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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    About the Position:
    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) serves to research, develop and evaluate trusted communications and networking technologies to transition operationally relevant solutions to the war fighter through employment of a dedicated and superior workforce, world class facilities and global partnerships. CERDEC's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) develops and integrates the technology and architectures that enable and secure tactical networks as well as hand-held and platform-mounted Soldier communications for terrestrial and satellite-based systems.

    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.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    • You will serve as branch chief responsible for managing the professional, technical and administrative work of the organizational entity. The mission of the organization involves highly complex projects that are important to key Army research and development programs, and life-cycle software support integration, or are of critical importance of the infrastructure of the organization. The research and development work and software support capabilities have an impact on national defense and new technology areas.
    • Oversees projects and programs, developing plans that meet the goals of the organization, making decisions on work problems and administrative proposals, and coordinating with others within and outside the organization on program accomplishment and collaborative efforts.
    • Duties include the investigation and formulation of technical studies to assist in the development and understanding of the tactical communications networks, to include both legacy and future communication systems.
    • Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. . Assigns work to team leaders, subordinate supervisors or employees; establishes project goals and priorities; evaluates results; and maintains control through periodic reviews, briefings, reports or observations to identify where program or personnel adjustments are needed to meet mission goals.
    • Develops employee performance objectives and evaluates performance. Develops or ensures the development of employee performance objectives and conducts or reviews performance evaluations.
    • Hears and resolves employee complaints referring the more serious complaints to a higher-level superior. Resolves employee complaints and initiates disciplinary or performance-based actions as required.
    • Develops budget estimates, assesses shortages, and recommends appropriate solutions. Makes decisions on long-term training and approves expenses such as travel and equipment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires greater than 25% of travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates and VEOA Eligibles

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485077200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.