SCIENTIST

Employer
Department of the Navy, Space...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 01, 2017
Closes
May 30, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

Applications received prior to the opening date will not be considered.  Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of 30-MAY-2017. Applications received by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the 1st cut-off date of 15-MAR-2017 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date of 29-MAR-2017, 3rd cut-off date of 12-APR-2017, 4th cut-off date of 26-APR-2017, and 5th cut-off date of 10-MAY-2017 may be used.

These positions are located at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN) at various locations:

  • Washington, District Columbia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Portsmouth, Virginia
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

As the Navy's Information Dominance systems command, SPAWAR designs, develops and deploys advanced communications and information capabilities. With more than 8,900 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet, Team SPAWAR is at the forefront of research, engineering, acquisition and support services that provide vital decision superiority to our forces at the right time and for the right cost.  The opportunities to make a difference are ENDLESS!

As a Scientist you will be working to design, build, test, and maintain the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems that provide the Sailors and Marines with the capabilities they need to complete their missions and return home safely.

Note:  This flyer is soliciting candidates to fill Scientist (1550), positions in SPAWAR's Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) using Department of Defense (DOD) STRL Direct Hire Authorities.  

Notice of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants.  Please do not contact the office for status.  If you are selected for a position, you will be contacted.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require occasional travel

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • You must meet all applicable Basic Educations Requirements, Professional Scientific Knowledge/Experience and Selective Placement Factor requirements that may apply to the specific positions listed within this Flyer.  The minimum qualification requirements depend on the position being filled.

    Basic Qualification Requirements: Scientist (1550):

    Scientist (1550): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

    Apply the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations.

    Professional Specialized Knowledge/Experience

    For the ND-03 pay band:  In addition to the successful completion of an accredited master's or higher degree with directly related to the curriculum, the selectee must possess the specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level/pay band (ND-02) that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required to satisfactorily perform ND-03 work.

    For the ND-04 pay band: In addition to the successful completion of an accredited Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with directly related to the curriculum, the selectee must possess the specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level/pay band (ND-03) that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required to satisfactorily perform ND-04 work.

    Selective Placement Factor

    These positions has a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) that must be met in order to qualify.  The SPF for each series is listed below.  Possession of the SPF must be verifiable via your transcript.

    Scientist (1550): A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in a field of computer science.

    Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. 

    Education:

    The positions require education, and you must submit a copy of your transcripts with your resume.  See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Failure to submit a copy of your transcript will render your application incomplete and will result in removal from consideration.

    Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): 

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Scientist Career Field and be certified at Level at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil.

     

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. 

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