Job Overview

Summary

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:
This position is under control of the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (Ft Huachuca), G5, Operational Engineering Division. Actual physical location will be will be at multiple CONUS/OCONUS sites.  The incumbent serves as the focal point, recognized expert advisor, and senior engineer/computer scientist, providing technical direction, planning, and leadership to resolve unusually complex problems associated with development, design, standardization, and integration of current and next generation software/systems to support the Army's information needs and operational requirements. To be successful, the individual should have mastery of a wide range of engineering skills to include the use of system integration techniques, software design and development, computer networking and communications and interface practices and testing techniques of computer information systems. Assignments include the full range of electronic or computer engineering activities in specialized fields such as Enterprise IT services, Network Operations tools, network and systems engineering, cyber risk and strategic analysis, Wide Area Networks and many more. Work is performed in a very fluid, dynamic, high OPTEMPO environment.
 

This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled as either a Computer Engineer,GS-0854; an Electronics Engineer, GS-0855; or as a Computer Scientist, GS-1550.

Who May Apply:  US Citizens


The Annual Salary for each duty location is:
Fort Gordon, GA - $96,690 to 125,695
Fort Shafter, HI - $98,680 to 128,282
Wiesbaden, Germany - $84,697 to 110,104
Seoul, Korea - $84,697 to 110,104
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait - $84,697 to 110,104

For positions in Korea, Germany or Kuwait: Overseas entitlement information can be found at: https://cpolrhp.cpol.army.mil/eur/overseas/employee_handbook/guide/index.htm

For positions in Hawaii: Federal employees are currently entitled to receive a 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary however, this is subject to change without notice.

Duties

• Reviews and evaluates work of others, both inside and outside the organization for effectiveness, technical adequacy, and compatibility in the resolution of complex information system engineering problems. .

• Performs technical analysis, and preliminary and detailed system design to prepare concept plans and proposals for satisfying user requirements.

• Performs research, analysis, and engineering in support of technical projects to inject emerging technology into the Army Land Warrior Network (LWN).

• Provides expert analysis, interpretation and recommendations regarding DoD and Army level cyber initiatives.

• Plans and conducts acceptance and operational testing of systems and equipment installed to insure conformance with user requirements. Designs test methodology and prepare test plan and procedures incorporating test equipment to be used, equipment and test configurations, and pass/fail criteria.


• Performs site surveys and prepares necessary criteria, procedures, reports, and plans for successful conduct of the program/project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance and testing.


• Promotes and designs improvements to enterprise and theater operational processes which include implementation and execution of Army Enterprise IT, NetOps and C4 technologies developed by outside agencies, e.g., Department of Defense (DoD), PEOs, Department of Army (DA), DISA, combatant commanders (COCOMs), USCYBERCOM, and other Services.


• Provides expert advice and consultation; identifies and determines unique alternative technical solutions to exceptionally difficult problems, taking into consideration all regulatory criteria, national and international signal, physical, electrical, and other standards and protocols, survivability, operational requirements, etc., coordinating such analyses with Army and DoD organizations.


• Represents the command at conferences, technical program meetings, boards, panels, committees, and working groups to present, explain and defend their findings and recommendations, negotiate engineering compromises and reach agreements, exchange information, and establish engineering techniques and standards.


• Personally author or participate in the development of significant technical concept papers, architectures, and system designs to integrate Army requirements.


• Serves as consulting expert and/or Team Leader, providing direction and guidance to project members and fellow engineers in the execution and implementation of projects.