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Job Title:Senior Research Scientist (Robotics)

Department:Department of the Army

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

Job Announcement Number:DA-14-TLM-1095416

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 to Tuesday, June 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ST-0801/0830/1515/1520/1550-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Warren, MI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT A CHANGE IN THE CLOSING DATE.

Applications will be accepted from all interested qualified individuals.

This is an interdisciplinary job. Series assigned to individual positions under this job will be selected from the following list and will be determined based on the selectee's paramount qualifications at the time of selection.   Series include: 0801/ 0830/1515/1520/1550.

Salary for Scientific and Professional (ST)  positions in Army is normally between $120,749 and $167,000.   Pay is set based on consideration of selectee's current salary and other factors.
The Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

This is a Department of the Army Executive and Senior Professional Position.

The incumbent is a Department of the Army Senior Scientific and Professional (ST) employee engaged in Research & Development.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel (25% or Less)

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) MAY BE AUTHORIZED

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying
  • Specialized Education

DUTIES:

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As the Army's Senior Research Scientist for Robotics/Intelligent Systems, you will be responsible for exploiting advanced robotics/intelligent systems to incrementally advance the state of the art inground vehicles, increasing their autonomy, by leveraging ground vehicle architectures, propulsion system controls, advanced survivability, sensor and communication systems, as well as vehicle crew station controls and design.  While assigned to the Research & Technology Integration Business Group Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), you will be responsible for broad theoretical and experimental programs in applied research and technology development in robotics/intelligent vehicle sciences and engineering in a laboratory setting.  As the foremost technical leader in Robotics/Intelligent system, you will represent and leverage all multidisciplinary research in government, academia and industry to form partnerships and transition the latest research into ground systems, advancing their controllability and intelligence.  As the Army's Senior Research Scientist for Robotics, you will provide mentoring, consultations, and stewardship for the creative technical pursuits of Army scientists and researchers in this dynamic field.  This incumbent will report directly to the Director, Research & Technology Integration, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Possession of a graduate degree, particularly at the doctoral level, is preferred or equivalent experience with substantial background and experience in System Engineering focused on unmanned systems for related fields, with significant experience in the conduct of independent research as indicated by a strong record of publishing. 

The incumbent must possess exceptional qualifications and a clearly established reputation at the highest academic level.   Because of his/her competence in several disciplines, he/she is sought as an advisor and consultant to other government agencies and industry.  Due to his/her personal creative contributions, the incumbent has generated a new level of capability in his/her area of expertise.  The incumbent functions as one of an elite handful of accredited scientists, who because of multitude of papers, patents,books, and book chapters, has been recognized nationally and internationally as indicated by numerous citations and affiliation with reputable scientifi corganizations, and his/her work has been the basis for advanced research.  Because of a well-earned reputation in the scientific community, the incumbent serves as the recruitment attraction for recent graduates who, by close association with the incumbent, seek to derive new ideas and insights and scientific approaches to problem solving from this highly recognized pioneering scientist.

 

Additional education requirement:

Degree in professional engineering or a combination of education and experience is required.   Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm

 

Degree in operations research or a combination of education and experience is required.  Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at: 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

 

Degree in mathematics or a combination of education and experience is required.  Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at:

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

 

Degree in computer science or degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at:

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

 

Specialized Experience

At least 3 years of specialized experience in or closely related to the field in which the candidate will work.   Experience must have been sufficiently specialized to insure adequate familiarity with the area of specialization in unmanned ground systems and shared control of ground systems.   Has an understanding of strategy of where the Army is going in the unmanned ground system community.   An ability to mentor junior associates to continue to mature the Army's unmanned technology.   Posses experience and technical capability to develop future strategy for advanced robotics/intelligent systems in unmanned ground vehicles, understand how to leverage ground vehicle architectures, propulsion system controls, advanced survivability, sensor and communication systems, as well as vehicle crew station controls and design.


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Basis of Rating:  The best qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of senior professionals referencing the additional evaluation criteria.

Additional Evaluation Criteria:

1.  Contributions and professional reputation in areas related to the work of the position as evidenced bycitations, patents, and/or publications which advance knowledge in the field.

2.  Stature in the profession as indicated by memberships and activity in professional and scientific societies, honors, awards, and other recognition and leadership in national and international scientific communities.

3.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key management, professional and scientific personnel; advise and consult on scientific and technological programs and problems; and serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization both nationally and internationally.


