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:
U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is located near the
Arizona-California-Mexico border, adjacent to the Colorado River, approximately
15 miles north of the outskirts of the city of Yuma (pop 87,000), Arizona. Yuma
is a 2.5 hour drive from San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ along Interstate Highway
8 and a 5-6 hour drive from Las Vegas, NV. Situated in the far-southwest corner
of the state, the proving ground is in the heart of the great Sonoran desert
where the US Army tests medium and long range artillery, aircraft target
acquisition equipment and armament, armored and wheeled vehicles, and a variety
of munitions, and personnel and supply parachute systems to ensure that
Americas ground forces have the equipment necessary to win our nations
battles. With a land mass of approximately 1300 square miles, YPG proudly holds
the distinction of being one of the largest military installations in the
world. Most of the civilian workforce participates in a 4 day work week
(Monday-Thursday) schedule, providing ample off-duty opportunity to enjoy
abundant year round recreational opportunities such as golf, fishing, hunting,
swimming, tubing, hiking, off-roading, or visiting local historical venues.
Snow skiing, beaches, and professional and university sport venues are all
within a 4 hour drive.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
as Computer Scientist engaged in planning, designing, and developing
information systems to ensure valid user tests of complex weapons systems in an
operational environment. Evaluates the organizations performance information
needs; identifies available design and implementation alternatives; analyzes
each alternative in terms of cost and value; develops advantages and
disadvantages of each alternative; and presents decisions to management.
Provides expert advice, uses ingenuity, initiative, and resourcefulness to
adapt, and resolve complex and/or intricate issues and problems. Develops new
methods and criteria; and propose new policies and practices to accomplish