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Engineer Or Scientist

Department of Defense

This is a Full-time position in Williamsburg, VA posted April 16, 2021.

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Summary

You will serve as an ENGINEER OR SCIENTIST assigned to support NAVSEA’s PMS-485 Maritime Surveillance Systems (MSS) Program at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (NWSY), Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, VA.

ND-04 is equivalent to the GS-12 and GS-13 level.

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Responsibilities

* You will perform a variety of tasks in the design, analysis, test and evaluation, development and manufacturing of complex mechanical devices and systems associated with the work of the organization
* You will provide engineering, maintenance, operations and logistics support of US Navy submarine cable systems worldwide.
* You will be required to utilize knowledge of Submarine cable systems mechanical, electronic, software development and ocean engineering.
* You will participate in the development and execution of large-scale cable engineering programs.
* You will conduct strategic planning for maritime programs; developing end-to-end system requirements.
* You will develop risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies and plans.
* You will provide engineering assessments, technical recommendations, contractor surveillance, technical direction, quality assurance, and financial oversight to ensure all tasks are completed effectively and efficiently.
* You will provide weekly technical and project status.
* You will provide Plans of Actions and milestones and updates for all assigned projects.
* You will provide technical assessment of engineering change proposals.
* You will access Maritime Surveillance Systems depot repair facilities management, engineering and technical compliance.
* You will establish minimum requirements, government estimates, and procurement/technical documentation for sponsor procurements.
* You will develop acquisition/technical packages and shipyard installation specifications.
* You will provide specialized engineering, logistics and transportation planning at all classification levels.
* You will provide commercial cable de-confliction and domain awareness management, which includes commercial cable de-confliction coordination for release of classified information.
* You will support feasibility assessments of new ideas and concepts to solve existing or projected technical problems in cable.

Travel Required

Occasional travel
– You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

4

* Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

0854 Computer Engineering

0855 Electronics Engineering

1550 Computer Science

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* Engineers, Mechanical
* Mechanical Engineers

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen.
* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
* New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.

To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
* Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
* Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
* You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty.

Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
* This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position.

You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 621 within 12 months of appointment.
* This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

You must be certified as a Career Field S-ENGINEERING Level 02.

Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
* Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.

You will be subject to random testing.
* This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites.

You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled by a Mechanical Engineer (0830-series), a Computer Engineer (0854-series), an Electronics Engineer (0855-series), or a Computer Scientist (1550-series) depending upon the qualifications of the candidate.

Applicants in positions with occupational series other than those listed (0830, 0854, 0855, and 1550) may apply; however, you must apply directly to the series listed in this vacancy that is most applicable to your qualifications.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower pay band ND-03 (GS-09 and GS-11 equivalency) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer or scientist perform design, analysis, test and evaluation, development, or manufacturing of mechanical devices and systems associated submarine cable systems.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR):

All Professional Engineering Positions, 08XX

Computer Science Series, 1550

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Applicants must meet at least one of the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

* Professional Engineering Series (08XX)
– Degree: A professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited college or university; OR a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses 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; OR
* Professional Engineering Series (08XX)
– Substitution of Education/Experience: A combination of education and 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: (a) professional registration, (b) evidence of successfully passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination; (c) successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified above; or (d) 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 that it included at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

(Note to Applicants: Please see the Qualifications & Education sections of this announcement for a link to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements.

OPM guidance indicates that there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience.

This training plan or experience must be well documented and provided at time of application.); OR
* 1550-Computer Science Series: A bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science; or a bachelor’s or higher degree with at least 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

At least 15 of these 30 semester hours must have been in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

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.

For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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