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 for military operations and computer supported training exercises to facilitate the integration of the various joint exercise control tools in support of Joint Training and Force Development.
  • 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 military 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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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:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

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

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. 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.

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 in 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" 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.

3. SF50
  • All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your MOST RECENT SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive)
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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