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Engineering Technician

Full Time

Website National Institute of Standards and Technology

Basic Requirement: To qualify at the ZT-II Grade Level: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04 grade level (ZT-I for NIST employees) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in at least one of the following: Assisting colleagues in assembling basic experimental apparatuses or test fixtures, supporting the constructing of simple building mock-ups (portions or entire buildings composed of wood, concrete, and/or steel), and/or preparing and installing various sensors on test specimens, buildings, apparatus, or fixtures. Assisting teammates in basic troubleshooting efforts on technical equipment, instruments, and/or software. OR Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics. At least 6 of the 24 semester hours must have been in drafting. OR A combination of education and experience To qualify at the ZT-III Grade Level: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-08 grade level (ZT-II for NIST employees) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in at least two of the following: Assisting colleagues in assembling experimental apparatuses or test fixtures, constructing building mock-ups (portions or entire buildings composed of wood, concrete, and/or steel), and/or preparing and installing various sensors on test specimens, buildings, apparatus, or fixtures. Performing troubleshooting efforts on technical equipment, instruments, and/or software. Working with team to conduct basic experiments and collect data. OR Two full years of graduate education OR Master’s degree OR A combination of education and experience Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application. The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. If requesting reconsideration of your qualification determination, please refer to the following site: Applicant Reconsideration

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