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Naval Air Systems Command SUPERVISORY GENERAL ENGINEER in Patuxent River, Maryland

Summary You will serve as the Senior Technical Expert for Test and Evaluation (Executive Director, Test and Evaluation) for Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL), Naval Air Warfare Center's (NAWC's), Aircraft Division. Responsibilities You will effectively communicate and lead teams of engineering and technical personnel on innovative processes and procedures. You will serve as the Navy technical expert, advisor and national leader for Flight Test Engineering and associated technologies in development, experimentation, evaluation of next- generation aircraft and mission systems and associated technologies. You will provide overall technical direction for developing processes and innovative approaches and procedures for test and evaluation planning, execution and results reporting for complex air vehicle and air systems. You will conduct technical reviews and assess soundness of technical objectives and will be responsible for aircrew safety and stewardship of scarce and one-of-a-kind national test assets. You will be responsible for safe, effective execution of tests, experiments, and demonstrations/evaluations involving Warfare Center aircraft. You will develop risk management alternatives and mitigation strategies and plans to ensure balance between technical requirements and system maturity. You will provide leadership for extremely complicated technical efforts for unproven technology insertion and engineering development programs. You will influence the development, management, and implementation of new or revised techniques for applied development and evaluation of aircraft and associated technologies that translate across program boundaries. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration: 1. Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Flight Test Engineering and associated technologies in development, experimentation, evaluation of next generation aircraft and mission systems and associated technologies. The ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks for the areas under the cognizance of flight test engineering. 2. Knowledge of DoD acquisition policy and strategy for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) solutions for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems. Uses tools such as modeling and simulation, model based systems engineering, set-based design, and/or live virtual constructive environments in an RDTE setting. Ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. 3. Ability to provide national leadership to develop, influence and implement Manned and Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems Technology Development that will integrate key programmatic, DON, and DoD policies and goals. Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization to meet Naval Test Wing Atlantic's (NTWL) flight test engineering organizational goals and to establish organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 4. Capability to lead multiple and/or diverse teams representing RDT&E interests in DON/DoD Manned and Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems Technology Development. Ability to lead people toward meeting NTWL's vision, mission and goals while providing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 5. Ability to negotiate complex solutions within specialty areas with major stakeholders. Ability to build both internal and external coalitions. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: AND 0801 Professional Engineering Series 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 positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: For 0801 Professional Engineering Series: A. Degree: Engineering. Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university. 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. -or- 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: (I) Professional registration or licensure -- 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 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; or (II) Written Test -- 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; or (III) 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; or (IV) 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.) An advanced degree of Master's or Ph.D. in one of the educational fields listed above is highly desirable. Additional Information Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) positions are positions which exceed the NM-06 (GS-15 equivalent). SSTMs provide a continuity of technical leadership and oversight that is needed to ensure long term stewardship of an organization's technical capabilities. Typically, applicants for SSTM positions are expected to have a graduate degree, significant research or development experience, and a national or international reputation in his/her field and are recognized throughout the applicable community as a renowned expert. SSTM positions are in the competitive service. This position is not 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: Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.