Naval Base, Virginia
Jul 07, 2022
Jul 14, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will serve as a command lead for improving Force Operational Safety to include human performance in a team setting and integrating human and team performance factors into a predictive analysis approach for operational risk.
  • You will advise on improving human factors in system and training integration.
  • You will analyze human systems interface (HSI) and provide programmatic enhancement and recommendations for host application software and hardware systems.
  • You will identify and mitigate potential mishap precursors before the mishap event and simultaneously develop measures and analysis that mitigate the severity of mishap events.
  • You will determine gaps and shortfalls with safety operations and human performance measures/methods.


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
  • 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.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Secret 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 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.
  • Travel to ships and shipyards may be required.
  • Occasional duties may involve long hours of sitting, walking up and down ladders, and long periods of standing.
  • This position may require some infrequent exposure to hazards when visiting industrial worksites.


In addition to the Basic Requirements (see Education), your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Applying a wide range of techniques, concepts and fundamental principles from psychology to human and organizational performance, training, engineering, and human/system integration.
  • Utilizing practical knowledge of operating systems or training requirements to establish guidelines and optimize human system interfaces.
  • Preparing reports or presentations to summarize results and conclusions of human systems integration and human factors assessments.
  • Conducting interviews or surveys of users, watch standers or customers on topics such as requirements, needs, fatigue, ergonomics or interfaces.
  • Applying modeling and quantitative analysis to forecast events, such as human decisions, behaviors, structure, processes of organizations, and the attitudes/actions of human groups.
  • Using analytical software such as SAS, R, and SPS to analyze statistical data for modeling and forecasting future events such as human decisions or processes of organizations.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

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.


In addition to the required Specialized Experience, applicants must meet the following Basic Educational Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Degree: Major or equivalent in Psychology (Transcripts must be provided.)

PhD level education in Organizational/Industrial Psychology, Human Factors Engineering or closely related disciplines such as Human Systems Integration or Systems Engineering emphasizing mental workload, decision making, skilled performance, human reliability, training, organizational structures/policies/processes, communication, crew resource management is highly desired.

Additional information

This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

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.

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: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.