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Supv Research & Development Specialist

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Department Of Defense Aberdeen Proving Ground , MD 21005

Posted 2 months ago

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About the Position:

This Supervisory Research & Development Specialist position is for the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM), G-3/DCS for Operations Global Technology Office located on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

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  • Direct, coordinate, and provide executive leadership to the international staff working on planning; programs; development of contracts; policy; resources; support to multinational, Army, and DoD fora in the development of international policy and programs; Foreign Comparative Testing and Defense Acquisition Challenge Programs; and international input to RDECOM technology development programs.

  • Plan and assign work to be accomplished by team based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, capabilities of employees, and work schedules; provide technical oversight, evaluates work to ensure timely performance and appropriate technical quality, approves leave; develop employee performance standards and rates employees; give advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interview candidates for subordinate positions, make recommendations for personnel actions including promotions and reassignments.

  • As Chief, Global Technology Integration, serves as the RDECOM focal point and lead advisor on international activities supervising a team of engineers, program specialists and international staff officers.

  • Represent RDECOM in inter/intra-agency, national, international, and DA/DoD fora, panels and working groups on matters concerning domestic and international cooperative programs and international science and technology (S&T) opportunities.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


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    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the pre-employment financial disclosure, OGE Form 450, and annually thereafter.

  • This position requires a Level III Certification in the Acquisition Career Field of Program Manager (A) within 24 months of entry of duty.

  • This position requires business travel to other duty locations 25% of the time.

  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance throughout your employment.

  • Selectee must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of permanent selection for the position or have been granted a waiver.

  • Selectee must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position for at least three years.


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 Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year specialized experience which prepared you to do thw work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Managing domestic and international cooperative research agreements and (2) supervising subordinate personnel international policy and program development.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-14 level.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Leadership

  • Oral Communication

  • Project Management

  • Research

  • Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS -14).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this position, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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Supv Research & Development Specialist

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