<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC ) is established to enable the Military Departments and Services, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), (OSD), and other DoD Components, to introduce new capabilities and effectively experiment with new operational concepts in support of DoD's warfighting missions with the goal of accelerating the delivery of AI enabled capabilities, scaling the Department-wide impact of AI, and synchronizing DoD AI activities to expand Joint Force advantages.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Formulates long-range policies and develops and implements strategies and management guidelines related to technical standards and AI ethics policy.</li> <li>Leads periodic program reviews to develop an overall assessment of program progress and success that reflects the consolidated opinion of multiple experts.</li> <li>Develops recommendations for technical policy issuances pertaining to best practices for AI deployment.</li> <li>Participates in current and long-range planning meetings to ensure that goals and objectives are fully and effectively related to the overall JAIC and DoD strategy.</li> <li>Identifies aspects of current scientific and industry practices that fail to meet the complex test and evaluation challenges of national security programs and work to improve those practices.</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>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> <li>Drug testing position</li> <li>Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>This position has a basic education requirement that must be met in order to be placed in the position.<br /><br />Basic Requirement for Computer Engineer, GG-0854-14:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Degree: Engineering.</strong>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 /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Computer Scientist, GG1550-14:</strong> <br />Bachelor's degree in computer science <strong>OR</strong> 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 <strong>that included differential and integral calculus.</strong> All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.<br /> <strong>Qualifying Experience:</strong><br /> For the GG-14 position, you must have applicable experience that demonstrates the competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Experience may have been acquired in any Federal, Military, or Private sector but clearly demonstrates past experience to successfully perform the duties of this position.<br /><br /><strong>Qualifying experience would be demonstrated by developing and publishing policies to govern technical standards in the areas of data management, AI ethics and safety, security, and assurance, test and evaluation and verification and validation of algorithms.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This position is a DoD Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1599f.</li> <li>If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, you will be placed on an Excepted appointment.</li> <li>This appointment does not confer eligibility to be non-competitively converted to the competitive service.</li> <li>Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination</li> <li>A three year probationary period may be required.</li> <li>This position is subject to completion of 1 year probationary period for assignment to a supervisory position.</li> <li>Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.</li> <li>Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.</li> <li>Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .</li> <li>Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C184.108.40.206 or C220.127.116.11. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).</li> <li>The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here .</li> <li>This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.</li> <li>DoD Components with CES positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement." If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package."</li> <li>For more information on veterans' preference click here .</li> <li>For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding 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 application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume 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. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. <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 /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT ALL DOCUMENTS WILL APPLY TO EVERYONE. <li><strong>Transcripts (REQUIRED)</strong> If you are substituting education for specialized experience you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.</li> <li><strong>SF-50 – (if applicable)</strong> Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent DISA employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.</li> <li><strong>Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)</strong></li> <ul> <li>For Five Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.</li> <li>For Ten Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.</li> </ul> Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 07/17/2019<br /><br />WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/17/2019, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. <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.