Position: Engineering Technician, GS 11/12

Division: Operational Technology

Unit: Strategic Vehicle Technologies

Location: Quantico, VA

Working Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Work hours may be required outside of the normal work schedule

Salary: GS-11 $78,592.00 – $102,166.00

GS-12 $94,199.00 – $122, 459.00

Full Performance level: GS-13

Number of Positions Available: 1

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
  • Some travel may be required

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties

ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Major Duties

GS 11

  • Develops performance and acceptance testing procedures for Bureau and commercially developed vehicle surveillance hardware to determine feasibility for use in operational capacities. Ensures technical integrity is maintained; if deficiencies are detected, proposes appropriate corrective action.
  • Reviews pertinent technical manuals to remain current with technology. Conducts research on state-of-the-art surveillance and/or vehicular techniques and equipment, specifications, costs, etc.
  • Creates, assembles, and disassembles complex vehicle systems and equipment configurations to support optimum FBI operations such that mission-oriented functions can be conducted with minimal interruption.
  • Develops device configurations to provide quality collection of MISUR/Audio, Video/Imagery, Tracking/Location, etc. Ensures these collection systems are consistently maintained, provide quality information, and are delivered in a timely manner to the field.
  • Develops standard operating procedures, maintenance operating procedures, and commissioning performance and acceptance testing procedures for various vehicle electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Maintains and utilizes a Government Purchase Card and assists with property inventory.

GS 12

  • Provides guidance and training, and acts as a consultant to field operations, technical services, FBI Division(s), and/or other FBI entities that have vested interest in Division operations.
  • Evaluates the feasibility of implementing new technologies with current systems and tools.
  • Reviews engineering drawings and specifications to provide technical recommendations to management on feasibility and best practices regarding operations.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies

Analytic Thinking

Engineering and Technology

Testing and Evaluation

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience in working with the engineering concepts and skills to develop new methods, approaches, and procedures to adapt or modify equipment to meet complex vehicular operational needs.
  • Experience in trouble shooting and resolving technical problems, including skill to adapt or modify equipment to meet the Bureau’s operational needs.
  • Experience in using the techniques applicable to technical surveillance vehicle systems; technical testing and evaluation equipment; physical surveillance systems, etc.

GS- 12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience in working with the diversified fundamental scientific and/or engineering concepts and phenomena to determine technical adequacy of the state-of-the-art engineering design, design application, and modification.
  • Experience in providing support in a manner that minimizes interruptions in customers’ ability to carry out critical investigative activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with officials and peers both orally and in writing to perform assignments and to provide training to others.
  • Ability to establish liaison with other law enforcement entities, state and local authorities and technical representatives during normal and crisis response situations.

All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:

GS-11: Applicant must have a Ph.D. OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

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