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  • Santa Clara, California, The Information Systems and Analytics (ISA) Department of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University invites applications for four tenure-track positions beginning Fall 2021. The four positions are for the rank of assistant professor, although established candidates with exceptional scholarly achievement and leadership experiences may be considered for higher ranks. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until qualified candidates are identified. In light of the COVID-19 situation, interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted via Zoom.    Basic Qualifications We see this specialization as falling at the intersection of information systems, business analytics, and operations management, so applicants should possess a foundation in these disciplines and deep expertise in one or more. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Operations Management, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, or a related field.    Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, embrace the Silicon Valley spirit, and have the expertise or willingness to teach/develop various courses. In addition, we encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups.   Responsibilities 1. Maintaining a program of research leading to publications in high-quality journals 2. Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses and fulfilling the responsibilities associated with those courses 3. Providing suitable service to the department, university, profession, and/or community.   Salary and Housing Assistance Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: https://www.scu.edu/provost/policies-and-procedures/support-for-faculty/housing-assistance/   About the ISA Department The ISA department offers both Information Systems and Business Analytics programs at the undergraduate and master’s levels and contributes courses to MBA and other graduate programs at Santa Clara University. The ISA faculty’s scholarship encompasses several areas of Information Systems, Operations Management, and Computer Science. ISA faculty research appears in leading publication outlets, such as Management Science, MISQ, Information Systems Research, Operations Research, MSOM, POM, IEEE/ACM Transactions, and receives external funding.   How to Apply Applications must be submitted using the university’s online application process.   Please submit the following documents:  1. A letter clearly stating your interest in Santa Clara University, as well as research and teaching interests 2. A curriculum vita  3. Two (2) examples of recent research papers 4. Evidence of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching effectiveness, and  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation sent to  isa@scu.edu .   Additional Information  Questions about this position may be directed to Prof. Haibing Lu (hlu@scu.edu) or Ms. Sheereen Siddiqui (ssiddiqui@scu.edu).    Work Authorization: A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.   About Us: Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. EEO Statement Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services  website . To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Wood is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Engineer, Scientist or Geologist who has a minimum of 3 years or more of experience to work with our growing environmental group in Utah and the Mountain West. Wood’s South Jordan office provides a broad range of services in engineering and environmental sciences including environmental assessment and remediation, water resources, environmental compliance, geotechnical design, transportation and materials testing. The ideal candidate will be excited about the opportunity to maintain and grow our environmental consulting business and possess knowledge and technical skills in investigation, CERCLA, RCRA, hydrocarbon remediation, permit preparation and compliance programs, including state and federal rules & regulations. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality. Key Responsibilities: Will support projects for state, federal, municipal, commercial and industrial environmental investigation and restoration Will work with drill rigs and direct push rigs for performing soil borings and well installations Responsible for task assignments from the project managers involving site investigation, Phase I and Phase II characterization, soil / groundwater remediation, and environmental compliance Perform field work for site characterization and site remediation projects including oversight of subcontractors and sampling of soil, soil vapor, sediment, surface water and groundwater in accordance with state and federal regulations and generally accepted protocols Will interpret field and analytical data, draw sound conclusions and prepare reports Will prepare work plans and sampling and analysis plans / quality assurance project plans, marketing materials, proposals and cost estimates Will travel to project sites primarily in Utah and the mountain west regions - Approximately 10% overnight travel Skills / Qualifications B.S. degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering or related fields 3 to 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibility Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate effective organizational skills Experience with interpreting field and analytical data, drawing sound conclusions, and preparing reports Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with field investigations associated with environmental site assessments, site remediation, field management, sampling etc. Must be a self - starter, team oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficiency with the use of standard software packages including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Ability and willingness to travel to project sites primarily in Utah and the mountain west regions - Approximately 10% overnight travel Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy Diversity Statement (EEO) We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
