The mission of the United States Air Force is to
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 is a Direct Hire Public Notice
; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
These positions are being filled under
Expedited Hiring Authority
for acquisition positions located Air Force-wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base/location at which you wish to be considered. Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies
- Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality)
- A security clearance may be required
- Recruitment incentives may be authorized
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Perform professional computer engineering work supporting an installation or acquisition, development or sustainment of Air Force weapon systems and support equipment.
Apply the fundamentals and principles of computer engineering and mathematics to support existing and evolving network environments
Provide support in areas such as operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, robotics, artificial intelligence and computer-aided design.
Supply technical and engineering assistance in the areas of research, design, development, testing, evaluation and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems in an integrated manner.
Perform analysis and uses systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document projects.
Develop, execute, and review policies, processes, and procedures of a special or miscellaneous character than may span multiple scientific and engineering disciplines and involves application of knowledge of such fundamentals
Provides status and advisory services to superiors on problems, issues, and projects in assigned program areas.
Execute projects to comply with all applicable Federal, state, and local laws and policies.
Responsible for preparing oral/written reports and duties may include administering the resources required to execute projects
May be responsible for the evaluation of contractor proposals or performance and assisting in preparation of the technical portion of proposals, statements of work, management plans and/or related documents
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
Salaries will be adjusted to include any applicable special salary rate or locality rate for each specific position and location.
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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.
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:
Current registration as a professional engineer 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.
Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.
Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
3. Specified academic courses-
Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a 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.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have the specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below.
None beyond the basic requirements.
year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9.
One year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-11.
One year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-12.
Specialized experience may have been gained while
applying professional computer engineering concepts, principles, and practices and familiarity with other engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, and aerospace) and Information Technology (IT) architecture; analyzing systems engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to software/hardware development functions; knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures.
In lieu of specialized experience, applicants can substitute the following levels of education:
Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree
master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.
Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
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:
Knowledge of professional computer engineering concepts, principles, and practices and familiarity with other engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, and aerospace) and Information Technology (IT) architecture.
Knowledge in systems engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to software/hardware development functions.
Knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures.
Ability to analyze data and communicate results in oral and written presentations.
Ability to apply systems and software engineering principles and emerging software and hardware technologies to complex processes and plan/organize work.
Ability to research, analyze and interpret guidance and determine applicability and impact to the organization and its operations.
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?
provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of 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
education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employee may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate certifications
Work requires the incumbent obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete
application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -
for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
For additional information, click
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click
To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at
or 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. Click
for more information.
: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes
of the following:
1) Your résumé
2) Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office at the location for which you are applying.
Each civilian personnel office determines how long resumes are kept on file.
Location addresses are listed at the below link:
ou will need to click on Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and then scroll down to see base locations and addresses.
Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this Public Notice
It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information mailed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date
modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
(must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
, if qualifying based on education (must contain the university logo)
- a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
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follow the instructions on the notice
in How to Apply Tab,
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