PRINCIPAL FOR UNDERWATER ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNATURES AND TECHNOLOGY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Maryland
Posted
Dec 05, 2021
Closes
Dec 12, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will address science and technology issues in current and future designs of submarines, surface ships, and unmanned vehicles to ensure that the US Navy maintains electromagnetic signature controls and reduction superiority over emergent threats.
  • You will provide scientific oversight and collaborative guidance; recommend directions and opportunities within the Carderock Division.
  • You will promote and guide research collaboration teams across Naval Research and Development Establishment to initiate and develop creative, innovative research programs/projects.
  • You will generate and develop new ideas and information that will lead to advances in underwater electromagnetic (UEM) signature control technologies.
  • You will conduct theoretical and experimental research and development of advanced UEM signature control technology critical to maintaining a cost effective balance of UEM signature monitoring and reduction systems, and associated technologies.
  • You will plan, guide, and direct theoretical and experimental research undertaken by the department in those areas relating to lowering and maintaining the UEM signatures of surface ships, submarines, and unmanned vehicles.
  • You will integrate the research with other Federal or private industry laboratories and universities to achieve maximum benefit to the Navy.
  • You will develop, promote, coordinate, and oversee research and development planning and execution across the Division, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Navy enterprise.


Requirements

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 e-verify.gov
  • 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.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278e, within 30 days of appointment.


Qualifications

The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

1.Recognized leader and technical expert in discovery, measurement, modeling and simulation (M&S), analysis and interpretation of measurement and M&S results, and mitigation technologies for underwater electromagnetic signatures.

2. Expertise in scientific direction of S&T/R&D projects associated with the identification, measurement, and modeling and simulation, including ability to incorporate the latest digital sciences and data analytics, for underwater electromagnetic signatures.

3. Expertise in scientific direction of S&T/R&D and resulting development leading to integration of new underwater electromagnetic signature mitigation technologies into naval platforms.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceive, plan, and manage complex and innovative technical programs in the area of underwater electromagnetic signatures technology development.

5. Ability to provide advice and guidance to in-house technical staff, in-house management staff, and Naval Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE) community in development of relevant technologies for underwater electromagnetic signatures.

6. Experience working across the full-spectrum of technical programs, S&T/R&D to acquisition to fleet support

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF ;
AND
08XX Professional Engineering Series
1310 Physics Series

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.

Education

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

0800 Professional Engineering Series:
Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university. 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
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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:
(I) Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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; or
(II) Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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; or
(III) 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; or
(IV) 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.)
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1310 Physicals Series:
Successful completion of a degree in physics, or related degree that includes 24 semester hours in physics; or a combination of education and experience demonstrated by courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In either option, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.

An advanced degree of Master's or Ph.D. in one of the educational fields listed above is highly desirable.

Additional information

Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) positions are positions which exceed the ND-05 (GS-15) level. SSTMs provide a continuity of technical leadership and oversight that is needed to ensure long term stewardship of an organization's technical capabilities. Typically, applicants for SSTM positions are expected to have a graduate degree, significant research or development experience, and a national or international reputation in his/her field and are recognized throughout the applicable community as a renowned expert. SSTM positions are in the competitive service.

This position is not 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 see the How to Apply section of this vacancy announcement.

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

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