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Job opening: General Engineer

Salary: $90 431 - 139 798 per year
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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 AcqDemo Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for acquisition positions within Business and Technical Management Professional Career path.


As a General Engineer at the NH-0801-3 some of your typical work assignments may include: Conducts/participates in reviews of strategies, policies, and procedures for programming, planning, developing, acquisitions of and implementation of the quality, mission assurance, and assurance integration programs. Reviews, coordinates, and implements broad strategies, policies and procedures for programming, planning, development, acquisition, and execution of the quality, mission assurance, and assurance integration programs for a specific project or product. Assists in the preparation and publication of appropriate MDA regulations, instructions, guidance documents, and correspondence for the execution of the program. Establishes program criteria and standards; formulates quality, mission assurance and assurance integration programs; and validates product/program requirements. Plans, directs and controls specifically assigned aspects of the development and maintenance of policies and criteria by which MDA acquires/supports its Quality, Mission Assurance, and Assurance Integration Program. Coordinates activities with the services, other agencies, and contractor and private sector individuals. Ensures lessons learned are shared within the Quality, Safety, and Mission Assurance community as well as other program/project/element offices to prevent mistakes from being repeated. Participates in field visits, surveys, and/or inspections with 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. Provides advice and assistance on policy issues affecting program quality, mission assurance, and assurance integration and ensures that functions and operations are performed uniformly, economically and in accordance with MDA policies and procedures. Represents MDA at various industry forums or other outside activities as required.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Employee must obtain/maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret) security clearance
  • Employee is required to obtain a Foundational level certification in Engineering and Technical Management. Incumbent must obtain certification within 36 months of entry into position.
  • Incumbent must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points every 24 months.


You may qualify at the NH-03, if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02/GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below: Experience applying Quality and Manufacturing processes, procedures, regulations and requirements. Experience in planning, development, acquisition, and execution matters and the development of corporate plans, policies, and procedures. Experience applying technical theories and concepts related to weapon system design. 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0801, series as listed below: This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0801 series: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf A. 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), 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.) NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under the related curriculum paragraph (4) must provide ONE of the two following documents: (a) Letter signed by the professional engineer who supervised the applicant's training plan. The letter must include the starting date and completion date of applicant's training plan and the courses, experience, and/or education completed during the training agreement; OR (b) Letter signed by a professional engineer who supervised the applicant's professional engineering work experience. The letter must include the name of the Company/Agency, dates of employment, and a description of the professional engineering duties.


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.

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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


  • Address Missile Defense Agency Bldg 5222 Martin Rd Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 US
  • Name: MDA Servicing Team
  • Phone: 6146920299
  • Email: [email protected]


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