Scientist
Department of the Navy - Crane, IN

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This position is located in the Joint Special Operations Response Department, Electro-Optic Technology Division, Electro-Optic Systems Integration Branch.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUCMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2010, provides that the Secretary of Defense may designate any category of acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as positions for which there exists a shortage of candidates or there is a critical hiring need and utilize the authorities in sections 3304,5333 and 5753 of title 5, United States Code, to recruit and appoint qualified persons directly to positions so designated.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a US Citizen.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

You must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

If you are claiming Veterans Preference you MUST submit documentation.

You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

DUTIES:
This position will serve as the primary research analyst for the USSOCOM CCFLIR Program and will oversee and perform analysis which involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques to analyze issues and provide advice with respect to the possible effects of alternative solutions.

Manage task lists and monitor program for USSOCOM CCFLIR team, Interface with Combatant-craft Program Office APM, provide technical and engineering assistance to USSOCOM CCFLIR and CCVAS program.

Coordinate schedules and timeline for projects, training, and tasking for combatant-craft program. Uses Lean Six Sigma or other scientific methods and techniques to recommend improvements to quality, processes, flow, and tasking.

Reviews SOW’s, ODR’s, specifications, plans, and procedures to prepare for design and program reviews to solve technical deficiencies. Drafts and maintains quality processes for the CCFLIR program such as ATP’s and SOP’s.

DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA)

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering Career Field and be certified at Level III at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://www.dau.mil/pubscats/PubsCats/catalog/Appendix%20B%20Mar%2021_07.pdf

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you must submit a complete copy of your transcripts. Failure to submit this information will result in an ineligible rating. You must submit your transcripts through the "Application Manger" or by fax. This is the only method in which transcripts can be submitted. Failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating. (Faxing instructions can be found under the "How to Apply" section.) The education requirment is possession of a bachelors or higher degree in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic education requirement, Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Specialized experience is 1) professional engineering or scientific experience designing, developing and testing electro-optic technology, 2) professional engineering or scientific experience testing and evaluating electro-optic technology to ensure performance specifications are met, 3) professional engineering or scientific experience implementing and producing strategies for engineering development and technology transition projects.

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QRF). This is a quality ranking factor that could be expected to enhance significantly the performance of the applicant in the position. The actual QRF is experience developing test and test requirements to assess the performance and safety parameters of electro-optic systems . You do not have to possess the factor in order to be rated eligible; however, applicants possessing the factor will receive additional points. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Males born after December 31, 1959 will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

Occasional travel is a requirement of the position

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies of the position.

The evaluation method for this position is a multiple hurdle process. Initially, applicants will be evaluated/assessed based on the minimum qualifications for the position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may receive an e-mail to complete an online assessment. You should periodically check Application Manager for a notification letter, as there will be a time frame to complete the assessment. Please keep your records updated with your current e-mail address to ensure receipt of your notification for the second round of the application process.

BENEFITS:
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses not authorized.

Recruitment Incentives may be authorized

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

Veteran’s Preference Information:
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

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