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1 Where did you learn about this United States Mint job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS website
  • Community Organization (e.g. Church, Civic Association, Recreation Center)
    1.1 What was the name Community Organization that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
    1.1 What was the name Employment Office that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    1.1 What was the name of the Job Fair, Conference, or Convention made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Magazine
    1.1 What was the name magazine that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper
    1.1 What was the name newspaper that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Professional Organization or Association
    1.1 What was the name Professional Organization or Association that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Online jobsite (e.g. Careerbuilder, monster, yahoojobs)
  • Other
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Which of the following defines your eligibility for this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current US Mint employee on a career or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the competitive status.
  • I am a current or former Federal employee.
  • I am eligible under a special hiring authority (e.g. individual with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or eligible under a Veteran's hiring authority).
  • I am eligible through CTAP/ICTAP.
  • I am a Land Management employee eligible under Public Law 114-47
  • None of the above.
1. 1. Basic Requirements:
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)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.)
4 You must meet the minimum basic educational and/or work experience requirements for professional engineering positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/work experience background for a professional engineering position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in professional engineering. The curriculum was : (1) in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) included 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.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 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: Professional registration, Written Test, Specified academic courses, or Related curriculum. (For more information please see the "Qualifications" section of this Job Opportunity Announcement)
  • I have none of the above.
Specialized experience is one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:

Experience personally managing engineering projects of $1M value or greater involving production/manufacturing equipment installations and/or manufacturing lines that required the installation of production processes which consist of multiple steps or operations (not merely replacement or installation of single piece of procured equipment). Direct personal experience to include the development of a business case, statements of work, obtaining of funds, managing the installation and commissioning.
5 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6 Please specify where this experience is documented in your resume (By indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Please choose the types of engineering software applications that you have utilized. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Project
  • AutoCAD: Advanced
  • AutoCAD: Novice
  • Solid Works: Advanced
  • Solid Works: Novice
  • Microsoft Excel
  • None of the Above
8 Select the statement below that fully describes your engineering experience with the application of technical knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • My engineering experience involved applying my individual technical knowledge to developing unique approaches, design of production processes which consisted of multiple steps or operations designs and solutions to technical issues and assigned projects.
  • I have used my engineering experience and technical knowledge to review and approve approaches, designs and solutions developed by other co-workers or engineering firms (A&Es).
  • My engineering experience included reviewing work requests, statements of work and estimates of labor/budgeting for equipment, improvements and/or construction projects. I independently developed solicitation requirements, arranged work scheduling, project approvals, contracts, vendors and ordering parts, etc.
  • My engineering experience included reviewing work requests, preparing estimates of labor, equipment, budgets for improvements and scheduling work projects. I reviewed contracts and construction projects; however I was not final approval authority.
  • As a member of an engineering team, I provided technical review of work requests, labor estimates, arranged work scheduling, budget estimated for equipment, improvements and/or construction projects.
  • I have not performed the above tasks.
9 Please specify where this engineering technical experience is documented in your resume from the previous questions above. (Indicate place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Select the choice below that best describe your demonstrated engineering experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and leading individual equipment projects of $3 million or higher in a manufacturing and/or production environment.
  • I have experience developing and leading individual equipment projects of over $2 million in a manufacturing and/or production environment.
  • I have experience directly related to involvement with individual equipment projects in a manufacturing and/or production environment over $1 million.
  • None of the above
11 Select the statements below that describe what types of engineering project(s) you have direct experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have previous and /or current engineering experience planning, making advisory engineering decisions, recommendations regarding equipment modifications with robotic systems, vision and automation.
  • I have previous and /or current engineering experience planning, making engineering decisions or recommendations regarding building systems, utilities, services, waste water treatment, HVAC and structures.
  • I have previous and/or current engineering experience planning, contributing to decisions/recommendations regarding packaging equipment/lines and/or material handling systems in a manufacturing/production environment.
  • I have current and/or previous engineering experience planning, making engineering decisions or recommendations for large industrial equipment replacements including hydraulic/mechanical presses, heat treating furnaces and CNC machining .
  • None of the above
12 Select the statement that best describes your experience with developing and soliciting proposals for engineering projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently developed specifications, solicitation packages and/or requests for proposals on industrial equipment and/or facility construction projects and led the technical selection/award process.
  • I have had a major technical role and participated with others in the development of solicitation packages and/or requests for proposals on industrial equipment and/or facility construction projects and participated in the technical selection/award process.
  • I have had some involvement in preparing solicitation and/or requests for proposals on industrial equipment and/or facility construction projects and the awarding of contracts.
