Computer Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 14, 2018
Closes
Mar 14, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • The incumbent must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.
  • A successfully completed Counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination with No Deception (ND) is required.
  • This position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP).
  • Occasional evening/weekend work is required.
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel 25% or greater may be required; the incumbent must be eligible for a passport.
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS: ALL applicants must meet the basic education requirements in order to qualify for this position.

    Bachelor's or higher degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

    Evaluation of Education:
    Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer science. Courses designed to provide an introduction to computer science techniques and methodologies, to problems of system design, and to other specialized fields are acceptable. Courses or experience in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Basic Requirements, in order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower 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 competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    FOR GS-07 (one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05):
    • Modifying or developing small software routines and scripts with basic functionality for use in larger software code.
    • With supervision, conducting penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
    • Performing basic software testing procedures, code verification and validation.
    • Performing software coding using some of the following languages: C, C++, C#, Objective C, Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript.
    FOR GS-09 (one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07):
    • Modifying or developing small software routines and scripts with basic functionality for use in larger software code.
    • Assisting with penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
    • Using C, C++, C#, Objective C, Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript and/or assembly language to develop and maintain custom code within a given project.
    • Applying software testing theory to code written under the supervision of a technical lead.
    • Performing analysis and reverse engineering of source code.
    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may substitute the following directly-related education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position:

    GS-07: 1 year of directly-related graduate-level education OR Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) in undergraduate degree.

    S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

    1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
    2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
    • 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
    • 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
    Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.

    GS-09: 2 years of progressively higher level directly-related graduate education leading to a master's degree OR master's or equivalent graduate degree, directly related to the position.

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of directly-related education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements.

    POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you must submit a complete 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). Failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    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.

    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 complete 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). 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work); therefore, your selection or start date may be impacted by proof and completion of all position requirements.

    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.

    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Please Note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

    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.

    Incumbent will be provided with significant additional training.

    Superior Qualifications appointment, Recruitment, Relocation and Retention incentives, and/or Student Loan Repayment Program may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations and available command funding and may require a service agreement.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
    Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:
    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

    Veteran's Preference Information:
    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • APPLICATION SOFTWARE
    • DATA AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT
    • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS


    You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

    Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
    Well Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
    Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

    If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

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