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Job Title:Computer Engineer

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLAJ6-13-790824-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0854-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria County, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position

DUTIES:

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DUTIES:  As a Computer Engineer, you will be responsible for the following duties:

·         Serves as the Chief Engineer for the Defense Information System for Security Program Office developing the Department’s new integrated security clearance management, case adjudication and automated records check.

·         Provides computer systems engineering support and expertise for the overall strategy, formulation, oversight, rationalization and guidance for the implementation and deployment of DoD-wide enterprise business capabilities utilizing advanced computer architectures and hardware in combination with Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS), Government off the Shelf (GOTS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

·         Leads and advises teams of engineers and information technology professionals in the planning, designing, testing, training, initial fielding, operations and maintenance of DoD business information technology systems.

·         Responsible for developing, modifying and providing input on policies, plans, goals, or objectives for projects, programs, systems, or operations as well as communicating and coordinating with customers, stakeholders, subcontractors, and vendors.

·         Exercises expertise and sound professional judgment in developing and analyzing new techniques and original methods of attack to the solution of problems presenting unprecedented or novel aspects.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for a Computer Engineer your qualifications must include:

 

A. Basic Requirement:

A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in 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

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:

1.     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 within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

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 of 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 1.  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 1.

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.

 

B.    Specialized Experience:  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level.  Examples of specialized experience are identified in the Major Duties section of this vacancy announcement and may also include:

·         Serves as the expert responsible for the overall strategy, formulation, oversight and rationalization of the assigned program.

·         Uses initiative in researching state-of-the-art technologies to develop improved methods to satisfy particular requirements.

·         Demonstrates resourcefulness in assigned projects by formulating new design concepts and integrating, managing, and supervising the work of others.

 

C.   Education:  Applicants may not qualify for this position based on education in lieu of specialized experience.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas.

·         Knowledge of Computer Engineering and Architectural Principles, Concepts and Standards

·         Skill with the Design, Configuration and implementation of advance computer hardware and software

·         Ability to serve as advisor and consultant


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Emergency Essential: No

Financial Filing: Yes

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at: 
http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

 

Highly-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

 

Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

 

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf


BENEFITS:

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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please review the General information and Definitions at:  http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

ICTAP (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN): Information for surplus or displaced Federal employees may be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf. Information for required documentation can be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information for required documentation to claim Military Spouse Preference may be found at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf.


SELECTIVE SERVICE:
 MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: This position DOES NOT meet the Department of Defense (DoD) criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants.  The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume" 
- Completed Questionnaire  – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into 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 review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
  5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.

 

    If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  790824 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/HowToApply.pdf


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee).  Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide: 
http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DE_SupportingDocumentation.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Debra McKenzie
Phone: (717)770-4816
TDD: 800-654-5984
Email: DEBRA.MCKENZIE@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA
17070-5042
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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Job Announcement Number:

DLAJ6-13-790824-DE

Control Number:

331654200