ENGINEER/SCIENTIST with Security Clearance

Department of the Navy
Panama City Beach, Florida
Apr 18, 2024
May 01, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist
Full Time
Organization Type
Summary You will serve as as the Mine Counter Measure (MCM) Un-manned Surface Vehicle (USV) Software Support Activity (SSA) Lead in the OFF-BOARD SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT BRANCH (A14) in the MINE WARFARE SYS DEVELOPMENT DIVISION in the LITTORAL & MINE WARFARE SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT for NAVSURFWARFCTR PANAMA CITY DIVISION. This position is part of the Warfare Centers Personnel Demonstration Project. The ND-4 pay band encompasses positions equivalent to GS-12 and GS-13. Duties You will interface with a diverse team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and analysts in the execution of software engineering and development activities. You will lead the resolution of software related technical problems and ensuring lessons learned are developed and disseminated. You will representing Mine Counter Measure (MCM) Un-manned Surface Vehicle (USV) software integration (as needed) at the Program Executive Office (PEO), Program Office (PO), and NSWC PCD senior leadership levels. You will provide technical oversight of MCM USV system software integration management, and sustainment to include: software requirements development, architecture, design, unit testing, configuration management, etc. You will identify and correct areas of weaknesses and gaps in software processes and procedures and work with other engineers to continuously improve best practices. You will serving as Software Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR) for the MCM USV integration. You will collaborate with Project Managers, SSEs, Fleet Stakeholders, ONI, ONR, Exploitation SMEs, Science and Technology Managers, Technical Warrant Holders, and System Design Managers to execute our engineering agent responsibilities. You will conduct Quality Assurance for the program by reviewing project documentation and serving as quality oversight for integration testing. You will support the trace of software related requirements (including cybersecurity) from high level documents down to the product level and be able to assist the project in designing tests to verify those requirements. You will develop written correspondence, plans, briefs, reports, and documents and will communicate both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization. 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. For the 1550 series: This position is designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position. You must obtain and maintain the credentials as described in SECNAV M-5239.2 for specialty area 461 level Intermediate within 12 months of appointment. 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 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 band, ND-03 (GS-09/11 equivalent) or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional engineer or scientist providing guidance for systems engineering projects to ensure software requirements are met (i.e information assurance, configuration management, or quality assurance). Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
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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 basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: For the S-0801, Professional Engineering Series: 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.
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:
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:
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)
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. For the 1310, Professional Physics Series: A bachelor's degree or higher in physics, or a related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. Courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, course in any of two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.
A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, course in any of two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound. For the 1515, Professional Operations Research Series: A bachelor's or higher degree in operations research.
A bachelor's or higher degree with 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 and at least 3 of the 24 semester hours are in calculus. For the 1550 . click apply for full job details