Electronics Engineer (Public Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Do you have a passion for public service? The United States Secret Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations.

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Responsibilities

The Secret Service is looking for talented individuals to:
  • Provide overall planning, coordination, management, execution and control for electronics engineering Research and Development (R&D) program areas in support of the U.S. Secret Service's dual missions of investigation and protection. The incumbent will use their knowledge of and mastery in applying a comprehensive range of electronics engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods sufficient to perform and advise on one or more of the following activities:
  • researches, develops, tests and evaluates Radio Frequency (RF) active and passive equipment for various operational requirements;
  • researches, tests and evaluates x-ray, metal detection and other systems for the latest technological advances in concealed weapon and object detection;
  • researches and evaluates existing and emerging laser, night vision, infrared, thermal and electro-optics technologies in support of operational requirements;
  • researches, maintains and develops enhancements for radar systems;
  • researches and develops new technologies to enhance capabilities in areas including tagging, tracking, surveillance and lawful wiretaps;
  • researches and develops systems for technical surveillance countermeasures;
  • researches and develops building access control and area intrusion detection technologies and products; and
  • monitors developments in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS countermeasures and biometric technologies.
  • Provide overall program and project planning, coordination, management, and quality assurance for interrelated technical areas;
  • Serve as a senior scientist on specialized projects and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in developing, formulating, planning, managing, directing and executing operational programs, thus promoting best practices and enhancing the agency's investigative and protective missions;
  • Participate in interagency ad-hoc working groups;
  • Serve as an expert and advisor on acquisition management and implementation (e.g. pre-solicitation documentation, source selection); serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in managing awarded contracts;
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to assure that mission requirements and performance metrics are met, utilizing best practices and applicable scientific methods to ensure "real time" data/information throughout the contract/program life cycle;
  • Prepare and provide briefings for USSS leadership and other stakeholders;
  • Support fixed-site and temporary-site operations; and
  • Prepare operational and maintenance specifications and guides for end-users; provide training and technical briefings to end-users regarding the use, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Security Clearance: Top Secret
  • May require successful completion of a polygraph examination
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Shift work may be required
  • Must be able to work holidays, evenings, weekends and during inclement weather and government shutdowns as required to support operations
  • Will be subject to on-call and irregular work hours
  • Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or certify you are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.


Qualifications

You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

Specialized experience is defined as:
  • GS-13: performing duties such as: participating in and monitoring specialized countermeasure research and/or developments; managing projects and programs; serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) preparing Statements of Work (SOW), schedules, cost estimates, and other contracting documents; planning and conducting equipment/system evaluations; developing technical standards; program planning and coordination; serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to USSS management and other government agencies or contractor personnel with respect to existing technologies and the feasibility of new advances in countermeasure technologies; coordinating with other government agencies, industry and academia with regards to protective technologies; and preparing and presenting technical program and narrative information related to the following areas; active and passive radio frequency systems, detection systems, electro-optic technologies, system engineering, system integration, etc.
  • GS-14: performing duties such as: leading and monitoring specialized countermeasure research and/or developments; concurrently managing multiple projects and programs; serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) preparing Statements of Work (SOW), schedules, cost estimates, and other contracting documents; planning and conducting equipment/system evaluations; developing technical standards; program planning and coordination; serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to USSS management and other government agencies or contractor personnel with respect to existing technologies and the feasibility of new advances in countermeasure technologies; coordinating with other government agencies, industry and academia with regards to protective technologies; and preparing and presenting technical program and narrative information related to the following areas; active and passive radio frequency systems, detection systems, electro-optic technologies, system engineering, system integration, etc.

AND

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) is defined as: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-engineering-series-0855/

Education

See Qualifications section

Additional information

Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crimes or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the USSS we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.

The Office of Technical Development and Mission Support (TEC), Technical Security Division (TSD), is responsible for providing a technically secure environment for the President at the White House, Vice Presidential Residence, and such places that the President and Vice President may be temporarily located and providing technical security for other protectees during travel and at their residences, as directed or requested.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

See How To Apply section

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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