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Job Title:  Computer Scientist
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Education and Training Command
Job Announcement Number:  SE41550-12-1106682M3821437D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$46,331.00 to $70,941.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, May 05, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1550-07/09
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
12
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington Navy Yard, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Secret
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

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!

The Department of the Navy (DON) is more than ships, aircraft, and sailors; it is over 181,000 civilian employees at Navy and Marine Corps commands, bases, stations and facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. It requires a highly trained, educated and skilled workforce to support today's sophisticated Navy and Marine Corps ships, aircraft, weapon systems and computer systems. Over 41,000 acquisition professionals perform "cradle to grave" management of highly technical systems, equipment, facilities, supplies and services.

Individuals will be placed in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP).   The NADP is a structured management-training program including formal education, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and graduate tuition assistance that is tailored to various acquisition career fields for up to three years. These positions are located throughout the U.S.; however a majority is located within the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, CA, WA, MD, VA, PA, NJ, RI and FL.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

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.
  • College transcripts must be submitted as proof of claimed education.

DUTIES:

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1.Researching information on general purpose algorithmic procedures.

2.Designing or conducting analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research.

3.Developing simulation models to replicate behavior of systems.

4.Conducting operational analyses to formulate system concept architectural designs, functional specifications, and software development.


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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR A COMPUTER SCIENTIST (1550):

A Bachelor's degree (or will complete by Jun 30, 2014) in Computer Science. OR

A Bachelor's degree (or will complete by Jun 30, 2014) that includes 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have been in any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

GS-07 Requirements:

Have (or will complete by Jun 30, 2014) a degree that meets the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) through the following method (choose only one):

*2.95 GPA overall or higher or last 2 yrs. (=10% Pass/Fail)

*3.45 GPA overall or higher or last 2 yrs. in major (=10% Pass/Fail)

*Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)

*National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application) OR

Experience: Have one year of specialized professional computer science experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service or equivalent assisting in one of the following; analyze computer systems, update documents for computer systems and conduct research for the design and development of systems. OR

Education: Have (or will complete by Jun 30, 2014) one year of graduate education (18 semester hours) related to Computer Science. (NOTE: You must submit complete copies of your college transcripts)OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a percentage of the required professional experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100 percent. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable.)

 

GS-09 Requirements:

Experience: Have one year of specialized professional computer science related experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal service or equivalent assisting in one of the following; conducting operational analysis and formulates system concept architectural designs, and software development; develop simulation models to replicate systems behavior; conducts research for the preliminary design and development of systems and performs developmental computer scientist assignments, i.e., developing, testing and evaluating automated systems, programs and hardware or software interfacing techniques. OR

Education: Possess (or will complete by Jun 30, 2014) a Master's degree in Computer Science, or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education (36 semester hours) that leads to a Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field. OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a percentage of the required professional experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100 percent. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-7 or higher is creditable.) Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/ AND http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

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


EDUCATION:

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, you must 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. Degree audits are not accepted as substitute for official/unofficial college transcripts.

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 f or further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS: 

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

*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.

*Applicants will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of position. Failure to agree to mobility agreement will result in revocation of a position offer.

*Selectee may or may not be required to travel 1-5 days a month

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:   

·         Knowledge of technical competence.

·         Skill in computer system applications.

·         Knowledge of database analysis.

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 and rated as shown below.   Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

 

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.

*This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

*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.

*A recruitment incentive may or may not be authorized. Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

* This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Must obtain DAWIA Level II certification in the assigned career field before program graduation except for those assigned to the Business Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) or Business Financial Management (BUS-FM) career fields.   BUS-CE and BUS-FM Career Field program personnel must complete all required DAWIA Level I and Level II training classes before program graduation and obtain DAWIA Level II certification when the experience requirement is met.

*This position has promotion potential to the 12 grade.  If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management.  Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed

*A 40 hour work week is typical for this position. 

*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.

*Males born after December 31, 1959, will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System.  If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

 

 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


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 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 Friday, May 09, 2014

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 1106682

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 information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is 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:
39721 Naval Acquisition Career Center
Naval Support Activity
Mechanicsburg , PA
17055

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.   

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans 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.

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. 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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