15 days old

Supervisory Electronics Engineer

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
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NIST Communications Technology Laboratory / High-speed Measurements Group anticipates the need for a Supervisory Electronics Engineer.

Develops, leads and oversees the management of the High-speed Measurements Group, that includes research in measurement science and SI traceable calibrations for internal and external customers, spanning, but not limited to high-speed waveform measurements, electro-optic sampling, on-wafer electrical measurements, analytical and numerical waveform deconvolution, high-speed signal generation, nonlinear vector network analysis, and correlated uncertainty analysis that underpins the metrological foundations for high-speed and high frequency electrical and optical waveform measurements in the classical and quantum regimes. The mission of the group involves highly complex projects and building collaborative scientific efforts within and outside of NIST. Promotes the activities of the group to management, colleagues and external stakeholders. Key stakeholders include both public and private sector stakeholders in the microelectronics electronics and electrical instrumentation industries. Provides technical direction to group staff by defining work objectives. Provides managerial direction to effectively allocate funding, staffing and other resources for the group. Operates independently under general policy guidance and work products are considered well researched, appropriate and technically accurate.

The position is classified Permanent.

Salary:   $140,428 - $172,500

U.S Citizenship is required.

Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


B. Combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must meet the following Specialized Experience:

All applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level (ZP-IV at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience with the use of optical and RF diagnostic and measurement tools such as vector network analyzers, wafer-probes, sampling oscilloscopes, real-time oscilloscopes, ultrafast (sub-picosecond) lasers, and autocorrelators.



Posted: 2021-04-21 Expires: 2021-05-21

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