[ES_JOBS_NET] Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/General Engineer, DOE
christin at ucar.edu
Sat Jan 31 06:59:28 MST 2015
A successful candidate in this position will serve as an Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/General Engineer for the Bioenergy Technologies Office in the DOE-EERE Office of Transportation.
*As an Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist/General Engineer, you will:*
* Serve as a technical authority in bioenergy technology, theories,
and methodologies, as they relate to EERE’s energy efficiency and
renewable energy technology research and development mission.
* Establish relevant bioenergy program scheduling, milestones,
deliverables, and resource requirements. Monitor program execution,
conduct in-process reviews, and advise senior officials on
performance, scheduling, cost requirements, and recommend adjustments.
* Serve as a liaison between research teams including those at
multiple National laboratories, industrial, and academic, and other
governmental entities to conduct research as well as scale-up of
innovative technologies in the area of bioenergy-related
technologies to ensure that research and development goals are
achieved and that cohesive and accurate data are being acquired.
* Evaluate relevant technologies through the analysis and comparison
of intended versus actual results. Based on the findings, recommend
and develop solutions or improvements in approaches in research,
develop, and demonstration activities.
* Prepare communications products, e.g., briefings, presentations,
newsletters, and success story documents, lead the development of
the relevant sections of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office
Multi-year Program Plan, and support the development of the annual
budget justification that supports Bioenergy Technologies Office
research and development programs.
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*SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS*
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate
at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this
position is defined as: Conducting and managing research and development
programs in the areas of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts; and
serving as a technical authority in bioenergy research and development
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the
following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to
provide a separate narrative written statement. Instead, you must
describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates
that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of
employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this
experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this
position. Please do not write "see resume" in your application, as this
will NOT satisfy the requirements.
1. Professional knowledge of scientific or engineering principles,
theories, and methodologies, as they relate to bioenergy research
2. Knowledge of Federal and departmental goals, policies, programs,
projects, and efforts related to bioenergy technologies.
3. Ability to develop and assess progress toward bioenergy systems
technology research and development program requirements, long-term
goals and objectives, and schedules for the accomplishment of
applied research and development, full-scale demonstration, and
4. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at
all levels, both orally and in writing, lead teams via direction and
influence to achieve established goals and targets. Ability to
synthesize past results, scientific and engineering principles, and
broad objectives to develop and document strategies, intermediate
targets, and tactics for future activities to meet technology
5. Advanced skill in coordinating scientific and engineering studies
and analyses involving the application of experimental theories or
new applications or developments to bioenergy research and
development. Sufficient analytical skills to make sound judgments,
and develop sound conclusions and recommendations based on the
findings from such study.
6. Skill in written communication and oral presentations in order to
prepare and deliver communication products.
"Experience" refers to paidandunpaid experience. Examples of qualifying
unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National
Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work
for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations.
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
*You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the
closing date of this announcement.*
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education.*Foreign education*must be reviewed by
an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For
special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of
organizations that can evaluate foreign education, seethe Department of
Education website. <http://go.usa.gov/29DP>
*Basic Requirements:**0801*: Degree: 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
courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of
the 7 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; and (g) any other
comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as
optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR Combination of
education and experience-college level education, training, and/or
technical experience that furnished (1) thorough knowledge of physical
and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2)
good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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, 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 are eligible only for positions that are within or
closely related to the specialty field of their registration.
* /Written Test/-Evidence of having successfully passed the
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam, or written test required for
professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of
Engineering Examiners in the various States, District of Columbia,
Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Applicants who have passed the EIT exam and have completed all the
requirements for either (a) bachelor's degree in engineering technology
(BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester
hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering
sciences, or (b) BET from a program accredited by the ABET may be rated
eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is
limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty
field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions
that involve highly technical research, development, or similar
functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science
must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the
diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET
programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional
education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to
provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills,
and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The
adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT exam.
* /Specified academic courses/-Successful completion of at least 60
semester hours of courses in 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.
* /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.
This position is in the Bargaining Unit covered under NTEU.
One year of probationary period may be required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate
the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to
place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating
procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will
conduct a quality review of your application and supporting
documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your
experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in
your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured
against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s)
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well
Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on
individual agency policy.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed
at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in.
CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all
positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
/If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you
provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all
required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated
'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly./
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