Arlington, Virginia
Jan 25, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

1. Serves as a JAIC's Technical Expert and Advisor for all artificial intelligence and machine learning technology systems, processes, software design and development projects and initiatives.

2. Leverages commercial industry expertise to serve as the technical authority for the development and delivery of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology solutions for operational users.

3. Provides advisement and consultation on the JAIC's artificial intelligence and machine learning strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships.

4. Applies extensive knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science concepts, methodology, and techniques to design and enhance the design of existing technical specifications that need to be deployed for artificial intelligence and machine learning technology solutions.

5. Provides consultation and advisement on the development, engineering, and integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technological capabilities.

6. Provide expertise in the implementation and engineering support of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems to include solving relevant technical and programmatic problems and assessing the technical feasibility of commercial solutions.

7. Collaborates with other Technical Experts across the Department and the JAIC to identify new mission-focused problems that can be solved with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

8. Leverages best practice research to develop and recommend artificial intelligence and machine learning technology solutions and business cases.

9. Provides technical expertise to assist DoD and JAIC stakeholders with applying the operational value and outcomes of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies across their organizations.

10. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the JAIC Deputy Director.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Drug testing position
  • Background investigation required and must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.


In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements described below.

Basic Requirements:

For the AD-801 and AD-854 Professional Engineering Series:
Degree: professional engineering. 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 or physics: (a) statistics, 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.
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:
- Professional registration
- Written Test
- Specified academic courses
- Related curriculum - With this criteria, applicants also need verification of employment from a supervisor stating you have performed professional engineering duties.
For more detailed information on the above criteria, please go to the Qualification Standards

For the AD-1515 Operations Research Series:
Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

For the AD-1529 Computer Science Series:
Degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For the AD-1550 Computer Science Series:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess Technical Qualifications (TQs) and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format), in addition to your resume, of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements up to 1 page per technical qualification. Specify which TQs you are addressing in your responses:

TQ 1: Commercial industry experience in developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology strategies and solutions for the Federal government; a state or local government; or a large corporation.

TQ 2: Extensive knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science concepts, methodology, techniques, and technologies.

TQ 3: Significant experience working on enterprise artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives as the Chief Technology Officer, Lead Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Scientist or Engineer.

TQ 4: Experience defining and developing new artificial intelligence and machine learning technology solution and tool.


There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

Transcripts for Basic Requirement:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .

Additional information

  • This position is in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1599h.
  • If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, you will be placed on an Excepted appointment.
  • This appointment does not confer eligibility to be non-competitively converted to the competitive service.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.
  • The incumbent must be eligible to obtain and maintain, at minimum, a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.
  • Moving costs MAY be paid.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here .
  • DoD Components apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 3005. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package."
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .