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Job Title:Computer Scientist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

Job Announcement Number:NEAG12275218791874ER2

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 22, 2013 to Sunday, September 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1550-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United StatesView 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:

 

(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)

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must obtain and maintain a security clearance

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11).  Specialized experience is defined as work that involves developing computer software 

 

 Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

 

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower or second lower grade (or equivalent).


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.

 

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.

Obtain and Maintain a Secret Security Clearance

Position may require travel (up to 25%) away from your permanent duty station

This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level 2 in Acquisition Career Field Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering within 24 months of entrance on duty.  

This is a Career Program Position (CP) #16

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.

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 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:

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    • 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.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-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.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    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 Sunday, September 22, 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 ID 817645.  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 Assessment Questions

    2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and (Note: If you submit your application  via fax, beginning in Section 25, the question number will not correspond with the number on the 1203-FX.  Please continue marking your responses to the questions in sequential order.)

    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    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
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    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:
    W4G8AA CERDEC CPID
    6007 Combat Drive
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005

    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.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NEAG12275218791874ER2

    Control Number:

    350049300