National Nuclear Security Administration Computer Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia
Summary A successful candidate in this position willserve as a Computer Engineer to the senior management officials and program managers in the Office of Defense Programs. The incumbent will oversee technical and programmatic aspects of the work to ensure the coordination and responsive to the mission of Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC), as well as NNSA and national goals and policy. Responsibilities As a Computer Engineer, you will: Provides oversight management of high-performance computing (HPC) system procurements and associated software development projects. Manages the preparation and defense of program plans, implementation plans, budget document, point papers, and response letters. Develops project budget, supporting data and justifications, develops budget assumptions, and prepares budget narratives and long-range estimates. Provides authoritative scientific/engineering advice, guidance, and lessons learned on the interpretation of requirements and policies. Coordinates with the staff of other NNSA offices in the formulation and completion of special projects when required and appropriate. Represents the NNSA with other Federal agencies, national laboratories, Congressional staff, and/or other stakeholders to advise and formulate policy positions and national-level program strategies. This position is also being advertised to all U.S. citizens via Delegated Examining procedures. The announcement number is: 21-NA-10-XA-01748-DEU Requirements Conditions of Employment Subject to Random Drug Testing Must pass a pre-employment drug test. Favorable suitability determination required. Financial Disclosure is required. Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification. A one year probationary period may be required. More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent next lower GS grade or band level in the Federal service i.e., GS-13, EN-03, or NN-03. Specialized experience for this position is defined as knowledge of State-of-the-art developments in massively parallel computing architectures, in complementary software, in advanced mathematical algorithms, and in all related areas, and identifying and establishing fruitful linkages between ASC projects at NNSA Labs and the national research community. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.DO NOTwrite "see resume" in your application! Expert knowledge of the related fields of computer engineering, computational science, material science, physics, mathematics, data science, quantum computing, etc. to provide leadership in the development of the ASC computing environment. Knowledge of relationships with other programs and key financial management functions. Ability to accomplish work through others by setting objectives, determining priorities, delegating work, and holding subordinates accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Ability to analyze highly complex issues and provide sound recommendations. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Time-in-Grade/Band:You must have completed 52 weeks in a position equivalent to the next lower band, i.e., NN-03 or GS-13. Education BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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. 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 professional 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: 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 2. Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. OR 3. Specified Academic Courses: 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. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. OR 4. Related Curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a 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. This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. If selected, official transcripts may be requested. EDUCATION:Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position.For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, seethe Department of Education website, and fora list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visitThe National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: Click HERE.Reasonable Accommodation Policy: ClickHERE.Veterans Information: ClickHERE.Telework: Click HERE.Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clickingHERE.