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Saul, Roger
08-21-2000, 02:26 AM
Please do not reply to me. All inquiries and applications should be directed
as instructed in the following announcement.

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
PROMOTIONAL AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A PRESTIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL AGENCY? AN AGENCY WH
OSE WORK TOUCHES THE LIVES OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN PROFOUND WAYS? AN AGENCY
WHOSE MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES AND REDUCE INJURIES?

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IS AN EXCITING AND PROGRESS
IVE ORGANIZATION. WE ARE INTERESTED IN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO SUPERI
OR SERVICE AND WHO CAN HELP US CONTINUE TO MEET THESE HIGH STANDARDS.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING 401K AND FAMILY FRIENDLY LEAVE POLICIES.

WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED AND STRIVE FOR DIVERSITY IN OUR WORKPLACE AND ENCOURAGE
ALL INDIVIDUALS TO APPLY.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.NHTSA.DOT.GOV
POSITION: Mechanical Engineer, GS-830-12 or 13

ANNOUNCEMENT NO: NHTSA 00-90

OPENING DATE: 08/11/2000 CLOSING DATE: 09/22/2000

LOCATION: Associate Administrator for Research & Development, Vehicle Researc
h and Test Center, Pedestrian and Applied Biomechanics Division, East Liberty,
Ohio.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Sources. Certain veterans and people with disabilit
ies may be considered under a special authority without regard to the area of
consideration identified above. Please indicate on your application if you ar
e in one of these categories, and provide appropriate documentation. Employees
eligible under DOT's CTAP, and all other ICTAP candidates are also encouraged
to apply. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with d
isabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the applic
ation and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting r
easonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

DUTIES: Conducts multiple research, development, test, and evaluation projects
which advance the understanding of injury mechanics and mitigation concepts f
or pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle occupants in vehicle crashes. Prov
ides analyses and consultation relative to anthropomorphic test devices, compo
nent related equipment, and issues related to crash injury reduction technolog
ies. Develops test protocols to improve the basis for motor vehicle injury cri
teria. Coordinates and provides technical management to pedestrian and cyclist
crash survival and biomechanics research. Participates in the development of
new and unique instrumentation systems, installation techniques, test fixture
s, and devices. Develops and applies sophisticated numerical and statistical a
nalysis techniques. Makes scientific judgments based upon experimental results
and provides expert interpretation necessary to guide research testing progra
ms. Analyzes the results of computer simulations, laboratory experiments and f
ield data collections. Prepares research conclusions and recommends improved t
echniques to gather data. Documents findings in reports and other technical pu
blications. Provides technical support for other groups in NHTSA, as required.


OPM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with the US Office of Personnel
Management's Qualifications Standards Operating Manual, which is available for
review in most Federal human resource offices, or on www.opm.gov/qualificatio
ns/ applicants must have completed a full four year professional engineering c
urriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. In addition, one year of p
rofessional engineering experience is required which is in or related to the w
ork which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability to
perform in the position. The one year of required experience must have been a
t level of difficulty comparable to the next lower grade level in the Federal
Service. Qualifying experience is demonstrated by having performed assignments
comparable to those described above under Duties.

SPECIAL COMPETENCIES: In addition to the OPM Qualification Requirements descri
bed above, your application MUST indicate in detail your experience/qualifica
tions which meet the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) listed
below:


Factor I Demonstrated knowledge of scientific theory and practice as demons
trated in mathematics, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, structur
es, machine design, computer technology, computer modeling and simulation and/
or experience or training in biomechanics or crashworthiness studies.

Factor II Demonstrated skill in designing, planning, coordinating and cond
ucting biomechanics research and development testing.

Factor III Ability to prepare written documentation and prepare and delive
r presentations on research, development and evaluation efforts.

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Candidates will be screened to determine if they possess
the OPM Qualification Requirements, outlined above. Those candidates who meet
the qualification requirements will then be evaluated according to the degree
to which they possess the Special Competencies, also described above. Perform
ance appraisals, training and awards will be considered to the extent that the
y demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities directly relat
ed to the position.

