U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Computer Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/17/2016 (22 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to those positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Army meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

About the Position:

This is a Computer Engineer position located at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, U.S. Army Evaluation Center, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

AEC plans, conducts, and integrates developmental testing, independent operational testing, independent evaluations, assessments, and experiments to provide essential information to Soldiers and into the hands of acquisition decision makers supporting the American warfighter.

Acquisition Demonstration Project position: The NH-03 broadband incorporates former GS-12 step 1 through GS-13 step 10 grade levels and salary levels. Pay increase within the band will be accomplished through the Contribution-based Compensation and Appraisal System (CCAS). Info about the AcqDemo can be found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/acqdemo.html. ATEC/AEC uses salary control points within the salary range to allow for differentiation in the level of positions within the same broadband. Therefore, the salary for this position will initially be set within a range from $77,490.00 to $119,794.00.

Because of the partnership with Corvias Military Housing, Department of Army civilian employees now have an option to rent family housing and enjoy the benefits of living on-post at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. There are various floor plans available. Selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in this housing option, please contact the Corvias Military Housing Leasing and Relocation Center at 877-276-6659.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


This position is within the Survivability Evaluation Directorate (SVED). The division is responsible for specialized technical expertise and guidance on all aspects of Cyber Security and Information Assurance system evaluation of assigned systems. The incumbent will function as an evaluator for Cyber Security and Information Assurance analysis of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems integral to accomplish the Army Evaluation Center (AEC) mission. Performs non-ballistic survivability evaluation (electronic warfare and electromagnetic environmental effects) for assigned materiel acquisition systems.

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Business travel is 25%.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • See "Other Requirements"

Basic Minimum Educational Requirement for the 0854 (Computer Engineer)

ALL candidates must possess the Basic Educational Requirement to be considered for this position.

0854 Series: Basic Requirement

Successfully completed a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. The curriculum included 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.


Successfully completed a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an accredited college or university that has an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).


Successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam (formerly known as the Engineer-in-Training or EIT), or the written test required for professional registration administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. I have completed all the requirements for 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 I have completed a BET from an ABET accredited program.


Registered as a Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or any State in the United States. The registration is based on a written examination given by the State Board.


A combination of at least four years of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in paragraph "A" above. Course work completed is fully acceptable toward the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.


Successfully completed a four-year curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in a related scientific curriculum such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology; and, I have at least one year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.


Completion of an engineering degree at a foreign college or university and the courses have been accepted for advanced credit in engineering by an accredited college or university in the United States, or an organization recognized for specializing in the evaluation of foreign education has stated that my education is equivalent to a professional engineering program at an accredited college in the United States. I will submit proof of this acceptance or evaluation with my application. (Note: If you are registered as a professional engineer in the United States and have professional engineering experience, you should answer "D" above rather than "G".)

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Experience required: 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. 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) test and evaluation of acquisition programs, and 2) developing solutions for the test and evaluation challenges for Cybersecurity (Information Assurance) of Information Technology (or Networks). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-02/GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following:

  • Knowledge of Materiel Acquisition test and Evaluation

  • Knowledge of Acquisition of Information Technology and Networks

  • Knowledge of Cyber Security (Information Assurance)

  • Skill in Communications

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period will be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance within one year of EOD.
  • This position requires Level II certification in the acquisition field of Test and Evaluation. Must posses or be willing to obtain and maintain certification within 2 years.
  • Acquisition membership is required once incumbent reaches GS-13 equivalency
  • Business travel is 25% of the time
  • Position requires incumbent submit a financial disclosure statement
Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position.

Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NH-0854-03/03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452219300

Job Announcement Number: NEAG165235221815850E