<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong> This position is with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL), located in Alexandria, VA.<br /><br />This is an Interdisciplinary position and may be used to fill one of the following job series:<br /> Geographer 0150<br /> Physical Scientist 1301<br /> Geologist 1350<br /> General Engineer 0801<br /> Electrical Engineer 0850<br /> Mechanical Engineer 0830<br /> Mathematician 1520<br /> Statistician 1530<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Serves as the geospatial science and technology (S&T) expert for the Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC's) Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL). Review and execute project / program research and development (R&D) and direct complex technical programs from planning and marketing through execution and transition to product delivery. The incumbent serves as the laboratory's senior geospatial lead, thought leader, and program development expert, leading the maturation of concepts from basic research through applied technology and integrating innovative S&T program areas that address enduring geospatial challenges of the Army. Primary responsibility is to interface with senior Army leadership within the S&T and R&D communities, to integrate the laboratories technologies into the Army's Modernization Priorities. Secondary responsibility is to lead a highly technical and world class technical work force in new and demanding research areas, including: geospatial technologies, mobile/enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS), terrain analysis and reasoning; passive and active spectral signature analysis; fluorescence; photogrammetry; remote sensing, terrain visualization; precision surveying and mapping; image analysis; data management; geographic information systems; data/image fusion; spatial-temporal reasoning, numerical analysis, and the enablement of advanced military planning and execution. Incumbent directs the effective evolution and transition of innovative products and capabilities that characterize the effects of the Joint Operating Environment (JOE) upon Mission and Mission Command, ground force operations and tactics; platforms, systems and Soldiers; civilians, their habitat, as well as socio-cultural tenets and institutions.<br /><br />The incumbent is responsible for providing the technical requirements and descriptions of the research to be performed: setting the schedule, milestones, and quality of standards for the research; providing review and oversight of quality of progress of the research; coordinating and integrating the research team both internally and externally (e.g., Government, contractors, and universities); and determining acceptance, rejection, or correction of the research products in concert with the Lead Technical Director for the Geospatial Research Engineering Business Area. The incumbent develops, defends, and executes a multi-million dollar budget, including both direct and reimbursable resources. The incumbent uses a clear, detailed understanding of the end-to-end science, technologies, processes and work flows that create geospatial data, information, models and analytic applications relevant to the successful conduct of full-spectrum military operations.<br /><br />Incumbent responsibilities include monitoring and programmatically leading a laboratory workforce primarily funded by the business area portfolio and identifying and developing business opportunities. Research in this area improves understanding of complex and broad geospatial information and directly supports the warfighter and intelligence community that rely on geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). Elements of this research include enhanced data analysis, increased data sharing and dissemination, data fusion and representation, facilitating situational awareness and understanding for all phases of unified land operations. The incumbent understands the potential application of geospatial data, information and models within the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and the more general process of Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE), and the expanded understanding across the Army and DoD of the power of geospatial data, information and analysis across all Warfighting Functions and mission sets.Leads research that is cross-cutting, leverages multiple/mixed methodologies, and impacts a range of users across all echelons, which in and of itself adds complexity when determining transition partners. Customers include the Army, other services, Combatant Commands, Defense and other Government agencies, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Medical Research and Material Command, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's member nations and coalition partners. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Business travel may be 10% or less.<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> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret/SCI security clearance or access for the duration of employment</li> <li>This position is covered by the Civilian Drug Abuse Testing Program and is subject to pre-employment and random Drug Testing.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: US Citizens</strong><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for General Engineer 0801; Mechanical Engineer 0830; and Electrical Engineer 0850: </strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/general-engineering-series-0801/ <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Geographer 0150: </strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/geography-series-0150/ <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Physical Scientist 1301:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/ <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Geologist 1350:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/geology-series-1350/??????? <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Mathematician 1520:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematics-series-1520/ <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Statistician 1530:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/ <br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> One year of specialized experience which includes: managing geospatial research and development programs; analyzing geospatial data, information and models; federal programming, budgeting, and execution control processes; and preparing technically complex correspondence, reports, and presentations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service DB-04 (GS-14) or above.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 />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>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Project Management</li><li>Technical Competence</li><li>Written Communication</li></ul><br /><br />This position is covered by the Science and Technology Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project and this pay band includes the General Schedule equivalent to the GS-15. To qualify for DB-05 level, applicants must possess specialized experience equivalent to the DB-04 or GS-14 grade level.<br /><br />In accordance with the Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 57, dated March 25, 1998, an employee of the Laboratory Demonstration project must have a current average performance score of 2.5 or above in order to be selected for promotion. All applicants currently employed under a Laboratory Demonstration Project must include their most recent performance appraisal score as part of their electronic resume. If you are a Lab Demo employee submitting your resume for the first time, or if you have previously submitted your resume without your most recent score, you must submit your resume now with the following statement to be included in the section on your training: Current Performance Rating ___. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><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 trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is required.</li> <li>This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.</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 & Scientists (Non-Construction) position.</li> <li>You may claim military spouse preference.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>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 .</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> <li>Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.</li> <li>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.</li> <li>Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.</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 /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Superior, Highly Qualified and Basically Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Superior. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Basically Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <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 />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 whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .<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.</strong><br /><br /><strong>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>This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses </li> <li>This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses </li> </ul> <br /> 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.