Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
May 31, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • Incumbent within the Experimentation Execution Team will be responsible for the execution of experimentation.
  • Responsible for design, execution, and support the project lead in planning and control phases of the efforts.
  • Responsible for the generation of reports/data analysis output.
  • Incumbent within the Project Oversight Team will be responsible for customer engagement, shaping the work breakdown, establishing resources and schedule, ROM generation and funding coordination.
  • Responsible for overall cost, schedule and performance tracking and reporting on the status of their independent projects.
  • Capture requirements and shape the project effort while collaborating with the experimentation lead to establish design, resource requirements and deliverable requirements.
  • Incumbents within each team may focus on Strategic Engagements and be responsible for the engaging the community to provide briefs on capabilities and gather information on other potential partners and stakeholders to evolve collaborative efforts.
  • Coordinate activities, resources, and priorities across functional teams; identify new capability needs within the lab.
  • Assign work based on priorities, difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Temporary Business Travel is required up to 25% of the time away from the duty station. May be subject to travel on short notice (i.e., less than 24hours' notice).
  • Must obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for Practitioner Engineering and Technical Management certification within 60 months as of entrance on duty.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to an extended three year probationary period for the Engineer and Scientist Occupational Family. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.
  • This is a 6-year Renewable Term position scheduled to last 6 years IAW Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 178. This position may be extended, without limit, in up to six-year increments.
  • Term employment is subject to an extended three-year trial period for the Engineer and Scientist Occupational Family. Employees serving a trial period can be removed with limited appeal rights.


This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Positions in Support of the STRL Mission (STRL-Direct Support) authorized by 85 FR 78829 dtd 12/07/2020.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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 .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or band is required. It is defined as one year of specialized experience equivalent to the DB-02 pay band (GS-11 level) in the Federal Service which includes experience in one or more of the following areas:

For: Experiment Execution Team
  • Develops, plans, organizes network systems.
  • Applies techniques of system / network architectures
  • Applies techniques of tactical networking
  • Applies methodologies to execute / monitor network-focused testing or experimentation.
  • Develops, plans, organizes laboratory risk reduction and integration activities.

  • For Project Oversight Team -

    1. Develops, plans, organizes laboratory risk reduction and integration activities.
    2. Project management to include cost, schedule, and performance
    3. Conducts customer outreach/engagement for business development
    4. Implements initiatives and strategic planning
    5. Presents briefing to stakeholders and senior leaders

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


    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:

    Additional information

    • This announcement uses the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Positions in Support of the STRL Mission (STRL-Direct Support). to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
    • This position is covered under an alternative personnel system known as the Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Management Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project replaces GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. The salary range of the position being filled will not be decreased with the change to pay bands. This position is in the DE-03 expanded pay band. This is a Science and Technology Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project position and incorporates the GS-12 step 01 through GS-14 step 10
    • 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.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineers and Scientists Non Construction position. position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not 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 .