Advanced science.  Applied technology.

Engineering Technologist: GS-07F-6087P

Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division

QUALIFICATIONS: Fifteen years experience in a technical support position. High school or equivalent education and a combination of 15 to 20 years of continuing education or trade school and/or related experience or a Bachelor's degree with zero to five years experience in the field of specialization. Exceptional performance with capacity for engineering/scientific work and other project work at the professional level. Work independently with initiative, judgment and good communication skills and expertise. Knowledge of advanced systems, applications of new technology in field of specialization. Supervise subordinate staff and effectively communicate with clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Takes a leading role in data acquisition, test set up, design of special test apparatus and other aspects of laboratory efforts on a project. Reviews data for accuracy and relevance. May work independently supervising junior technical staff in accomplishing the laboratory aspects of a project including working directly with client or subcontractor representatives. Writes reports and may take project or phase management for small projects or testing jobs. Takes the lead technical role in the laboratory on large projects working with members of the engineering staff to accomplish primarily hardware related project requirements. This may include fabrication or purchase of special equipment and interacting with outside vendors.