Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

About the Position: As the Army's primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the U.S. Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center conducts Research and Development, or R&D, across a wide variety of capability areas that support all of the Army's Modernization priorities. These include cyberspace operations, electronic warfare, intelligence, data analysis and fusion, tactical network design, wireless communications, radar, sensors, electro-optics, mission command applications, autonomy and machine learning, power and energy, modeling and simulation, counter-IED, minefield detection/defeat and assured positioning, navigation and timing. It is through employment of a dedicated and superior workforce, world class facilities and global partnerships that the C5ISR Center delivers needed capabilities to our Warfighters.

  • Serve as an Engineering Technician and platform Operator for sensor systems integrated with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
  • Ability to maintain UAS in accordance with factory instruction, technical manuals, service bulletins, and notifications from Army aviation resources.
  • Support all aspects of the UAS program to include following policies and procedures, performing training, maintaining records, and supporting all aspects of UAS systems integration, maintenance, and flight operations with US Army Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • Knowledge of the UAS operations and safety in accordance with Army regulations.
  • Experience in the operation of UAS that are rotary, fixed wing, and/or multi-rotor configurations.
  • Knowledge and experience include but not limited to sensor knowledge, electro optic infrared thermal, and laser payloads to include pointers, designators, and spotters.
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, developing target decks, executing flight operations, and performing postop briefings.
  • Knowledge is required in Army Aviation Risk Assessment (Flight, Weather, and Operator) and site surveys.
  • Knowledge of Army and civil aviation regulations and policies relevant to air operations of unmanned vehicles


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • Position requires Secret Clearance.
  • Occasional travel may be required up to 25% of the time.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the Specialized Experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or band is required. It is defined as one year of specialized experience equivalent to the DE-02 pay band (GS-05/01 - GS 11/10 level) in the Federal Service which includes experience in one or more of the following areas:

Specialized experience
  • Ability to conduct experimental analysis in the development of systems and components.
  • Ability to design, develop, and fabricate electro-optical systems and components
  • Knowledge of air/ground applications and control systems
  • Skills in performing experimental evaluations in varying test environments
  • Knowledge in digital/analog circuit design and testing
  • Knowledge of design test procedures, test equipment, and hardware fabrication
  • Knowledge of system design and manufacturing process applications

  • Education

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Additional information

      This announcement uses the DoD STRL - Mission Support direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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