Supervisory General Engineer

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Engineer, Management
Full Time

Mission Statement

At the Defense Threat Reduction Agency we work as One Team in support of our mission: Safeguarding the United States and its allies from global weapons of mass destruction threats by integrating, synchronizing, and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities. We have an inclusive work environment that promotes a highly-qualified and diverse workforce capable of meeting the demands of such a critical mission. Whether your career is in an administrative support staff position or in a professional/technical area such as science, engineering, accounting or program management, DTRA offers a unique opportunity to join an innovative team of professionals dedicated to making the world safer. If you're ready to be entrusted with helping to safeguard the United States and its allies, DTRA offers a rewarding career with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and many professional development opportunities.

This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM's Direct Hire Authority.

This position is part of the Department of Defense .

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

  • Yes
  • You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of duty time
  • This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0801 series:
    Basic Requirements:

    A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


    B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under the related curriculum paragraph (4) must provide ONE of the two following documents: (a) Letter signed by the professional engineer who supervised the applicant's training plan. The letter must include the starting date and completion date of applicant's training plan and the courses, experience, and/or education completed during the training agreement; OR (b) Letter signed by a professional engineer who supervised the applicant's professional engineering work experience. The letter must include the name of the Company/Agency, dates of employment, and a description of the professional engineering duties.

    *NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 08/30/2017

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving 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. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:

    1. Experience leading, managing, or overseeing complex and diverse Research Development Test & Evaluation efforts.
    2. Experience establishing a new organization working on new technologies and/or achieving long-term vision and goals for a technology-based organization.
    3. Experience creating and gaining approval for new, innovative technology-centric programs designed to solve long-standing and difficult problems.
    4. Experience supervising technologists and program managers.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    1. Leadership
    2. Supervision
    3. Technical Stewardship
    4. Innovation

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: SSS
    TRAVEL: Payment for travel and transportation expenses is authorized. This includes government paid air transportation travel, shipment of household goods, and/or temporary storage; and temporary lodging upon arrival of overseas.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this
    critical acquisition position.

    This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Science and Technology Management career field. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position. Selectee or incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position.

    Candidates must meet the physical and suitability standards both prior to and during employment in this position.

    Recruitment Incentives may be authorized based on budgetary availability.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the 08/30/2017 of the announcement.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Supervisory General Engineer you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Serves as DTRA's Research and Development Directorate's senior technical advisor on all applied science, engineering, research and development, and demonstration programs that develop technologies and tactics for defeating military or terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) targets.
    • Serves as the Chief of the Advanced Research Division with DTRA's Counter WMD Technologies Department.
    • Serves as a national-level technical expert in developing and demonstrating operational capabilities fundamental to defeating WMD targets.
    • Provides advice/assessment at all levels to decision/policy makers in DoD on advanced technology, concepts, tactics, and techniques to reduce the threat of and defeat WMD facilities and pre-employment delivery systems.
    • Develops strategies to assist the Department in implementing long-range vision, near and long-term goals, direction, and associated technical programs for research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.
    • Interfaces internally and externally to assure that Department efforts will result in unique projects.
    • Conducts comprehensive technical reviews of all Department programs for presentation to senior DoD officials.
    • Serves as a nationally/internationally recognized expert in developing and demonstrating technologies, tactics and operational capabilities for defeating WMD-related facilities by means of conventional, advanced conventional, and nuclear weapons.
    • Formulates specific programs of research, development, etc., on nuclear and conventional weapons effects based on requirements, applying knowledge of weapons effects, testing instrumentation, and data acquisition.
    • Reviews include assessment and status of current and projected technologies, threats and requirement trends along with applicable programs and their objectives, alternate programs and objectives, evaluation of alternatives, and recommendations.
    • Acts for Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, as program representative in discussions with the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD), Combatant Commands (COCOMs), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of State (DOS, the Intelligence Community (IC), etc. in matters related to this portfolio.
    • Serves as a national-level technical expert in developing and demonstrating operational capabilities fundamental to defeating WMD targets.

    Similar jobs