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Applicants will be referred for consideration after the cut off/close date(s) and as vacancies occur.:
1st Cut Off: September 11,2017
2nd Cut Off: September 25,2017
3rd Cut Off: October 9,2017
4th Cut Off: October 23,2017
5th Cut Off: November 6,2017
6th Cut Off: November 20,2017
Close: November 28,2017
About the Position:
Position serves in the Aberdeen Test Center, Test Technology Directorate, under the supervision of either a Branch Chief or Division Chief who provides information regarding the objectives, or operational requirements, that equipment or systems must meet; and the relative priority of assignments. Incumbent receives little technical advice or guidance and is expected to analyze problems and develop own approaches and work plans. Supervisor is consulted where it is determined that assignments will have significant unforeseen impact or require a departure from established policy; otherwise, completed work is reviewed only for compliance with broad local or higher level policy.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Plans, designs, modifies, develops, integrates and/or selects a variety of specialized instrumentation/equipment and assembles it into advanced instrumentation systems for the acquisition and reduction of data in the testing of Army material. Performs a wide range of duties related to test and evaluation as outlined below; a) Performs instrumentation engineering, development, testing, or integration where established criteria and technical precedents may be lacking due to the accuracy and critical operating performance required for the acquisition and reduction of data in the dynamic testing of Army material. These systems are composed of new and unusual types of equipment that are complex and must meet high standards of precision. b) Discusses instrumentation problem(s) with Branch Chief or project engineers to obtain necessary background information on project(s) assigned. Analyzes operating requirements (ex. type of measurements to be made, equipment to be controlled, variables involved, etc.) to determine design parameters, best approach, and general type of instrumentation which will best meet the need(s) of the problem(s) encountered. Applies a thorough knowledge of electronic principles, precedents, techniques and procedures to determine whether modifications can be made to existing equipment or whether new devices must be designed, constructed or procured. Develops and prepares detailed performance, production, standardization, and maintenance requirements in the preparation of technical design criteria and specifications of instrumentation and equipment (including large and costly data acquisition systems). Conducts acceptance tests on new systems and equipment and recommends acceptance or rejection. Examples of the level of complexity involved include assignments concerning development and preparation of specifications for generator data acquisition, analysis and control instrumentation, and digital vibration control equipment; development and implementation of software for the operation of computer digital data systems to support a variety of testing requirements; instrumentation engineering for air defense system testing, which includes the selection, integration and analysis of the data acquisition scheme; conduct of methodology investigation programs; and monitoring of contractor integrated development testing.
Maintains technical supervision over the development or operation of complex electronic systems, including the preparation of operating and maintenance procedures; as well as surveillance over the accuracy of the systems. Exercises technical supervision over lower grade employees engaged in the actual operation and maintenance of the systems. Keeps abreast of the latest developments in the field of electronics and data acquisition equipment and techniques for possible application to problems of the organization. Attends various meetings and conferences; maintains liaison with manufacturer s representatives; and surveys technical and scientific publications, including technical reports of investigations conducted locally or by other agencies or organizations. Coordinates assignments with those of engineers/scientists in other disciplines or engineers/scientists who are specialists in other subject-matter areas. Represents the Aberdeen Test Center in the exchange of data and discussion of technical problems at meetings. Makes technical decisions and recommendations which are usually accepted by higher authority as basis for action except when policy, program, or budgetary considerations are over riding
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All U.S. Citizens
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