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Job Title:Interdisciplinary - Computer/Electronics Engineer/Computer Scientist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Air Systems Command

Job Announcement Number:NE2XXXX05-647396K7319475-DM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$102,204.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 20, 2012 to Friday, May 4, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy - Fort Worth, TX United StatesView Map


United States Citizens and Nationals


Discover a civilian career with the U.S. Department of the Navy that is filled with possibilities and be a part of something that makes a difference for you, the country, and the world.

This position is a Senior System Software Technical Specialist and is located in the Software Engineering and Acquisition Management Division in the Systems Engineering Department of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD.  Duty Location/Station is Fort Worth, Texas


  • This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacanies
  • If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the supporting documents
  • You must provide a copy of your transcripts with your resume
  • PCS/Relocation costs may or may not be authorized
  • Top Secret Clearance is required.
  • Testing Designated Position


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The selectee will direct, coordinate or oversee the work of the Mission Systems Software Team to include all program personnel performing software and architecture development and sustainment tasks.  Duties and responsibilities include:


·          Directs technical specialists from multiple organizations, sites, and services (i.e. Navy, Air Force, International Participant and contractor personnel across all Joint Strike Fighter locations) in the area of Mission Critical Computer Resources technology and to make recommendations as to how these efforts may be better coordinated and improved.

·          Serves as technical expert relative to System Software Risk Assessments and program technical evaluations from both a software development acquisition strategy perspective, as well as a software program management perspective.

·          Responsible for process definition and process compliance; metrics definition, collection, and analysis; risk management strategy development, analysis, and mitigation strategies; day-to-day software development and sustainment issue resolution, direction to software and architecture engineers within product teams.

·          Ensures software delivered to the Fleet meets all mission-related requirements.

·          Provides Senior System Software Engineering expertise for development of airborne embedded software, ground based/mission support software, simulation/stimulation software and trainer software.

·          Participates in technical interchange meetings, design reviews, program reviews, etc.

·          Provides expert technical advice to higher authorities on advances in software engineering and DOD Software Development Policy matter.

·          Directs formulation of new programs for the Competency.

·          Applies up-to-date project and risk management techniques to the Air System software development efforts across multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams, comprising government and contractor personnel.

·          Serves as focal point of software engineering expertise for design support, performance assessment and technical consultation of all Air System major software builds, ensuring that requirements are met.

·          Provides Senior System Software Engineering expertise to the development, acquisition, and support of operational flight software of the Mission Systems.

·          Directs accomplishments of selected software development/acquisition programs, spanning multiple Systems Engineering disciples.



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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.


The Basic Requirement for the Computer/Electronics Engineer position are [A] a degree in professional engineering. 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;


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: professional registration; written test (successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration); specified academic courses (successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering); OR related curriculum (successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field).


Basic Requirement for the Computer Scientist position completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university 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 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.


In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must have one or more years of progressive related specialized experience as follows:


  • Work that involved the application of engineering and scientific theories and principles to complex computer-based systems.
  • Experience working with avionics integration, sensor integration, weapons integration and software development.
  • Experience as a senior software or program manager in software requirements allocation, design, software process management, open architecture principles, software integration and test.
  • Experience with Software Safety and Hazard Analysis Techniques.
  • Experience with the processes for software system design, test and interoperability planning and management.




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 Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering - Systems Engineering Career Field and be certified at Level III at time of application. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. This is also a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). CAP requirements can be found at Prior to appointment, the selectee must be (or become) a member of the Acquisition Professional Community (APC), sign a 3 year tenure agreement and meet the statutory requirements unless a waiver is obtained.  If you have APC eligibility, please indicate this in your resume.

FOREIGN 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.

Special Requirements

  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A Top Secret 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.
  • Position may require occasional travel.
  • Testing Designated Position.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. 


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401 K-type retirement plan

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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit program.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see

The selection of a federal annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): If you are the spouse of an active duty military member, then you may be eligible for MSP. To be eligible you: (1) must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment; and, (2) must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change in Station (PCS) move; and, (3) the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty station. MSP does not apply, however, when preference would violate statutes or regulations on veteran's preference or nepotism.

You must request MSP by submitting a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)If you are a displaced employee of a non-Department of Defense Federal agency, you may be eligible for special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well qualified for this position, you must meet at least Highly Qualified category rating under the How You Will Be Evaluated section.  Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must, upon request, submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent performance rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your ICTAP eligibility clearly on your application.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 04, 2012

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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 647396.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire  and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

QUESTIONNAIRE:  View Occupational Questionnaire


  • Occupational Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Transcript - A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Education must be from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here.
  • If you are claiming a 10-point preference  you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, your Disability Letter indicating the percentage of your disability and the SF-15 )Application for 10-point preference), which can be obtained here. NOTE: You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above. 
  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number   647396

Missing application information will not be requested.
Statements concerning qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position. 


Phone: (215)697-0533
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111 Fax: (478)757-3144


You will receive notifications through e-mail and Application Manager as the recruitment process progresses.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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