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 DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-05: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-05).
GS-07: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Studies engineering texts, periodicals, manufacturers' publications and other technical material to obtain information on materials, equipment and pertinent data. Uses computer and computer software such as information management programs, test software, and project tracking programs to assist higher-grade electronics engineers in solving engineering problems and facilitate the work.
GS-09: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of this experience includes: Utilizing electronics engineering principles and concepts and the ability to apply standard engineering practices, methods, and techniques to perform relatively limited engineering assignments.
GS-11: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience: Examples of this experience includes: Modeling and simulation professional theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of computer engineering, electronics engineering and/or computer science.
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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. Knowledge of professional electronics engineering theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and practices involved in electronics, system design, architecture, and integration.
2. Knowledge of systems engineering issues and best practices for areas such as software, electronics, and environmental.
3. Knowledge of standard acquisition regulations, practices, and procedures.
4. Ability to analyze data and communicate results in oral and written presentations.
5. Ability to use computer applications in support of planning, designing, analysis, and reporting.
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 random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Perform professional electronics engineering work supporting acquisition of weapon systems and support equipment. Develop system performance requirements, objectives and integration, and the estimation of time and resources for system design, development, and support.
- Apply a number of diverse engineering practices, techniques, and processes to identify and resolve problems which could impact success. Perform analysis and uses systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document program requirements.
- Recommend and evaluate procedures and employs innovative techniques and methods to achieve goals. Develop, execute and review policies, processes, and procedures of a special or miscellaneous character that span multiple scientific and engineering disciplines involving the application of knowledge of such fundamentals.
- Provide status and advisory services to senior functional engineers or senior program engineers and managers on problems, issues, and projects in assigned areas; complies with all applicable Federal, state, and local laws and policies. Plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct the development and/or production of single or multiple systems, subsystems, or equipment items to meet cost, schedule, performance, and supportability criteria; integrates multiple logistics and/or acquisition functions to implement program management strategy.
- May be responsible for preparation of oral/written reports, and duties may include administering the resources required to execute project requirements. Work may include use or development of computer aided engineering and analysis tools.
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-5 Target GS-11)
May have promotion potential above GS-11.