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    The position is located in the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Technology Development (OTD), Security Features Division. The work involves conducting research, testing, evaluation and analysis related to potential security features that would be most effective in counterfeit deterrence.

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    U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-BEP-48. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    - Identify innovative materials and technologies, performing research and development projects for advanced security features to protect the BEP products and other security documents. 
    -Support team leaders, senior scientists, and other project managers, who lead cross functional teams, interagency groups, and ad hoc technical work groups, by following decisions and assignments to accomplish mission-related objectives and goals. Develop long and near-term project plans, including the schedules, scope, personnel, budget and reports. Coordinate schedule with other internal/external personnel. Manage the transition of feature prototypes to production. Represent the Bureau on technology and functional task groups to generate plans, guidance, agreement and technical findings.
    -Plan and conduct technology projects in developing and evaluating counterfeit deterrence features. Write research proposals, technical reports, presentations, briefings, and journal articles.
    -Evaluate and/or develop new optical features for counterfeit deterrence. Plan and perform investigations to develop new methods and means of validating findings. Isolate unknown and novel conditions to develop methods and evaluation techniques.
    Design experiments to conduct design verification with lab testing.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553073500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.