  • Burbank, California, BURBANK WATER AND POWER GENERAL MANAGER Burbank Water and Power (BWP) is a not-for-profit utility owned by the citizens of Burbank, California. The Mission of BWP is to provide electric and water services to their customers in a safe and reliable manner while providing stable and competitive rates. Burbank is a Charter City that operates under a City Council-City Manager form of government. Burbank’s five-member City Council determines how BWP’s services are provided, including setting rates and approving services. Burbank is a full-service City, employing over 1,400 people. THE ORGANIZATION BWP operates out of three LEEDS Platinum Buildings and provides services to approximately 23,000 water customers and 55,000 electric customers in an urban center in greater Los Angeles. BWP has an annual budget of approximately $337 million and a system peak of 320 MW and annual water sales of 8,200,000 ccf. BWP operates one of the more technically sophisticated and reliable distribution systems in the nation (current availability is 99.999%). The utility was an early adopter of numerous smart grid-enabling technologies, including, Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Meter Data Management (MDM), an Oracle customer information system (CCMB), an extensive dark fiber system and gigabit Ethernet broadband service, smart relays and reclosers, integrated automated dispatch, and predictive distribution system analytics. All of BWP’s largest customers and a large percentage of total load are on time-of-use rates. BWP owns and operates a diverse power portfolio, comprised of approximately 35% renewable including landfill gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, and utility-scale energy storage resources. BWP’s goals are to become 60% renewable by 2030 and 100% Green House Gas-free by 2040. The utility manages much of its power supply needs through participation in the Southern California Public Power Agency (SCPPA). However, BWP also operates the 300 MW gas-fired Magnolia Plant, two small gas-fired steam generators, and one simple-cycle combustion turbine, as well as a 24/7 power trading operation. The utilities energy efficiency efforts saved a cumulative 12.2 MWh for its customers. The City of Burbank offers a unique customer composition that is dominated heavily by residential customers in number. However, 67% of BWP’s electric sales is gained from 3% of BPW’s customers, including commercial media giants (Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, etc.) that require significant attention to power quality, reliability and renewable energy supplies. Burbank does not have any natural reoccurring water rights within Burbank and is 100%dependent on imported water purchased from the Metropolitan Water District. However, Burbank receives groundwater credits based on the amount of retail water sales by BWP. Using the groundwater credits, BWP pumps from wells in Burbank and then treats the water to remove volatile organic contaminants. Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is very dependent on water supply from the State Water Project and the Colorado River Aqueduct system which are facing vulnerabilities while MWD continues to have annual rate increases in the 3% to 5% range. BWP has rapidly expanded its recycled water system throughout Burbank, currently recycled water represents 16% of all water sales. Water sale growth is stagnant and cash reserves are on the low end. Burbank has a policy that requires the use of recycled water for targeted large irrigated landscaped areas and other industrial uses. BWP’s forecast for electric rate increases for the next four years is in the 1.5% to 2.5% range, while water rate increases are forecasted to be 6.5% to 7.5% per year for the next four years. Today, BWP’s electric rate is 3% lower compared to 2004 adjusted for inflation, and water rates are anywhere from 16% to 51% lower than neighboring utilities. BWP’s electric bonds are rated ‘Aa3’ by Moody’s Investor Service. Water bonds are rated ‘AAA’ with a stable outlook by Fitch Ratings. More information can be found at: https://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/ THE COMMUNITY Tucked between the Hollywood Hills and the Verdugo Mountains in the heart of Los Angeles County, the City of Burbank is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that belies its prominent position in the world of entertainment. Its excellent school system, extensive shopping, moderate year-round climate, tree-lined neighborhoods, proximity to ocean and mountains, and many parks make Burbank an excellent place to call home. Throughout its 100-year history, Burbank has embodied a forward-thinking city that provides a high quality of life and strong sense of community to its residents. Presently, Burbank maintains its long standing relationship with Warner Brothers and Disney and is now home to hundreds of media and related support companies such as ABC, Cartoon-Network Studios, Nickelodeon Animation, Clear Channel, and other post production, film processing, special effects, equipment rental and related businesses. As such, Burbank is happily referred to as the "Media Capital of the World." These iconic companies, along with the City’s theaters, restaurants, shops, nightspots, and festivals, attract nearly ten million tourists and visitors each year. Burbank’s diversified economic base provides full-time employment opportunities for approximately 150,000 individuals across a wide variety of industries including high tech, retail, finance/banking and hospital/medical. In addition, the City has 41 public parks and facilities, a public golf course, equestrian trails, bike paths, a weekly Farmer’s Market, outstanding municipal services, an innovative recycling program, and high performing schools. Named one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2008 and 2010, the City was also ranked the 16th safest city to live in the United States in 2016 by BusinessInsider.com. The 17-square-mile Burbank community is a wonderful place to live, work, and play, but is also in near proximity to many other communities including Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Arcadia, La Canada Flintridge, Northridge, and Studio City. To learn more, visit: https://www.burbankca.gov/ REQUIREMENTS BWP seeks a General Manager (GM) who brings a compelling vision and strong leadership skills to ensure continued success and positive organizational progress and change. The GM sets the professional tone for the entire organization and is expected to consistently elevate performance metrics, financial results, and service delivery for the benefit of customers. He or she must also be an exemplary communicator able to effectively interact with employees as well as City, community, and industry partners. The GM must be a collaborative partner with other City departments and ensure City leadership is fully apprised of emerging financial and operational challenges and issues, as well as, trends, regulatory changes, and developing legislation. The GM will lead a 340-person workforce, many of whom are represented by organized labor. Direct reports to the GM include: • Assistant General Manager of Electric Services • Assistant General Manager of Power Supply • Assistant General Manager of Water Systems • Assistant General Manager of Finance • Assistant General Manager of Customer Service & Marketing • Assistant General Manager of Technology • Administrative Officer • Executive Assistant THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will build upon BWP’s current record of safety, reliability, sustainability, and value and be forward thinking with the ability and desire to create momentum around shaping a utility of the future that embraces new ideas, technologies and sustainability. BWP prioritizes character, leadership skills, and strategic thinking on top of having utility-specific technical expertise. Candidates must possess a strong customer service and public service mentality, along with unquestionable ethics and integrity. The successful candidate must offer experience promoting diversity and managing a large, diverse workforce that includes the ability to foster strong labor relations. He or she must maintain meaningful employee engagement by empowering, delegating, inspiring, mentoring, and developing employees. He or she must also be able to foster an environment of service, collaboration and inclusion among different utility divisions, City departments, and within the community. The GM is expected to work as part of a team in a transparent and participatory environment. He or she must possess a proactive and compelling communication style that includes the ability to present complex industry matters to many different audiences including Board/Council members, other local government officials, community and business leaders, representatives of other agencies, industry peers, employees, and the public. BWP seeks candidates who are fiscally knowledgeable and able to establish, execute, and achieve the utilities’ annual budget and financial goals. Candidates who possess knowledge of water and power supply issues and those who can bring about operational excellence for effective and efficient utility operations are considered ideal. Candidates must possess any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the City. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS The annual salary range goes up to $294,839. The City of Burbank offers an excellent compensation and benefits program, which includes: CalPERS retirement: 2.5% at 55 for Classic PERS participants. 2% at 62 for new PERS participants. The City does not participate in Social Security. Deferred Compensation Program: 457 plan with City matching employee contributions up to $100/month. Retiree Medical Trust: The City contributes $100/pay period to a Retiree Medical Trust. Utility Retiree Medical Trust: Eligible to participate in the Utility Retiree Medical Trust and the City contributes half the required contribution. Retiree Health Savings (RHS): The City contributes $100/month. In addition, the cash out value of 50% of eligible leave balances will be deposited into the RHS account at separation. Cafeteria Plan: $350/month towards a Medical Plan plus additional medical premium if eligible. Total potential allowance up to $1,390 monthly for family CalPERS premiums. Dental Insurance: City paid family coverage. Vision Plan: City paid for employees only with option of adding dependents at additional cost. Auto Allowance: $374 per month. Executive Leave accrual rates (includes vacation and sick leave): 0 to 14 years of service: 316 hours/year 15+ years of service: 356 hours/year Option to cash out up to 350 hours per fiscal year in compliance with balance requirements. Holidays: 10 annually. Tuition Reimbursement: 75% up to $5,000 per fiscal year. Professional Development: City pays $75 per month. Life Insurance: City paid $100,000 policy. Accidental Death & Dismemberment (ADD) Insurance: City paid policy to cover loss of up to $102,000. Additional Benefits include: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), bilingual pay, military leave, short term/long term disability insurance, and City held ADD coverage specific to work accidents. TO APPLY Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than August 17, 2020 to: jgallo@mfpllc.us Joyce Ann Gallo Mycoff Fry Partners LLC PO Box 1310, Conifer, CO 80433 (800) 525-9082 BWP is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer
