SUPERVISORY AEROSPACE ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will serve as a Supervisory Aerospace Engineer within the Spacecraft Engineering Division, as the Branch Head for a team of approximately 50 scientists and engineers in the Dynamics and Control Systems Branch.
  • You will develop and research spacecraft attitude control, reaction control, orbit dynamics, robotics, artificial intelligence and propulsion systems for the Naval Center for Space Technology.
  • You will develop and present to the highest levels of management, proposals and programs of pioneering research and development efforts for improving the performance of Navy Spacecrafts.
  • You will recognize novel technical problems that arise in the Branch's design work and making research assignments.
  • You will represent the branch in the definition of system performance requirements and system limitations for new programs.
  • You will along with provide leadership for development of novel spacecraft control, propulsion, and robotic systems as well as novel astrodynamics and related mathematical advanced computational techniques
  • You will need experience design, development, fabrication, testing, deployment, procurement, management, and on-orbit operations of spacecraft.
  • You will serve a crucial role in obtaining new funding for the Department by representing SED/NCST/NRL in discussions and negotiations with sponsors in early stages of systems definition
  • You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a productive, fair, collegial and healthy working environment, with responsibilities including the technical and administrative supervision of a group of scientists, engineers, and technicians.
  • You will have direct supervisory responsibility for analysis, design, development, selection, testing, and qualification of attitude control, reaction control, and propulsion subsystems for all NRL satellites.


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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


Qualifications

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is:: This position requires experience in the design, development, fabrication, testing, deployment, procurement, management, and on-orbit operations of spacecraft. He/she serves as an adviser at all critical spacecraft milestones, including Systems Requirements Reviews, Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, and Final buyoffs

In addition to the Basic Education Requirement needed for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11/13) or pay band (NP-03) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Developing and presenting to the highest levels of management, proposals and programs of pioneering research and development efforts for improving the performance of spacecraft; 2.) Providing leadership for development, selection, testing and qualification of attitude control, reaction control and propulsion subsystems; 3.) Providing technical direction and guidance to a group of industry/government engineers; 4.) Developing and nurturing the generation of new ideas and technologies within the Branch; AND 5.) Establishing and maintaining a productive, fair, collegial and healthy working environment.

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/0800/electronics-engineering-series-0855/

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

Basic Education Requirement: ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf )

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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.

OR

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)1 , 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)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
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 bachelor's 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)

Additional information

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

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.