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United States Army Futures Command SUPERVISORY INTERDISCIPLINARY in Natick, Massachusetts

Summary

About the Position: - This position may be filled by temporary promotion or temporary reassignment.

  • Temporary promotion/reassignment may be extended up to a maximum of five years.

  • Competitive temporary promotion or reassignment may be made permanent without further competition.

Responsibilities

You will serve as the Supervisor of the Aerial Delivery Technology Team leading a team of aerospace and mechanical engineers, scientists, and equipment specialists.

You will plan, organize, and oversee the development, testing, and integration and prototyping of technologies into new and improved aerial delivery systems.

Supervision of aerial delivery technology projects may include:

Planning and executing static line and military free fall parachute systems development, high altitude aerial release systems, parachute navigation systems, and aerial delivery simulation models.

You will work to solve with your team, engineering design challenges both from core Army funded sources and important Army, Air Force and other DoD customers.

Work involves supervision of engineers, scientists, and equipment specialists performing engineering design, overseeing contracts, developing in-house engineering solutions, facilitating prototype development, and producing models and simulations.

You and your team will work with all of the organizations in the aerial delivery community to include Product Managers and other Army and DoD customers to transition technologies for use in the field.

Estimate work completion dates for customers, estimate total labor/materials required, schedule and prioritize/re-prioritize work to meet tight schedules.

You will demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of customers and a range of supporting vendors/suppliers to meet requirements.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforcePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. 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. The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Soldier Center, is a Customer-Driven, Customer-Focused organization, and is internationally known as a preeminent provider of research, development, engineering and integration services in the areas of soldier and squad protection and systems integration, military rations and field feeding equipment, military parachuting and airdrop systems, and expeditionary basing. Through our research in areas such as materials sciences, biochemistry, human performance and human sciences; technology development and integration; and systems engineering, product development and support, the CCDC Soldier Center plays a vital role in maximizing the effectiveness of America's military. Help shape our future to become the Leader in Empowering the World's Most Capable Soldiers. We are conveniently located in Natick, MA, (a suburb of Boston, near Routes 9, 90, 95 and 495). Parking is free and access to site facilities is available to include an on-site federal credit union, barbershop, and dining facility. Additional information on the town of Natick, MA can be found at: http://natickma.virtualtownhall.net/Public_Documents/index US Army Combat Capabilities DEV CMD, Soldier Center is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project. The DB-03 payband is equivalent to the GS-12 step 1 to GS-14 step 10 level, however Management has elected to announce at the lower end of the pay band (GS-13). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Basic Requirement for General 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.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that finished (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 engineering positions.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 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.

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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. Basic Requirement for Operations Research Analyst: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a 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. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. Qualifications continue under Education.

Education

In addition to meeting the basic requirement(s) above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience for DB-03 high end of the Pay Band equivalent to GS-13 and/or GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the DB-03, higher-end of the Pay Band equivalent to GS-13 or GS-14 grade level, which includes: 1) Organizing and directing basic and applied research, technology integration, product development, project engineering, acquisition program management, procurement, testing and standardization pertaining to assigned projects/systems; 2) Organizing and carrying out developmental or operational testing, evaluations, providing training, and/or fielding of military equipment; 3) Evaluating performance, identifying problems and/or deficiencies and generating reports or briefings to stakeholders; 4) Planning programs/projects involved with manpower, milestones, and funding schedules within the DoD Acquisition process and product development lifecycle; and 5) Building and maintaining customer/partnership initiatives between different organizations and agencies of the Government and the private sector. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service DB-02. Please note: Pay Band DB-03 is equivalent to a GS-12 through GS-14 grade level. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

CommunicationsLeadershipPlanning and EvaluatingProject ManagementTechnical Competence FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education 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 and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Additional Information

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position. This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level III at the DB-03 in Science and Technology Manager within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/.) Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, individuals with entrance of duty dates prior to April 1, 2021 will have an additional 12 months to meet the certification requirements, up to a total of 36 months. Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at https://asc.army.mil/. 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. Two year probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. 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 information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineers and Scientist position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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