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The Smart Sensing and Electronics Systems Branch at the Glenn Research Center (GRC) has an exciting opportunity for an Electronics Engineer position. Your focus will be on research, design, development, simulation and testing of sensing devices, transducers, components, and related circuitry for application to aerospace research and development endeavors.
- Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.
- Develops circuit designs and layouts in support of space and aeronautics systems using the design guidelines set by NASA.
- Conducts microfabrication, micromachining and characterization of semiconductor devices.
- Conducts research, design, development, simulation and testing of sensing devices, transducers, components, and related circuitry for application to aerospace research and development endeavors.
- Designs and develops unique or leading-edge technology, semiconductor devices, equipment, or systems to meet specific mission requirements.
- Coordinates and collaborates with a team comprised of experienced engineers to plan and direct all work necessary to meet project design, fabrication, test, and delivery milestones.
Conditions of Employment
- This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.SPosition subject to pre-employment background investigationA one-year trial period may be requiredYou must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement. If qualifying based on Education alone, we are accepting applications from candidates who will meet education requirements by July 31, 2022.This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the close date to 10/25/21.
In addition to the basic education requirement (shown below), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
To qualify for GS-07, you must have:
a) One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level assisting with the development, design, and layout of circuits for sensing devices, transducers, and components for aerospace applications.
b) Completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in an appropriate field
c) Any combination of experience and graduate study in an appropriate field
d) You may also qualify at the GS-07 level by meeting one of these Special Provisions:
- Are in the upper third of your class, based on completed college work at the time of filing an application.
- Have an average of 2.9 or better on a 4.0 scale for either all completed college work at the time of application or all college courses completed during the last 2 years of the undergraduate curriculum.
- Achieved a grade average of B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or better in the major field of study where such field is fully qualifying. This is either the average of all completed college work in the major field of study at the time of application or the average of all college courses completed in the major field of study during the last 2 years of the undergraduate curriculum.
- Elected to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies meeting the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies (other than freshman honor societies). These honor societies are listed at ACHS.
- Completed 12 months of student trainee experience that includes at least one work period equivalent to the GS-5, or at least 15 months of appropriate student trainee experience which includes one work period equivalent to the GS-04 level. One work period is 2 months or 320 hours.
- For engineering positions, successfully completed a 5-year program of study, or at least 160 semester hours, leading to a bachelor’s degree.
- For engineering positions, have a professional engineering degree, and up to 12 months of experience gained as a technician or technologist equivalent to the GS-5 or higher level.
- Successfully completed all requirements for two bachelor’s degrees, one in an appropriate field of science or engineering.
- Have six months of directly related/specialized experience or training, including 3 months gained after the junior year of college. This experience may have been obtained on a part-time or intermittent basis and may have been paid or unpaid.
- Received honors or elective positions indicating superior leadership outside of your academic setting. Additionally, your academic standing must have been in the upper half of the graduating class.
- Have pattern of completing courses that include unusual preparatory value or direct relation to the particular aerospace specialty for which you are being considered.
- Have creative research aptitude or special talent for NASA scientific or engineering work. This must be shown by evidence obtained and documented by NASA in certifications from college professors or officials, or standardized questionnaires, or similar techniques.
To qualify for GS-09, you must have:
a) One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level conducting the development, design, and layout of circuits for sensing devices, transducers, and components for aerospace applications.
b) Completed all requirements for a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field
c) Completed 2 full academic years of graduate education in an appropriate field
d) Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate study as discussed in a), b) and c) above
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.
Required college majors for applicants qualifying on the basis of undergraduate or graduate education only:
If qualifying based on education alone, applications will be accepted from candidates who meet the education requirements by July 31, 2022.
Code 730 Measurement: Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (except power), Electronics Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering. Other majors will qualify if the major includes or is supplemented as follows: Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics (or other related field), if includes or is supplemented by two courses in solid state physics, materials, optics, statics and dynamics, electricity and electronics, electron optics, kinetic theory of gases, electromagnetic propagation or radiation, semiconductors, vibration, high vacuum theory, information theory or heat transfer.
You must have successfully completed a bachelor’s or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science*, or other field of physical science.
*Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.
Degrees in engineering technology are not considered qualifying for this position.
To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to http://www.abet.org.
Degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.
Engineering degrees earned outside the United States: Engineering degrees earned outside the Unites States must be recognized by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), often known as accords. These are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs. MRAs recognize the substantial equivalence of mature accreditation systems and programs accredited by signatory organizations within their jurisdictions. For a listing of Signatories, please visit, https://www.abet.org/global-presence/mutual-recognition-agreements/is-your-program-recognized/.
Science and other related degrees earned within the United States: Science and other related degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Science and other related degrees earned outside the United States: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.