US Government, Department of the Air Force

Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below for IMPORTANT additional information. The primary purpose of this position is: to evaluate a broad spectrum of disparate nuclear collection and laboratory analysis data to determine the appropriate technical assessment of those data and the associated confidence level. The organizational location of this position is: within the Debris Evaluation Flight of the 21st Surveillance Squadron, AFTAC on Patrick AFB, Florida.


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Job Grade: 13
Total Openings: FEW


1. Data/event evaluation, assessment, and reporting.
2. Sets collection and analysis requirements.
3. Represents center and squadron as subject matter expert.
4. Monitors and improves collection, analysis, and evaluation processes.


This is an interdisciplinary position that may be filled as a Nuclear Engineer/Physical Scientist/Chemist, GG-0840/1310/1320-13 In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions. This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the “Professional” work category are at the “Full Performance” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee’s salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the job.Individual Occupational Requirements Basic Requirements: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 0840 GENERAL ENGINEER: 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 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. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1310 PHYSICIST Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.ORCombination of education and experience — education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1320 CHEMISTRY SERIES: Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.ORCombination of education and experience — course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: This position has a positive education requirement. If transcripts are not provided, your resume MUST list the appropriate academic field (e.g. biology, mechanical engineering, economics, sociology, etc.) and all courses you have taken (including those failed), which appear to satisfy the qualification requirements of the position for which you are applying. List graduate and undergraduate courses separately. Include the descriptive title and course code, completion date, grade, number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (for education completed at business, secretarial, technical school or military schools) and graduate and undergraduate classes. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTSSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of creditable experience include: Mastery of concepts, principles, and practices of trace nuclear material forensic collection, analysis, and related nuclear evaluation (at a level that enables the incumbent to serve as technical authority on nuclear explosion forensics). Detailed knowledge of nuclear weapons testing program processes and the materials used/produced in/during testing. Please click on the following links to view individual occupational requirements: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Substantial professional knowledge of physics and chemistry associated with nuclear data evaluation methods/processes related to nuclear explosions. 2. In-depth knowledge of physics and chemistry related to the detection, and discrimination of nuclear explosions from other nuclear processes/activities (for example, medical isotope production). 3. Ability to evaluate highly complex scientific information in relation to scientific theory and observed results; and to apply sound scientific judgment in addressing unprecedented situations. 4. Substantial skill in applying scientific, theoretical principles of physics with an emphasis on nuclear detection and nuclear process discrimination in both independent and team evaluation scenarios. 5. Ability to recognize and anticipate subtle changes in global/regional nuclear background that may affect organization’s treaty monitoring capabilities. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in order to produce scientific reports and senior-level presentations. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS CONTINUED: 1. This is a Mission Essential (ME) position performing a Mission Critical Function (MCF) which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions. IAW, DoDI 3020-42, Defense Continuity Programs. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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