<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position: </strong><br /> Serve as a subject matter expert (Engineer) leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work for C5ISR Center – Product Realization Engineering and Quality Directorate (PRD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD and Fort Belvoir, VA.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as an engineer performing systems engineering in the areas of design, test, integration, production, quality and sustainment of systems.</li> <li>Execute systems engineering and acquisition of and for product lifecycle activities in mission areas within the CCDC-C5ISR Center – Product Realization Systems Engineering and Quality Directorate (PRD).</li> <li>Systems engineering includes performing engineering analysis and critical reviews of technical artifacts for technical reviews. conforming to user and system requirements.</li> <li>Develop/Assess advancements in the state-of-the-art and creation of new or substantially improved end items in the form of equipment, systems, materials, processes, procedures and techniques.</li> <li>Conducts studies and analyses to determine the feasibility of various advanced engineering approaches for future programs or to resolve major controversial problems in current programs.</li> <li>Guides and evaluates the design and development activities of contractors and others in achieving new products</li> <li>Effectively communicate with leadership and multiple geographically-dispersed stakeholders on program status and overall support of the program.</li> <li>Provide oversight of vendor design, development, integration, testing and production activities</li> <li>Collaborate with various team members to resolve system engineering issues and actions.</li> <li>Track user requirements and their translation into system requirements and specifications.</li> <li>Conduct market research on state-of-art technologies and vendors.</li> <li>Apply standard practices and techniques in specific engineering assignments and prepare data/documentation when applicable.</li> <li>Advise on the integration of new and existing platforms at system level for cost, schedule, and performance impacts.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected up to 25% travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 3 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.</li> <li>This is a TERM position.</li> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>Obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret or Top Secret security clearance (with Drug Testing) or access for the duration of employment.</li> <li>This is a Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Acquisition position Level III in the acquisition career field S (Engineering) is required within 24 months of entrance on duty.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply:</strong> US Citizens<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).<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Additional information about transcripts is in this document. <br /><br />In addition to meeting the education requirements this position requires one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (GS-11/DB-02) in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in the 1) performing engineering lifecycle activities or research/development to facilitate the procurement of products, good and/or services needed to meet program/project/system level requirements; 2) analyzing engineering/scientific data for use in program/project improvement and/or troubleshooting; and 3) leading/participated on an engineering/scientific program or project.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Design</li><li>General Engineering</li><li>Problem Solving</li><li>Technical Competence</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position has a positive education requirement. (Submit transcripts at the time of application)<br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirements for Engineer:</strong> <br /> <strong>A</strong>. 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 /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> <strong>B.</strong> 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: <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.)</li> To view the OPM education requirement for the Engineering (800 Series) go to: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/ <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>Three year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.</li> <li>This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in the acquisition career field S (Engineering) in the Acquisition Career Field within 24 months of entrance on duty.</li> <li>This appointment is designated as a ''status'' appointment for the purposes of eligibility for applying for positions in the federal service in accordance with section 1109(b)(1)(B) of the NDAA for FY 2016.</li> <li>This position is covered under an alternative personnel system known as the DoD Science & Technology Demonstration Project. The Demonstration replaces GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. This position incorporates former GS grades 12 step 01 to GS 14 step 10 and may be filled at any of those equivalent grades within the pay band.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 16 – Engineering and Scientist (Non-Construction) position.</li> <li>This position requires a Secret clearance or Top Secret Clearance depending on the programs or projects you are assigned. </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>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</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> </ul> ***Because of the partnership with Corvias Military Housing, Department of Army civilian employees now have an option to rent family housing and enjoy the benefits of living on-post at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. There are various floor plans available. Selection is on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in this housing option, please contact the Corvias Military Housing Leasing and Relocation Center at 877-276-6659.*** <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: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. 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>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <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 /></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> 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.