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Job Title:INTERDISCIPLINARY

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Army Signal Command

Job Announcement Number:WTEJ13529973876331D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$84,697.00 to $128,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Wednesday, May 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0854/0855/1550-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location(s):
Seoul South KoreaView Map
Fort Gordon, GA United StatesView Map
Fort Shafter, HI United StatesView Map
Wiesbaden GermanyView Map
Camp Arifjan KuwaitView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to obtain & maintain a SECRET clearance
  • Must obtain CISSP certification 6 months after selection
  • Must submit Financial Disclosure Form OGE-450 before & annually after hired
  • Position requires frequent CONUS & OCONUS TDY travel
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are authorized

DUTIES:

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• 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For the Electronics Engineer or Computer Engineer series:
- A bachelor’s degree or higher level degree in 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
- A 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 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 A. 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 A.

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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

For the Computer Scientist series:
- 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 one of the basic requirements listed above, applicants must also possess the required SPECALIZED EXPERIENCE: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-13).  Specialized experience is defined as:  1) Planning, developing, and performing critical analysis, integration, and implementation of Enterprise IT services and networks;  2) Providing advice and innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methods to arrive at solutions for a wide variety of complex problems relating to the systems engineering, design and integration of assigned projects;  3) Serving as an advisor or technical expert concerning problem analysis, resolution and optimization of Enterprise IT services, networks, Global Network Enterprise (GNE) toolsets, mathematical and programming techniques, and/or systems and network effectiveness. 4) Reviewing and evaluating the work of others for effectiveness and technical adequacy in the resolution of complex information system problems. 5) Developing three of more of the following: technical reports, information papers, executive summaries, strategic plans, organizational policies or functional process improvements to support agency objectives and program goals.

 
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
 
  · Ability to research and analyze complex technical projects
  · Ability to test and evaluate information technology systems
  · Ability to create technical documentation
  · Interpersonal skills and Oral communication techniques


• Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
• On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.
• Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
• Foreign Education: Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements. In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials. Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

- Positions have a positive education requirement.  See qualification section.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Work is generally sedentary in nature but occasionally requires some physical exertion when visiting field sites to witness/monitor testing which may require long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, bending, crouching, and lifting of moderately heavy test equipment not to exceed 40 lbs.
- Incumbent may be required to wear safety devices such as hardhats, earplugs and goggles when subject to testing/equipment hazards.
- Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement.
- Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality and cost of living allowance).
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
    •U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
    •Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
    •On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
    •In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
    •Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf 
    •Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.
    •Statutory return rights are granted for current Department of Army (DA) permanent employees.
    •Locality rates of pay in Continental United States (CONUS) will not be used for pay setting when transferred to overseas area.
    •Some duty locations will be an unaccompanied tour.
    •Relocation, Retention or Recruitment incentive may be authorized for hard to fill duty locations.
    •Selection for assignment in an overseas duty location may require a pre-employment physical examination.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your 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.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 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 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID876331.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • 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 the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

       http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

       

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W4NHAA NETCOM 9TH ARMY SIGNAL CMD G5 PLANS AND ENG
    Greely Hall
    FORT HUACHUCA, AZ
    85613

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil.


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    WTEJ13529973876331D

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