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Company name
U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Salary
$61,218.00 to $79,586.00

Location
Lakeland, FL

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Open & closing dates

02/12/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$61,218 to $79,586 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 11

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time / Career or Career-Conditional

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Lakeland, FL

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

Payment of relocation expenses is authorized.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Veterans

Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

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Announcement number

OMAO-AOC-2018-0006

Control number

491085400

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), Aircraft Operations Center (AOC).

This position is also announced under vacancy number OMAO-AOC-2018-0008, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is authorized.

*Payment of relocation incentives is authorized.

* This position is in the bargaining unit.

NOTE:

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Areospace Engineering Technician GS-802-11 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

*This position has a selective placement factor: A current/valid FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate. Failure to submit this with your application will result in your application being marked as ineligible.

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Responsibilities

As an Aerospace Engineering Technician, you will perform the following duties:

Maintain, overhaul, repair, assist in alterations, and inspect Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) light aircraft, primarily the four DeHavilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otters.

Troubleshoot and analyze aircraft problems that may involve aircraft structural mechanical, electrical, and avionics components.

Access federal and private sector parts listings utilizing automated parts systems to obtain parts at best price.

Utilize aircraft, engine and propeller technical manuals to determine airworthiness of aircraft.

Interpret aircraft electrical schematics and component mechanical drawings in conjunction with component readings and measurements to determine airworthiness of aircraft.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 20% of travel may be required. Worldwide travel (away from Tampa) for indefinite periods as dictated by the needs of the Aircraft Maintenance Branch.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

* Status Candidates - Current Federal employees with competitive status or Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;

* CTAP/ICTAP eligibles;

* Veterans under VRA, VEOA or 30% Disabled and certain Military Spouses;

* Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A);

* Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles;

* Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job family (Series)

0802 Engineering Technical

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires the operation of a Federal motor vehicle. Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a federal motor vehicle on a regular and recurring basis.

Physical Requirements: The Aerospace Engineering Technician (Twin Otter/Light Aircraft) performs inspections (and when required makes repairs) from work stands and where aircraft parts are in hard-to-reach places. This requires one to climb, stand, stoop, lift, stretch, bend and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The incumbent on occasion may be required to lift parts and/or equipment that weigh up to fifty (50) pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate risks and requires the use of special safety equipment. Fieldwork will be performed anywhere worldwide. Aircraft inspections and maintenance, especially when deployed, is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions ranging in temperature from tropical heat to sub-zero Arctic cold. Aircraft fluids, such as oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and aviation gasoline and jet fuel may irritate the skin or eyes. There is frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts, burns, shocks, strains, frostbite and broken bones.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

Troubleshooting and analyzing twin, turbine powered aircraft and/or Pratt Whitney PT6 series engine problems that may involve mechanical, electrical, and avionics components;

Utilizing advanced aircraft structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering practices and procedures;

Experience in the use of aircraft, engine, propeller, and component specialized ground support equipment;

Maintaining a light aircraft technical library consisting of FAA airworthiness directives. Service bulletins, and other applicable publications and documents; and

Maintaining aircraft logbooks, both electronic and hard copy.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: In addition to meeting the above, applicants must also have a current/valid FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate.

Failure to submit this with your application will result in your application being marked as ineligible.

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: Applicants will receive additional weight on their overall rating if they possess the additional knowledge below:

Knowledge of twin, turboprop powered aircraft and/or Pratt Whitney PT6 series engines.

Failure to show knowledge of the above may result in the removal of the additional weight to your overall rating.

Education

Substitution of education for experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

Additional information

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;

A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

Knowledge of general aviation aircraft maintenance procedures.

Ability to analyze and troubleshoot aircraft mechanical and electrical problems.

Ability to utilize automated database to enter, retrieve, and track part information.

Knowledge of methods, techniques and practices based on aircraft, engine, and propeller maintenance manuals.

Ability to read and interpret aircraft electrical schematics and component mechanical drawings.

Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.

SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series and grade (do not submit an Award SF-50). Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

Veteran’s documentation: If you are requesting consideration under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or Veterans Readjustment Act (VRA) you must submit a copy of your Member 4 DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service) and/or any other required supporting documents (VA Letter). http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998

Active Duty Service Members: You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see additional information).

Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)

Applicants must also provide a current/valid FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:

Performance Appraisal - most recent performance appraisal (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan that does not include this information.

Awards - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

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

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

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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 to Apply

How to Apply

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at (866) 656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

For instructions on submitting your application in an alternate format, please contact the number listed in this vacancy announcement.

Agency contact information

Tyler R. Johnson

Phone

703-259-9434

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

Tyler.R.Johnson@noaa.gov

Address

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

WFMO Staffing Division

601 E 12th Street

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

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Next steps

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov

and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The four points of notification are:

Application Received or Application Incomplete

Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Not Met;

Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans’ preference, disability, etc.)

Fair & Transparent

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 and hiring process 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

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Website : http://www.noaa.gov

Company Profile
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

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