Suffolk, Virginia
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will facilitate, coordinate, and execute the maintenance and integration of the various joint exercise control tools, and to integrate service and agency federations, thereby creating the Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE).
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As a PROGRAM AND CAPABILITY MANAGER at the GS-0301-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Coordinates/leads the development and deployment of the synthetic environment federates associated with Live Virtual and Constructive capabilities used across the Joint Training Synthetic Environment (JTSE), and integrated into the larger DoD training enterprise.
  • Serves as Joint Live Virtual Constructive (JL VC) Project Manager and functional lead for a team involved in the programming, mitigation solution analysis, requirements refining, research, design, development, evaluation, strategic planning, architecting, technology roadmap development, software development, integration, testing, and transitioning of complex systems, capabilities and technologies, and associated testing, validation and verification of the existing and emerging data-centric JTSE to support Joint Training and Force Development.
  • Oversees, creates, and maintains an operationally representative Joint Training federation of models, simulations, and tools.
  • Responsible for the development and oversight of Models & Simulation software solutions, implementation of conceptual, logical and physics-based data and execution models, integration of multiple internal and external Models & Simulation applications, and configuration management and governance of enterprise level Models & Simulation applications and toolkits.
  • Serves as a technical lead over contracted software engineers and scientists, and coordinates with (in determining possible technical approaches in meeting current and future Operational JTSE requirements) the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), services, agencies, coalition partners, industry, and academia

Travel Required

Occasional travel - you may be expected to travel for this position on military or commercial aircraft (15% - 25%). Offsite visits are required to monitor project status and lead studies.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required, Employee must file an OGE-450 annually
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Security: Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
  • Employee may be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime during peak workload situations or while TDY.


You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS -12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Applies research, design, and development of Live, Virtual and Constructive training simulations and computer supported training exercises to facilitate the integration of the various joint exercise control tools.
  • Applies principles of modeling and simulation enterprises, initiatives, programs and missions across the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), required to accomplish complex actions and duties that effect Modeling and Simulation programs and activities.
  • Applies models and simulators solutions, Verification and Validation, exercise/event planning and execution to provide guidance and direction to interdisciplinary teams to perform the development and integration of models and simulators solutions in scenario based programs.
  • Applies sources of data, data exchange protocols, Command and Control/ Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C2/C4I) protocols/message formats, schemas and runtime formats. Including force structure, system characteristics, and exercise data and paradigms used to inform the development of the Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) to provide technical input, advice, guidance, and final technical reviews on new models and simulators training capabilities in development and in operation.
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). 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.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

  • Data Analysis
  • External Awareness
  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Thinking

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best Qualified:
This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your 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.

The following documents are REQUIRED:
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., "HRS per week and month/year to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Veteran's Documents:

If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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