Interdisciplinary (Scientific and Engineering)

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

As a Project Lead responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading execution of experimentation, analysis, and assessments.
  • Manage the full range of experimentation and analysis activities to include concept development, planning, coordinating and execution across varied environments including live, laboratory and field and/or virtual and modeling and simulation.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders across the Department of Defense (DoD) and Industry to determine prioritization of activities and participation in experimentation and analysis efforts.
  • Seek out and establish relationships with partners across the C5ISR Center, DoD, and Industry to enable participation in experimentation and analysis activities.
  • Develop experimentation goals, learning demands, and areas of interest.
  • Establish and track project management documentation to plan and track programmatic progress of experimentation and analysis activities.
  • As a Project Lead, build and lead teams of operational planner, C5ISR domain Subject Matter Experts, Intel analysts, etc. to conduct experimentation and analysis.
  • Develop recommendations, lessons learned, and key takeaways from experimentation and analysis to inform S&T investments and prioritization.


Conditions of Employment

  • A trial or probationary period may be required in accordance with agency policy.
  • Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • Requires Level III certification in Acquisition Career Field "Engineering" within 24 months of appointment.
  • Must obtain/maintain a Secret Security clearance for the duration of employment in this position.


About the Position: The C5ISR Center is soliciting two (2) candidates to serve within the:
Future Capabilities Office, Risk Reduction & Experimentation, Systems Integration, Engineering and System Integration (ESI) Directorate

Who May Apply: To be eligible for consideration you must meet the definition of as defined below:

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Basic Education Requirement for an Engineer (800 Series):

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) 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.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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 or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.

4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, 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. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

To view the OPM education requirement for the Engineering (800 Series) go to:

Basic Requirements for Physical Science (1301):

  • Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • Basic Requirements for Physics (1310):
  • Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.

  • Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

  • Basic Education Requirement for a Computer Scientist (1550 series): Degree:

    Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in computer science or bachelor's degree (or higher 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.

    To view the OPM education requirement for the Computer Science (1550 series) go to:

    In addition to the education listed above, you must possess one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized Experience is defined as: 1. Manage and disseminate information, of assigned programs, to subject matter experts and stakeholders; 2. Coordinate and execute objectives in areas such as concept development, planning, and execution across varied environments; 3. Plan and manage efforts and resources to meet time and budget guidelines. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower pay band -NH-02 or equivalent grade level (GS-11) position in the federal service.


    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Post-secondary students being considered for initial appointments to positions leading to target positions with positive education requirements should be enrolled in directly-related degree programs in order to meet the OPM qualification requirements for the target position upon completion of their academic program.

    Additional information

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Three year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineering position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
    • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .
    • Position requires Secret or a Top Secret/SCI clearance depending on branch and position requirements.