Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Full Time

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The selectee for this position serves as an IT Specialist (SYSANALYSIS) in the Weapons Effects and Analysis Branch in the Energetics Technology Division, Systems Engineering Department of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. You will be required to perform complex, state-of-the-art technical work that is associated with the assessment of underwater warhead/weapon system performance, the analysis therein which shall be supported through the rigorous application of hydrocode and/or additional computational fluid dynamics using advanced theories, concepts and principles. 

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. 

This is a Salary Capped Position:  The salary range shown in the announcement represents all of the positions within the band, including high grade positions.  This in not a high grade position, will not be filled as a high grade position, and unless a high grade authorization is later granted, the salary is limited to a GS-13 Step 10 (currently $123,234).

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

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  • 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.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the NT-04 (GS-11/12 equivalent) grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 

    Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Leading or performing work for the design or development of software applications to include the testing of applications and performing hardware upgrades/replacement of systems.

    Examples of qualifying experience include: leading project teams in design/development efforts; developing programming to improve use and availability of systems; analyzing hardware/software performance to identify problem areas and develop solutions; troubleshooting design or software implementation/integration problems. My experience in the information technology field has equipped me with skill in the following areas: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving.

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

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field R-Information Technology at Level 1.  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

    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.

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


    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.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final SECRET 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. 


    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.


    There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this register. As such, Notices of Results (NORs) may or may not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.














    Your duties as the IT Specialist (SYSANALYSIS) will include but are not limited to:

    ·         Development and application of software and computing methods used in large-scale computer codes.

    ·         Planning and coordinating individual and team assignments to meet project goals.

    ·         Provide advice and guidance to managers, supervisors, peers and sponsors on specific technical issues.

    ·         Performing hardware upgrades/replacement of systems, components or equipment.

    ·         Providing training and implementation assistance of mandatory technical standards

    ·         Analyzing equipment and software reliability to identify and define problem areas

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