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:

(CERDEC) Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center develops and integrates C4ISR technologies that enable the warfighter to sense the battle space; deny and disrupt enemy efforts; and remain connected to achieve and sustain information superiority, strike with decisive lethality and survive.

The Command, Power and Integration Directorate enables quick transition of optimum capabilities to the warfighter through research, development, integration and demonstration of technologies and capabilities, and through the unequaled support to our customers in all of our core mission areas -information and knowledge management; portable and mobile power; platform integration and prototyping; environmental control systems; and position and navigation.

This series includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.

The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to those positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Army meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.


Who May Apply:

  •  All US Citizens
  •  Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)


Major Duties:

  • Plans and executes life cycle computer software/hardware development for assigned computer based systems
  • Indentify computer hardware and software requirements, issues, and proposes technical approaches for the software, development, and operational support required to field  and sustain computer command and control systems
  • Develops software applications, manages software development processes, prepares test plans, develops test programs, and conduct testing using state of the art computer software techniques and approaches in software techniques, tools and practices
  • Technically guides and monitors external contracts covering assigned technological area within program guidelines and objectives
  • Attends program and technical meeting with representative of higher headquarters, Program managers, other agency officials to assess program status, potential problems, and make recommendations.