COMP SCIENTIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 14, 2018
Closes
Nov 22, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


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


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and successfully complete a Counterinteloligence (CI) scope polygraph examination with No Deception (ND) is required.
  • GS-07: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education OR you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector demonstrating knowledge of computer science, application of computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems, and knowledge of design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications. Specialized experience includes the following: Experience utilizing basic techniques, procedures, and methods to accomplish developmental computer scientist assignments. Experience with computer hardware capabilities. Experience with software interfaces. Experience with software testing. Experience with code verification/validation OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.

    GS-09: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector demonstrating knowledge of computer science, application of computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems, and knowledge of design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience researching, interpreting, and carrying out computer scientist assignments. Experience with computer hardware capabilities. Experience with software interfaces. Experience with software testing. Experience with code verification/validation. Experience with software coding in C, C++, C#, Objective C, Perl, Python, Java, and JavaScript OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.

    GS-11: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector demonstrating knowledge of computer science, application of computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems, and knowledge of design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Experience researching, interpreting, and carrying out computer scientist assignments; 2) Experience providing technical input on the development of software or computing systems. Experience utilizing basic techniques, procedures, and methods to accomplish developmental computer scientist assignments. Experience with computer hardware capabilities. Experience with software interfaces. Experience with software testing. Experience with code verification/validation. Experience with software coding in C, C++, C#, Objective C, Perl, Python, Java, and JavaScript OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.

    GS-12: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Experience researching, interpreting, and carrying out computer scientist assignments; 2) Experience providing technical input on the development of software or computing systems; AND 3) Experience collecting and analyzing system architecture and software data to solve problems, develop reports, and provide recommendations.

    GS-13: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Experience researching, interpreting, and carrying out computer scientist assignments; 2) Experience developing software systems or high-speed computing systems; 3) Experience collecting and analyzing system architecture and software data to solve problems, develop reports, and provide recommendations.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: This series includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.

    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.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-5). Applicants who wish to qualify for positions at higher grade levels (generally grade GS-7 and above) must also meet the requirements shown in the table on page IV-A-22, in addition to meeting the basic requirements.

    The individual occupational requirements typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the occupations covered by this standard:

    Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements.

    Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

    Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.

    The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

    The individual occupational requirements for some series make no provision for combining experience and education. Therefore, they do not include paragraph B provisions.

    For a small number of occupations or positions covered by this standard, applicants may possess certain kinds of experience in lieu of education. In such cases, applicants may meet minimum qualification requirements through experience equivalent to a 4-year degree. These situations are generally described in paragraph C of the individual occupational requirements.

    Applicants whose experience is used to meet the basic requirements through a paragraph B or C provision may qualify for grades above the entry level if that experience includes 1 year of specialized experience. In such cases, the specialized experience would have to be evaluated to determine if it is at the appropriate grade level in the normal line of progression.

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

    Several vacancies may be filled at the following grade levels:
    GS-07 target GS-13; salary range: $48,403 to $62,922
    GS-09 target GS-13; salary range: $57,014 to $74,120
    GS-11 target GS-13; salary range: $68,036 to $88,450
    GS-12 target GS-13; salary range: $81,548 to 106,012
    GS-13; salary range: $96,970 to $126,062

    For newly hired, pay set at an advanced in hire rate of step 7 instead of the default rate step 1 in accordance with the provisions of Superior Qualification Appointments; Annual grade advancements up to the full performance level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements and if recommended by management;

    A recruitment or relocation incentive in the amount of 10% of annual salary in accordance with Federal regulation provisions;

    Repayment of your student loans, if applicable, up to $10,000 per year for a period not to exceed three years with a three-year service agreement. At completion of the three-year service agreement, you will have the option to request an extension of the student loan payments for an additional three years for a cumulative of $60,000. Approval of this additional payment is not guaranteed at this time but highly probable as long as your performance is acceptable and the shortage of candidates in this sector continues. Availability of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: This program provides total student loan forgiveness after serving 10 years in civil service. Read more about this program at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service"

    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.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf.

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

    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.

    As vacancies occur, the Human Resources Office will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this flyer. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

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

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

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

    All qualification requirements must be met before being considered for any vacancies.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required Yes


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