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 bachelors 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 masters or equivalent graduate degree.
· I have successfully completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree.
· 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
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
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.