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Systems engineer

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
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All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
The mission of the United States Air Force is to _fly, fight_ and _win_...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of _Global Vigilance, Reach and Power_. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- _integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do_.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, clickhere.

U.S. Citizenship Required PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid Incumbent must obtain and maintain a TOP Secret security clearance Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee''s salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee''s qualifications in relation to the job.
Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement
RPA# 14MAY9XNRO0000132643
The organizational location of this position is: AFELM OF SP/TECH SP CHANTILLY, VA.
_DUTIES_ :
Responsible for providing technical analysis of key engineering solutions under study in ASO. Make recommendations to ASO senior management on research strategies and direction to enable future advanced collection systems and architectures.
Develop and understand future user mission needs, understanding the technical trade space, vetting cost estimates, and the ability to prioritize possible solutions.
Responsible for conducting studies to assess preliminary performance, feasibility, utility, cost, and other key parameters of system and architectural concepts. Be able to identify key capability or technology gaps that must be filled in order to enable an architectural vision.
Required to monitor the NRO Technology Enterprise Research and Development (R&D;) portfolio for key technologies which could be brought to bear on unmet intelligence needs and potential insertion into future NRO architectures.
Responsible for building collaborative relationships across the Intelligence Community in order to develop integrated plans for ASO and the NRO, as well as interfacing with industry, academia, external agencies and mission partners on relevant R&D; issues.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS 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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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.
OR
A 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 professional 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: Professional registration, written test, specified academic courses or related curriculum.
NOTE: IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Your resume must reflect experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS/GG) pay system or other pay systems, demonstrating quality in the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to meet the requirements of this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Extensive knowledge or experience in systems engineering principles, or technical engineering analysis. Extensive knowledge or experience with the capabilities and technical composition of the major elements in overhead collection systems. Familiarity and experience with one or more of the following: telecommunications systems, radio frequency engineering, optics and electro optical sensors, power systems, and/or aerospace engineering. Broad knowledge of community overhead collection systems. Strong communication skills. Experience managing Research and Development efforts and transition to program acquisition. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.
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NOTE: This position has a positive education requirement. If transcripts are not provided, your resume MUST list the appropriate academic field (e.g. biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed), which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of the position for which you are applying. List your graduate and undergraduate courses separately. Include the descriptive title and course code, completion date, grade, number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (for education completed at business, secretarial, technical school or military schools) and graduate and undergraduate classes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Must possess extensive knowledge or experience in systems engineering principles, or technical engineering analysis.
2. Extensive knowledge or experience with the capabilities and technical composition of the major elements in overhead collection systems.
3. Familiarity and experience with one or more of the following: telecommunications systems, radio frequency engineering, optics and electro optical sensors, power systems, and/or aerospace engineering.
4. Broad knowledge of community overhead collection systems.
5. Strong communication skills.
6. Experience managing Research and Development efforts and transition to program acquisition.
_PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE_ : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You _MUST_ provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. __
_ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT_ :
1. Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
2. Drug Testing: This position has beendesignated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions present a clear thereat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
3. The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
4. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
5. This position is Acquisition Category SPRDE Level II and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.
6. Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or other hard science.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours 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 insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onThursday, May 29, 2014
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, clickhere for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is1128600. Fax your documents to . All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.Clickhere for the OPM Form 1203-FX
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be locatedhere:
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series
IF APPLICABLE : A military service member''s statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member''s separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit : All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible clickhere. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Clickhere for more information.
Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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