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    THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

    These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. 

    Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-09/11/12/13 or DP-03/04 pay band (equivalent to GS-09/11, GS12/13). The positions have promotion potential to GS-12 or DP-04 (equivalent to GS-12/13). Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the requiredCareer Field for the position and be certified at the required Level at the time of application.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.   Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/.

    NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.  Please do not contact this office for status.  If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted 

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    Responsibilities

    Typical functions performed by Computer Scientists include:

    ·        Development of software systems using a knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as operating system theory, data structures, computer system architecture, Software engineering, and computer communications.

    ·        Development of computer graphics systems using a knowledge of graphic display systems, general purpose graphics languages, and optimization techniques involving preprocessors graphical algorithms, memory management methods, and high-speed communication links.

    ·        Development of high-speed computing systems and real time data acquisition systems.

    ·        Development of integrated computer systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require 1-5 days of travel

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    1550 Computer Science

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
    • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
    • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
    • See special requirements section for additional requirements.

    A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-12/GS-13 or DP 04 grade depending on the position and location. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

    This public notice announcement is for anticipated vacancies to be filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS in order to be found minimally qualified for the position.   You MUST furnish a copy of your transcript(s) of college work completed, regardless if you are currently in this series and proof of degree with your application.  Failure to provide transcript(s) with your application will result in your application being rated not qualified.


    Basic Requirement:
    Bachelor's degree in computer science or a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. (At least 15 of the 30 semester hours include a combination of statistics and mathematics including differential and integral calculus from an accredited or pre-accredited institution.)

    GS-09 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-09 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1

    ) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 2) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems. OR

    two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-11 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-11 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) determining tradeoff relationships between system operating cost and level of performance; 2) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 3) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems.  OR
    three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-12 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-12 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) determining tradeoff relationships between system operating cost and level of performance; 2) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 3) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems; 4) converting naval Aviation logistics and maintenance data into decision making information through the application of analytical techniques and procedures; 5) conducting data mining, developing analytical tools (statistical and probabilistic analysis), methods and assessments for various portions of an overall task or project assignment. 

     
    GS-13 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-13 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) designing and developing the most appropriate techniques to solve problems, enhance performance or increase efficiency and effectiveness; 2) providing expert judgments concerning the validity of assumptions made and the criteria to evaluate alternatives; 3) conceptualizing systems and reduce them to the most effective, simplified and manageable presentation and treatment; 4) simulating a process and developing a detailed model of the most critical features of the process; 5) identifying actual or potential problem areas, treads and similar factors to improve agency program operations and management systems.

    For additional qualification information, use the following link to the Office of Personnel Management website:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

    Some positions may be designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). In addition to DAWIA certification requirements, individuals selected for CAPS must also be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a position waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.  If you are an Acquisition Corps member, please indicate your membership in your resume.  Acquisition Corps requirements may be viewed at https://acquisition.navy.mil/rda/home/career_management

     You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    Education

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

     A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP): http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

    Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    Veteran’s Preference Information: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    Technical Competency

    You will be evaluated and rated under Expedited Hiring Authority selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

    Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

    Well Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

    Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc). Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ApplicantChecklist_External.pdf

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    - Complete Resume.

    - Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

    - Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

    Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, December 08, 2017. Applications received after Friday, December 08, 2017 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login  select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. You'll be directed to the Details page in Application Manager that will display the status of your application, documentation received and processed, and any correspondence related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

    ***You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.***

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Application_Info_How_to_Apply_via_Fax.pdf

    Note: Faxing an application package (eg. 1203-FX) will not allow you to review and track the status of your application unless you have completed the application process in USAJOBS.

    This Vacancy ID is 1940097

    Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

    **It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **

    Agency contact information

    DON Employment EIC

    Phone

    (800)378-4559

    TDD

    858-577-5723

    Email

    DONEIC@NAVY.MIL

    Address

    Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
    700 Robbins Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Next steps

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

    Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467372400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.