The selectee for this position will serve as a Scientist in the NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER.Learn more about this agency
This notice is issued under the Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Appointment (DSAA) Authority for Science & Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) to recruit and appoint individuals with undergraduate or graduate degrees through the doctoral level possessing distinguished scholastic achievements. As such, this notice is targeted to qualified United States citizens who are not current permanent Federal employees.
This announcement is for ND-02 (equivalent to the GS-05/08) entry-level professional scientific positions at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). NSWC Crane is seeking candidates with qualifying Bachelor's degrees in a professional scientific curriculum and a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better. Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application.
All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans' Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications. If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.
The Crane Division (NSWC Crane), located in Crane, Indiana is a shore command of the U.S. Navy. NSWC Crane is under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered in Washington DC.
The mission of NSWC Crane is to provide acquisition engineering, in-service engineering and technical support for sensors, electronics, electronic warfare and special warfare weapons. NSWC Crane also works to apply component and system-level product and industrial engineering to surface sensors, strategic systems, special warfare devices and electronic warfare/information operations systems, as well as to execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Learn more about NSWC Crane at: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/crane/default.aspx
Duties and responsibilities will require the application of at least one of the following educational disciplines:
1306 - Health Physics Series: This series covers professional positions that require primarily application of professional knowledge and competence in health physics, which is concerned with the protection of persons and their environment from unwarranted exposure to ionizing radiation.
1310 - Physics Series: This series covers professional positions advising, administering, supervising or performing research or other professional and scientific work in the investigation and application of the relations between space, time, matter, and energy in the areas of mechanics, sound, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, or atomic and nuclear phenomena.
1320 - Chemistry Series: This series covers professional positions involving work that requires full professional education and training in the field of chemistry. This work includes the investigation, analysis, and interpretation of the composition, molecular structure, and properties of substances, the transformations which they undergo, and the amounts of matter and energy included in these transformations.
1515 - Operations Research Series: This series covers professional positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques. The work also involves analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems. The primary requirement of the work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis.
1520 - Mathematics Series: This series covers professional positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work that involves: conducting research on basic mathematical principles, methods, procedures, techniques, or relationships; or developing mathematical methods to solve a variety of scientific, engineering, economic, and/or military problems where precise specification of the relationships, rigor and economy of mathematical operations, and logical deduction are the controlling considerations.
1530 - Statistics Series: This series covers professional positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work or provide professional consultation in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantified information.
1550 - Computer Science Series: This series includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
- See Other Information section for additional requirements.
This is a public notice announcement for projected vacancies at the commands identified in this Public Notice. 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.
These positions are being filled under the Naval Sea Systems Command, Warfare Centers Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Appointment Authority. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your application package.
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.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.
Position may require successful completion of a physical examination.
Positions may be covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and require additional education, training and experience. All DoD personnel filling acquisition positions have 24 months to achieve the certification standards (career field/path and level) assigned to the position. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.
QualificationsIn 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.
Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Education Requirements: Applicants must possess the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual for series: 1306/1310/1320/1515/1520/1530/1550:
For the 1306 (Health Physics) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree in natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
For the 1310 (Physics) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 semester hours in physics, from an accredited college or university.
For the 1320 (Chemistry) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, from an accredited college or university.
For the 1515 (Operations Research) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree in operations research; or related bachelor's degree that included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses and at least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus, from an accredited college or university.
For the 1520 (Mathematics) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a bachelor's degree in an equivalent major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics, from an accredited college or university.
For the 1530 (Statistics) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a bachelor's degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc., from an accredited college or university.
For the 1550 (Computer Science) series: Successful completion of a full four-year professional curriculum (or will complete within 9 months) leading to a 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 were in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus, from an accredited college or university.
In addition to the basic entry qualification requirements above, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
ND-02: Successful completion of (or will complete within 9 months) of a professional scientific curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in physics, health physics, chemistry, operations research, mathematics, statistics, computer science or other bachelor's degree appropriate to the position being filled.
Selective Placement Factors: These positions have two Selective Placement Factors (screen-out) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for the position. Applicants not possessing both Selective Placement Factors WILL be found ineligible for the position. Possession of the selective placement factors must be verifiable via your resume AND the assessment questionnaire.
1) SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR - Educational Discipline: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in at least one of the following disciplines (or will successfully complete within 9 months):
· Health Physics (1306) - Bachelor's Degree in Healthy Physics OR Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health OR Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health OR Bachelor's Degree in Physics
· Physics (1310) - Bachelor's Degree in Physics;
· Chemistry (1320) - Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry;
· Operations Research (1515) - Bachelor's Degree in Operations Research OR Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics OR Bachelor's Degree in Statistics OR Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering OR Bachelor's Degree in Economics;
· Mathematics (1520) - Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics;
· Statistics (1530) - Bachelor's Degree in Statistics;
· Computer Science (1550) - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.
2) SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
· Your qualifying Bachelor's degree must reflect a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in one of the defined scientific curriculums above.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site Individual Occupational Requirement for All Professional Engineering and Scientific Positions: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
Individual Occupational Requirements:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Health Physics Series: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/health-physics-series-1306/
Individual Occupational Requirement for Physics Series:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Chemistry Series:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Operations Research Series:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Mathematics Series:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Statistics Series:
Individual Occupational Requirement for Computer Science Series:
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.
See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for information on crediting education.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
This position has promotion potential to the ND-04 (equivalent to the GS-12/13) grade level. 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.
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.
Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
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.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
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
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: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/What_is_ICTAP%3F
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.
If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
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.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.
DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?
You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.
ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?
You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.
ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.
ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
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
Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10102120
3. Supporting documentation
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 01/04/2018. Applications received after 01/04/2018 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. 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 contact Department of Navy EIC at DONEIC@navy.mil or (800) 378-4559.
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 are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Department of Navy EIC
300 HIGHWAY 361
Crane, IN 47522-5001
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