  • None of the above
13 Select the statement that provides the best description of your personal responsibilities and experience with managing project schedules. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had the primary responsibility for developing and executing schedules on major engineering projects (i.e. projects which involved large building reconstruction, installation of production systems involving multiple operations, installation of automation projects, etc.) which required significant coordination of multiple resources and were funded at $2 million or more; including use of scheduling software and providing guidance and direction to the vendor(s).
  • I have had the primary responsibility for developing and executing schedules on routine engineering projects or building reconstruction/renovation; including use of scheduling software and providing guidance and direction to the vendor(s).
  • I have been involved as an engineering member of a project team in the scheduling and managing of projects, but not had direct responsibility.
  • None of the above
14 Please specify where this engineering project management experience is documented in your resume from the previous questions above (Indicate place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 Please select all that you have direct working experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Planning and implementing lean manufacturing concepts
  • Developing manufacturing techniques and written shop floor procedures.
  • Applying statistical methods to manufacturing operations.
  • Developing and implementing new or significantly revised manufacturing procedures.
  • Analyze current operations and develop opportunities for practice and/or process improvements (improve operational efficiency).
  • Evaluate recurring problems with systems/equipment using troubleshooting and reliability centered techniques and develop engineering solutions.
  • Direct multi-factor, multi-level experiments to assess key variables to improve process outputs.
  • Working experience with automatic robotic packaging systems.
  • Working experience with Responsibility HVAC and building systems
  • Using Energy Monitoring Systems
  • None of the above
16 Select the statement below that fully describes your engineering experience with technical applications. Answer to this question is required
  • My engineering experience involved applying my individual technical knowledge in a lead role to developing approaches, designs and solution to technical production issues and assigned projects.
  • My engineering experience involved applying my individual technical knowledge as part of a team to developing approaches, designs and solution to technical production issues and assigned projects.
  • I have used my engineering experience and technical knowledge to review and approve approaches, designs and solutions developed by other co-workers or engineering firms (A&E’s).
  • My engineering experience included reviewing work requests, preparing estimates of labor, equipment, budgets for improvements and scheduling work projects. I reviewed contracts and construction projects; however I was not final approval authority.
  • As a member of an engineering team, I provided technical review of work requests, labor estimates, arranged work scheduling, budget estimated for equipment, improvements and/or construction projects.
  • I have not performed the above tasks.
17 Please specify where this engineering technical experience is documented in your resume from the previous questions above (Indicate place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Select the statement below that fully describes your personal engineering experience with analyzing and improving manufacturing production processes. Answer to this question is required
  • My engineering experience involved applying my individual technical knowledge in a lead role to identifying, developing and implementing manufacturing process changes that involved new equipment, processes and practices.
  • My engineering experience involved applying my individual technical knowledge as part of a team to identifying, developing and implementing manufacturing process changes that involved new equipment and practices.
  • I have personally used my engineering experience and technical knowledge to identify, select and install new production equipment.
  • My engineering experience included being a member of a team or group that identified, selected and installed new production equipment.
  • As a member of an engineering team or organization, I provided technical assistance in identifying and implementing production improvements.
  • I have not performed the above tasks
19 Please specify where this engineering technical experience is documented in your resume from the previous questions above (Indicate place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience working on a team where you provided professional advice to staff and management and/or guided field or contract personnel in engineering projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led or trained others on a team that was responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing engineering plans, testing procedures, and/or final engineering designs.
  • I was assigned to work on a team that developed engineering plans, final designs, and testing procedures and I have limited experience training others on these processes.
  • I have received training on engineering processes and worked on a team or project with no experience with training others.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
21 Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated engineering experience in preparing written comprehensive, concise and logical reports and/or recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently preparing written statistical and analytical reports with recommendations that significantly influence fundamental operations and procedures.
  • I have prepared and written concise, comprehensive and logical reports that included recommendations supported by relevant regulations and agency policies.
  • I have prepared draft reports that were concise, comprehensive and logical for a superior engineer or team of engineers that included recommendations.
  • I have no experience writing engineering reports.
22 Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated experience providing verbal briefings on technical subjects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience preparing and providing technical briefings to executives and groups external to the organization (i.e. clients/customers, government or regulatory bodies) including formal and informal briefings. I responded externally for my organization as a subject matter expert.
  • I frequently (i.e. monthly) have prepared and presented technical briefings within my organization to the same or higher level and was responsible for responding to questions as a subject matter expert.
  • I have experience providing technical briefings to others at or below my organizational level.
  • I have no experience preparing or providing technical briefings.
23 Please specify where this critical thinking experience is documented in your resume from the previous questions above (Indicate place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required