Department of the Navy - Crane, IN

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This position is that of an Electronic Technician located in the Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Division Systems Development 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.


You must be a US Citizen.

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

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 security clearance.

Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for establishing the technical requirements and documentation related to the sustainment and supportability of AN/SLQ-32(V)6 system.

Responsible for developing contract requirements to ensure Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) provide the necessary documentation and data to enable the supportability of the system during its lifetime.

Responsible for the development of acquisition and supportability plans to provide for a smooth transition to in-service support.

Lead the efforts associated with performing supportability analysis, functional and physical audits of the system, contract deliverable reviews, fault tree analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, test readiness reviews, system verification reviews, and technical data reviews.

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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Examples of this experience include:

  • Developing system supportability objectives for acquisition documentation and contract data requirements; e xperience conducting configuration audits and failure analyses during lifecycle test events; provide recommendations on improving policies and plans for business processes system program events and milestones.

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 Production Quality Management (PQM) 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 .

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QFR). Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating in accordance with this Expedited Hiring Authority. Possession of this factor must be verifiable via resume AND the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skill, at a highly qualified level.

Experience in developing and conducting a supportability analysis process that reduces the Mean Time Between Failures for electronic equipment

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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

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

A 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.

Travel is required but will not exceed 25% of the time.

The evaluation method for the Engineer 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 a second review may be needed. The second review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

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.

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 may or may not 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 .

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:

Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information:

30% or More Disabled Veterans:

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