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Company: Naval Sea Systems Command
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary

You will serve as an Electrical Engineer in the Electrical/Combat Systems Division of SUPERVISOR OF SHIPBUILDING BATH.

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • Military spouses
  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
  • Veterans

    Clarification from the agency

    Current permanent employees, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Preference eligibles and DoD Retained Grade Preference eligibles, and VEOA eligibles.


    • You will be responsible for the resolution of technical issues under the cognizance of the SUPSHIP BATH Waterfront Chief Engineer.
    • You will review, evaluate and approve engineering data prepared by the shipbuilder, government design agent, or subcontractors to assure compliance with the design specifications, sound electrical engineering practice and the applicable contract.
    • You will conduct technical evaluations and investigations into project and process problems which arise during the design, construction and overhaul of naval ships.
    • You will prepare correspondence, technical and trip reports, memoranda, specification change notices, work instructions, contract field modification requests, and scope documents as required to complete project assignments.
    • You will review and evaluate changes to the shipbuilding or ship repair specifications to determine the impact of such changes on the system design, operation, construction schedule and cost.
    • You will coordinate with other engineers in design development and ship construction to ensure that all technical areas are covered and areas of overlapping responsibilities between technical disciplines receive proper design consideration.
    • You will provide technical support to Quality Assurance Specialists and Managers within the Quality Assurance Directorate as required.
    • You will identify and resolve problems that may arise during in-process inspection, test and trials.
    • You will evaluate effectiveness of contractor's corrective actions.
    • You will provide technical solutions to expedite incorporation of engineering changes, and to review contractor's engineering products.


      Conditions of Employment

      • Must be a US Citizen.
      • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
      • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
      • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
      • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
      • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
      • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
      • This is a bargaining unit position.
      • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
      • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


        For the GS-12 Grade Level: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional Engineer providing subject matter expertise or guidance in the design, development, testing, maintenance, or sustainment of shipboard electrical systems (e.g. power generation, power distribution, circuits, shipboard automation, or control and sensing systems) for naval surface ships or submarines.

        For the GS-11 Grade Level:Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional Engineer applying electrical engineering principles in the design, development, testing, maintenance, or sustainment of shipboard electrical systems (e.g. power generation, power distribution, circuits, shipboard automation, and control and sensing systems) for naval surface ships or submarines.

        Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: AND

        Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


        Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

        Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


        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 more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at:


        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 The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit:


        Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above)


        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 one 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.

        TO QUALIFY FOR GS-11: Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:
        • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
        • Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
        • A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.

          There are no authorized education substitutions to qualify for this position at the GS-12 level.

          Additional information

          This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

          Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

          A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

          Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

          ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

          Military Spouse Preference applicants will be placed at the highest grade for which they have applied and are determined Best Qualified (BQ). A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

          PPP applicants will be placed at the FPL, if determined Well Qualified (WQ). To receive priority consideration, the FPL must be the same grade level or equivalent of the retained grade or the grade held immediately prior to separation.

          Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

          A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

          Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

          If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

          Applicants rated ineligible on this vacancy announcement need to reapply and update their application package to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

          Applicants selected and hired on this vacancy announcement need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

          You may be required to travel on short notice and for an extended period of time.

          You may be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.

          • Benefits

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            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 You Will Be Evaluated

            You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

            When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

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