Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).<br /><br />This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Physical Scientist/General Engineer at the GS-0801/1301-14 some of your typical work assignments may include: <ul> <li>Serves as a senior scientist / engineer and program manager for the application of innovative technologies to combat WMD Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability gaps.</li> <li>Formulates specific programs based on DoD requirements for improved WMD-related ISR capabilities, offensive operations, and CWMD technologies.</li> <li>Integrates multiple CWMD-related efforts across the RD Research and Development Directorate and maintains awareness of all DTRA CWMD-related programs/projects.</li> <li>Develops CWMD project objectives and resolves critical problems or issues related to program execution.</li> <li>Performs as a CWMD-community recognized technical expert in developing and demonstrating operational capabilities fundamental to defeating WMD targets.</li> <li>Provides guidance to team members in establishing and maintaining effective management processes and maintains a work environment conductive to effective integration of technical functions of planning, engineering, contracting, and resource management. </li> <li>Recommends redirection or termination of existing activities as necessary to ensure that the highest quality of work and highest priority activities are achieved.</li> <li>Provides a high degree of management and technical innovation to provide quality products that meet requirements at the lowest cost.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>Occasional Travel</li> <li>Work Schedule: Full-time</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Flexible</li> <li>Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized Based on Budget Availability</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Financial Disclosure: Not Required</li> <li>Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible</li> <li>PCS: Not Authorized</li> <li>Individual must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.</li> <li>Individual must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS 14 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:<br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below: <ul> <li>Managing and overseeing research, development, test, and evaluation efforts for low-level/trace signature detection, identification, sampling, and analysis.</li> <li>Applying advanced scientific/engineering principles, concepts, methods, and standards to develop and integrate advanced technologies for remote sensing or unmanned applications.</li> <li>Planning, integrating, and evaluating novel/innovative technology-centric programs to address long-standing and difficult problems.</li> <li>Applying management principles and techniques in order to lead and direct a wide variety of activities being accomplished by a diverse team of civilian and military engineers and scientists. (Preferred but not required)</li> </ul> <br /><br />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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br />In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0801/1301, series as listed below:<br /><br />To Qualify for the (0801) series: Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 /><br />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: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.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.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.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.)ORC.<br /><br />To Qualify for the (1301) series: Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.C1. Combination of education and experience — course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.<br /><br />You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.<br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br />GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.<br /><br />FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: Foreign Education <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Other Notes:<br /><br />Individual is expected to be available for weekend travel, weekend layovers during travel, and long hours while in travel status. Individual TDY is required up to 25% of the time, and may vary given the nature and urgency of assigned projects. Significant travel may be required to locations within and outside the continental United States.<br /><br />This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Science and Technology Management career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a position requirements waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every 2 year CLP period, with a goal of at least 40 annually.<br /><br />This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:<br /> http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br />All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><strong>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service </strong>(see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx <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 />We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided.<br /><br />Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Preference</strong>: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.<br /><br />For information on entitlement see http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Military Spouse Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High 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).<br /><br />Your complete application includes your COMPLETE 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.</strong><br /><br /><b><strong>The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Transcripts</strong> <ul> <li>This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript </li> <li>College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. </li> </ul> <strong>3. Veteran's Documents</strong> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong><b> http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 </b><br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong>SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months) <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.


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