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Electrical Engineer – Vancouver, Washington
Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy
Job ID: 491545 Start date: 04/08/2021 End date: 17/08/2021
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree from an engineering school with at least one ABET accredited program; or (2) differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering or physics include: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electric fields and circuits; (f) type and properties of materials (in relation to the particle and aggregate structure to the properties); and (g) any other comparable field of basic engineering or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics. -OR-
B. Combination of Education and Experience – Higher education, training and / or technical experience that provides (1) a thorough understanding of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding of engineering sciences and techniques and its application to one of the engineering branches. Appropriateness of such a background must be demonstrated by any of the following: Professional Registration or Licensing – Current Registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer In Training (EIT), or Admission as a Professional Engineer (PE) by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. -OR- Written Test – Proof of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensing agency in the various states, District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico is required. -OR- Specified academic courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical and engineering subjects that included the courses listed in the basic requirements under Section A of an engineering degree program as described in Section A. -OR- Related Curriculum – Successfully complete a curriculum that leads to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate science area, e.g. B. engineering, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology can be accepted instead of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has at least one year of engineering professional experience under professional supervision and guidance. As a rule, there should be either a fixed plan of intensive training to develop engineering expertise or several years of previous engineering experience, e.g. in interdisciplinary positions. (The related curriculum examples above are not all inclusive.) For more information on how to meet the basic requirements, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule -qualification-standards / 0800 / files / all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The curriculum vitae of a qualified applicant must demonstrate at least one year of professional experience corresponding to the next lower salary group (GS-12) in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Applying advanced electrical engineering theories, concepts, and principles sufficient to use, modify, or create base cases for power flow and transient stability studies. Experience at the GS-13 level cannot be replaced by training. “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience can include: volunteering through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteering helps build important competencies, knowledge and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly into paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experiences, including the volunteer experience. Pay Period: Current federal employees must meet the pay period requirements by the editorial deadline of this announcement in order to receive consideration. CTAP / ICTAP Candidates: To be considered “well qualified”, you must meet all of the requirements described in this section. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the editorial deadline of this announcement.
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