Physical Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 27, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serves as principal investigator for Electro-magnetic Interference imaging, non-destructive testing and analysis and TEMPEST ICT equipment design, analysis, evaluation and deployment.
  • Coordinates the work of laboratory Signal Analyzers, overseeing installation of antennae and collecting data to perform mathematical calculations. Applies advanced engineering and scientific discipline concepts to scientific investigations.
  • Determines optimum utilization and application of Division's finished products. Personally performs or works with site engineers to ensure that specific equipment is produced, evaluated and certified in accordance with Division instructions.
  • Establishes liaisons and coordinates with high-level engineers in other U.S. Government (USG) agencies to deploy and implement Division systems and processes.
  • Prepares equipment design objectives for study groups and interested equipment manufacturers. Serves as Contractor Officer Representative (COR) and/or Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for study, prototype and production contracts.
  • Coordinates equipment design contracts with vendors and national laboratories, and works closely with successful bidder to eliminate study, design and fabrication deficiencies.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants MUST meet the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

A. Have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that INCLUDED 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

OR

B. Have education equivalent to one of the majors shown in "A" above that INCLUDED at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, PLUS appropriate experience OR additional education.

IN ADDITION to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements listed above, the applicant MUST have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience developing TEMPEST Test Plans, and performing laboratory TEMPEST test data collection procedures, data analysis and Technical Report Writing.
  • Experience with Electro-magnetic interference imaging to enhance security initiatives.

Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Additional information

For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov .

If eligible, telework and remote work agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval. Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite.

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department that may require a higher security clearance.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) - U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Federal Employees:

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the Department of State, if after November 22. The Department of State will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.