PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL MANAGER FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST & EV with Security Clearance

Employer
Department of the Navy
Location
Indian Head, Maryland
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 10, 2024
Ref
2741842549
Discipline
Safety / Security
Specialty
Electrification
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Government
Summary As the Principal Technical Manager, you will serve as Department Head of the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Department of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). Duties You will provide critical input to influence the oversight, direction, policy, development and strategic planning at the Indian Head Division level. You will provide oversight, direction, policy, development and strategic planning over the day-to-day operations of the department with regard to research and development; chemical, biological, radiological defense; and test and evaluation. You will direct and establish research and development for the Indian Head Division's core mission area of energetics and energetic materials used in energetic systems, through the leadership of the department. You will serve as a consultant and expert advisor focused on increasing mutual understanding of emerging technologies and opportunities, fleet requirements, and more effective collaboration between warfare centers, academia and industry. You will perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities for multiple ND-5 senior personnel including the Deputy Department Head, Technical Division Heads, and Senior Engineers and Scientists. 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 e-verify.gov 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 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. This position is a designated Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). You must sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position unless a tenure waiver is approved. 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. You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment. Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101. Qualifications The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration: 1. Extensive knowledge and experience as a technical expert and consultant across areas associated with Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) of energetic materials. 2. Knowledge of large scale, complex warfare systems and the associated underlying science and engineering disciplines, including but not limited to mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and materials science. 3. Extensive knowledge of diverse scientific and engineering fields, marked creativity, and scientific perception. 4. Ability to lead and direct large, complex, and diverse technical organizations. 5. Ability to develop and analyze future war-fighting concepts and capabilities. 6. Knowledge of scientific and engineering disciplines as they are used in technical, mission-oriented organizations operating in an energetics environment. 7. Knowledge of energetic test and evaluation. 8. Knowledge of chemical, biological, radiological methods and requirements. 9. Ability to sustain personnel and resources within the working capital fund (WCF) business model. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

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0801/0830 Professional Engineering Series
1301 General Physical Science Series
1310 Physics Series
1320 Chemistry Series 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 Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: For 0801/0830 Professional Engineering Series:
A. Degree: Engineering. Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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.
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B. 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 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:
(I) Professional registration or licensure 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 example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; or
(II) Written Test 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; or
(III) Specified academic courses Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A; or
(IV) Related curriculum 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 1 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.) OR For 1301 General Physical Science Series:
A. Degree: 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.
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B. Combination of education and experience 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 . click apply for full job details