Dahlgren, Virginia
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will work closely with other project scientists/engineers/technicians within B52 and NSWCDD, as well as with Integrated Product Team members at other DoD locations.
  • You will support the Missile Systems Engineering Test group.
  • You will provide E3 systems engineering/guidance and requirements traceability for Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) and Electromagnetic Vulnerability, MIL-STD-464 test/analysis efforts.
  • You will provide system-level E3 Test and evaluation support for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and DC magnetics testing.
  • You will collaborate with sponsors, provide E3 systems engineering guidance, develop test plans, execute tests, evaluate data, and provide test reports as a deliverable for the completion of a test.
  • You will be required to be able to work independently, but also within a team construct.


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
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field Engineering Level I. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.


Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the ND-03 (GS-09-11 equivalent) grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: One year as a professional engineer or scientist, provide system-level test and evaluation support for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) or DC magnetics testing for missile systems.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

ND-0801/0854/0855: all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf (

ND-1301: General Physical Science Series, 1301 (

ND-1310: Physics Series 1310 (

ND-1515: Operations Research Series 1515 (

ND-1520: Mathematics Series 1520 (

ND-1550: Computer Science Series 1550 (

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.


FOR THE 0801/0850/0855 - Engineering series

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.


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.

Additional Educational requirements can be found at:

FOR THE 1301 - General Physical Science Series

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.

  • FOR THE 1310 - Physics Series
  • Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
  • OR
  • Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.

    FOR THE 1515 - Operations Research Series
    A 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 1520 - Mathematics Series
  • Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics.
  • or
  • Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

    FOR THE 1550 - Computer Science Series

    A degree in computer science or degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours were in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

    Additional information

    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.