<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><b>About the Position: </b>The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) mission is to provide direct support to Army Futures Command and relevant, timely information to senior Army leaders to make future force decisions enabling Multi-Domain Operations thru rigorous developmental testing and independent operational tests and evaluations. This is a vacancy for an Interdisciplinary position located in the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Army Evaluation Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as a senior action officer, technical authority, consultant, and program manager on test technology development, modernization, and sustainment investments. Develops major policy and concepts involving integration of new technologies and modeling/simulation into testing and the material acquisition process. </li> <li>Formulates, directs, and guides studies/projects of major importance to the management of command programs and operations. Makes broadly stated assignments to analysts and/or engineers who form the team(s). </li> <li>Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates multiple activities and tasks necessary for completion of assigned programs associated with test technology, which vary in complexity. </li> <li>Incumbent prioritizes and defends resource allocation; reports resource execution; articulates command programs throughout the chain of command in support of executive and legislative requirements; and participates in the planning, justification, and documentation of program initiatives for inclusion in the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM). </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /><br />Conditions of Employment: <ul> <li>Secret Security Clearance.</li> <li>TDY, up to 25%</li> <li>Acquisition Certification Level III in Career Field Engineering: Test and Evaluation required within 24 months of appointment.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: </strong>Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.<br /><br /><ul><li>Current Department of Army Civilian Employees</li><li>Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)</li><li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan</li><li>Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act</li><li>Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer</li><li>Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible</li><li>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998</li></ul><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the Education and Experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe at least one year of your relevant experience, the definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service NH-03/GS-13. <br /> <strong>Specialized</strong> <strong>Experience is defined as;<br /> 1) Providing strategic guidance on assigned Technology programs such as; Test Instrumentation and Technology Investment; and/or Test Technology concepts and applications; AND 2) Planning analytical studies; AND 3) Overseeing teams to carry out complex projects.<br /><br />***In addition to meeting the specialized experience, you must also meet the minimum/basic education requirement for this position.</strong><br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Leadership</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Problem Solving</li><li>Research</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position has a positive education requirement and your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .<br /><br /><strong>REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION<br /><br />Basic Education Requirement for Engineering-0800</strong><br /> A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.<br /> OR<br /> B. Combination of education and experience — college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:<br /> 1. Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.<br /> 2. Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.<br /> 3. Specified academic courses — Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.<br /> 4. Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)<br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirement for Physical Scientist- 1301</strong><br /> A. I have a degree physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.<br /> OR<br /> B. I have a combination of education and experience — education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (NOTE: You must provide college transcripts to support educational claims)<br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirement for Operations Research Analyst- 1515</strong><br /> A. I have a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research.<br /> OR<br /> B. I have a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirement for Computer Scientist- 1550</strong><br /> A. I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in computer science.<br /> OR<br /> B. I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.<br /><br />**Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION: </strong>If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 16 – Engineers and Scientists position.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in Acquisition Career Field Engineering: Test and Evaluation within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisitions University Catalog at http: www.dau.mil/ .)</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> </ul> <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 />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website . <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.<br /><br />1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li><strong>Proof of Eligibility to Apply: </strong>Your application must include the documents which <strong>prove you are eligible to apply</strong> for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the <strong>Who May Apply</strong> section above to receive further consideration.</li> <li>This position has an individual occupational requirement and does not allow for substitution of education for experience. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses </li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's 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. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.