BENEFITS:

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There are a variety of benefits available to Federal Government employees.  You will find specific information pertaining to those benefits at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Reemploymentof Annuitants:   Section 9902(j) of title 5, US Code as enacted by Section 1101 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, Public Law 108-136. This statute requires annuitants employed in a position within the Department of Defense on or after November 24, 2003, to receive full salary and full annuity. Service of annuitants reemployed on or after November 24, 2003 is not creditable for a supplemental or re-determined annuity.  The following are considered annuitants as defined by 9902 (j) and are covered by the policy: (1) a retired Federal employee receiving an annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (i.e., the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS)); or (2) a retired NAF employee who elected to remain in CSRS or FERS and is receiving an annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Drug Testing:  You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position.

Financial Disclosure:   The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Suitability:  If selected, the Army will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. The Army will also ask you to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.

Nature of Appointment:   Individual is given a Career appointment under the authority of 5 USC 3325 upon assuming the position.

Political Recommendations:   The Army is barred by 5 USC 3303 from accepting or considering political recommendations regarding appointment or anyother personnel action; any violation of the bar on recommendations is a prohibited personnel action. The Army is obligated to take appropriate adverse action against employees who solicit, or Army officials who consider prohibited political recommendations.

Veteran's Preference:   By law Veteran's Preferencedoes not apply to the Senior Professional Positions.

 

False Statements:  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

 

Non Discrimination:   All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

Adverse Information Screening:   Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance there of.  Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.

E-verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration, applicants must submit application material as specified below.  Complete applications must bereceived in this office by closing date of this announcement at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Tuesday, June 03, 2014 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Do not submit additional items such as copies of additional performance appraisals, position descriptions, etc.  Such items may be removed and will not be returned.  Also application material cannot be returned.  All applications may be sent by e-mail (preferred) to USARMY.Pentagon.HQDA-ASA-MRA.MBX.SAMR-SES-CSLMO-APPS@mail.mil; if mailed, UPS or FED/EX to the following address:  Civilian Senior Leader Management Office, Operations Division,111 Army Pentagon, Room: 1D755, Washington, DC  20310-0111 – or fax to our office (Commercial) 703-693-0777 or  DSN 223-0777.  To obtain additional information regarding this position call,703-692-6313/DSN: 222-6313.

Please Note:   Applications mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.  Mandatory Submission:   Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications.  Applicantion must contain ALL the following information:

  • Vacancy Announcement Number -  DA-14-TLM-1095416
  • Full name; email and mailing address; day and evening telephone numbers; Country of Citizenship; Highest Federal civilian grade held (give job series and dates held); and *Annuitant Status (Former federal civilian employees).
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received.   Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:   http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:   job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards. (Give dates but do not send documents.). 
  • Job-related training courses (title and year); skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware; certificates and licenses (current only).

2.  Mandatory Submission:   Three LETTERS of reference which address each of the "Additional Evaluation Criteria" cited below.

Additional Evaluation Criteria:

1.   Contributions and professional reputation in areas related to the work of the position as evidenced by citations, patents, and publications which advance knowledge in the field.

 

2.   Stature in the profession as indicated by memberships and activity in professional and scientific societies, honors, awards, and other recognition and leadership in national and international scientific communities.

 

3.   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key managementand scientific personnel; advise and consult on scientific and technological programs and problems; and serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization both nationally and internationally.

 

3.  Mandatory Submission:  SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) - Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their latest personnel action. Former Federal employees should submit a copy of a personnel action documenting their career status.

4.  Optional Submissions:  Background Survey Questionnaire

PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION GENERAL - This information is provided pursuant to Public Law 93-579 (Privacy Act of 1974), December 31, 1974, for individuals completing Federal records and forms that solicit personal information. The information from this survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law.  Your responses are voluntary. Please answer each of the questions to the best of your ability. This questionnaire will not be provided to those participating in the selection process.

Demographic Information on Applicants Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046).  Submission of this form, which is available at http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/omb-3046-0046.pdf is optional.   The information on this form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Teesa L. McCray
Phone: (703)692-6313
Fax: (703)693-0777
Email: TEESA.L.MCCRAY.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
AMC RDECOM
3071 Aberdeen Boulevard
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
21005-5201 Fax: (703)693-0777

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.   After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.   You should expect to hear back on the outcome of your application within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.

EEO Policy Statement:  http://www.usajobs.gov

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:  http://www.usajobs.gov

Veterans Information:  http://www.usajobs.gov

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:  http://www.usajobs.gov


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Job Announcement Number:

DA-14-TLM-1095416

Control Number:

366937900