In order to qualify, you must meet the Engineering Technical Series experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,


In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems.

Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as:

  • Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes.
  • Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes Review, evaluate and assess the adequacy of engineering data for usefulness in the logistical support of those weapons systems. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

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:

  • Knowledge of engineering data acquisition and management, the Competition in contracting Act of 1984 (CICA), DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation PG1 217.7506 (DoD Spare Parts Breakout Program). AFI 23-101, Air Force processes and systems the nature of the commodities assigned health, safety and security directives, regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, analyze, organize, adjust and coordinate engineering data management and AMC/AMSC screening workload and assignments in order to meet program requirements and objectives, to interpret laws, statutes, directives, regulations, policies, procedures, techniques and methods as they relate to all aspects of engineering data management and AMC/AMSC screening actions and to produce meaningful metrics to drive improvements to the processes.
  • Skill to make sound judgments relative to the DoD Spare Parts Breakout Program in relation to the ALC goals to effectively and tactfully communicate both orally and in writing.

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.


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