Interdisciplinary Lead

Department of the Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
* Duties

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About the Position:

This Interdisciplinary Lead, NH-854 or 855-04 position is located in the Program Executive Office, C3T (PEO C3T) located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

PEO C3T, headquartered at APG, MD develops network-centric C3T systems for the digitized Army and fields Joint C3T systems to provide an integrated information system of systems seamlessly linking every sensor, shooter, commander and support to create a common view of the battlefield.

PEO C3T, US Army Acquisition Support Center, APG is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Army Acquisition Demonstration. The NH-04 broadband is equivalent to the GS-14 Step 1 to GS-15 step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within the pay band equivalent, will not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the broadband will be accomplished through the Contribution-Based Compensation System (CCAS). This Lead position salary is capped at the GS-14 step 10 equivalent ($148,967), which includes the locality adjustment for this area.

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* Serves as Lead Engineer technical advisor in the Project/Product Manager (PM/PdM) Directorate/Division.

* Supporting the entire PM/PdM organization including unifying hardware development and hardware operation through the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process

* Managing all systems design and engineering efforts associated with the acquisition and architectural.

* Manages critical systems engineering and integration issues which transcend responsibilities of the Services and assorted PMs.

* Directs and provides management/oversight to assigned matrix teams to include directing and evaluating contractor teams.

* Participates in the overall management of plans and policy, long range programs, staffing requirements, and presenting/defending policy, program or organizational changes as it relates to Engineering and Systems Engineering.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0854 Computer Engineering

0855 Electronics Engineering

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* Electrical And Electronics Engineers

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Requires Level 3 acquisition certification in Engineering

* Financial disclosure documentation required


Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens

Basic Requirement for Interdisciplinary:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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) static, 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.


B. 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 professional 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1. Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in A above.

3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) development for the process of Tactical Communications, long-range goals, work plans, allocates and manages project resources; (2) and assures implementation of sound interfaces or integration of project systems. (3) Technical analysis on designs (hardware), architectures, processes including risks and opportunities related to program needs and objectives. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service NH-03 (GS-13).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Engineering and Technology

* Oral Communication

* Strategic Thinking

* Systems Engineering


Basic Educational Requirement - Interdisciplinary, 0854, 0855 - For this position you must meet the basic requirements for the Professional Engineering series. Please submit transcripts, Professional Engineering License or EIT Certification as it is a required document.

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:

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