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INTERDISCIPLINARY

US Department of the Navy – National, MD

    Duties Summary

    You will serve as an Analyst within the Farragut Technical Analysis Center. Perform all-source, scientific and technical intelligence analysis to identify, monitor, and warn of emerging and disruptive maritime technologies.
    All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

    Responsibilities
    • You will use innovative scientific and all-source analysis methodologies and processes for application to complex and comprehensive assessments of naval platform/systems capabilities and performance.
    • You will apply engineering, modeling, and mathematical skills to contribute to engineering assessments of the assigned platform/systems, their associated components, and technologies.
    • You will independently identify intelligence gaps and identify the appropriate collection vehicle to fill the gaps. Use all available intelligence collection methods and systems, their capabilities and limitations, and appropriate tasking methods.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required (Within/Outside U.S.)

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

    0854 Computer Engineering

    0855 Electronics Engineering

    1310 Physics

    1320 Chemistry

    1520 Mathematics

    1550 Computer Science

  • Requirements

    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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
    • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
    • 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
    • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
    Qualifications In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GG-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Perform complex, in-depth, all-source, scientific and technical intelligence (S&TI) analysis on foreign emerging and disruptive technologies that could affect naval platforms and/or systems; 2) Use innovative scientific and all-source analysis methodologies and processes for application to complex and comprehensive assessments of foreign naval platform/systems capabilities and performance; 3) Apply engineering, modeling, and mathematical skills to contribute to engineering assessments of the assigned platform/systems, their associated components, and technologies; 4) Independently identify intelligence gaps and identify the appropriate collection vehicle to fill the gaps; use all available intelligence collection methods and systems, their capabilities and limitations, and appropriate tasking methods; 5) Develop, tailor, prepare and present intelligence assessments in written reports, briefs and other tailored products.
    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF .
    Education

    Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
    All Professional Engineering Positions, 0800
    Basic Requirements: Degree: Engineering. 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.

    Chemistry Series, 1320Basic Requirements:Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
    • Mathematics Series, 1520 Individual Occupational Requirements

      Basic Requirements: Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics

      Computer Science Series, 1550 Basic Requirements: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.Evaluation of Education:

      Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer science. Courses designed to provide an introduction to computer science techniques and methodologies, to problems of system design, and to other specialized fields are acceptable. Courses or experience in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable


    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.
    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy s Employment Information Center.
    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. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) does not apply to Excepted Service positions.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • MATHEMATICS
    • PROBLEM SOLVING
    • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
    • TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
    • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    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.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer s name and address, supervisor s name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.
    YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.
    DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?
    You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.
    ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?
    You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.
    ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS PREFERENCE?
    You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.
    ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS PREFERENCE?
    Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf fill/SF15.pdf .
    ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).
    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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