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Naval Air Systems Command INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEER in Patuxent River, Maryland

Summary You will serve as an Engineer in the Missions Systems Group, Avionics Engineering Department, Avionics Systems Engineering Division, Advanced Architecture Branch of NAVAIRWARCENAC DIV. Responsibilities You will be the Advanced Systems Lead Engineer for E-6B NC3 Aircraft. You will manage the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) development portfolio. You will provide input on potential risk and schedule challenges related to Avionics systems design/requirements/capabilities/integration. You will ensure consistency between design/requirements/capabilities, lead working groups for mission system modifications, and coordinate with NAVAIR, NAVWAR, NEC, and US Air Force stakeholders. You will provide feedback to Mission systems, Air Systems, and Systems Engineering on Capability integration status. You will oversee assessments of ongoing E-6B NC3 oversight and certifications, on advanced systems interfaces and coordinate across internal Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and with external agencies. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12/13 grade level or pay band DP-04 in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a. Professional General Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Computer Engineer, and/or an Electronics Engineer. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Develop and execute systems engineering processes and functions, provide engineering oversight of capability development and modernization efforts related to critical NC3 communications systems to meet emerging capability needs, lead modernization and interoperability efforts with PMW-770 and USAF Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) on shared systems, and ensure E-6B Mercury will continue to meet stringent nuclear survivability requirements; 2) Support technical efforts for both the E-6B Mercury and E-XX TACAMO Recapitalization program by taking the lead for ongoing E-6B NC3 Oversight and Certifications and Systems Integration support on Block 2 systems of systems integration and modification; 3) Provide oversight of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Science & Technology, and Advanced Systems development efforts; 4) Configuration and certification management of mission systems configurations across multiple capability baselines; 5) Lead frequent engagements with Senior NAVAIR, NAVWAR, and NEC; 6) Coordinate with the US Air Force, NAVWAR, and vendors on development production, integration, and delivery of key mission communications systems, E-6B Nuclear Survivability requirements and assessments and Integration Control Working Group for NC3 mission system modifications; 7) Coordinate with NC3 Enterprise Center, STRATCOM Wing 1, OPNAV, NAVWAR, AFGSC on shared interest items; 8) Provide oversight of E-6B inclusion of NC3 Enterprise MBSE efforts; 9) Mentor System Engineers; 10) Manage risk working groups. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: AND Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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 more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at: OR Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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 The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit: OR Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above) OR 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 one 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. Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: PPP APPLICANTS - PPP applicants will be placed at the FPL, if determined Well Qualified (WQ). To receive priority consideration, the FPL must be the same grade level or equivalent of the retained grade or the grade held immediately prior to separation. ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: MIL SPOUSE STATEMENT - Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.