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For this interdisciplinary position, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
Conduct complex analysis of cyber and physical infrastructure used to modify and improve homeland security programs.
Write technical reports for publication related to cyber and infrastructure risk.
Coordinate team projects and provides technical oversight and direction.
Act as a subject matter expert on cyber and infrastructure risk.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Computer And Information Research Scientists
Computer Research Scientists
Information Research Scientists
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Selective Service registration required
Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
You must be able to obtain and hold a top secret SCI clearance
Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
Applicants must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result.
After appointment, applicants must submit to periodic randon drug testing.
To qualify for the Interdisciplinary Scientist position you must meet both the basic requirements and specialized experience as defined.
For the Economist (0110)
A. Possess a bachelor's degree or higher in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR-
B. Have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the Physical Scientist (1301)
A. Possess a bachelor's degree or higher 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. OR -
B. Have a combination of education and experience, education equivalent to one of the majors 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.
For the Operations Research Analyst (1515)
A. Possess a bachelor's degree or higher in operations research. OR-
B. Have successfully completed a full four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (or higher) 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. Examples of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queuing theory; engineering; physics (except descriptive or survey courses); econometrics; psychometrics; biometrics; experimental psychology; physical chemistry; industrial process analysis; managerial economics; computer science; measurement for management; mathematical models in social phenomena; and courses that involved application of operations research techniques and methodologies to problems of management, marketing, systems design, and other specialized fields; or other comparable quantitative analysis courses for which college-level mathematics or statistics is a prerequisite.
In order to qualify for the GS-12 interdisciplinary position you MUST meet the following:
A)Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent 1) Assisting in performing research to collect, analyze, and interpret critical infrastructure information and data; 2) Using appropriate techniques to identify and interpret interrelated factors that are sequential and readily verifiable impacting infrastructure; 3) Analyzing and preparing critical infrastructure data using defined processes. 4) Creating visual representations of analysis using available data visualization software; 5) and serving as a team member providing recommendations for improvements to improve critical infrastructure security and resilience. NOTE: To qualify under this option, your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one year experience performing these duties. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
In order to qualify for the GS-13 interdisciplinary position you MUST meet the following:
A) Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent 1) Performing research to collect, analyze, and interpret critical infrastructure information and data; 2) Using appropriate techniques to identify and interpret interrelated factors impacting infrastructure; 3) Analyzing and preparing critical infrastructure data using defined, and at times, untested processes. 4) Creating visual representations of analysis using data visualization software; and 5) providing technical reports for publication and correspondence related to the analysis of critical infrastructure. NOTE: To qualify under this option, your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one year experience performing these duties. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide
valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.
Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade.
Meeting educational criteria pertains to meeting the Basic Requirement only. Applicants must submit proof of meeting the educational requirement to qualify for this position.
Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
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