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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Research and Development Center, New London, CT

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    You will serve as a member of project teams that have an ultimate goal of helping the Coast Guard improve its effectiveness and efficiency through the introduction of innovative technologies, tools, methods, and concepts of operations.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Participating in comprehensive research studies for substantive program initiatives. Working with higher graded specialist to carry out all phases of an identifiable area of research and based on the results of research activities, develops new concepts, techniques, materials, or products and reports on the results;
    • Serving as a consultant to project managers, engineers, and technicians in areas such as maritime or vessel technology, waterways operations, communications, sensor, cyber, or aviation systems;
    • Compiling, organizing, and analyzing data/information to find solutions to problems requiring the use of a broad range of established scientific/engineering methods and techniques;
    • Providing authoritative technical advice in own area of scientific expertise and of other researchers outside the organization who are working on similar projects;
    • Guiding and evaluating research efforts (including contracted support) and assessing technical progress in relation to the established schedule and resources allotted in consultation with higher graded specialist;
    • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and professional development to remain current in the field and for application to work assignments; and
    • Translating and communicating complex scientific and engineering concepts for varied audiences

    This is an interdisciplinary position to be filled and classified to the series represented by a candidate that meets the qualifications and may be filled as any of the following: General Research Engineer, GS-0801-7/9; Operations Research Analyst, GS-1515-7/9; or Research Physical Scientist, GS-1301-7/9.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 days of travel per month may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517688300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.