Computer Scientist/Computer Engineer/Electronics Engineer/Operations Research Analyst
Company: U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: February 15, 2019
* DutiesHelp## Duties### SummaryClick on "Learn more about this agency" button below for** IMPORTANT**additional information.The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a functional expert of a team of cyber analysts to provide information assurance (IA) and mission assurance (MA) through the conduct of cyber, computer system, or network vulnerability assessments and leading-edge computer security technology development, testing, integration, tactics, and techniques to improve the security posture of new AF missions.Learn more about this agency### Responsibilities* Applies cyber operations knowledge in the planning, research, design, development, test, evaluation, integration, acquisition, dissemination, sustainment, modification, and/or exploitation of complex electronic systems* Provides technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance. Performs studies/evaluations on an individual basis or as a team member responsible for completing defined portions of an overall work effort* Utilizes scientific inquiry in the development of models/simulations and/or computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies, or problems.* Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to program planning, advanced technologies, and support system concepts. Represents the organization during visits with government and industry* Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency through professional interaction with technical and professional societies, associations, academia, symposia, contractors, research and development### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion Potential12* #### Job family (Series)0854 Computer Engineering0855 Electronics Engineering1515 Operations Research1550 Computer Science#### Similar jobs* Computer Occupations, All Other* Computer Research Scientists* Electrical And Electronics Engineers* Scientists, Computer Research* RequirementsHelp## Requirements### Conditions of Employment* U.S. Citizenship Required* All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.* Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.* PCS expenses will NOT be paid.* Recruitment incentives may be authorized* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program* Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide* Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing* Position requires TDY within and outside the continental United States. Requires travel by any and all models military and/or commercial transportation.* Must have a bachelor's degree in a related professional discipline such as computer or electronics engineering, computer science, or mathematics.* Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DoD 8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification* ...within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DoD 8570.01-M, C22.214.171.124 or C126.96.36.199. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.* Cyber Mission Force (CMF) training specified in the USCYBERCOM Cyber Mission Forces Training and Readiness Manual; and AFSPC Guidance Memorandums 10-01 Cybercrew Training, 10-02 Cybercrew Standardization And Evaluation Program,* and 10-03 Cyberspace Operations, is a condition of employment. Depending on experience and skill levels, portions of the CMF training may require incumbent to perform an extended TDY for a period of 3 to 6 months. The incumbent must achieve* and maintain appropriate CMF requirements as specified in Job Qualification Record (JQR) within 18 months of assignment of these duties. Failure to achieve and maintain CMF requirements may result in removal from this position* Broad knowledge of IA and MA technologies such as COMSEC, COMPUSEC, EMSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, and computer architectures; and computer security penetration tools and techniques is required.* Incumbent may be subject to periodic polygraph testing.* Disclosure of Political Appointments.### Qualifications**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:**Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. : BASIC REQUIREMENT: 0854 COMPUTER ENGINEER, 0855 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER, OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST: Professional Engineering Degree: (1) in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) that included 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.BASIC REQUIREMENT: Operations Research Analyst, GG-1515-12: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in: operations research; or 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. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.BASIC REQUIREMENT: Computer Scientist, GG-1550-12: 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.Examples of creditable experience include:Utilizing scientific inquiry in the development of models/simulations and/or computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies or problems; applying professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices involved in engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science to perform studies, modify standard practices, and/or resolve issues related to the planning, development, fielding, and sustainment of complex electrical systems; and applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems. (854/855)Utilizing scientific inquiry in the development of models/simulations and/or computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies or problems; applying professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices involved in engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science to perform studies, modify standard practices, and/or resolve issues related to the planning, development, fielding, and sustainment of complex electrical systems; and applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems. (1515)Utilizing scientific inquiry in the development of models/simulations and/or computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies or problems; applying professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices involved in engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science to perform studies, modify standard practices, and/or resolve issues related to the planning, development, fielding, and sustainment of complex electrical systems; and applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems. (1550)**COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:**Combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs**): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:1. Professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices involved in engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science to perform studies, modify standard practices, and/or resolve issues related to the planning, development, fielding, and sustainment of complex electrical systems.2. Knowledge of security procedures to maintain control of classified material3. Knowledge and understanding of agency, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), and national-level doctrine, regulations, policies, guidelines, requirements, and initiatives related to assigned program(s) and/or project(s).4. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems.5. Ability to foresee the impact of changing technology6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in order to produce highly technical reports, position papers, and briefings which are appropriate for the intended audience; and to maintain good working relationships.7. Highly Desired skills: Host and network intrusion detection, Threat hunting, Forensics.**PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE**: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.**VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE**: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.### Education**ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?** You **MUST**provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.**FOREIGN EDUCATION**: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.### Additional information**Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):** Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.**90-Day Register:** This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.**Direct Deposit:** All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.**If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.**Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.Read more### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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.Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. 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 "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.Read more### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceTop Secret##### Drug test requiredYes* Required DocumentsHelp## Required Documents**The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:**1. Online Application - Questionnaire2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period3. Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license **if applicable** for the position5. Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference or 30% Disabled Veterans Preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).#### 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.* BenefitsHelp## BenefitsA 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 benefitsEligibility 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 ApplyHelp## How to ApplyThe complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/25/2019To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10420638To begin the process, click the **Apply Online**button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the **Submit My Application**button at the end of the process.**To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:**1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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, you will not be considered for this vacancy.* For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.2. A complete Application Questionnaire3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10420638**PLEASE NOTE:** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.Human Resources** WILL NOT**modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.Read more### Agency contact information### Total Force Service Center##### Phone1-800-525-0102##### EmailDO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY##### AddressDCIPS550 C Street WJBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.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 and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.Read more* Fair & Transparent## Fair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe 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 applicantsRead more### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.Read more#### Legal and regulatory guidance* Financial suitability* Social security number request* Privacy Act* Signature and false statements* Selective Service* New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523893500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.*Open & closing dates:* 02/08/2019 to 02/25/2019*Service:* Excepted*Pay scale & grade:* GG 12*Salary:* $73,375 to $95,388 per year*Appointment type:* Permanent*Work schedule:* Full-Time
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