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Job Title:INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION, GG-0854/0855/1550-13

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:8X-DCIPS-874083-736209-MEB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,674.00 to $93,175.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0854/0855/1550-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
San Antonio, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

 

This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the “Full-Performance” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

 

Salary ranges shown do not include locality pay.

 

The organizational location of this position is:  96th Test Squadron, JBSA Lackland AFB, TX.

 

This is a Defense Acquisition position. 

 

This is an interdisciplinary position to be filled and classified to the series represented by a candidate that meets the qualifications and may be filled as any of the following:

 

GG-0854-13, Computer Engineer

GG-0855-13, Electronics Engineer

GG-1550-13, Computer Scientist

 

 


 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Must obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance with SCI.
  • This is a drug testing position; subject to random testing.
  • This is a non-critical Test and Evaluation Level II position.

DUTIES:

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DUTIES OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION, GG-0854/0855/1550-13: 

 

·       Conduct developmental test and evaluation (DR&E) and execute testing of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (IC4ISR), Information Warfare (IW), Information Operations (IO) and/or cryptologic systems.

 

·       Serve as a test engineer, participating in acquisition meetings, authoring test plans, providing technical expertise, and scheduling inputs and cost estimates.

 

·       Provide support during test execution, document deficiencies, collect and analyze test results and provide recommendations, etc.   

 

·       Serve as test director providing guidance to team members, coordinating integrated tests teams, monitoring test planning/execution/reporting and making adjustments to test plans and priorities.

 

·       Explain test results and recommendations to peers, higher management and external agencies and represent the Air Force at DoD, external organizations and committees organized to examine Test and Evaluation (T&E) results of a highly critical technical nature.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS.  This position is in the Excepted Service.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS ENGINEER:

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 one 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.

 

OR

 

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS COMPUTER SCIENTIST:

 

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.

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Scheduled (GS/GG) pay systems or other pay systems that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to perform the duties of this position Specialized experience is defined as professional engineering and/or computer science experience that provided a knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and World-Wide Network (WAN) topologies, networking protocols, and Voice Over Internet Protocols (VOIP), and included tasks such as developing test techniques and design, instrumentation design, providing test engineering and training support, analyzing and reporting on test results for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (IC4ISR), Information Warfare (IW), Information Operations (IO) and/or cryptologic systems.   

 

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

 

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/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

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 electronic engineering, computer engineering or computer scientific concepts, principles, standards, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures involved in computer networks and information systems.

2.  Knowledge of security procedures to maintain control of classified material.

3.  Knowledge and understanding of agency, AF, Department of Defense (DoD), and national-level doctrine, regulations, policies, guidelines, requirements, and initiatives related to assigned program(s) and/or project(s).

4.  Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems.

5.  Ability to foresee the impact of changing technology.

6.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in order to produce highly technical reports, position papers, and briefings which are appropriate for the intended audience; and to maintain good working relationships. 

 

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.  

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR 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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

1.  Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).  A non-disclosure statement must be signed.

2.  This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

3.  This position is Test and Evaluation Level II, and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.

4.  Must obtain appropriate Information Assurance certification within six months of assignment of these duties.

5. Employee is required to perform short/no-notice TDY via commercial or military transportation to CONUS and overseas locations.

6. Employee may be required to perform unscheduled/short notice overtime.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 

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.

 

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 874083.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (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 by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

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



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144.

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 1-800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
AFISRA
AFISRA/A1KK
248 KIRKNEWTON STE 310
SAN ANTONIO, TX
78243-7129
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 


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Job Announcement Number:

8X-DCIPS-874083-736209-MEB

Control Number:

341523000