U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
$114,590.00 to $164,200.00
Open & closing dates
$114,590 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
relocation expenses may be reimbursed.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
About the Position:
This position is located in US ARMY CERDEC, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Modeling and Simulation Division, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
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Supervise and manage highly skilled technical staff in execution of mission and customer projects, including setting goals and objectives, planning for professional development, supporting marketing, and allocating resources for project execution.
Provide technical and strategic leadership in formulating applied research and development projects to advance: measurement of soldier task performance; field collection techniques to validate Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) model and system performance; and approaches to characterize/exploit platform and dismount EO/IR signatures.
Identify customer needs, develop proposals, and obtain funding for EO/IR research and development, testing, and validation. Build collaborations and/or a customer base among internal Divisions, Army organizations (including Project Managers and Research, Development, and Engineering Commands), other Government departments, and Universities.
Maintain and operate state-of-the-art laboratory assets for EO/IR field data collection, target and environment characterization, and soldier task performance measurement.
Occasional travel - Business travel up to 15%
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
0855 Electronics Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
Electrical And Electronics Engineers
Engineers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Must submit a financial disclosure statement.
Requires Level III Certification in Acquistion Career Field Engineering.
Other Requirements: Click here
for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Three year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document
Basic Requirement for General Engineer and Electronics Engineer:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in
engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's
degree (or higher degree) 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.
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:
1. 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
2. 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, or Puerto Rico.
3. 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the
requirements of an engineering program.
4. 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 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.
Basic Requirement for Physicist:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physics, or related degree that included
at least 24 semester hours in physics. The courses must have included a
fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of
the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern
physics, and sound.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in physics
totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional
education. The courses must have included a fundamental course in general
physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and
magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.
Basic Requirement for Physical Scientist:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in 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.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses
equivalent to one of the majors, as shown in A above, that included at least 24
semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus
appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Electro-Optic/Infrared
performance modeling, methods to quantify contributions to system performance,
and validation methods. Examples of validation
methods includes field data collection, characterization of governing
signatures, or measures of task performance.
Project lead experience involving programmatic planning, resource and
staff tasking, and Electro-Optic/Infrared Research & Development (R&D)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRO-OPTIC/INFRARED SENSOR MODELING AND VALIDATION
TO EXECUTE PROGRAMS REQUIRING ELECTRO-OTPIC/INFRARED MODELING AND VALIDATION
CUSTOMER AND PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
ABILITY TO MANAGE TECHNICAL STAFF
SKILL IN METHODS OF COMMUNICATION
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package
(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you wish to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualifications determination and you may be found not qualified. See: Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload
your supporting documents follow the directions on the OPM USAS Fax Cover
Occupational Questionnaire 1203FX
. The Vacancy ID is 2027982. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire
, to complete your faxed application
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's 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.
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
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 26, 2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account
, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account
and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
Central Resume Processing Center
DA NCR Fort Belvoir
Please contact by email
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
Website : http://www.rdecom.army.mil
The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) established the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), as a new major subordinate command within AMC. This new command will restructure core in-house capabilities now so we can fully exploit the enormous potential that resides in research activities around the world. RDECOM will respond rapidly by integrating, maturing and demonstrating emerging technologies to field the right equipment, in the shortest time, for our Soldiers. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is the Army's focal point for developing and accelerating innovative technology and sound engineering solutions that provide our U.S. forces with decisive and dominant capability where they need it, when they need it. RDECOM is unparalleled in its depth and breadth of technical capability, innovation and dedication to provide our U.S. forces with the best technology, today and in the future.