Department of the Navy - Bethesda, MD

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This position is located at the West Bethesda site of the Signature Measurement and Processing Branch (Code 733) of the Signature Measurement Technologies and Systems Development Division (Code 73) of the Signatures Department (Code 70) at Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, MD. The selectee must be eligible for a secret security clearance. This person will support Code 7333 as an onboard technician during the various projects, tests, and operations associated with the U.S. Navy’s programs in undersea acoustic and vibration silencing.


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.

Responsible for operations and maintenance of onboard submarine data acquisition systems

Perform installing, grooming, and maintaining submarine acoustic/sonar data acquisition systems

Conduct full scale submarine acoustic sea trials

Responsible for carrying out acoustic analysis and data quality assurance

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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Specialized experience is experience i nstalling and maintaining submarine acoustic/sonar data acquisition systems along with experience performing submarine acoustic sea trials.

  • 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.
  • Frequent travel may be required.
  • Lifting/carrying 40 pounds may be required.
  • Must be physically qualified for submarine cruises in local waters for short periods of time (up to 14 days).
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 following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

Technical Competence

Performance and Testing

Installation and Maintenance

Information and Data Management

Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy will be rated according to the A-C-E Method. This means the candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

A-C-E Method: You will be rated based on the following categories: Superior Qualified - Highly Qualified - Best Qualified

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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

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

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses not 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 .

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:

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:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information: - 24 months ago - save job - copy to clipboard
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