This position is part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Interdisciplinary.Learn more about this agency
Mission Statement: The Joint Staff assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in accomplishing his responsibilities for: the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unified command; and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. The Joint Staff is composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. In practice, the Marines make up about 20 percent of the number allocated to the Navy.
Mission Statement: J6 serves the Chairman, develops C4/Cyber capability requirements and facilitates on behalf of the Joint Force in order to: Deliver a sustained information advantage; enable decision and action at the speed of the problem; and ensure the Warfighter receives jointly integrated and effective capabilities necessary to conduct operations.
As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary at the GS-0855/1515/0854/1550-15 some of your typical work assignments may include:
- Responsible for requirements identification, tracking, program plan development, technology identification, resource management, infrastructure operations and maintenance, and facilities for the C4 Assessments Division.
- Provides oversight for subprograms in the areas of telecommunications management, video systems, project engineering, information security, Web/Database engineering, systems engineering, architectures, industry and academic outreach, and project management.
- Manages work requiring expertise in the identification acquisition, evaluation and implementation of advanced information systems technology in support of applications of such technology to joint and combined organizational structures as required by Combatant Commanders, Services, and Agencies involved in joint/combined warfighting.
- Manages professional and administrative effort by colleagues, subordinates and contractors that support multi disciplinary project teams.
- Serves as the supervisor for the civilian and military personnel (GS-14 Interdisciplinary Positions, GS-12 and GS-13 Project Leads and Communications Officer assigned to the Technical Integration and Services Branch.
- Provides government oversight to contractors and other government employees working in support of the division.
- Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
- Evaluates work performance of subordinates.
- Recommending awards or bonuses for personnel and changes in positions classification, subject to approval by the C4 Assessments Division Chief.
- Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
- Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
- -Develops performance standards.
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining internal and external communications channels and information flow between assessment/experiment participants (e.g. services, battle labs, JTF components} supporting agencies (e.g. DISA, NSA, and DIA) and customers (i.e. Combatant Commanders).
- Responsible for ensuring that projects are planned and engineered as interoperable and compatible components of the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Command and Control System-of-Systems Architecture.
- Responsible for ensuring projects are interoperable and compatible components of the Joint Information Environment or other DoD approved architectures.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…This announcement is open to: Current Civilian Joint Staff Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities: Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and Individuals with Disabilities.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Overtime work may be required.
QualificationsYou may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service:
- Experience with current Joint systems-of-record to accurately assess the information exchange capability and security issues associated with prospective projects is required.
- Experience with state-of-the-art software engineering, software modeling and simulation, and software system testing is required to plan user evaluations, experiments, and demonstrations.
- Experience with established and emerging DoD joint warfighting battle management operations as the context in which requirements for prototype development, interoperability demonstration and assessment is executed.
- Experience with JTF operational and systems architecture (including support structure, information flows and graphical interface systems) is required to prioritize and conduct effective C2 experiments and demonstrations.
- Experience with gathering, architecture, design, implementation, and operational support of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and Local Area Networks (LANs) in a Joint environment.
- Experience with emerging policies and of information technologies associated with interoperability, compatibility, and/or integration of military Service and of Joint (C2) Command and Control Systems.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This vacancy has the following education requirements. When applying ensure you select the appropriate education requirements on the assessment for the job series you are applying for. Failure to properly select the correct job series and furnish required documents could result in being found ineligible for consideration.
If applying for the 0854/0855 Series - Computer Engineer/Electronics Engineering:
A Professional engineering Degree. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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
A 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 professional 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 a Professional engineer registration.
If applying for the 1550 Series- Computer Science:
A bachelor's degree in computer science.
A bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science where at least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
If applying for the 1515 Series - Operations Research:
A bachelor's degree in operations research.
A bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support
your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2)
If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of
credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time
study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain
your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter
hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet
the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by
a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such
education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or
full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further
information, visit: Foreign Education
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit
Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be
rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Ability To Lead Or Supervise
- Systems Design and Integration
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
- Other supporting documents
- Cover Letter, (optional)
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on 12/08/2017 in order to be considered
- Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service and not serviced by DLA)
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, (if applicable)
- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
- Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
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evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.
A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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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.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485166000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.