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Engineering Technician

Air Force Civilian Service Offutt Afb, NE

Job Description


As the Engineering Technician in this position, you will:

  • Perform engineering technician work for the USSTRATCOM Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Survivability Maintenance and Hardness Surveillance Program.
  • Serve as a technical analyst for the USSTRATCOM and geographically separated sites Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Survivability Maintenance and Hardness Surveillance Program.
  • Provide technical input for the development of USSTRATCOMs and geographically separated sites Nuclear, Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Survivability Maintenance and Hardness Surveillance Program ensuring their compliance.

Click here to preview the questionnaire for this position: View Assessment Questions.


In order to qualify for the Engineering Technician Position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Basic Qualification Requirement:

Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: (1) assisting with research and testing of engineering systems and/or processes; (2) providing technical advice on Electromagnetic Pulse effects, mitigation, and protection techniques; (3) performing survivability analysis of fixed platforms; and (4) preparing engineering reports for higher level management.  Note: Your resume must fully support this experience in order to be found qualified.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Managements website at

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

Other Significant Facts:


1. The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance as a condition of employment.

2. The employee may be recalled to duty, may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and may be required to work overtime.

3. This position is designated by the Air Force as a testing designated position under the civilian drug-testing program. It is mandatory for the incumbent to refrain from the use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription medication. If requested, the incumbent must submit to urinalysis 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.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. A term appointment does not confer eligibility for noncompetitive movement to other positions or for reappointment after separation from employment. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance, are covered under the Federal Retirement System, and are eligible to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan. Current federal civilian employees may apply for temporary/term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Other Information

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 80 or higher on the assessment questionnaire for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website here.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:

  • Application or resume;
  • Statement requesting MSP; and
  • Copy of military sponsors Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders

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.

This announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 464240100
Located In Offutt afb, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00