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    There is a need to fill 6 Office of Naval Research Science Advisor (SA) position. SAs typically serve 3 year appointments, and remain on the roles of their home activity. 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 & 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 Advisors time will be spent on travel. Top candidates have experience with senior-level briefings and negotiations concerning prioritization of technological requirements. Current needs include:

    Commander, Submarine Force, (SUBFOR), Norfolk, VA. The SA maintains liaison with the undersea warfare R&D assessment process and the Navy S&T requirements process. Coordinates command assessments and provides operational input to shape investments across the portfolio to include Future Naval Capabilities, Innovative Naval Prototypes, and Experimentation and Analysis. Identifies, evaluates, and recommends undersea warfare capability improvements. Requires experience in R&D work related to Navy concept-based development process, acquisition systems and operational testing. Must have a broad understanding of joint military operations and DoD organizational structure.

    Commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC), Groton, CT.A key responsibility of the SA will be to examine Full Spectrum Undersea Warfare S&T issues and align them with defense industry to pinpoint key requirements and emerging new technologies. That partnership will help transform FSUSW capabilities to improve littoral and open ocean effectiveness, and reduce time between finding a threat and neutralizing it. Requires demonstrated knowledge and experience of Full Spectrum Undersea Warfare operations, R&D, test and evaluation, acquisition and Fleet operations as well as the ability to oversee technology transfer to the Fleet. (May require occasional sea duty and travel through the theater.)

    Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, (C7F), Yokosuka, Japan. The SA is concerned with programs relating to all aspects of joint and naval warfare. This encompasses all technical aspects of weapons, sensors, platforms and systems. Requires experience in R&D work related to command ship technologies and their integration, C4I systems, integrated air and missile defense, joint strike operations, anti-submarine warfare, mine warfare, information operations, electronic warfare, and fleet and joint experimentation. (Sea duty required up to 30%; up to 60% time spent on travel and operational commitments.)

    Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, (C6F), Naples, Italy. The SA is concerned with programs relating to all aspects of joint and naval warfare. Encompasses technical aspects of ship, submarine, aircraft, and stand-alone Navy and Marine Corps weapon and sensor platforms and systems. The scope of the work can range from enhancing utilization of existing equipment in the Fleet, to initiating projects to develop new capabilities for the Fleet. This position requires experience in research and development work related to ship, submarine, and/or aircraft systems. (May require occasional sea duty and travel through the theater.)

    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 is required.

    Commander, U.S. FOURTH Fleet (C4F), Mayport, FL. The SA will be concerned with concepts of operation, science and technology, experimentation, exercises, and programs of record relating to all aspects of Joint, Naval, and Coalition warfare in support of the Maritime Strategy with emphasis on Commander, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Theater Security Cooperation capabilities.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Typically 20-40% travel is required; however, up to 60% travel may be required for certain positions.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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