Infrastructure Engineer Senior Technical

Fort Meade, Maryland
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enables the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of­ life and training programs. Go to http://www . for more information.
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  • Agency's senior technical authority on DoD Networking and Communications implementation, maintenance, sustainment and future development
  • Technical advisor for policy, planning, implementation, sustainment and configuration of terrestrial (e.g. DISN) and satellite (e.g. STEP, TELEPORT) transport systems to include associated network management and control equipment
  • Inter-DISA Core Datacenter communications to ensure high availability and secure connectivity for DOD and its partners
  • Coordinates and collaborates routinely with Senior Leader Executives/FO/GOs/STs in DOD, CCMDs, Services and Agencies to ensure the DISN transport capabilities
  • Services DISA provides meet current and future warfighter C2 and business needs quickly, effectively, efficiently, and securely
  • Ensures along with the Executive Department, State Department, and CJCS establishment and maintenance of secure communication hotlines between Heads of State defense and diplomatic leadership with allies and peer competitor international counterparts
  • The technical lead in training and guiding network managers, world-wide DISA field activities and DoD military Services and Defense agencies on planning, implementing, reporting, and assessing network transmission requirements
  • Leads assessment of overall performance and effectiveness of the network and switching portions of the DISN and related management systems that must function 24/7 with a 99.99% availability.
  • Coordinates execution of major changes to the DISN and related management operations.
  • Advises on the planning and guidance for the operation, maintenance, and sustainment of network services and IT infrastructure.
  • Technical lead for the Agency in delivering enterprise-wide network support services enabling customers to meet functional, operational, and strategic goals.
  • Services include assisting the functional organization with the definition of the technical requirements for infrastructure capabilities that include, but are not limited to:
  • (1) Introducing innovative business practices in the delivery of information technology
  • (2)Directing performance of qualified and robust technical support through use of analytical and business presentation techniques
  • (3)Directing management of installation, operation, and maintenance of information technology facilities.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Background investigation required and must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.
  • OGE-278 Financial Disclosure Statement required.
  • Drug Testing position.


A. Basic Requirement for 0854 Series: Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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) statistics, 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.
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 professional 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:
Professional registration
Written Test
Specified academic courses
Related curriculum - With this criteria, applicants also need verification of employment from a supervisor stating you have performed professional engineering duties. For more detailed information on the above criteria, please go to the Qualification Standards

For the GS-1550 Computer Science Series: Bachelor's 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.

B. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to one page per technical qualification.

1. In-depth knowledge of, and demonstrated expertise in, planning and managing Department-level investment strategies for the application, operation, sustainment, of information technology network services in a large, diverse, multi-disciplinary organization.

2. Demonstrated experience that reflects the incumbent's ability to guide, plan, install, and manage enterprise-level, legacy and emerging technology networks and telecommunications systems, such as Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), Defense Red Switch Network, Internet Protocol Router Networks, Satellite Networks, and Multiplexer Networks.

3. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in program management, strategic and business planning to include workload projections, customer relations, contractor management, determination of product offerings, and development, execution, integration, reallocation, and defense of capital and operating funds.

C. SENIOR PROFESSIONAL (SP) QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the senior professional qualifications. You must address each senior professional qualification separately. Please limit your written statements up to one to one and a half pages per qualification

1. Work experience should demonstrate the ability to negotiate with senior leaders and subject matter technical experts of the federal, military services, private industry, and/or academia to arrive at acceptable technical and business solutions and agreement on highly complex and possibly controversial information technology issues; and

2. Stature in the profession as indicated by memberships and activity in professional and scientific societies, honors, awards, and other recognition and leadership in national and international scientific communities. Contributions and professional reputation as evidenced by citations, patents, and/or publications which advance knowledge in the information technology/computer engineering/science/electronics fields.


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

Positive Education
: The incumbent must be a recognized leading authority in the fields of computer science/computer engineering or a related discipline with progressive professional experience at high levels of Government or business organizations responsible for complex computer/IT programs. An undergraduate degree or master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from a U.S. accredited university is mandatory . However, a PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline and at least ten years experience in the research, design and development of advanced computer technology systems is highly desired.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

As a nationally or industry recognized computer engineering/scientist leader and technical authority , the incumbent monitors, reviews, advises, and develops advanced computer technology and solutions. Has a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of computer systems engineering, architecture, cloud based solutions/ computing, with extensive hands-on experiences in many environments including computer laboratories, production facilities, technology acquisition, and program offices. Experiences should include theoretical systems solutions/designs, simulations and modeling of components/architecture, computer engineering structures, and innovative systems.

Additional information

Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, and growth & learning. To find out more, visit our benefits information page: .
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • The incumbent must be eligible to obtain and maintain, at minimum, a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
  • The incumbent is required to comply with the provision of the Ethics in Government Act, Public Law 95-521, as amended, which requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE 278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
  • Occasional Travel Required.
  • Permanent Change of Station Costs (PCS) may be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • Relocation allowances will be considered.
  • You may serve up to a one year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in a ST position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

  • Qualification Narratives - Written statements (no more than 1 to 1 and 1/2 pages per requirement) addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and the Scientific Professional Qualification(s).
  • Resume - You must submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:
    • Vacancy ID#
    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers.
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
    • You may also include information about honors, awards, publications, and special accomplishments
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if currently serving under a ST/SES appointment or a government civilian employee.
  • Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .
  • Transcript of Records as proof of education.

  • Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e. a resume, SP's, mandatory technical qualifications (MTQ's), and other qualifications, as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

    DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered

    NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time Zone, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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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