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Interdisciplinary Supervisory Physical Scientist/ General Engineer

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Department Of Defense Fort Belvoir , VA 22060

Posted 3 months ago

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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.

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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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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  • Job family (Series)
    0801 General Engineering
    1301 General Physical Science

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HelpRequirements 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

  • Overtime: Occasionally

  • 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.
0801 Series:
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: Foreign Education

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Interdisciplinary Supervisory Physical Scientist/ General Engineer

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