Patuxent River, Maryland
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • You will assist in providing resources for the execution of systems, subsystems, component and device level design, development, integration, and evaluation of products into air vehicles and support facilities.
  • You will plan, direct and control all activities of the Branch.
  • You will formulate approaches using knowledge of related projects to resolve a variety of technological and/or corporate problems.
  • You will serve as a senior technical subject matter expert that exercises independent technical authority as delegated to the position.
  • You will apply state-of-the-art innovation to take advantage of new concepts in the development of advanced avionic systems and/or the latest technology.
  • You will handle major issues and controversies by recommending what work or services will be performed and what compromises can be accepted.
  • You will develop plans and prepare written and oral presentations for stakeholders on project status, technical problems, scheduling and costs.
  • You will carry out the full range of supervisory functions as well as provide administrative direction of assigned personnel.
  • You will provide technical leadership and direction to internal and external contact in support of agency mission and program objectives.
  • You will responsible for Division portfolio investment accounts? management and reporting supporting advanced and innovative avionics concepts, standards development, and experimentation across the Division.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Federal employees applying for GS or STRL DEMO jobs must serve at least one year at next lower grade level or pay band. This requirement is called time-in-grade or time-in-band, and these requirements must be met by closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified in the Systems Engineering Career Field, Level III. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized Supervisory Professional Engineer, Supervisory Electrical Engineer, Supervisory Computer Engineer, Supervisory Electronics Engineer, Supervisory Aerospace Engineer, and/or Supervisory Computer Scientist experience equivalent to the NM-04 STRL Pay Band or equivalent GS-Grade Level (GS-13/14) in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience includes performing the majority of following duties: (1) Demonstrated engineering expertise in developing and integrating Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Ground Control Station (GCS) systems, subsystem component architectures, flight and mission planning systems, and/or related avionics; (2) Developing and executing technical plans, processes, and/or strategies for assigned aviation program; (3) Serving as a subject matter expert in Avionics or related area; (4) Coordinating and/or assigning work assignments of integrated program team members or subordinates, based on organizational priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and/or capabilities of employees; and (5) Providing technical recommendations in support of assigned aviation program.

Additional education and qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management websites:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


For 0801/0850/0854/0855/0861 occupational series, applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
-Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a professional engineering degree. 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 of 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.
-Have a 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: (a) professional registration, (b) evidence of successfully passing the Engineer-In-Training examination; (c) successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in 1. A above; or (d) successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided that it included at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Applicants being considered for 1550 occupational series must meet positive education/basic qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual as listed below:
-Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in computer science.
-Have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of my 30 semester hours were in a combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.


Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.