This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).
This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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As a Interdisciplinary
Serves as the Science and Technology Division Chief which is accountable for overall management of the Division, developing long-range program goals, plans and objectives for the Division and is held accountable for the success of support activities of the Test Science and Technology Department.
Ensures test reports are thorough, accurate and in compliance with STI regulations.
Promotes scientific achievement, in-house research and development, and act as mentor to junior technical members.
Maintains current, expert level, knowledge of weapons and development programs in order to provide technical advice on the application of these weapons for the defeat of targets including hardened protective structures, tunnels, conventional facilities, and temporary facilities.
Makes recommendations for field testing, using sub- or full-scale weapons, with realistic targets to meet the requirements of program principals and provides technical oversight for agency field test programs.
Regularly called upon by senior DTRA management as well as by senior personnel in other federal agencies to use expertise and judgment to resolve/defend highly complex issues and intractable problems regarding weapons effects and weapons testing matters.
Provides technical direction and oversight to testing programs designed to provide better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of weapons, provide validation of weapon capabilities, CBRN effects and provide realistic simulations for the development and assessment of weapon effects planning and assessment tools and methods.
Provides oversight of testing performed to develop and validate counter-terrorism and force protection technologies, and to evaluate military or civilian measures for protection from accidental or intentional CBRN release to include Toxic Industrial Chemicals and Toxic Industrial Materials.
Exercises first and second level supervisory responsibilities for 21 Division staff including military, and government civilian technical staff members.
Manages operations of the Division and delegates to subordinate supervisors the full authority for the day-to-day operations of their organizations.
Utilizes these relationships to ensure current and new technologies, as well as experience in explosive effects, CBRN effects, and protective construction, are utilized to the fullest.
Engineers, All Other
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Work Schedule: Full-time
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized based on budgetary availability
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
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:
Experience promoting scientific achievement, in-house research and development, and serving as mentor to junior technical members.
Experience ensuring test reports or technical documents are thorough, accurate and in compliance with regulations. .
Experience supervising employees including hiring, evaluating performance, assigning tasks, and recognizing performance.
Experience with counter weapons of mass destruction or counter improvised threats test and evaluation.
Experience providing technical direction and oversight to testing programs designed to understand the capabilities and limitations of weapons, document CBRN effects, or capture data for assessment tools and models.
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
Basic Requirements for the 0801 Series:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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.
B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (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)1, 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)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
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 bachelor's 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 Requirements for the 1301 series:
Degree: 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.
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.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
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