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    There is a need to fill 10 Office of Naval Research-Global Science Advisor (SA) positions. SAs typically serve a 1 year tour, extendible to a total of 3 years, and remain on the roles of their home activity. PLEASE NOTE: The position listed for Arlington, VA in the "responsibilities" section below is not listed in the duty locations above but should be considered. SAs serve on the staff of a major joint, Navy, or Marine Corps command; assist and advise the host Commander and staff in the identification of Warfighting Capability Gaps that have a critical impact on combat readiness; and serve as the primary interface between the command and the RDT&E community in finding and implementing solutions. As a Science Advisor, you must have a specific understanding of the current DoN S&T planning and experimentation process to focus on transition of technology. Positions require a TS/SCI clearance and the ability to go into the field. Typically, 20-40% of the Science Advisor's time will be spent on travel. If the selectee's home activity participates in a Personnel Demonstration Project, the selectee would remain under their activity's Personnel Demonstration Project. Selectees may serve on a temporary reassignment or temporary promotion depending on their qualifications.

    The salary range listed above reflects base pay only. Selectees may be placed in any location based on the needs of the command.

    A command endorsement letter is required to be considered for a Science Advisor positions. Command endorsement letters should be addressed to Mr. Thomas Gallagher to include the following statements: why the applicant should be considered; short summary of what the applicant will bring to the job; and a statement agreeing that upon successful completion of the assignment, the selectee will be returned to a position of equivalent or greater responsibility as the one he/she left. The command endorsement letter MUST be signed by a TD/CO to be considered for the position.

    For a sample endorsement letter, please contact Christine Guzman: Christine.guzman.ctr@navy.mil or 703-696-5044.

    Letters are due to ONRG no later than November 20th, 2017.

    Letters should be mailed to:

    ONRG, One Liberty Place
    875 N. Randolph St, Suite 1426
    Arlington, VA 22303-11995
    Attn. OLC Room 1426

    Letters can be e-mailed to: christine.guzman.ctr@navy.mil.

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    Responsibilities

    Current needs include:

    Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Assessment Division, (OPNAV N81), Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The SA is responsible for conceiving, developing, leading and managing innovative S&T derived warfighting and warfighting support analysis and assessments. Advises the Director on technical and programmatic developments relating to the future of naval
    warfare and how these developments would impact warfighting capabilities and campaign risk. Requires professional experience in operations research and assessments (equivalent experience can also be applied) and knowledge of joint military operations, modeling and simulation, and test and evaluation.

    *Commander, Naval Surface Forces (COMNAVSURFOR), San Diego, CA. The SA will be concerned with programs relating to all aspects of joint and naval warfare. This encompasses all technical aspects of hull mechanical, electrical, combat systems, and C4ISR. A key responsibility of the SA will be to look at the S&T aspects of Surface Force issues and align them with defense industry to pinpoint key requirements and emerging new technologies. Requires experience in one or more of the following: Anti-Surface, Anti-Submarine, Anti-Warfare, C4ISR, torpedo defense, theater missile defense, anti-mine warfare, and littoral anti-submarine warfare.

    *Commander, US Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), Pearl Harbor, HI. The SA will identify, evaluate, and promote technologies to improve C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Maritime Domain Awareness, Force Protection, Undersea & Surface Warfare and Theater Missile Defense. Must understand COMPACFLT warfighting issues and capability/technology gaps, identify potential solutions and be able to influence those empowered to develop such capabilities and expedite fielding these capabilities in the PACFLT Theater to ultimately improve COMPACFLT's Maritime Force.

    *Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The SA will be concerned with S&T programs relating to all aspects of joint and naval expeditionary warfare. This encompasses all technical aspects of Marine Corps ground combat, aviation and support systems. Requires experience in R&D work related to Marine Corps combat development process, acquisition system and operational testing.

    Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC), Norfolk, VA. The SA will be concerned with all aspects of naval & joint warfare ranging from the enhanced use of existing equipment in the fleet by ships personnel, to initiation of research projects leading to eventual development of new systems or major modifications of existing systems. Knowledge of the Navy, Joint, & Marine Corps current and future programs in Naval warfare systems, fleet problems and the current state of work being done in R&D by the scientific community related to these systems required.

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Force Command (USFF), Norfolk, VA. The SA is concerned with programs relating to coalition, joint and naval warfare, encompassing all technical aspects of air, surface, subsurface and cyber weapons, platforms and systems. This position requires experience in R&D work related to improve force protection, C4ISR, maritime interception operations, theater missile defense, anti-mine warfare, and littoral anti-submarine warfare.

    *Fleet Cyber Command (FCC)/Commander, 10th Fleet (C10F), Fort Meade, MD. The SA will be concerned with programs relating to "DoD information Networks Cyber Activities, Operational Technology (Industrial Controls), Naval Space Operations, and Service Cryptologic Component Command-oriented innovation and experimentation. The position requires an incumbent with professional experience in R&D work related to Net-Centric Warfare and Warfare Integration to support submarine warfare, surface warfare, air warfare, and land warfare requirements across the spectrum of naval operations. (Sea duty may be required.)

    *Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (COMMARFORCOM), Norfolk, VA. The SA will be concerned programs relating to all S&T aspects of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations. This encompasses all technical aspects of weapon systems, sensor platforms, logistics and other systems. Requires experience in R&D work related to MAGTF & amphibious operations.

    *Denotes Emergency Essential

    PLEASE SEE 'OTHER INFORMATION' SECTION FOR ADDITIONAL VACANCY DESCRIPTIONS.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funds

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Employees Serving on a Career or Career-Conditional Appointment w/ Department of Navy Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E) Activities. Selectees may serve on a temporary reassignment, or temporary promotion depending on their qualifications

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