Dam Neck Naval Facility, Virginia
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

  • You will apply analytical skills, functional expertise, and programmatic knowledge to identify Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS), requirements, and translate them into inputs to the system acquisition and operational planning process.
  • You will identify IUSS system technical needs and deficiencies through site visits, operator and unit feed back, personal use during testing and evaluation periods, and observation of assessment events.
  • You will analyze system "trouble tickets" and provide feedback to assess potential requirement changes, additional training needs, and/or maintenance actions.
  • You will evaluate current system operations, the degree to which they meet current and anticipated operational requirements, and develop recommendations for planning future changes.
  • You will provide IUSS representation to internal and external organizations or groups, or forums to maintain a continuing working knowledge of content, scope, and status of emerging S and T concepts to address future requirements.
  • You will provide IUSS fleet perspective to Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) and Science and Technology (S and T) development efforts to advance development objectives and related action in defining and justifying strategies and investments.
  • You will provide fleet perspective in analyzing requirements and concept of operations development criteria that shape future system capabilities and technical assets within the IUSS portfolios including fixed, mobile and deployable systems.
  • You will serve as the IUSS representative to system processing technical peer working groups on low frequency active, signal processing, automation, operator-to-machine interface working groups.
  • You will assess development concepts, emerging technologies and hardware/software products, to identify those with potential to address IUSS system requirements.
  • You will devise means of assessing improvements to operational capabilities and efficiencies described in proposals, tradeoffs associated with their cost and potential risk to operations.
  • You will prepare correspondence and reports interpreting findings to inform management of issues and how they may affect the performance of IUSS systems and capabilities.
  • You will participate in production operability and longevity test events to assess sytem readiness and analyze specific system based on the production changes that were incorporated for testing.
  • You will provide resource analysis and technical advisement to the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) across the Future Year Defense Plan supporting IUSS Program Objective Memorandum processes.


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
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the 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 date of employment 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.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: analyze and evaluate project information for requirement development, testing and evaluation, and technical needs, to improve systems' functionality and performance for future Undersea Surveillance Systems projects.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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

This position requires evening and weekend work.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

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

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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

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.