Engineer/Operation Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will NOT be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants should review the "How to Apply" section of this flyer for more information on how to be considered. This flyer will be used as positions become available. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer.

POSITION: Engineer or Operations Research Analyst for Combat and Combat Support Systems

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Responsibilities

  • Lead evaluation planning, execution, and reporting in support of the team lead.
  • Identify evaluation measures and metrics to evaluate system performance against Army requirements in order to determine whether the identified system is providing the desired capabilities.
  • Coordinate with test personnel to ensure test scope and design are sufficient to meet evaluation objectives and will provide adequate data to support the identified analytical approach/methodology.
  • Analyze collected test data based on identified evaluation measures and metrics. Assist team lead and team members in identifying key findings/observations based on data analysis.
  • Coordinate with team members to ensure a consistent, analytically sound evaluation methodology is being used for all assigned systems.
  • Coordinate with team members to ensure all evaluation planning and reporting products are delivered on time.
  • Write reports to Army senior leaders that identify capabilities and limitations of systems being evaluated to support their decisions on procurement and fielding.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel 25% of the time for this position. Must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • This acquisition position requires LEVEL III certification in the acquisition career field of Test and Evaluation (T); or, the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 24 months of appointment.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Engineering or Operations Research Analyst job series:

0801 - General Engineer: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

1515 - Operations Research Analyst: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515

APPLICATION SUSPENSE: NLT 11:59 PM EST, 30 September 2021 - Late or incomplete application packages will not be accepted.

PLACE OF WORK: This position is located within the US Army Test & Evaluation Command, Army Evaluation Center Mounted Systems Evaluation Directorate (MSED), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. 21005.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION

Basic Education Requirement for Engineering-0800

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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) statics, 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.

OR

B. 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 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:

1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Basic Education Requirement for Operations Research Analyst- 1515

A. I have a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research.

OR

B. I have a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience and specialized experience--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

    This announcement uses the direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineering position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to the pandemic, this position is currently teleworking 100% of the time except as needed in the office to work with classified documents and data. When the office returns to normal capacity, teleworking two days per week is allowed by the current command policy.
  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of this report is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations. Agency ethics officials will use the information that filers provide to determine whether any potential conflicts exist.
  • This position has a training and certification requirement after employment begins. ATEC will provide access to all the Army training necessary for you to achieve certification. This acquisition position requires LEVEL III certification in the acquisition career field of Test & Evaluation (T); or, the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 24 months of appointment.
  • Incumbent must also be an Acquisition Corps member after achieving certification and upon reaching the upper portion of the pay band. The Army Acquisition Corps is a group of civilian personnel who have completed all training and certifications in their career field.
  • Although this position currently only requires a Secret clearance, some work we do requires a Top Secret clearance. There is a possibility you may be requested to obtain a Top Secret clearance at a later time. For a Top Secret security clearance, or a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Access (SCI), personnel must pass a drug screening and will be subject to periodic and random drug testing thereafter in accordance with AR 600-85 and Department of Defense Directive 2010.9.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

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

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your complete application includes your resume and other documents which prove your qualifications and eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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