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Job Title:  Electronics Engineer
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Information Systems Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DISA-1197602-14MH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$84,343.00 to $109,645.00 / Per Year
Thursday, August 28, 2014 to Thursday, September 4, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Ford Island, HI View Map
Career/Career-Conditional Department of Defense (DoD) employees only.
Top Secret/SCI


This position is located within PAC/PC21.


If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you.


DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to for more information.




  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25%


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is required.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement OGE 450 is required.


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  • Serves as Senior Systems Electronics Engineer, specializing in the management of DoDIN Unified Communications (UC) to include Video Teleconferencing (VTC) programs and systems networks, and IP-based Web Conferencing programs and systems.
  • As Senior Systems Engineer for DoDIN Unified Communication (UC) systems in the Pacific Theater, incumbent is responsible for design, engineering, procurement, implementation, testing, interface and operational direction and system control of DoDIN UC systems.
  • Performs program management functions for DoDIN UC programs such as the DVS (DISN Video Services).
  • Develops, plans, schedules, sets priorities, and determines individual assignments for the section in managing UC program goals and projects.
  • Assesses UC suite and architecture requirements at various locations within DISA PAC and/or the USPACOM area of responsibility. Oversees room design and upgrades for technical and technological adequacy. Plans and programs current and future UC budget justifications.
  • Participates as a member of UC Working Groups and Configuration Control Boards to keep apprised of and resolve Pacific Theater UC issues and problems, and to ensure that future DoDIN Global VTC systems fully incorporate theater requirements.



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Time in Grade:


For entry at the GS-13 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in the Federal Service.


Basic Requirements:


For the GS-855 Professional Engineering Series:
Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or 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.

Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

·         Professional registration

·         Written Test

·         Specified academic courses

·         Related curriculum – With this criteria, applicants also need verification of employment from a supervisor stating you have performed professional engineering duties.

For more detailed information on the above criteria, please go to


Specialized Experience:


For the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-12 if outside the Federal service, is required.


Specialized experience is defined as operational experience managing DoDIN Unified Communications (UC) to include Video Teleconferencing (VTC) programs and systems networks, and IP-based Web Conferencing programs and systems.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position.  Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position.  Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume.  No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.



  • Ability to provide engineering support.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Principles.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.



Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. 


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: There is no substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-13 grade level.

Background or Security Investigation:


The individual selected will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening and an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.  For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.



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These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:


·         The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.  

·         The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation.   The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.

·         Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

·         For more benefits information please visit:



·         You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.

·         TDY Travel: OCCASIONAL

·         A one year probationary or trial period may be required.

·         Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.

·         We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

·         Moving costs will NOT be paid--however--moving costs must be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.

·         Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are NOT authorized.

·         Salary plus Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized.  This rate is subject to change without notice.

·         This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).

·         For more information on veterans' preference click     here   

·         Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click        here).   

·         The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. The view this policy, please copy and paste the following web address into your web browser:

·         This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.

·         For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click     here.

·         You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume.  Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.   See required documents below.


1. Your Resume NOTE: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:

Job title; duties (be as detailed as possible); month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); and full- time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire



Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3.  Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.  Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1197602. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


You are highly encouraged to establish a USAJOBS account and submit your application package online so that you can receive status updates. If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



  • In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.   The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  • When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question.  Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible.




1. Transcripts (REQUIRED) - This position has a positive education requirement; you must submit all of your transcripts.   Also, if applying under related curriculum you will need to include a verification of employment letter from a supervisor stating you have performed these professional engineering duties.  The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. SF-50 (If applicable) - Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees-  with the exception of current permanent DISA employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.

3. Veterans Preference Documentation (If applicable):

·         For Ten Point Veterans Preference:  DD-214 (Member Copy 4).  Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.

4. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable) Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.


Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, September 04, 2014.

WARNING:  Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST,  or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information.  The Details page will display the status of your application.  It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.   HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. 



Michael Herald
Phone: (317)212-0815
Agency Information:
DFAS Defense Information Systems Agency DFAS DISA
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

For any further questions please contact:

Michael Herald 
Phone: (317)212-0815

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