<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as an Electronics Technician in the Space Systems Development Department of the NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY CONUS. You will participate in the analysis, design and implementation of complex and highly precise Radio Frequency (RF) fixed antenna systems.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will participate in project planning, including preparation of integration and testing plans, and system deployment.</li> <li>You will participate as a member of a design and development team responsible for the design and acquisition of antenna systems, to include RF components.</li> <li>You will be responsible for the testing and evaluation of the design, development, integration, fabrication, qualification and logistics of assigned systems.</li> <li>You will perform troubleshooting of equipment for anomaly isolation and resolution.</li> <li>You will identify key components needed for the testing and integration of the antenna system.</li> <li>You will plan the deployment, integration and testing of sophisticated, highly precise antennas used to generate RF to Department of Defense (DOD) spacecraft.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />75% or less – This position requires extensive travel of approximately 75%.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 4 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09/10 grade level or NR-03 pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) analyzing technical data to determine applicability to antenna systems design problems; (2) testing and evaluating antenna systems and Radio Frequency (RF) components for functionality; (3) advising engineers on possible solutions to problems with Radio Frequency (RF) components and antenna functionality; (4) coordinating with other technicians and engineering personnel to ensure the adequacy of test parameters and the equipment used for data collection; and, 5) participating in the installation and final checkout of antenna systems.<br /><br />This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: <strong>Experience with the development, operations, maintenance and upgrading of equipment, specifically antenna systems with servo drive circuitry and digital control units, engaged in research and development for high precision RF generation.</strong><br /><br />Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH. <br /><br />https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-technical-series-0856/ <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br />ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br /><ul><li>ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT</li><li>FABRICATION</li><li>INSTALLATION</li><li>PARTNERING</li><li>RESEARCH</li><li>TESTING AND EVALUATION</li><li>TROUBLESHOOTING ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT</li></ul><br /><br />You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.<br /><br />If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:<br /><br />Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.<br /><br />ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /><br />ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.