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    This position involves conducting research, testing, evaluation and analysis related to potential security features that would be most effective in counterfeit deterrence. Specifically, the incumbent advises on and administers technical work in the investigation and application of optical/light principles and other materials science characteristics in the development of currency security features. The incumbent works on new technology, innovative security features, and product applications. 

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    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.

    -Use statistical programming to acquire data and perform complex calculations to analyze and evaluate data.
    -Define evaluation methodology and formulate analytical models for optical and other phenomena in the development of counterfeit deterrence features for currency. handle projects concerned with the design and development of optically variable features such as  diffraction gratings, liquid crystals, complex lens systems, holograms, optical interference structures, polarizing systems, spectroscopic methods, etc. 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. Conduct testing to determine functionality and optimization or to establish limitations of features.
    -Serve as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for technology and services related to counterfeit deterrent features. Oversee and monitor various types of contracts. Communicate with vendors for technology screening, component customization and integration. Evaluate overall plans and proposals for significant systems developed by contractors.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 20 nights per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599351300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.