Computer Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 08, 2017
Closes
Sep 29, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. 

Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-09/11/12/13 or DP-03/04 pay band (equivalent to GS-09/11, GS12/13). The positions have promotion potential to GS-12 or DP-04 (equivalent to GS-12/13). Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

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 requiredCareer Field for the position and be certified at the required 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/.

NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority.  Please do not contact this office for status.  If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require 1-5 days of travel

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

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 special requirements section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS in order to be found minimally qualified for the position.   You MUST furnish a copy of your transcript(s) of college work completed, regardless if you are currently in this series and proof of degree with your application.  Failure to provide transcript(s) with your application will result in your application being rated not qualified.


    Basic Requirement:
    Bachelor's degree in computer science or a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. (At least 15 of the 30 semester hours include a combination of statistics and mathematics including differential and integral calculus from an accredited or pre-accredited institution.)

    GS-09 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-09 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1

    ) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 2) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems. OR

    two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-11 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-11 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) determining tradeoff relationships between system operating cost and level of performance; 2) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 3) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems.  OR
    three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-12 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-12 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) determining tradeoff relationships between system operating cost and level of performance; 2) determining the optimum test design that minimizes the amount of testing while still providing adequate data for decision making; 3) work as a team member in an organization that conducts operations research investigations of military weapons and materiel systems; 4) converting naval Aviation logistics and maintenance data into decision making information through the application of analytical techniques and procedures; 5) conducting data mining, developing analytical tools (statistical and probabilistic analysis), methods and assessments for various portions of an overall task or project assignment. 

     
    GS-13 In addition to the Basic Requirement your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills ability to perform at the GS-13 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience would include: 1) designing and developing the most appropriate techniques to solve problems, enhance performance or increase efficiency and effectiveness; 2) providing expert judgments concerning the validity of assumptions made and the criteria to evaluate alternatives; 3) conceptualizing systems and reduce them to the most effective, simplified and manageable presentation and treatment; 4) simulating a process and developing a detailed model of the most critical features of the process; 5) identifying actual or potential problem areas, treads and similar factors to improve agency program operations and management systems.

    For additional qualification information, use the following link to the Office of Personnel Management website:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

    Some positions may be designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). In addition to DAWIA certification requirements, individuals selected for CAPS must also be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a position waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.  If you are an Acquisition Corps member, please indicate your membership in your resume.  Acquisition Corps requirements may be viewed at https://acquisition.navy.mil/rda/home/career_management

     You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    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

    A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-12/GS-13 or DP 04 grade depending on the position and location. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    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.

    This public notice announcement is for anticipated vacancies to be filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

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    DUTIES:

    Typical functions performed by Computer Scientists include:

    ·        Development of software systems using a knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as operating system theory, data structures, computer system architecture, Software engineering, and computer communications.

    ·        Development of computer graphics systems using a knowledge of graphic display systems, general purpose graphics languages, and optimization techniques involving preprocessors graphical algorithms, memory management methods, and high-speed communication links.

    ·        Development of high-speed computing systems and real time data acquisition systems.

    ·        Development of integrated computer systems.