Suffolk, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019.

As a INTERDISCIPLINARY GEN ENGINEER/ COMP ENGINEER/ELE ENGINEEER/OPER RESEARCH ANALYST/COMPUTER SCI at the GS-0801/0854/0855/1515/1550-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Reviews and develops concepts, plans, and conducts studies determining feasibility, adequacy and compatibility of electronic systems and capabilities
  • Develops assessment/test and evaluation processes; modify, adapt, tailor or extend assessment guides, criteria, methods and techniques to include scientific test and analysis techniques, M&S, cybersecurity, and interoperability
  • Makes recommendations that are considered authoritative and usually have a far-reaching effect on assessment projects supporting warfighter capability development; tactics, techniques, and procedures; rapid acquisition decisions; and operational capability gap analysis.
  • Responsible for stating Joint Assessment Division recommendations in development of joint operational requirements, joint operational architectures, and joint interoperability
  • Responsible for identification, research, analysis, resolution, and recommendation across all facets of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) of joint interoperability and joint integration issues with command and control systems and capabilities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situationally telework eligible
  • COVID19: Please see, additional information.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays, and will be compensated within the scope/guidelines of government civilian employment.
  • Security: Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
  • Meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of Practitioner in Test/Evaluation. must obtain mandatory Back to Basics (B2B) certification within 60 months of entry into position.
  • Meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of Practitioner in Test/Evaluation; must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points every 24 months


You may qualify at the GS 13 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Applies Command and Control (C2) organizational and/or system operation, engineering, data and information modeling, software engineering methods and tools, and of innovative and information technology applications to support the DoD C2 systems-of-systems testing, for the purpose of conceiving, planning, coordinating, and implementing Joint Assessment Division (JAD) projects.
  • Applies advanced principles of operations research, engineering, and computer science to investigate and provide consultative and advisory services on the operational and technical functions of Command and Control (C2) systems (including, but not limited to, network architectures, communications systems including satellite systems, computers, software, routers, firewalls, wireless networks, technical policies, and emerging technologies) constituting the entire family comprising the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system.
  • Applies experimental theories and/or new applications or developments to resolve unique or novel problems, conditions, or issues; or significantly alter standard practices, equipment, devices, processes, and known techniques.
  • Evaluates technical and non-technical issues involved with operations research, engineering and computer science, and the introduction of new technologies, system architecture, processes, and policies into experimental and legacy JADC2 systems.
  • Applies knowledge of operations research, engineering, and computer science and using advanced IT applications, computer-based support systems such as executive information systems, decision support systems, and expert systems.
    , OR
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0801/0854/0855/1515/1550, series as listed below:

For the 1515 series: Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
For the 1550 series: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's 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. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
For 801/854/855 series-Bachelor's 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.
For 801/854/855 series: I have a 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 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:
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.)


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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:

Additional information

COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level Certification II Practitioner in Test & Evaluation. Prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position. Must obtain mandatory Back to Basics (B2B) certification within 60 months of entry into position. Incumbent must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points every 24 months.

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANT: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Who Needs to Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System ( )