ENGINEER OR SCIENTIST with Security Clearance

Department of the Navy
Keyport, Washington
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Government
Summary You will serve as a Principle Engineer/Scientist in the Theater USW C5I Systems Division, Unmanned & Theater USW Systems Department, at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division (NAVUNSEAWARCENDIV KEYPORT WA). This position serves as Principle Engineer/Scientist for the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Operations Center (UUV OC) program. Duties You will work closely with program office personnel and external activity performers in establishing technical requirements, implementation of capabilities and delivery of new systems and capabilities to the fleet. You will author and oversee the creation and documentation of technical processes and requirements for the program. You will provide technical expertise and mentoring to a team of systems engineers and systems administrators who operate and manage the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Operations Center in the division. You will work directly with program office personnel and uniform fleet operators who are stakeholders in the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Operations Center. You will also represent the division on any other future programs or projects associated with Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Operations Center or unmanned undersea systems being executed by the division. You will develop strategies for standardization and compliance across organizational units. You will provide mentoring and technical direction and guidance in systems engineering, project management and integrated logistics support. You will formulate guide, mentor and direct analytical studies to develop strategies for achieving approved long range objectives in systems performance and in advancing test and evaluation technologies, methodologies and concepts. You will provide oversight to Division technical staff assuring alignment with Navy standards ensuring implementation of Open Architecture and other best practices for hardware and software engineering. You will maintain qualifications and oversee process execution to ensure programmatic compliance. 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 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. 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. This is a Cyberspace Workforce position, work role code 801 - Program Manager, proficiency level advanced the incumbent is required to obtain and maintain qualifications in DoDM 8140.03 Cyber Workforce Qualification and Department of Navy policies. This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes. 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. Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade pay band ND-04 (GS-12/13 equivalency), in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer or scientist implementing technical and engineering policies to collaboratively establish new requirements for hardware and software engineering while assuring the project and department are meeting their goals. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Professional Engineer Series, 0801: Professional Computer Science Series, 1550: 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: Applicants must possess: Professional Engineer Series, 0801:
Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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. OR 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 more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at: OR 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 The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit: OR Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above) OR 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 one 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. Professional Computer Science Series, 1550:
Successful completion of a 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. Additional information This position is 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. 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 . click apply for full job details