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Posted on 09/09/2017

COMPUTER SCIENTIST/OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST/COMPUTER ENGINEER

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide - San Antonio, TX

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### Summary

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

 

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### Responsibilities

 

This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

 

***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement of 14.35% ***

 

The organizational location of this position is: 92 INFO OPNS SQ, JBSA Lackland AFB TX.

 

This is an interdisciplinary position that may be filled as a Computer Engineer/Electronics Engineer/Operations Research Analyst/Computer Scientist, GG-0854/0855/1515/1550-12

 

** MAJOR DUTIES:**

 

 

 

* 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 and upgraded AF and DoD missions, weapons, sensors, and information systems.

 

 

 

* Applies cyber operations knowledge in the planning, research, design, development, test, evaluation, integration, acquisition, dissemination, sustainment, modification, and/or exploitation of complex electronic systems to support the organization's mission objectives.

 

 

 

* Provides technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance.

 

 

 

* 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. Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency.

 

** ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.

 

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

 

### Travel Required

 

Occasional travel - As mission requires IAW JTR

 

##### Supervisory status

 

No

 

##### Promotion Potential

 

12

 

### Who May Apply

 

#### This job is open to…

 

United States Citizens

 

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

 

* #### Job family (Series)

 

0854 Computer Engineering

 

0855 Electronics Engineering

 

1515 Operations Research

 

1550 Computer Science

 

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## Requirements

 

### Conditions of Employment

 

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* PCS expenses will not be paid

* Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance

* This position may be subject to provisions of DoD Priority Placement Prog

* This is a Drug Testing Designated position

* Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

* Incumbent may be subject to periodic polygraph testing

* * **ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:**

 

1. 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) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

 

2. 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 drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security and public safety.

 

3. Position requires TDY within and outside the continental United States. Requires travel by any and all models military and/or commercial transportation.

 

4. Must have a bachelor's degree in a related discipline such as computer or electronics engineering, computer science, or mathematics.

 

5. 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, C3.2.4.2 or C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certification may result in removal from this position.

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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.

 

8. Incumbent may be subject to periodic polygraph testing.

 

### Qualifications

 

**Effective 1 Sep 2016, current internal federal employees and external candidates must attach their transcripts if you are qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Failure to do so, will result in not being referred for the position.**

 

**BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1550 COMPUTER SCIENTIST**

 

Requires a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a 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. 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

** BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1515 OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST**

 

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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

**BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 0854 COMPUTER ENGINEER AND 0855 ELECTRONICS ENGINEER**

 

Successfully completed a professional engineering degree: The curriculum must be 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 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

 

**OR**

 

Combination of education and experience that is college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional 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.

 

**POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:** This position has a positive education requirement. If transcripts are not provided, your resume MUST list the appropriate academic field (e.g. biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed), which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of the position for which you are applying. List graduate and undergraduate courses separately. Include the descriptive title and course code, completion date, grade, number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (for education completed at business, secretarial, technical school or military schools) and graduate and undergraduate classes.

 

**AND**

 

** SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE**

 

Your resume must reflect quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of creditable experience include: 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. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, investigate, and resolve complex issues or problems. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

 

**OR**

 

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

 

www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/

 

www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

 

*https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/computer-engineering-series-0854/*

 

 

*https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/electronics-engineering-series-0855/*

 

 

**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 involving 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 material.

 

3. Knowledge and understanding of agency, AF, 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, resolve complex issues or problems.

 

5. Ability to foresee the impact of changing technology.

 

6. 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 maintain good working relationships.

 

**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.

 

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**Incentives**: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

**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.

 

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### 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.

 

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.

 

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### Background checks and security clearance

 

##### Security clearance

 

Top Secret/SCI

 

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## Required Documents

 

**The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. **

 

 

 

* **Online Application** (Questionnaire)

 

 

 

* **Resume** - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

 

 

* **DD214 or ?Certification? of service (Document must reflect character of service)**

 

 

 

* **SF-15**, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

 

 

 

* **Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating**, if applicable

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:

 

 

 

* Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

 

 

 

* Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.

 

#### 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.

 

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## 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.

 

* Benefits for federal employees

* Healthcare insurance

* Pay and leave

 

**The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program**. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

 

**Direct Deposit**: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

 

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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## How to Apply

 

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 Occupational Questionnaire

 

 

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

 

The complete Application Package **must** be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, September 15, 2017

 

To 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the **Submit My Answers** button at the end of the process.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 2009030. Fax your documents to **1-478-757-3144**. All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

 

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. **Please note:**The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

 

3. Fax all required documents to **1-478-757-3144**. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:**It is the applicant?s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (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 by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources **WILL NOT** modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

 

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### Agency contact information

 

### Total Force Service Center

 

##### Phone

 

(800)525-0102

 

##### Email

 

TFSC1@MYPERSMAIL.AF.MIL

 

##### Address

 

AFISRA

AFISRA/A1KK

248 KIRKNEWTON STE 310

SAN ANTONIO, TX

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### Next steps

 

Once 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.

 

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## 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.

 

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### 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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#### Legal and regulatory guidance

 

* Financial suitability

* Social security number request

* Privacy Act

* Signature and false statements

* Selective Service

* New employee probationary period

 

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479006600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

 

 

 

*Open & closing dates:* 09/08/2017 to 09/15/2017

 

 

*Salary:* $62,722 to $81,541 per year

 

 

*Pay scale & grade:* GG 12

 

 

*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time

 

 

*Appointment type:* Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent

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