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Headquarters, Air Force Space Command SAFETY ENGINEER in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Summary

Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the satellite system safety engineer to coordinate within the organization and various program offices to provide operational insight for satellite systems, to include the Geographically Separated Units (GSU), and to support design reviews for future development and testing of new satellite systems.

Responsibilities

Coordinates with Director of Requirements (DR), various Chiefs, ESC, and various program offices for information on satellite systems and developmental satellite systems that the 50th SW has responsibility for as the primary POC.

Reviews program requirement documents, support plans, and other documentation concerning the operation or future operation of systems that are the responsibility of the 50th SW.

Establishes and maintains a capability to conduct the Wing's system safety program and ensures adequate organizational structures to perform required system safety program actions.

Prepares technical safety guidance for application to space operations for satellite systems.

Attends conferences, meeting with representatives from outside agencies to investigate specific problem areas, resolve problems, exchange critical information, and contribute to the advancement of space systems.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Individual Occupational Requirement, Professional and Scientific Positions SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes applying knowledge of engineering principles, concepts, practices relating to orbit space systems to analyze and identify potential and existing system engineering hazards and develop solutions and alternatives for operational units and for agencies; applying system safety analysis techniques and requirements, and gather data methods and collect factual information to provide analysis for developing future safety system. NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of space systems engineering principles, concepts, and practices and extensive familiarity with other engineering disciplines.

  1. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend timely and economical solutions.

  2. Knowledge of satellite system safety management techniques and requirements.

  3. Ability to plan and organize work and coordinate the work of other disciplines with a wide variety of personnel both within and outside the agency; and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and maintain good working relations using tact and diplomacy.

  4. Skill in organizing, determining, and negotiating acceptable resolutions to complex safety engineering problems which require considerations of safety of satellite systems from inception to end-of-life cycle as well as cost and implementation time frame.

  5. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions; and knowledge of program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and management.

  6. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures as pertains to satellite system safety from and engineering standpoint. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional Information

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please click here.

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