Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/ Ballistic Missile Defense System Architect

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Engineer, IT, IT Architect
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Veteran preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain Special Sensitive/Top Secret SCI clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing is required
  • Supplemental narrative addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ)
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Professionals are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an ST position.
  • Senior Professionals are required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF 306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must provide submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each of the technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification.

    1. Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of engineering/physical science, and extensive experience in performing theoretical calculations, simulations, and modeling of components, structures, and systems in laboratories, production facilities, and program offices.

    2. Comprehensive knowledge of ballistic missile defense or other major weapons systems architectures, threats, missions, and issues; and the ability to communicate and coordinate such with other highly regarded scientists and engineers in fields related to technology and engineering, and with technical officials in MDA, OSD, Military Services, Defense Agencies, industry and academia.

    3. Extensive skill and experience in the application of scientific methods, problem definitions, as well as planning and execution of complex technical studies, experiments and research protocols.

    4. Demonstrated ability to form teams to pursue joint architecture analysis activities with partners from the Military services, other agencies, industry, and academia.

    NOTE: This is an interdisciplinary job. The series assigned to the individual position under this job will be selected from either the 0801/1301 series based on the selectee's paramount qualifications at the time of selection.

    Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant from further consideration.

    Specialized experience must include at least three years of specialized experience in engineering studies and analysis or system engineering.

    At least one year of the specialized experience must be at least equivalent to the GS-15 level.

    Applicants must be recognized as leading authorities in the fields of physical science and/or engineering. Although an Engineering or Physical Science and at least ten years of experience in missile defense systems or other major weapons systems is mandatory, a Masters or PhD in a scientific, engineering or technical management discipline is highly desired.

    This is a Critical Acquisition Position, Level Ill Certification, in Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering (SPRDE). The selectee must be an Acquisition Corp member at the time of permanent selection or have been granted a waiver for membership. Acquisition Corp membership and Career Field Certification must be achieved within the first twenty-four (24) months of service, unless waived by the appropriate defense official, i.e. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Development; or the Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM). The incumbent must complete 80 continuous learning points every two years.

    Financial Disclosure: Senior Professionals are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (SF-278), upon assuming a SL/ST position. This must be submitted annually and upon termination of employment.

    Background Investigation: This position is designated as Special Sensitive and requires a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish eligibility for Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to mandatory technical qualifications required for this position. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

    Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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 experience.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required Yes

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