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Missile Defense Agency GENERAL ENGINEER in Chandler, Arizona


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .


As a GENERAL ENGINEER at the NH-0801-4 some of your typical work assignments may include: Directs, reviews, coordinates, and implements broad strategies, policies and procedures for programming, planning, developing, acquisition, and execution of the quality, mission assurance, and assurance integration programs. Provides administrative and technical continuity required in the development of the program and preparation and publication of appropriate MDA regulations, instructions, guidance documents, and correspondence for execution of the program. Plans, directs and controls broad aspects of the development and maintenance of policies and criteria by which MDA acquires/ supports its Quality, Mission Assurance, and Assurance Integration Program. This necessitates constant interface with the Services, the Service higher headquarters, OSD, other federal officials, Congressional representatives, community and private sector individuals. Ensures lessons learned are transmitted to the field to prevent mistakes from being repeated in the planning, development, acquisition and execution process. Ensures MDA's Quality, Mission Assurance, and Assurance Integration programs conform with and are fully integrated to support Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) integration and testing. Represents MDA/QS on field visits to various Services, Commands and Program Offices to assist in the planning, development, acquisition, and execution of the quality, mission assurance, and assurance integration programs and processes. The physical demands of the work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as traverse (up and down) ladders, occasional moderate/heavy lifting, must not have abnormal anxiety to temporarily work in confined spaces, and walking/standing for long periods of time. The work requires specific physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity. The work environment involves risks with a variety of potentially dangerous situations that require safety precautions that must be followed. Must be able to work around chemicals, solvents, dust and particulates that may be encountered inside/outside any of these manufacturing test facilities without the need of a respirator.


Conditions of Employment


You may qualify at the NH-04 if you fulfill the following qualifications: A.One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03 (GS-13) grade level in the Federal service: Experience in the design, manufacturing, integration and test of complex flight critical mechanical and electrical systems intended for complex weapons or space systems. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet these Individual Occupational Requirements for the 801 series:

Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, 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 example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 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. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum -- 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 1 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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 and such education has been 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:


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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Required to accumulate 80 continuous learning points (CLP's) in a 2 year period ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III Production, Quality, & Manufacturing Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position. This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see