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Job Title:  ENGINEER/SCIENTIST
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Sea Systems Command
Job Announcement Number:  NW3XXXX-04-994589P2697640-E

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$47,852.00 to $118,481.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 to Tuesday, November 26, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
ND-0830/0854/0855/1520/1550-03/04
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
04
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Corona, CA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

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

 

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled by a Scientist or Engineer in any of the following occupational series: Mechanical Engineering (0830), Computer Engineer (0854), Electronics Engineer (0855), Mathematics (1520), or Computer Science (1550).

This position located in Corona, California, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).  As an Engineer, you will formulate goals and methods of evaluation.  You will also plan, oversee and coordinate the analysis and evaluation of performance demonstrated by AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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As an Engineer or Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, duties include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Process AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) data utilizing tools (i.e., PHOENIX, PHEONIX OA, PCTOOLBOX, PET, DART, and OUTLINE) and additional software tools as developed.

·         Perform scenario reconstruction, analyze data, evaluate system operational performance, and identify/document system anomalies.

·         Develop and execute a data management and analysis plan.

·         Communicate an assessment of system performance.

·         Organize a collaborative analysis effort and work as a team, with analysts from other elements and organizations, to document system anomalies that span multiple elements.

·         Represent Corona as an independent analysis agent for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Data Analysis Group (DAG), and the Joint Analysis Team (JAT).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. 

EDUCATION 800 Series: Successful completion of a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited college or university –OR- Successful completion of a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science of 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- Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of education and experience. –OR- Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of education and experience. –OR- Successful completion of a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in  physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum (as described above). –OR- Successful completion of a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

EDUACTION Series 1520: A degree in mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics; or a combination of education and experience demonstrated by courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), plus appropriate experience or additional education.

EDUACTION Series 1550: A 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 were in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

  

ND-03: In addition to the required education, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the ND-02 pay band in the Federal service as a professional scientist or engineer in the field of combat or weapons systems test and evaluation. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying experience include:

·         contributing to the test and evaluation of computer software and hardware for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems;

·         recommending advice in support of engineering or scientific projects; and/or

·         supporting projects to coordinate the development, test and evaluation, fielding, repair, or integration of AEGIS Combat Systems.

 

EDUCATION MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ND-03 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AS FOLLOWS:

 

·        I have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree.

OR

·        I have successfully completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree.

OR

·        I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.

 

ND-04: In addition to the required education, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the ND-03 pay band in the Federal service as a professional scientist or engineer in the field of combat or weapons systems test and evaluation. Examples of qualifying experience include:

·         testing and evaluating computer software and hardware for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems;

·         providing technical advice in support of engineering or scientific projects; and/or

·         leading projects to coordinate the development, test and evaluation, fielding, repair, or integration of AEGIS Combat Systems.

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:   Professional & Scientific http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

IOR:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematics-series-1520/

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education.   Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Test and Evaluation Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application.   If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume. 

 

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.   Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/ .  

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.  

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, we strongly recommend that you submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

 

A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

 

Some positions may be covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and have a Quality Ranking Factor that will be used to differentiate best-qualified candidates. 

 

The Quality Ranking Factor is certification at the appropriate level in the appropriate career field for the grade of the position to be filled:  Level I for Basic or Entry Level; Level II for Intermediate Level; Level III for Advanced Level.  In addition for GS-14 and GS-15 positions, the Quality Ranking Factor includes membership in the Acquisition Corps.

Career Fields and their certifications requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:  

 

1. DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CERTIFICATION.

2. AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM DEVELOPMANT.

3. AGEIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE (BMD) TEST AND EVALUATION.

4. ENGINEERING/SCIENTIFIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

5. COMMUNICATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION.

 

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Vacancies filled from announcements covering multiple bands may be filled at any level listed.

 

This position has promotion potential to the ND-04 pay band. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher band after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

 

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

 

30% or More Disabled Veterans:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/30_or_%20More_%20Disabled_Vet.pdf


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. 

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: 
https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 994589.

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

**It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
64267 NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CTR CORONA DIV
1999 4th St
Norco, CA
92860

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Highly qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx. 


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