Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
Spokane, Washington, United States
(hybrid)
Spotlight Preferred
16 days ago
Salary
$97,297.00 - $124,061.00
Min Education
BA/BS/Undergraduate
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Engineering

Description

As Interdisciplinary Electrical Engineer/Mechanical Engineer, you will:

Make critical analyses and evaluations of the ramifications and advisability of energy effeciency programs designed to deliver conservation acquisitions to the region and/or large engineering projects.

Discuss or consult with both internal and external planners, evaluators, and engineers or other subject matter experts on technological trends and innovations.

Design or direct the development of energy efficiency technologies, equipment, or systems to meet specific mission objectives associated with Integrated Demand-Side Management.

Serves external and internal customers by identifying customer needs, designing projects, delivering completed work, maintaining appropriate communication of ongoing work, and responding to customer requests.

Make recommendations regarding final technical decisions for complex project issues for review and approval by management.

Serve on internal cross-organizational teams as a member to address or resolve impactful issues dealing with the organization of work, delivery of services to customers and the development of leading edge energy efficiency measurement and verification processes, procedures and methodologies.

REQUIREMENTS:  Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 3 days per pay period.
  • This position requires a pre-employment medical exam, at BPA expense, prior to appointment due to the physical requirements of the position.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.
  • Required to maintain CPR/First Aid/AED certified in accordance with BPA Safety Policy.
  • Required to maintain Arc Flash certified in accordance with BPA Safety Policy.
  • Occasionally may be required to wear PPE, including boots, arc-flash rated clothing, hard hat, eye protection, and gloves.
  • Operation of government owned or leased motor vehicles in the performance of assignments.
  • After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

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:

                     See Qualification section to view entire requirement from this section.

For more information on how to meet the Basic Requirements please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


GS-11: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) applying engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods to provide engineering support services to internal and external clients; AND 2) analyzing and evaluating the advisability of proposed engineering projects.

GS-12: 
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) applying a wide range of engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods applicable to energy efficiency to provide energy efficiency engineering support services to internal and external clients; AND 2) analyzing and evaluating the advisability of proposed energy efficiency engineering projects.

 

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION:   

This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Department of Education Accreditation Search to verify school accreditation.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.DO NOT email or mail in any of your application documents. Documents will not be accepted outside of the online application system.

Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible".

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:  

To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package.

 (See Required Documents section on application).

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.

How to Apply - External Application Link(s): 

          24-BPA-39897-12429692-DE: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/793534800

24-BPA-39897-12429691-MP: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/793215100



Job ID: 73721389

The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several other small nonfederal power plants. The dams are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. About one-third of the electric p...

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