The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo
This position is being filled under the DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority
As a at the NH-0803-3 level some of your typical work assignments may include:
Ensures safe operation for all routine Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test, maintenance, and operation activities. Consults leadership/supervision for safety guidance/concurrence during unusual/abnormal BMDS operations, test, and maintenance and during the change of BMDS configurations. Supports the BMDS Watch Officer (BWO) and in concert with the BWO terminates any operation that presents an immediate and unacceptable risk to personnel, property, or mission operations. Ensures readiness of BMDS control systems and personnel, as applicable, for BMDS operations and test in concert with the BWO.
Reviews assigned routine test, training and operational system architectures and ensures all system safety inhibits and/or constraints are implemented. Works with leadership/supervision to provide real-time, short notice system safety assessments to COCOMS for all COCOM directed regional test and training events. Ensures routine and leadership/supervision specified system safety inhibits/constraints are in place to ensure separation of test, training, exercise and operational data. Ensures proper use, test, and functional check-out of safety critical hardware and software including, but not limited to, safe and arm devices, system isolation procedures.
Ensures operations safety, system safety engineering, and flight control requirements are implemented into the fielded, integrated, and evolving BMDS for all tests, maintenance and operations; specifically addressed in:
BMDS System Operability Checks (BSOC) and Concurrent Test, Training, and Operations (CITO
Supports development of standard operating procedures for routine and contingency operations
Supports development and analyses of joint, combined, and coalition doctrine, and CONOPS, tactics, techniques and procedures.
Supports the development and revision of BSOC and CITO processes, procedures, and checklists.
Reviews, advises, and supports integration of BMDS elements with United States and international capabilities to ensure the safe operation and integration of BMDS and allied-fielded elements. Coordinates efforts among and supports activities of BMDS element safety officers. Receives and consolidates safety status from the element safety officers and leadership/supervision and provides real-time system safety status to BMDS WO and Combatant Commanders (COCOMS).
Provides routine BMDS system safety-related expertise to the BWO and COCOMS. Monitors real-time coordination of routine maintenance actions between COCOM, BMDS Network Manager, and element support organizations and ensures safe troubleshooting and system restoration. Directly interfaces with BWO, COCOM Missile Defense Officers, BMDS elements, and the BMDS Network Manager to schedule, reschedule, execute, and report routine BMDS operations, test, and maintenance results. Provides input to training and familiarization programs for BMDS Safety Officers. Supports planning of wargame designs and scenarios.
Supports the MDA Warfighter Strategic Integration Directorate (DOW), the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC-IMD), the Joint Staff, and the Geographic Combatant Commands with access to current threat estimates against world-wide BMDS assets which information often classified at the SI/T/G/HCS-P level. Integrates with the JFCC-IMD operational structure, assisting with Crisis Action Teams and utilizes the JWICS network and require TS/SCI access to the level stated above. Assesses the visibility of BMDS assets and provides status reports to the Director, Missile Defense Agency, Combatant Commands, and other DoD agencies.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0803 Safety Engineering
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: Not Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Applicant must obtain/maintain a Non-Critical sensitive (Secret) security clearance
You may qualify at the NH-03 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications as listed below:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02/GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
Experience in the planning and execution of testing and support of complex weapons or space systems.
Experience with safety principles, standards, practices and analytical techniques.
Experience with operational and test communications systems for both voice and data.
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.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Position requires occasional multiple long (12-hour) shifts, to include nights and weekends, as events schedule requires.
Selectee must acquire 80 continuous learning points every two years.
ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II Engineer certification. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.
Expert knowledge of weapon system safety principles, standards, practices and analytical techniques, as well as of higher mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering theories, methods and techniques.
Expert knowledge of complex weapon system safety-critical systems as well as how to reduce hazards.
Knowledge of operational and test communications systems for both voice and data as applied to weapon system testing.
Knowledge of weapon system hazards including debris, blast overpressure and toxic propellant dispersion.
Knowledge of Range Safety requirements, practices, and procedures, including operations safety, systems safety engineering, and mission flight control.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. Veteran's Documents
If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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 from schools 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.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. Citizens