NONSTATUS CANDIDATES: All NONSTATUS candidates who meet minimum requirements w
ill be referred to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for ranking a
nd referral.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a r esum e, OF-612 or any other written format that include
s the following information:

a. Vacancy announcement number.

b. Your full name, mailing address, day and evening phone number, social se
curity number, country of citizenship, veterans preference (attach proof), rei
nstatement eligibility, highest Federal civilian grade held, (attach SF-50 as
proof), and lowest acceptable grade.

c. Work experience, including dates of experience and hours worked per week
, and any education information.

(Failure to include all of the information under (a), (b), and (c), above will
result in an incomplete application, and no further consideration will be giv
en.)



Applications must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, September 22, 2000.
In addition to your application, submit the forms listed below to: National H
ighway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Human Resources, Room 5306, 40
0 7th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20590. Alternatively, send E-mail applicati
ons to Bud Duffy at Fduffy@NHTSA.DOT.GOV.

1. A copy of your most recent performance appraisal (if applicable).

2. Concisely written statements on plain bond paper describing work that yo
u have performed which demonstrates possession of each factor listed under Spe
cial Competencies, above. This will aid us in more closely matching your work
experience with our actual job requirements. (Mandatory)

3. All status candidates who wish to be considered under both merit promoti
on and competitive procedures must submit two (2) complete applications. If on
ly one (1) application is received, it will be considered under merit promotio
n only. E-mail applications will be considered under merit promotion unless he
/she is a non status applicant.

4. All DOT CTAP and ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of their certificate
of surplus status, certificate of expected separation, specific RIF notice or
any other official notice that demonstrates eligibility for special selection
priority.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the NHTSA Office of H
uman Resources on
(202) 366-1784.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS:

- The KSA statements are mandatory. Candidates who fail to submit KSA statemen
ts will not receive consideration for the vacancy.
- The position has no known promotion potential beyond GS-13.
- This position is subject to the procurement integrity provisions as containe
d in Section 27 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 423
).
- Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcem
ent.
- The use of postage-paid agency envelopes to file job applications is a viola
tion of Federal law and regulation, and applications received in such envelope
s will be discarded.
- Relocation costs will not be paid.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- If selectee is eligible for Selective Service, he must show that he has regi
stered in accordance with applicable statutes.
- Selectee must file an initial and annual Confidential Statement of Employmen
t and Financial Interests
- Selectee will be required to provide a transcript of his/her undergraduate a
nd graduate education.

CTAP/ICTAP CANDIDATES:

All DOT CTAP and ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of their certificate of su
rplus status, certificate of expected separation, specific RIF notice or any o
ther official notice that demonstrates eligibility for special selection prior
ity, and be well qualified for the position.

Well-qualified employees are eligible employees who satisfy all education, exp
erience, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) factor(s) for this vacant
position. Well-qualified employees are those who meet the above average level
range of a three level or four level crediting plan for all KSA factor(s).

In addition, well-qualified displaced employees must meet the following eligib
ility criteria:

- is a displaced employee;
- has a current (or a last) performance rating of record at proficient or equi
valent;
- applies for a vacancy that is at or below the grade level from which the emp
loyee is being or may be separated, that does not have a greater promotion pot
ential than the position from which the employee is being or may be separated;

- occupies a position in the same local commuting area of the vacancy;
- files an application for a specific vacancy within the time frame stated on
the vacancy announcement;
- provides proof of eligibility, such as a Reduction-In-Force Separation Notic
e, Reduction-In-Force Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or Certificatio
n of Expected separation. (Mandatory submission for all displaced applicants.)


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Roger A. Saul, Ph.D.
Chief, Pedestrian and Applied Biomechanics Division
NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center
P.O. Box 37B
E. Liberty, OH 43319-0337
ph: 937-666-4511
fax: 937-666-3590
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