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General Engineer

Air Force Civilian Service Eglin Afb, FL

Job Description


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior professional engineer performing programming and base development duties in support of Eglin AFB. Provides leadership and management expertise to lower graded engineers/architects from a variety of disciplines and technical staff on larger more complex multi-phase projects. Provides engineering expertise to a multitude of customers throughout Eglin AFB including 5 Wings.

·        Performs planning, evaluates and recommends programs and development plans for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for a variety of real property facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of engineering disciplines and related fields

·        Serves as consulting engineer on all aspects of assigned projects

·        Works with organizational managers, budgeting personnel and higher engineer authority including Command in developing and gaining approval for proposed facility programs/projects

·        Coordinates projects with engineers in other disciplines or with architects


Basic Requirements:

A professional engineering (or other technical area) degree at the bachelors level, from an accredited institution in Engineer or a closely related engineering (scientific) discipline is highly desired.

A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.

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 professional 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 in the following: 

1. Professional Registration;

2. Written Test (Engineering-in-Training, EIT);

3. Specified Academic Courses;

4. Related Curriculum. 

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 


Subsequent to meeting the basic qualifications above, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience as a General Engineer planning, evaluating and recommending programs and development plans for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for a variety of real property facilities.  This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to independently perform the duties of this position.  It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

·        Professional knowledge of a broad range of civil engineering concepts, principles, and practices and extensive familiarity with other engineering disciplines to include mechanical, electrical civil, structural, aerodynamic and architecture.

·        Knowledge of a broad range of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices, and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.

·        Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.

·        Ability to plan, conduct, and record site/facility surveys and inspections.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:  Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


  • The work is principally sedentary.
  • The work requires some walking or bending involved in activities such as inspections of installed equipment or construction-stage visits.
  • The employee could be required to carry light items such as books, instruments, or other similar materials.
  • The employee works is usually performed in an office setting although there may be occasional exposure to conditions in buildings under construction or contractors plants which requires normal safety precaution.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.  The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.



The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this position. 


Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.



Job Details

Date Posted May 14, 2018
Date Closes June 13, 2018
Requisition 467123700
Located In Eglin afb, FL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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