  • Durango, Colorado, At  La Plata Electric Association , our mission is to provide our members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.  We are shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative. LPEA is seeking a safety minded, highly motivated, detail-oriented, analytical, innovative and people-focused individual to join our dynamic People and Culture  team. The Business Continuity and Safety Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing a best in class safety solutions for the cooperative. Summary The Safety and Business Continuity Specialist is expected to promote and support LPEA’s mission and vision, strategic goals and initiatives, the Code of Excellence, and LPEA’s Leadership Principles. They will collaborate across the organization to promote a culture of safety and to develop, implement, and evaluate LPEA’s programs to reduce occupational accidents and illnesses in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  They will also develop and administer LPEA’s Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Plan. Essential Job Functions Initiate LPEA safety and training programs and ensures that a comprehensive and effective safety program is functioning on a continual basis. Plan and direct surveys and research studies to assure effective program operation and to recommend improvements to establish or modify standards with efforts directed at maintaining a zero accident/incident rate. Develop, manage, and train employees on Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Plan in partnership with relevant internal and external stakeholders. Assign and/or lead on-site inspections, audits, noise level surveys and job observations ensuring corrective actions are taken to reduce or eliminate immediate hazards. Administrate, approve, and maintain PCB control program, DOT Commercial Drivers program, all employee driver records, DOT drug testing, MSDS program, and stay current on all OSHA requirements, providing updates as needed. Prepare and maintain Workers’ Compensation records between employees injured on the job and Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. Interview and coordinate the investigation of accidents with supervisors and employees to determine causes and devise preventive measures. Compile and analyze accident and safety data and provide recommendations for developing and implementing remedial measures. Complete all required reports and forms and provides information to CEO. Inspect and rate unsafe conditions, according to factors such as severity of potential injury, likelihood of recurrence, employer's accident record, and evidence of voluntary compliance. Provide advice and instruct employees, supervisors, managers, and the CEO on the proper use of all safety equipment and how to avoid, correct, and remedy safety violations and/or incidents. Provide technical safety support on high-voltage electrical construction standards and work processes. Write new safety order proposal designed to protect workers from work methods, processes, or other hazards not previously covered, using knowledge of safety-engineering practices, available protective devices, safety testing, and occupational safety and health standards. Review and ensure LPEA meets all NRECA requirements. Interpret and clarify Federal, State, and/or Municipal Laws and regulations to advise employer of legal requirements. Provide advice and source data to prepare applications to regulatory bodies for changes in complaints or services. Recommend changes in legislation and administrative procedures to reflect technological and ecological changes and public sentiment. Review rulings to determine changes in legal stipulations and probable effects on company activities. Testify in legal proceedings and prepare documents for use of company witnesses summoned to testify. Act as liaison to, and work directly with, stakeholders who share a common responsibility to resolve problems for employee and organizational safety (i.e., management, staff employees, members, Federal, State, and Local Agency Representatives). Conduct informal meetings among various educational, civic, and industrial groups to promote general safety concepts. Prepare and review extensive monthly, quarterly, and annual summary data. Complete all required reporting. Safeguard facilities, control access to buildings and grounds, and provide personal safety to all involved. Assist in the development of departmental budget, goals, and objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Safety regulations and hazards inherent to the electric utility industry. Specific knowledge of applicable state and federal safety standards for electrical workers. Electrical construction standards and work processes. Accident reporting and investigation techniques. Industrial hygiene practices. Project management. Contracting processes. Business concepts and theories. Coaching and consulting techniques. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases. Disaster preparedness Ability to: Interpret Federal, State, and local codes, standards, regulations and understand construction standards and processes with an emphasis on high voltage electrical requirements. Interpret cooperative directives and procedures. Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and outside agencies. Develop/interpret/manage safety contracts. Conduct accident investigations. Work independently and use discretionary judgment. Serve as technical lead or advisor. Use personal computer and associated software. Analyze safety hazards, statistics, and reports. Conduct respirator fit tests. Use noise level analysis equipment. Work with confidential information. Train and instruct employees and the public. Proficient in First Aid and CPR. Work effectively as a team member. Required to be on call 24-hours a day for emergencies Experience/Education Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, such as Journeyman Lineman Experience, with at least 8 years of experience in the electric utility industry. License/Certification Valid Colorado Driver’s License. Must become a Certified Loss Control Professional within 24 months by successfully passing the NRECA Loss Control Internship Must successfully complete the OSHA #501 and #503 30-hour courses within specified time.  Working Conditions Duties are performed usually in an office type environment. Investigate safety incidents in all weather and site conditions. Conduct safety site visits with personnel. Required to travel frequently between District facilities and construction/accident sites where incumbent may be exposed to electrical hazards, chemicals, hazardous waste materials and weather extremes to perform job site functions. Must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Benefits Medical Insurance Dental & Vision Insurance Paid Vacation Personal Leave Sick Time 401(k) Health Club Reimbursement Education Assistance
