We are seeking motivated individuals to work in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory as a computational engineer or scientist.
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR POSITIONS FILLED UNDER DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA) FOR:
Certain Competitive Service Positions covered by Section 1109 NDAA, 5 USC Section 9905
Opening and Closing Dates: February 19, 2021 – May 21, 2021
Position Title: Research Interdisciplinary (title determined by education background)
Series/Grade: DB-XXXX-02 Full Performance Level: DB-04 Duty Location: Vicksburg, MS
Salary Range: $35,265 – $84,049 Work Schedule: Full-time Appointment Type: Permanent
Travel Requirement: 10% or more Temporary Duty Travel may be required.
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens
Responsibilities/Duties: Serves as a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer or Scientist responsible for executing and managing research projects related to the fields of geotechnical and structural engineering, and geosciences in one or more of the following areas: soil and rock mechanics, geology, earthquake engineering, electromagnetic and geophysical sensing, survivability and protective structures, blast and weapons effects against structures and geo-materials, infrastructure and structural systems, high-performance materials, multi-scale material characterization and modeling, vehicle mobility and maneuver, pavements technology and transportation systems, and high-performance computing & analysis.
At the DB-2 level, the candidate will receive advanced on the job training and instruction. At the target level DB-4 level responsibilities include:
-Develops proposals and test plans to solve complex engineering problems.
-Analyzes statistical or numerical data and prepares interim and final reports.
-Applies numerical modeling to basic and applied research applications, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational structural mechanics (CSM), computational electromagnetics and acoustics (CEA), and/or computational chemistry and materials (CCM).
-Applies computer programming across several platforms and languages for developing optimized numerical codes.
-Designs and performs complex laboratory and field experiments as well as live technology demonstrations in both computationally simulated and real-world environments.
-Transfers technology to the nation and warfighter by developing technical publications, guidance documents, and/or software and web applications.
-Works with organization leadership to coordinate R&D endeavors and effectively communicates with teams, sponsors, and stakeholders.
-Ability to direct and manage personnel is required.
Basic Education Requirement for Engineers, 0800 job series: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Computational Engineering preferred.
OPM’s Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general- schedulequalification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
Basic Education Requirement for Computer Science, 1550, job series: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or bachelor’s 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.
OPM’s Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general- schedulequalification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/
Basic Education for Chemistry, 1320 job series: Bachelor’sDegree: 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.
OPM’s Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/chemistry-series-1320/
Basic Education for Physics, 1310 job series: Bachelor’s degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
OPM’s Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/physics-series-1310/
Conditions of Employment:
• Must meet suitability for Federal employment
• Will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Secret security investigation required
How to Apply:
Please provide your current resume and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable but must be in a readable [preferably .pdf] format and reflect all related coursework and degree date)
1) Via Email: to: email@example.com
2) Please ensure your email has the following subject line: DHA Applicant for Computational Position DB-2
3) Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm CT on 5/21/2021 Application packages that are received after the closing date, or do not
contain resume and transcripts will not be considered.
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