The selectee for this position will serve as as Electrical
Engineer in the Operations Division, Public Works Department, Camp
Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND
Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will
be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.
This position is a 100% TDY position at Camp Lemonnier,
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The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Analyze contract drawings and specifications to determine the
extent of the contractor's responsibility under the provisions of
- Prepare government estimates used in negotiating cost of
- Develop projects that require improvisation, ingenuity, and a
high degree of technical judgment related to electrical or
- Perform design review of construction drawings and
specifications for electrical systems, such as primary systems
(5-35KV class serial and underground), secondary systems (0-600
volt, interior and exterior), transformers, etc.
- Perform contract-related services such as writing scope of
work, estimating, site surveys, contractor selection, negotiation,
performance monitoring, product or design review, evaluation for
bids, inspection, and acceptance.
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this
0850 Electrical Engineering
- Electrical Engineers
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed one year.
This assignment may be extended up to 2 additional years at the
discretion of management and in accordance with applicable
regulations. This position may be filled as a Temporary Promotion
or Temporary Reassignment.
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and
time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this
announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final secret security
clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain
the required level of clearance while employed in the subject
.position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of
clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training
and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field
- Facilities Engineering - at Level III. If you possess DAWIA
Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career
Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may
still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within
24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed
This position is 100% TDY and requires travel, up to 75% of the
time, from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include
remote or isolated sites. Must be willing and able to travel on
military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within
three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide
sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which
you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for
evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to
this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific
when describing your experience.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position requires current
registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any state, District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Guam. If you meet this requirement it
is highly recommended that you provide a copy of your current
registration with your application.
In addition to the Basic Education Requirements for this
position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of
specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or
pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the
private or public sector performing the following duties: 1)
providing subject matter expertise on electrical engineering
issues; 2) preparing and/or collaborating on the development of
design drawings, project specifications and cost estimates; 3)
coordinating with and/or directing personnel or contractors to
complete complex engineering and construction projects; and 4)
analyze engineering work to provide recommendations for solutions
to complex problems.
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g.,
professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community,
student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies,
knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and
experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in
a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for
many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and
working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or
insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical
handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require
extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day
workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating
and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The
incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living
quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very
cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial
living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work
hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency
support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for
the environment in which this support is provided.
Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.
Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain
international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront
of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay
(beginning day 43+)
Applicants must meet the following positive education
qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess
The individual occupational requirements typically provide at
least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of
the occupations covered by this standard:
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an
accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher
degree that included a major field of study or specific course
requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual
Where specific course requirements are not indicated in
paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a
major field of study is the amount specified by the college or
university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester
hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study.
The nature and quality of this required course work must have been
such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study
in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally
refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program
Appropriate combination of education and experience that is
typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational
requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an
applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described
in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience.
The method of determining the number of semester hours required to
constitute a major field of study is the same as described in
The quality of the combination of education and experience must
be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the
occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the
successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major
in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and
related fields, a typical college degree would have included
courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking,
research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with
skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more
responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable
experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or
abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.