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:
Degree in mathematics or a combination of education and experience is required. Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at:
Degree in computer science or degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
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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:
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.