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
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).
U.S. Citizenship Required
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
Pre-employment and random drug-testing position
This is a critical-sensitive position
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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 "Full Performance" 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 locality***
This position is located at
96 TEST SQ, JBSA LACKLAND AFB TX
This is an interdisciplinary position (or inter-occupational position) and may be filled as any of the following:
GG-0854-13, Computer Engineer
GG-0855-13, Electronics Engineer
GG-1550-13, Computer Scientist
COMPUTER ENGINEER, ELECTRONICS ENGINEER, or COMPUTER SCIENTIST
Works with minimal guidance to develop, maintain, and apply technical knowledge to a broad knowledge of concepts for conducting developmental test and evaluation (DT&E), and integrates technical knowledge of telecommunications protocols and network with AF and DoD test policy and procedures to execute testing of C4ISR, IW, IO, telephony and crytologic systems
Serves as Test Engineer; participates in acquisition meetings and translates broad scoped and highly ambiguous requirements into information required for future tests; authors test plans by creating workable solutions for SUT requirements to ensure test coverage verifies the SUTs capabilities
Serves as Test Director; applies governing regulations, policies, and procedures with minimal guidance; interacts with team members moderately where goals may differ and provides guidance to team members and ensures each member knows responsibilities and relationships
Uses scientific skills, feasibility studies, data analysis and project management philosophies to explain test results and recommendations to peer, higher management and external agencies
Stays up-to-date in professional/technical competence of T&E related technology through IA certifications, training courses, and translates new developments into concrete advances in ones own or work units performance
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.
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BASIC REQUIREMENTS for GG-0854-13, Computer Engineer & GG-0855-13, Electronics Engineer:
rofessional engineering degree. The curriculum must 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 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.
ombination of experience and education that is 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: (1) Professional registration; current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, (2) Written test; 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, (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 courses specified in the basic requirements or (4) Related curriculum; 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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS for GG-1550-13, Computer Scientist:
Bachelor's degree in computer science
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 that included differential and integral calculus.
All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
AND IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENT, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GG-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service.
The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled. Examples of creditable experience may include
electronics engineering, computer engineering or computer scientist with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, & practices in telecommunications protocols, networks & systems, such as would be gained through experience & skill in applying this knowledge to difficult & complex work assignments; of DoD and AF acquisition, DT&E and OT&E policy, procedures, & processes; of H/W & S/W testing practices, configuration management techniques, and research, development, and T&E regulations and instructions as implemented by the AF & DoD.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
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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 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. Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, & practices in telecommunications protocols, networks & systems, such as would be gained through experience & skill in applying this knowledge to difficult & complex work assignments as electronics engineer, computer engineer or computer scientist.
2. Knowledge of DoD and AF acquisition, DT&E and OT&E policy, procedures, & processes. Position requires knowledge in H/W & S/W testing practices, configuration management techniques, and research, development, and T&E regulations and instructions as implemented by the AF & DoD.
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
1. Employee must be able to acquire and retain a Top Secret (TS) clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmental Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
2. This position has been designated as a drug testing position.
3. This position is Test and Evaluation Level II, non-critical, and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.
4. 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. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.
5. Bachelor's degree in electronics/electrical/computer engineering, computer science, or other technical field, is highly desired.
6. Master's degree in electronics/electrical/computer engineering, computer science, or other technical field is highly desirable.
At least seven (7) years engineering or analysis experience is highly desirable.
7. Knowledge of LAN and WAN topologies, ISDN protocols, and VOIP is critical to the successful performance of the work.
8. Knowledge of PC H/W and S/W including OSs is successful performance of the work.
9. Experience with telephony standards & protocols, fiber optic networks, cellular networks, CDMA, & GSM standards is desirable.
10. Employee is required to perform short/no-notice TDY via commercial or military transportation to CONUS and overseas locations. Employee may be required to perform unscheduled overtime on a short notice.
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 resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.
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Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
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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.
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.
: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
HOW TO APPLY:
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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
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, January 04, 2013
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