Department of Defense Alexandria, VA
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About the Position:

This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Geospatial Center, Imagery Systems Branch located in Alexandria, VA.

This is a permanent position.

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* Identifies and explores the most promising areas relevant to the design, building, testing, fielding, and support of integrated Army hardware and software systems.

* Receives, collects, processes, displays, analyzes, enhances, catalogs, maintains and disseminates imagery and a wide variety of other Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) data, products and services.

* Formulates development and modernization plans within a multidisciplinary process, coordinating with multiple Army, DOD, Government, foreign, and industry-based organizations.

* Analyzes, extends, and modifies existing criteria or techniques, and develops new approaches to solve engineering or scientific problems, which will frequently require substantial modification of current systems

* Initiates, forms, follows, and tracks a multitude of processes affiliated with the procurement and acquisition cycle chains for various Army systems, carrying them through to completion.

* Formulates and builds state-of-the-art architectures and systems to handle the integration of imagery intelligence, geospatial data, tactical applications, communication systems, and national and commercial architectures.

* Assists in making authoritative recommendations which have an important impact on the general development of program policies

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 20%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0150 Geography

0801 General Engineering

0855 Electronics Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

1370 Cartography

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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

* This position requires that you submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE Form 450, Executive Branch Personnel confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entrance to this position and annually thereafter.

* This position has been designated as special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R. The incumbent is required to possess or obtain, and maintain for the duration of employment, a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

* This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. I am willing to be subjected to applicant testing and random drug testing.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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.

Basic Requirements for Engineer:

A bachelor's degree (or higher) 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: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


A 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:

* Currently registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

* Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

* Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college-level courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included courses specified in the basic requirement. These courses must be fully acceptable towards meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.

* Successful completion of curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, such as: physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Note: you must specify in your resume that the work experience was completed under professional engineering supervision.

Basic Requirements for Geographer:

A Bachelor's Degree in geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.


Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirements for Physical Scientist:

A Bachelor's Degree in 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.


Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirements for Cartographer:

A Bachelor's Degree in cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).


Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

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: Exercising skill in GEOINT applications including remote sensing, directing and monitoring development, production, and project management of GEOINT related technologies and systems, utilizing state-of-the-art, remote sensing, image processing, geographic information systems (GIS) for data integration and representing an organization at meetings and briefings concerned with military intelligence information, demonstrated understanding of the acquisition process, including capabilities development documents and requirements processes, system engineering, and software integration.

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

* Geographical Sciences

* Program Management

* Systems Engineering

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).


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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