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COMPUTER SCIENTIST, GS-1550-7 target 12 Palace Acquire Intern (ACQ/EHA) COMM/INFO

Air Force Civilian Service Beale Afb, CA
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Job Description

Duties

1550 - Performs computer science tasks of limited scope and difficulty which are screened by a higher grade computer scientist/engineer. Some knowledge of work processes and the capability to apply standard computer science/engineering practices are required to directly apply varied rules, procedures and precedents to the assignments. Perform computer science work of limited scope and complexity in support of projects assigned to higher grade computer scientist/engineers. Plan work procedures and selects standard practices and data to be applied to work projects and identify problems. Uses accepted computer science/engineering work processes to search for information to bear on a problem and recognizes situations which may require referral to others.

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 of computer science, policies, theories, principles and concepts to apply to scientific methods and techniques to solve assigned problems.

2. Professional knowledge of theoretical foundations of computer science, including digital computer systems architecture and systems software organization.

3. Professional knowledge of computer science and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques to recommend solutions for computer problems.

4. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply computer science procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions to senior scientist.

5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions. DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall. DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process. Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA. Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field. Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their appointment date. These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management. Certification levels are determined by the level or responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training.

Qualifications

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.

Bachelors degree in computer science or bachelors 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. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education. All educational requirements must be met not later than entrance on duty.

You may qualify if you meet one of the following 

1. You must have completed or will complete a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors from an accredited institution no later than entrance on duty AND must have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following:

a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;

b) Grade Point Average -2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc., you cannot qualify based on GPA;

c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).

OR

2. You have one full year (18 semester hours or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a masters or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position.

OR

3. You have at least one year (12 months) of specialized experience, that equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the positions to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

OR

4. You must have a combination of graduate education as described above and the type of specialized experience as described above, which when combined would equate to 100%. (To compute, first determine your total qualifying graduate level education as a percentage of the graduate education required; then determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of experience described above; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal to at least 100 %).

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/iors/gs.1500/1550.asp

IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.  IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS.  ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are not accepted. 

 

IF YOU QUALIFY BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, YOU MAY BE OFFERED A POSITION CONTINGENT UPON YOUR FINAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OR CLASS RANKING. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY entrance on duty.

 

 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during or after completion of your training.

2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.

3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties. 

5. Travel to Keesler AFB, MS and San Antonio TX for training (approx. 30-120 days) will be required during the three year program.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).  If you are eligible for 10-point veterans preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Oct 2013),  "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veterans Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Positions filled under General Schedule (GS) at entry level. Early promotion or re-promotions will not be granted.  During the three-year training program, there will be annual promotion opportunities based upon meeting time-in-grade requirements, successful performance, and supervisory approval at each grade level.  You will be eligible for noncompetitive promotion to the intervening and target grades dependent on satisfactory performance, successful completion of a full year of training at each lower grade level, and supervisory approval.

Selectee may be eligible for student loan repayment program; three year service agreement required.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) EXPENSES IF AUTHORIZED WILL BE PAID IAW JTR AND AIR FORCE REGULATIONS.

reCRUITMENT incentive may OR may not be authorized.

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP) MAY BE OFFERED FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon competing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position requires completion of a two year probationary period.


Other Information

SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1959, WHO ARE 18 BUT NOT YET 26 YEARS OLD, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (OR HAVE AN EXEMPTION) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.  For additional information or to register, click here.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).

 

 

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 452693700
Located In Beale afb, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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