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Safety Engineer, DR-0803-02

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Department of Defense
All groups of qualified individuals Permanent Full Time
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL): Lead, Discover, Develop, Deliver
The Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Air Force Employees - Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career or Career-Conditional Employee
Air Force Employees in the Excepted Service (such as DCIPS employees) who held prior permanent, competitive service, career or career-conditional positions
Transfer - current permanent (Non-Air Force) career or career-conditional Appropriated Fund status employees
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
Reinstatement
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Employment of People with Disabilities
Executive Order (EO 12721)
Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)
30% Disabled Veterans
Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.)
You MUST have one or more prior identified eligibilities in order to be considered.
Position Summary: Performs system safety analysis of complex and diverse research and development hardware and prototype systems.
Location: Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate (RV), Safety Office - DET 8 (SE08), Kirtland AFB, NM


U.S. Citizenship is required Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program Position is a drug testing position /
MAJOR DUTIES:
Performs system safety analysis of complex and diverse research and development hardware and prototype systems.
Identifies safety critical components/functions of those systems and assists researchers in selecting or modifying hardware to meet safety criteria.
Assists researchers in developing safety mitigation strategies for those systems when engineering design or modification is not feasible.
Identifies, analyzes and develops controls for hazardous conditions, worker exposures and work practices in supporting laboratories conducting research for and assembly of those prototype systems.
Develops tools and techniques to analyze and evaluate prototype weapons systems leading certification or approval for use by higher headquarters and other agencies.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized Professional Engineering experience equivalent at least to the next lower band (DR-01) or GS-11 grade level or equivalent in an alternate pay system. Specialized experience is Professional Engineering experience performing system safety analysis of complex and diverse hardware and/or prototype systems.
To view the OPM qualification standards for information on education and experience requirements click on the following links to the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 803 series, Professional Engineering Positions Qualification Standard, AND the Professional and Scientific Positions Group Qualification Standard:
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PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? All c andidates _MUST_ provide transcripts to support educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS : Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements. However, you must show proof of the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For more information clickhere.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
This is a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent will be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
Your latest resume will be used to determine qualifications.
This position may require a three-year probationary period
NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: The numeric rating you receive is based on _YOUR_ responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the specialized experience, education requirements, and competencies required of this position.Your responses to the questionnaire will be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 19, 2014
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1275630. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click _here_ for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required AND must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:
Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period
Transcripts , for positive education requirements positions (e.g., engineering positions) and/or if qualifying based on education then you MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.
SF50 AND current Performance Appraisal with rating , if Non-Air Force current Federal employee
Air Force Excepted Service (e.g., DCIPS) employees - MUST provide an SF50 showing the prior competitive service, Career or Career-Conditional position held
Verification of eligibility - Supporting documentation
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.
In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
IF APPLICABLE : ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS : The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires the active duty service member to furnish a "certification" of active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is signed . Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters AND must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, AND the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible". Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
For more information on veterans' preference click here.
If you are faxing any documents, clickhere for the official cover sheet to print.
The fax number is .
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, and qualifications position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official via email.
Your responses to the questionnaire will be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The selecting official is not required to interview referred candidates, the selection may be based solely by review of the candidates resume, transcripts and/or supporting documents.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Federal Employees Health Benefits /
Fact Sheet on Leave
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) : For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Clickhere for more information.
Incentives : Relocation, Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS will not be paid.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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