  • Idaho, This position is located in the Engineering Services (PEJD) organization of Program Implementation (PEJ) Energy Efficiency (PE), Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). A successful candidate in this position will serve as a mechanical engineer performing a wide range of professional engineering studies and assignments in energy efficiency, demand side management and conservation acquisition. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will: Provide technical expertise for the areas of energy efficiency, demand-side management, conservation acquisition and end uses of electricity. Make critical analyses and evaluations of the ramifications and advisability of EE programs designed to deliver conservation acquisition to the region and/or large engineering projects such as modification of facilities or systems to meet new and considerably more demanding performance requirements. Discuss or consult with both internal and external planners, evaluators, and engineers or other subject matter experts on technological trends and innovations. Fulfill a variety of roles and will alternately act as a researcher, project manager, planner, customer service representative, marketer and promoter of products and services, problem solver, and technical consultant covering a variety of Energy Efficiency related initiatives, issues and technologies. Conduct workshops, presentations, briefings on technical topics, and educational initiatives both internal and external to BPA. Serve on internal cross-organizational teams as a member to address or resolve impactful issues dealing with the organization of work, delivery of services to customers and the development of leading edge energy efficiency measurement and verification processes, procedures and methodologies. Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.   This announcement is also being advertised under Merit Promotion as announcement  DOE-BPA-20-14074-MP.  If you are a status candidate or intend to apply under a Special Hiring Authority (e.g. Schedule A, VEOA, etc.), please apply under the Merit Promotion announcement as well. Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. Special Salary rate: The salary is based on a Special Rate Table, Number 0755:  https://apps.opm.gov/SPECIALRATES/2020/TABLE075504262020.ASPX OTHER REQUIREMENTS: All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,  Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. Selectee may be subject to a 1 year probationary period.  This position requires a valid driver's license as a condition of employment. Operation of government owned or leased motor vehicles in the performance of assignments. Required to obtain/maintain CPR/First Aid/AED certified in accordance with BPA Safety Policy. Required to obtain/maintain Arc Flash certified in accordance with BPA Safety Policy. Occasionally may be required to wear PPE, including boots, arc-flash rated clothing, hard hat, eye protection, and gloves. A pre-employment physical is required. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in commercial/industrial storage areas or hazardous waste sites. The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, or recurring and considerable walking, stooping, bending, crouching, and climbing such as in performing regular and periodic construction activities, field inspections, or to observe and study work operations in an industrial, storage, or comparable work area. Work may include frequent lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENT 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.) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: For GS-09  - A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: applying engineering methods or concepts in project management support and analytical or consulting services to clients, including supporting the development of technical specifications for mechanical equipment such as energy efficiency or utility products. For GS-11  - A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: professional engineering work providing project management support, and analytical and consulting services to internal and external clients, including technical oversight or development of technical specifications for mechanical equipment such as energy efficiency or utility products. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-09 or GS-11 level.  Your 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 resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. Contracting and Procurement  - Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques, or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. Electric Utility Fundamentals  - Knowledge of generation, transmission, and/or distribution concepts in the wholesale or retail markets of providing electricity to consumers; Knowledge of the business practices, regulations, rate structures, and operating characteristics of the electrical utility industry; Ability to apply knowledge of the laws, regulations, standards, policies, concepts, principles, practices, rate structures, and contractual relationships applicable to electric utility customers. Engineering and Technology  - Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices, and of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications. Influencing and Negotiating  - Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions. Mechanical Engineering  - Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods related to planning, designing, developing, testing, or evaluating thermodynamic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or structural equipment, systems, models, tools, or specialized mechanical devices. Partnering  - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. 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. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education   This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts.  Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible". Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see  the Department of Education website.    

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