Experience conducting technical assessments of software and embedded weapon systems technologies.
IN ADDITION TO THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, YOU MUST ALSO MEET A BASIC REQUIREMENT. THE BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR THE POSITION IS:
A. Degree: professional engineering. 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. OR
B. Combination of education and experience—college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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 one of the following:
l. Professional registration—Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are written or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Boards’ eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for a manufacturing engineering position.
2. Written Test—Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.
Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
3. Specified academic courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
4. Related Curriculum—Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
For further information on basic requirements, you are encouraged to visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GSO800/0800.htm (Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. For additional information on recognized education, please go to the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Knowledges, skills, and abilities that are needed to perform the duties of this position are:
- Knowledge of systems engineering concepts, theory, and practical application.
- Knowledge of scientific, engineering, production and support processes related to weapons and systems research, embedded systems, development and operation, managerial ability.
- Skill in weapon system acquisition, related to development production, and field support.
- Ability to manage, execute, and oversee a subordinate staff of systems engineering Program Support Team Leads and contractor support.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to include giving oral presentations and writing technical papers suitable for a broad audience.
- This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process. This may include reassignments or repromotion of qualified eligibles.
- Selection for this position is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense Referral System for Displaced Employees.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration prior to appointment. Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment.
- If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
- ALL RESUMES MUST INCLUDE RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AS PROVIDED IN THE HRSC CIVILIAN JOB KIT OR THE RESUME WILL BE REJECTED.
- If you are selected for this position you will be required to provide documentation verifying your eligibility/status.
- The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. Frequently Asked Questions about the DoD policy is available on http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/faq_annuitants.pdf
- Former Federal employees who return to work for the government after receiving Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) are normally required to repay an amount equal to the VSIP amount received, including Federal taxes that were withheld. This requirement remains in effect for five years after separation. Upon acceptance of a tentative offer, submission of a copy of the separation SF-50 will be required.
- In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code,
annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full
annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for
retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a
supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period.
Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section
8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives)
- This position MAY be filled through military spouse preference (MSP) procedures. Vacancy announcement will indicate if MSP applications are being accepted. If so and you wish to claim military spouse preference, please refer to the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement for more info.
- You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; 30% disabled veterans; military spouse preference; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your resume and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. You MUST provide supporting documents in order to receive consideration. For additional information on non-competitive appointing authorities, click here http://www.opm.gov/employ/html/sroa2.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
- Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, the selectee may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.
This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.
- This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
- A Security clearance and a favorable suitability determination are required before appointment. Misconduct in prior employment, criminal, dishonest conduct, habitual use of intoxicating beverages, abuse of narcotics, drugs or other controlled substances, or reasonable doubt of loyalty to the United States are examples of reasons an offer of employment may be denied. This requirement may take 90 days or longer to process.
- Applicants must be eligible for a TOP SECRET clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
- This position is located Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS),
therefore selectee must sign an overseas employment agreement.
- Management may set the salary at any level within the parameters of the pay band.
Payment of relocation expenses is contingent upon the availability of Permanent Change-of-Station (PCS) funding.
THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION, LEVEL III IN SYSTEMS PLANNING, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENGINEERING--SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.
- TDY is required in continental U.S. (CONUS) and outside CONUS to perform protective security details (PSD)
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the skills extracted from your resume to the skills identified through a documented job analysis. Candidates should refer to the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) Civilian Job Kit: http://www.whs.mil/HRD/Apply/HowToGuide/JobKitRevision.cfm for assistance in developing a complete resume as HRSC will not accept separate KSA statements.
Your numerical score will be based on how the information in your resume describes the level of your training, experience, and education.