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$91,337 - USD $111,389 Salary is based on Special Rate Table 0755: https://apps.opm.gov/SpecialRates/2021/AllSRTables.aspx
We are looking for an electronics engineer with experience applying electronic engineering theories, concepts, principles, and practices in order to plan, design, operate, maintain/repair, or test and install Power System Control equipment such as: SCADA, protective relaying with high speed clearing, special protective systems, utility telecommunications (SONET, Fiber, Analog & Digital Radio (Both UHF and MW), Telephony, Telemetering, Emergency Power Systems).
This position is located in Transmission Services, Transmission Technology Service, Controls and Communications (TTCO). of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
The successful candidate will serve as an electronics engineer performing a wide range of professional engineering studies and assignments.
As an Electronics Engineer you will:
Independently perform atypical and/or highly difficult professional engineering studies and assignments within the subject-matter or functional area assigned.
Plan and coordinate feasibility studies for modifications of major segments or component equipment of protection, control, data acquisition, and communication networks.
Design or perform the production engineering for state-of-the-art protection, control, data acquisition, and/or telecommunications equipment.
Work with manufacturers, BPA, and other contractor resources for the design, test, evaluation, and integration of new and/or experimental electronic control and communication equipment and systems.
Maintain, revise, review and coordinate standards and criteria used in the design of transmission facilities.
Serve as a technical resource for electronic control and communications equipment, including all aspects of District/System integration.
Develop the instructions and specifications for the repair, modification, maintenance and testing of new types of electronic protection, control, data acquisition, and communications systems, including complex automated systems
GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience applying electronic engineering theories, concepts, principles, and practices in order to plan, design, operate, maintain/repair, or test and install Power System Control equipment such as: SCADA, protective relaying with high speed clearing, special protective systems, utility telecommunications (SONET, Fiber, Analog & Digital Radio (Both UHF and MW), Telephony, Telemetering, Emergency Power Systems).
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Electronics Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods related to the design, analysis, test, fabrication, or verification of analog or digital electronic systems.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Project Management: Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
Technical Documentation: Knowledge of procedures for developing technical and operational support documentation.
Telecommunications: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of transmissions, broadcasting, switching, control, construction, or operation of telecommunications systems.
Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: 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-
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), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. -OR-
2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test require for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.-OR-
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.—OR—
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 curriculum are not all-inclusive.)