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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serve as a computer scientist and technical consultant for work involving both application and development of mathematical, statistical and computer-simulated models and applications Applies mathematical and software engineering principles and disciples to the building of software systems.
    • Perform various duties concerned with the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information. This work requires professional competence in the application of the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture, system software organization and the modeling of the representation and transformation of information structure. You must also possess specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of information systems, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques.
    • Performs significant software engineering program management duties related to the System Engineering Process (SEP) which supports complex, often highly specialized, state-of-the-art software systems. Attends meetings, conferences, briefing, and seminars related to project planning, advanced technologies, and supporting system concepts. Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency through interaction with technical and professional societies, associations, academia, symposia, contractors, and research & development (R&D) organizations, by reading/reviewing technical journals and current literature, and participation in formal training programs.
    Additional Information:
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-15)

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1550 Computer Science

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Total salary varies depending on location of position
    • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package.

    Qualifications

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Meeting the basic requirements qualifies for GS-05 position.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    FOR GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling, data analysis and complex electronic instrumentation systems for testing weapon system installation.

    FOR GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems.

    FOR GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience include professional knowledge and abilities applicable to a broad range of computer software development duties; modify standard practices and adapt equipment or techniques to solve a variety of unique and novel problems.

    FOR GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling, data analysis and complex electronic instrumentation systems for testing weapon system installation. Serve as assistants to higher grade level scientists responsible for subject-matter or program areas.

    FOR GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling, data analysis and complex electronic instrumentation systems for testing weapon system installation. Serving as staff specialist for a significant segment of a subject-matter or program area. Providing technical guidance in planning, coordinating, and evaluating proposed research projects and programs of interest to the agency.

    FOR GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling, data analysis and complex electronic instrumentation systems for testing weapon system installation, and developing and applying system evaluation methods and techniques to major portions of large projects of studies. Serves as staff specialist responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in a major subject-matter, functional, or program area.

    FOR GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is in or related to the position to be filled. An example of this experience includes developing software systems, high-speed computing systems; real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling, data analysis and complex electronic instrumentation systems for testing weapon system installation, and developing and applying system evaluation methods and techniques to major portions of large projects of studies. Serves as staff experts and consultants.

    OR

    Click on the following link to view qualification requirements for this position:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    AND

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of computer science concepts and principles of standard computer science practices, methods, and techniques to perform, following specific instructions, routine projects or minor phases of a larger or more complex project.
    2. Knowledge of computer design, simulation or programming software or other appropriate software to perform routine design and analysis assignments.
    3. Knowledge of computer science and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques to recommend solutions for computer problems.
    4. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply computer science procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Direct Hiring Authority for Cyber Workforce Positions:

    These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Cyber Workforce Positions. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified individuals directly into cyber workforce positions up to the GS-15 level (or equivalent) that are necessary to carry out the responsibilities of U.S. Cyber Command. These positions are located Air Force-Wide.

    Selections made under this announcement may be non-competitively converted to CYBER excepted service.

    For DHA Positions:

    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK). There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

    This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

    Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP
    ): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
    3. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series
    4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    5. Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    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.

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    Benefits

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

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    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/2018.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10106858

    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 application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Total Force Service Center

    Address

    EHA DHA
    550 C Street W
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:
    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

    This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

    See "Additional Information" in this announcement for further information regarding DHA Positions.

    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

Fair & Transparent

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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/487700800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.