Washington D.C.
Jul 14, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Full Time

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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2009 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.

This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur.  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.

Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at any of the following grade levels: GS-05, GS-07.  This announcement may be used to fill  positions in other equivalent pay systems such as Acquisition Demo (i.e., NH, NJ, NK) or Science, Technology, Reinvention Laboratories (Warfare Centers) Demo (i.e., ND, NT, NG).

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.

Individuals selected for a career-conditional position will be removed from the inventory for positions in the same grade, series and promotion potential from which they were selected. Applicants rated ineligible need to reapply for further consideration.

NOTE: Notice of Results (NORS) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability funding.

  • 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.

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • 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.
  • 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.


    Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.  OR, successfully completed 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 included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential an integral calculus.  All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

    In addition to the basic requirement above, your resume must demonstrate the Minimum Requirement for the grade level listed below:


    Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  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 perform successfully the duties of the position.  Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  professional knowledge of computer science, application of computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems, and knowledge of design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications.  Specialized experience includes utilizing basic techniques, procedures, and methods to accomplish developmental computer scientist assignments. 

    OR, successful completion of 1 full year of graduate level education.  One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    OR, completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.

    OR, a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.  

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


    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

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:  Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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.  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.

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


    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) in 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: 


    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

    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. 


    Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

    This position has promotion potential. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. 

    Full performance levels will vary depending on vacancy being filled.


    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 assignedCareer Field and be certified at Level I, II or III  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




    Duties will vary based on Position Description and Grade Level. 

    This series includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems.  The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying 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; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.

    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 structure, computer system architecture, Software engineering, and computer communications

    --development of computer graphic 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 using a knowledge of computer software and hardware concepts, and mathematics

    --development of problem-oriented and nonprocedural languages and their translating/operating systems, construction of input-output buffering schemes, and design of automatic scheduling and monitoring methods to increase scope and effectiveness of computer applications

    --development of advanced concepts of automation and information processing display, control and transfer