MATHEMATICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 01, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.



For Direct Hire Positions:
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Basic Requirements:
    A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics.
    OR
    B. 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.

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematics-series-1520/

    AND
    Specialized Experience:
    For GS-9: Oneyear of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-07) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included professional knowledge or mathematics principles and concepts, and familiarity with other scientific and engineering disciplines to carry out conventional scientific processes, knowledge of mathematics and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques.
    For GS-11: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-09) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included professional knowledge or mathematics principles and concepts, and familiarity with other scientific and engineering disciplines to carry out conventional scientific processes, knowledge of mathematics and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques.
    For GS-12: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-11) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included substantial knowledge in specialty supplemented by experience of space surveillance systems substantially similar in functionality, knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences in order to design, test or upgrade software, knowledge of administrative aspects of task engineering and management, e.g., procurement policies, preparation of work statements and development plans, cost evaluations, etc.
    For GS-13: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-12) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included experience in mastery of broad areas of classical and modern higher mathematics to originate and develop improved and/or new mathematical models in cyber systems, one or more specialized areas of operation and cyber related theories, atmospheric density modeling, simulation and software systems to conduct complex original studies and apply research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature, skill in coordinating extensive projects in assigned areas of responsibility.
    For GS-14: Oneyear of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-13) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included doctoral level knowledge of mathematics and physics for own independent research in antennas and propagation, knowledge of electromagnetic systems concepts involving microwave antennas, radar, communications and RF sensor technology as needed for own research, knowledge of state of the art in mathematical modeling and computational techniques as applied to antennas and propagation and AF requirements for sensors and radar surveillance systems, professional knowledge of general mathematics, physics and engineering principals, knowledge of regulations and mission and strategic objectives.
    For GS-15: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-14) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included knowledge of Air Force Space Control mission, policies, organizations and staffing, knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices and procedures, knowledge of space surveillance network, space operational processes and procedures, orbital mechanics, applied physics and mathematics, applying and using mathematical and simulation models to verify and validate space systems. Knowledge of AFSPC mission area with particular emphasis on the Space Surveillance aspects of Space Situational Awareness and OCS/DCS, knowledge of broad management principles associated with directing highly skilled technical personnel and combining in house and external resources for complex analytical and technical projects.

    OR
    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Professional knowledge or mathematics principles and concepts, and familiarity with other scientific and engineering disciplines to carry out conventional scientific processes, knowledge of mathematics and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques.
    2. Knowledge in space surveillance systems substantially similar in functionality in order to design, test or upgrade software, knowledge of administrative aspects of task engineering and management.
    3. Experience in mastery of broad areas of classical and modern higher mathematics to originate and develop mathematical models in cyber systems. Knowledge of mathematics and physics for own independent research in antennas and propagation, electromagnetic systems concepts involving microwave antennas, radar, communications and RF sensor technology.
    5. Knowledge of Air Force Space Control mission, policies, organizations and staffing, knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices and procedures, space surveillance network, space operational processes and procedures.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Position may require occasional travel by commercial or military aircraft
    • Position requires an appropriate security clearance

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Performs mathematics principles and concepts, and other scientific and engineering disciplines to carry out conventional scientific processes, mathematics and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques.
    • Provides specialty supplemented by experience of space surveillance systems substantially similar in functionality, relevant mathematical and statistical sciences in order to design, test or upgrade software, administrative aspects of task engineering and management, e.g., procurement policies, preparation of work statements and development plans, cost evaluations.
    • Performs broad areas of classical and modern higher mathematics to originate and develop improved and/or new mathematical models in cyber systems, one or more specialized areas of operation and cyber related theories, atmospheric density modeling, simulation and software.
    • Performs mathematics and physics for own independent research in antennas and propagation, knowledge of electromagnetic systems concepts involving microwave antennas, radar, communications and RF sensor technology as needed for own research.
    • Exercises Air Force Space Control mission, policies, organizations and staffing, safety and security regulations, practices and procedures, space surveillance network, space operational processes and procedures, orbital mechanics, applied physics and mathematics, applying and using mathematical and simulation models to verify and validate space systems.
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-15).