RequirementsConditions of Employment
- You will serve as a Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) Engineer/Scientist in the Electromagnetic Measurements and Engineering Branch (Code B55) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
- You will perform testing, analysis, and develop radiation control and emission control guidance to ensure RADHAZ safety.
- You will perform electromagnetic testing to assess hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance, personnel, and fuel (HERO/HERP/HERF) on systems, components, onboard U.S. Naval Afloat and Shore Commands.
- You will coordinate and/or perform efforts required for the electromagnetic testing of shipboard systems such as Fire Control Systems, Radars and Communication Systems.
- You will use advanced techniques, modify and extend theories, precepts, and practices in the RADHAZ specialty area.
- You will record data during test events and provide supporting data analysis and provide documented results in the form of formal reports, memorandums, and briefs.
- You will coordinate multiple projects, deadlines, and competing priorities with other scientists and engineers as well as RADHAZ contractor support to deliver electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) and RADHAZ guidance to the Fleet.
- You will participate as needed with integrated product teams, review boards, and programs on E3, HERO, and RADHAZ safety matters.
- You will employ modeling and simulation tools and/or use resulting data from computational electromagnetic modeling and simulation and conduct analysis and apply the findings in support of developing RADHAZ guidance for NSWC Dahlgren customers.
QualificationsThis is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled by an Electrical Engineer (0850-series), an Electronics Engineer (0855-series), or a Physicist (1310-series) depending upon the qualifications of the candidate. Applicants in positions with occupational series other than those listed (0850, 0855, and 1310) may apply; however, you must apply directly to the series listed in this vacancy that is most applicable to your qualifications.
- 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.
- 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 is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
- 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.
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the ND-3 pay band (GS-9 through GS-11 equivalency) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional engineer or scientist researching, analyzing, interpreting, or evaluating technical information to carry out difficult but conventional engineering assignments.
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/#url=GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS
Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR):
All Professional Engineering Positions, 08XX
Physics Series, 1310
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. EducationApplicants must meet at least one of the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Professional Engineering Series (08XX) - Degree: A professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited college or university; OR a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses 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 Professional Engineering Series (08XX) - Substitution of Education/Experience: A combination of education and 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: (a) professional registration, (b) evidence of successfully passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination; (c) successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified above; or (d) successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering provided that it included at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (Note to Applicants: Please see the Qualifications & Education sections of this announcement for a link to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements. OPM guidance indicates that there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience. This training plan or experience must be well documented and provided at time of application.); OR 1310-Physics Series: A degree in physics; or a related degree that includes at least 24 semester hours in physics; or, a combination of education and experience demonstrated by coursework that is equivalent to a major in physics (at least 24 semester hours), plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional information
This position is part of the Warfare Centers Personnel Demonstration Project. The ND-4 pay band encompasses positions equivalent to GS-12 and GS-13.
This announcement uses the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Direct Hire Authorities for Bachelor's and Advanced Degrees to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
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.