Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:  As an employee of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command with Electronic Proving Ground, Ft Huachuca, AZ the incumbent will be responsible for planning and conducting software engineering projects with research, design, and development of new, or modification and improvement of equipment and systems applicable to electronic warfare technology and systems.  

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program.
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The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.  

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·  Demonstrate successful job performance.

· Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

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Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
The Positions are open to: 
      · Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. 
      · Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.


This program will provide you with a unique learning opportunity which will enable you to add to the knowledge that you gained from your college education with real world resume enhancing work experience such as:

-Analyzing specific system requirements and design modifications or deviations in hardware or software subsystems.

-Assisting in preparation of software engineering requirements and technical statements of work.

-Devising test methods and designs special test instruments to determine performance characteristics and precision measurements.

-Evaluating system requirements, determining hardware and software design detail, and performance characteristics necessary to meet operational requirements.

This is an interdisciplinary position, which may be filled as a Computer Engineer GS-0854, Electronics Engineer GS-0855, Operations Research Analyst GS-1515, or Computer Scientist GS-1550.

The annual salary ranges for each are:
Computer Engineer - GS-854-05 - $37,855 – 49,207 (pay table is 999B)
Electronics Engineer - GS-855-05 - $35,657 – 43,883 (pay table is 0422)
Computer Scientist - GS-1550-05 - $37,855 – 49,207 (pay table is 999B)
Operations Research Analyst - GS-1515-05 - $31,315 – 40,706 (pay table is Rest of US)

Selection will be made at the GS-05 level only.  This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level.  The 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.

This is an open continuous job opportunity announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. The open continuous job opportunity announcement allows this office to accept applications/resumes on a year round basis. Your applicant eligibility will be set for three (3) months. Applications that are eligible in accordance with the outlined Agency application procedures will be referred to fill any current and/or future vacancies. Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. FIRST CUTOFF:  05/01/2013. Applications received by the first cutoff will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every 90 days until the closing date 03/31/2014 or when a selection is made.

Relocation Authorized

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