The Food and Drug Administration at the Center for Tobacco Products is looking for General Engineer.
- Serves as an Expert General Engineer in the Division of Products Science, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, with responsibility for analyzing and determining the adequacy of data;
- Reviews a wide range of tobacco products (Cigarettes, Smokeless products, Electronic cigarettes (ENDS), e-liquids, cigars, Roll-your-own products, Pipes, Water pipes) to determine the adequacy of the results from engineering disciplines;
- Recognizes the need for, and initiation of new and amended regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides advice and assistance to scientists and officials on a wide range of engineering matters;
- Recommends new and revised guidelines for regulated products when appropriate;
- Provides advice and assistance to scientists and officials on a wide range of engineering matters;
- Travel Required: Occasional travel (you may be expected to travel for this position).
In order be eligible for the position of General Engineer, (GS-0801-11/12/13), you must meet the following requirements...
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;
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;
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;
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)
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.
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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:
For further consideration for the General Engineer, GS-0801-11/12/13, in addition to the basic education requirement listed above, you must meet the following requirements for each grade level for which you wished to be considered:
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-11
A. Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or public and private sectors: preparing, presenting, and/or defending findings on scientific research results from engineering disciplines. Provide consultation to industry, academic and private laboratory scientists. Review scientific data and determine project technical needs.
B. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in a related field.
C. Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-12:
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or public and private sectors: Evaluate the accuracy, precision, and/or reliability of project technical needs. Collaborate with other scientists, engineers, healthcare professionals within an organization/agency on a wide range of scientific and regulatory issues.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-13:
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or public and private sectors: Advise on compliance and regulatory policy developments and/or implementation of activities related to project technical needs. Prepare and present briefings related to tobacco products and/or medical devices to senior level management and recommend program enhancements.
Please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553362500. Required Documents: Resume and Transcript. The deadline to apply for this position is December 11, 2019.