To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate: --SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50s), verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50s. --TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s), if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. --LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT (LMWFA): Current or former Land Management Agency employees applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit SF-50s show having served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF50s for each period of work. You must also provide Performance rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s). --PUBLIC LAND CORPS (PLC): Former PLC members eligible for non-competitive hiring status (16 USC 1726(c)) must provide a copy of their *Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Competitive Hiring Status (PLC), *signed by a bureau PLC coordinator. --For information on veteran's eligibility visit: ********************************************************************** --CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: ******************************************************************************************************* --For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility. --SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: ******************************************************************************** If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.- Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.- How to Apply Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: *********************************** As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to *************, fax directly to the HR Office at ************, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 67, 14th Floor, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Building 67, 14th floor, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s). This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Agency contact information HR Service Center Phone ************ Fax ************ Email ************* Address BUREAU OF RECLAMATION P.O. Box 25007 DFC, Bldg. 67 Attn: 84-52200 Denver, Colorado 80225-0007 United States Learn more about this agency Next steps After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.- Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. - Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: - An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Legal and regulatory guidance - Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - New employee probationary period This job originated on ***************. For the full announcement and to apply, visit ********************************************* Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at *************** will be considered.

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