Computer Scientist
Air Force Acquisition - Eglin AFB, FL

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Department: Eglin Robins OL Office
Agency: Air Force Personnel Center
Job Announcement Number: 8I-EGLIN-804532-778240-VKS
SALARY RANGE: $81823 to $106369/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1550-13/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
DUTY LOCATIONS: Eglin AFB, FL
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: DoD Employee

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

JOB SUMMARY:
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.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" 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).

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

DoD Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee in the following: Air Force, Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.)

KEY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship Required

DUTIES:
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior computer scientist responsible for work involving both application and development of mathematical, statistical and computer science techniques within the 46 Range Control Squadron, related to providing post mission and real time software for use in the production and computational analysis of scientific test data.

Major Duties

Applies mathematical and software engineering principles and disciplines to the building of hardware and software intensive systems.
Performs significant software engineering duties related to the Organization Standard Process (OSP) which supports complex, often highly specialized, state-of-the-art R&D software and systems engineering systems.
Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies and support system concepts.
Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency through professional interaction with technical and professional societies, associations, academia, symposia, contractors, research and development (R&D) organizations, by reading/reviewing technical journals and current literature, and participations in formal training programs.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualification Requirement : You must meet the following qualification requirement by the closing date of the announcement and provide documentation to support your qualifications (If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the required documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. See sections on “College Transcripts” and “Foreign Education” below for required documentation.):

Education: Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science from an accredited college or university. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/iors/gs1500/1550.asp

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Subsequent to meeting the Basic Qualification above , you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent performing the following duties: Applies mathematical and software engineering principles and disciplines to the building of hardware and software intensive systems; Performs significant software engineering duties related to the Organization Standard Process (OSP) which supports complex, often highly specialized, state-of-the-art R&D software and systems engineering systems; Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies and support system concepts; Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency through professional interaction with technical and professional societies, associations, academia, symposia, contractors, research and development (R&D) organizations, by reading/reviewing technical journals and current literature, and participations in formal training programs. This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.as

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

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. Professional knowledge of computer science principles, software/systems engineering concepts and practices applicable to a wide range of duties associated with informational system software design and development activities. Requires a four year degree in computer science or related field.

2. Ability to modify standard practices and adapt techniques to solve a wide variety of interrelated problems to adapt precedents and make departures from previous approaches to similar projects in order to provide for specialized requirements.

3. Knowledge and skill to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions, devise solutions to problems and identify changes and trends.

4. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution issues or problems concerning efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.

5. Ability to participate in study teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and execute projects and/or studies within established time constraints.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiates complex issues; and maintains good working relations.

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS:
Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8 0 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 here 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 at least 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.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2012

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, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 804532. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

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. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

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 process by clicking here . 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :

  • Online Application (Questionnaire)
  • Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, 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., HRS 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.
  • Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
  • Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series
If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Vivian K. Siu
Vivian
Siu
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONLY
TX
11111
Telephone
(478)222-0686
Email
VIVIAN.SIU@ROBINS.AF.MIL

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