PHYSICIST

US Government, Department of the Air Force

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The primary purpose of this position is: To to provide scientific oversite for the Center’s operations and to serve as a subject matter expert for interagency research and development and AFTAC operations and maintenance projects, both internal and external. The organizational location of this position is: Air Combat Command, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Force Technical Applications Center, 709th Surveillance and Analysis Group 23d Analysis Squadron, Patrick SFB, FL.

 

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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: Few

Duties:

DUTY 1: Expert in forensic acoustic phenomenology as it relates to nuclear explosion monitoring. DUTY 2: Represents AFTAC as a technical expert nationally and internationally. DUTY 3: Provides technical oversight as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for contracted efforts DUTY 4: Defines, plans and Hy acoustic serves as Principal Investigator for R&D in the general topic area of nuclear explosion monitoring.

Qualifications:

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, Administrative and Management Positions. This is a GG-14 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-14 duties for the “Professional” work
category are at the “Full Performance” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-14 level. The selectee’s salary will be set within the 14 grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the job. *** Salary ranges includes local market supplements *** SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Development of data-processing algorithms and computer software for the processing of acoustic, seismic, hydroacoustic, or infrasound data; knowledge of and expertise with standard software tools for analysis/evaluation, including, but not limited to the Analyst Review Station (ARS), geotool, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Generic Mapping Tools (GMT); knowledge of operations relating to the detection of nuclear detonations in support of nuclear test ban treaty monitoring; and Knowledge and understanding of security procedures and a willingness to protect classified information. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency. Also, you must submit a copy of official transcripts. 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. Professional knowledge and experience in the general area of acoustical physics, either in the laboratory or the field, or a combination thereof. One example would be the development of data-processing algorithms and computer software for the processing of acoustic, seismic, hydroacoustic, or infrasound data. Another example would be the design, planning and execution of an acoustical survey or field experiments, with practical experience deploying sensors and trouble-shooting data acquisition systems.
2. Knowledge of and expertise with standard software tools for analysis/evaluation, including, but not limited to the Analyst Review Station (ARS), geotool, Seismic Analysis Code (SAC), Generic Mapping Tools (GMT).
3. Knowledge of AFTAC operations relating to the detection of nuclear detonations in support of nuclear test ban treaty monitoring.
4. Knowledge and understanding of security procedures and a willingness to protect classified information.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Demonstrable ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas, as shown by the publication of peer- reviewed articles in open scientific literature, or the presentation of work at scientific conferences, symposia, and workshops. Capability to design, schedule, and manage a project.
6. Must be able to focus on accomplishing specific research and engineering tasks while understanding and appreciating the context in which the tasks are conducted. Must have broad awareness of technological developments in the acoustical sciences and a willingness to integrate information from various disciplines to achieve mission goals. Proven ability to lead and/or work within team structure, possibly at multi-agency or
international level. 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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