Computer Scientist

U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command

Summary Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Business and Technical Management to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service About the Position: The position requires developing specific investigative/development techniques and approaches. Responsibilities Initiate, plan and conduct applied research and exploratory development in the fields of computer science with emphasis on modeling and simulation, communications network design, and requirements engineering. Prepare papers for publication and presentation on technical achievements for dissemination to the scientific and engineering community in Government, industry and academia and at national symposia and conferences. Furnish advice and explanations on the significance of scientific data, experiments and achievements resulting from technical investigations. Maintains contact with advances in the field. Keep abreast of scientific developments through review of other research and development efforts and through participation and attendance at symposia in the application of artificial intelligence to software engineering and requirements engineering. Provide advice in the evaluation of contractors proposals and capabilities. Design and implement new requirements and modifications to existing software as well as software upgrade. Serve as senior technical specialist on development teams consisting of inhouse/ contractor personnel to correct problems. Work with customers to develop and define system/software requirements to fit operational needs. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Computer Scientist: Degree: Bachelors degree (or higher degree) in computer science or bachelors degree (or higher degree) with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts.) Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience: (1) developing software systems using techniques such as operating system theory, architecture, or software engineering programming languages to include Java, C, C,C#, .NET, etc; (2) analyzing software engineering, requirements engineering, and/or computer science problems areas in order to recommend solutions and/ or investments techniques; 3) assessing performance of existing systems to determine future requirements such as hardware/software upgrades, testing and new system capabilities; and (4) troubleshooting reported system anomalies to resolve configuration issues or software bugs. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ Additional Information This non-supervisory position is subject to a salary control point equivalent to the GS-14 step 10 base salary, or if the incumbents salary currently exceeds the GS-14, step 10 level the incumbents salary will be put on a salary control point at the incumbents existing salary. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n)Engineering and Scientist Career Field position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Student Loan Repayment may be authorized.

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