DTRA enables the Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Government to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and improvised threats and to support an effective and reliable nuclear deterrent. DTRA has a critical role in supporting US national security, the National Defense Strategy, and the Secretary of Defense's objectives to dissuade, prevent, and deter state and non-state adversaries from acquiring, proliferating, or using WMD or improvised threats.
As a Interdisciplinary Supervisory Physical Scientist/ General Engineer at the GS-0801/1301-15 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Supervising a staff of professional civilians and military members, and oversees a contracted Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) workforce.
Evaluating the effectiveness of operations managed in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quantity standards, policy, procedural and regulatory compliance, technical competence, and customer support.
Providing visionary leadership to support long term R&D efforts with dynamic real-time approaches to CBRNE consequence assessment and consequence management, conventional and asymmetric targeting support, analysis of nuclear effects, and counter-WMD modeling and simulation (M&S).
Developing and supervising the execution of broad R&D plans, objectives, and programs to determine the effects of WMD, with principal emphasis on nuclear effects on military systems and national infrastructure elements that are critical to DoD's mission.
Reviewing and evaluating complex software systems programs and proposals involving areas such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), web-services, implementation of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environments, legacy code refactoring, role-based access, program of record collaboration and theater level analysis capability development.
Directing research and developmental software and technologies directly into operational context by direct liaison with users and technology developers.
Applying hypotheses, models, and criteria to evaluate net effectiveness of weapons, weapons systems, and combined operational units, strategies, and tactics to serve as a basis for timely resource allocation decision for the national security forces.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI CNWDI security clearance.
Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
Travel required CONUS and some travel OCONUS.
You may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service:
Leading, managing, developing, shaping and managing major/multiple portfolios of research and development projects in modeling and simulation.
Establishing a new organization working on new technologies and/or achieving long-term vision and goals for a technology-based organization.
Managing efforts requiring integration of systems, transition of capabilities and finding, evaluating, and exploiting new technology.
Supervising technologists and program managers. 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.
In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0801/1301 series.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study.
Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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:
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions
Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (CFR Part 2634, Subpart I. Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 29 November 2007.
This is an Acquisition Workforce Position in the Systems Engineering career field. The incumbent will be required to become certified, Level III in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent is required to acquire a minimum of 40 continuous learning points (CLPs ) every fiscal year as a goal and 80 CLPs being mandatory within 2 years.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed.
To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
2.Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional-
College transcript(s). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. EST on 10/01/2018 in order to be considered.
Most recent SF-50 or equivalent notification of Personnel Action showing you are in a position eligible under an interchange Agreement.
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: .
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 .
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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