Indisciplinary Engineer/scientist

Department of the Navy Point Mugu, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

You will serve as an Engineer/Scientist in the Sensor/Data Engineering Branch, Mission Data/Information Engineering Division, Avionics, Sensors and E* Warfare Department, Research and Engineering Group of NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV POINT MUGU.

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* You will perform a variety of engineering tasks in the development and evaluation of aircraft Mission Data (MD) to support [F-35/EA-18G/MH-60] aircraft.

* You will provide engineering analysis of friendly and threat RF and EO guided systems that represent either a threat to the platform or a target for kinetic or non-kinetic attack.

* You will construct the final MD product through the use of engineering tools that prepare the MD into a machine readable format for use by mission planning and avionics systems.

* You will support the development of other products such as MD engineering tools, aircraft simulation scenarios, and instrumentation/verification software to evaluate the MD product prior to release to the fleet.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

0830 Mechanical Engineering

0850 Electrical Engineering

0854 Computer Engineering

0855 Electronics Engineering

1310 Physics

1520 Mathematics

1550 Computer Science

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen.

* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

* New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

* Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

* You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

* This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field Systems Engineering Level II. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.

* This position may require travel from normal duty station.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the grade level or DP-03 pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) experience in the development and evaluation of aircraft Mission Data; 2) experience conducting engineering analysis of friendly and threat Radio Frequency and Electro-Optical guided systems and 3) experience in developing and incorporating artificial/machine intelligence, natural language processing and advanced data analytics.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess

For 0800 series: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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) statics, 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. OR 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 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 must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 3. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

For 1310 series: A. Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. or B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound.

For 1520 series: A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics. or B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

For 1550 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.