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Naval Air Systems Command INTERDISCIPLINARY in Pentagon, United States


You will serve as a Weapons Requirements Officer in the Weapons Energetics Department of NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV CHINA LAKE.


You will serve as the Requirements Officer supporting the resources and aspects of the weapons portfolios for the Suppression and Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD/DEAD) capability on the staff of the Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98).

You will liaise with OSD and Joint Staff positions and provides senior leadership with decision briefings.

You will determine the impact of warfighting gaps on Navy SEAD/DEAD missions, the current and future technology capabilities to address these gaps, and the priority of capability requirements to close the gaps within the funding constraints.

You will effectively communicate with elected, appointed, contracted and Government service personnel.

You will prepare long and short range weapons investment strategies in accordance with broad agency policies and objectives.


Conditions of Employment


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate one year of Profesional Engineering or Professional Scientific specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band DP-04 in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) identifying, assessing and determining the impact of warfighting gaps on Navy missions, the current and future technology capabilities to address these gaps, and the priority of capability requirements to close the gaps within the funding constraints; 2) Understanding the resources needed to analyze, develop, test and field weapons systems; 3) Utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative skills and methods to analyze and assess the credibility of requirements through comparative analysis; 4) Liaising with OSD and Joint Staff positions and provides senior leadership with decision briefings to communicate weapons program resourcing issues and fleet requirements. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: 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.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess one of the following: 0801: A. Degree: Engineering. 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. 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: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , 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. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 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. 3. 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. 4. 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.) Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise. 1310: Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. OR Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations. Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date. Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be made permanent without further competition. 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. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. 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: