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Infrastructure Resiliency Engineer-Full Performance Level

Company: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

WE ARE THE NRO For sixty years, the NRO has developed, acquired, launched and operated the satellites that are the foundation for America's advantage and strength in space. Using a diversified architecture of spacecraft, NRO collects and delivers the best space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance content on the planet. Learn more at .Basic Eligibility For A Position With The NRO

You must be a U.S. CitizenYou must be 18 years of age or olderYou must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearanceYou will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testingYou will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph examinationsWhere You Will WorkThis position will be responsible for assisting the Chief of Infrastructure Resiliency Center in overseeing the MS&O Operation and Maintenance (O&M) effort as well as Industrial Control System (ICS) initiatives. - The successful candidate will have exhibited experience with the full-range of facilities and infrastructure management functions to include, design, preventative maintenance, operations & maintenance, renovation, recapitalization and construction projects. - Additionally, the successful candidate will need to have demonstrated the ability to conduct technical evaluations by performing root-cause analysis of engineering issues (anomalies) associated with electrical and/or mechanical infrastructure. - Finally, the successful candidate will exhibit experience with industrial control systems (ICS). - Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for working with the NRO ICS Office to develop budgets and strategies for the upgrade of information and operational technologies to meet industry standards for system functionality and cyber security.The NRO Cadre is collecting resumes for consideration against current and future opportunities for Full Performance Level (GG-12/GG-13), Infrastructure Resiliency Engineer, occupational series 801. For more information on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) occupational series, click .Your resume may be considered for other positions which your skills and experience may be a good match. This is a full-time position that is open until filled.Who May Apply
This position is open to the public.Federal government employees MUST currently be at the grade level or higher as indicated in this announcement. This is NOT a promotion opportunity for current Federal government employees. If selected for the position, Federal government employees will transition laterally at their current grade level and step.Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoD 1400.25 Volume 2006.The NRO is only accepting external applicants for this job announcement. Current NRO Cadre employees should apply internally.What You Will Be Doing
  • Prepares, provides, and evaluates conventional plans, designs, design specifications, and related documentation related to facilities projects.
  • Provides findings and recommendations to senior colleagues and/or agency officials responsible for broad program operations.
  • Serves as an authoritative expert and consultant on a broad program, a highly specialized field, or for assignments which affects national or international interests. -
  • Serves as a technical authority and/or Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR)
  • Manages issues and risks to balance lifecycle cost, schedule and technical performance
  • Researches trends and patterns
  • Reviews and evaluates studies, projects, proposals, or reports.
  • Develops new methods and criteria
  • Proposes new policies and practices
  • Conducts technical analyses and field work to achieve desired outcome.
  • Makes decisions and executes and/or directs actions exploring, reconciling, and resolving major uncertainties, unique situations, obscure problems, or conflicting objectives typically resulting from the abstract nature of the concepts or the existence of serious conflicts among specific requirements, technological developments, standards, program direction, and administrative requirements.
  • Evaluates the value and applicability of new or improved technology, strategies, trends or applications.
  • Interacts with the NRO user community with respect to system and/or operational requirements
  • Assess project and program effectiveness
  • Provides expertise and advice on program planning and policy-making functions covering a broad range of engineering, architecture, or scientific programs. What You Need -
    Bachelor's degree in Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering where the curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    Expertise in advanced multidisciplinary engineering or related engineering/technical discipline, concepts, principles, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment sufficient to apply experimental theories, principles, and concepts to project development, execution, and advisory services.
    Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and management skills to conceptualize and effectively lead complex analytic projects with limited supervision; ability to work collegially to find a consensus solution when views differ among agencies, and ability to effectively work independently and within a team or collaborative environment.Demonstrated written and oral communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of leadership and ability to give effective oral presentations at levels appropriate to and tailored for different target audiences.Proven critical thinking skills and reasoning skills as demonstrated by experience in preparing analytical assessments and other written products with emphasis on clear organization; concise, logical presentation; to include an assessment or recommendation supported by data or research.Knowledge of and ability to apply analytic, diagnostic, and qualitative techniques sufficient to produce authoritative analytical products (such as test plans and final reports), and the ability to employ new methodological approaches to analyze information.Familiarity with systems engineering principles and architecture.Minimum two years of government acquisition experience or equivalent.Desired Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in Professional Engineering, electrical or mechanical engineering preferred.Program Management or technical management expertise is highly desirable (i.e., cost, performance, schedule, and technical reporting) to accomplish the duties and responsibilities of the position.Experience with NRO missions, programs, and management processes.Knowledge of DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) organizations, missions, relevant policies, and processes.Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities -necessary to successfully perform - and is typically in or directly related to the -duties of the position as described above. -Experience must be reflected in your resume. - Other Information
    Baccalaureate or Graduate Degree: technical or scientific field such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer scienceOvertime Statement: - MAY be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.Travel Statement: - MAY be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.Financial Disclosure: - MAY be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) coded positions: -If selected for a DAWIA coded position, the incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 continuous Learning Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the . Geographic Mobility Agreement: MAY be subject to directed reassignment as required to address mission effectiveness, and/or career development.Information Assurance (IA): Must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment.Emergency Essential: Certain positions MAY be deemed emergency essential and incumbents must be willing to meet all position requirements.LocationChantilly, VASalary2023 salary range for the Washington, DC area: GG-12: $94,199 - $122,459 GG-13: $112,015 - $145,617**This position is a Full Performance Level DCIPS position. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current federal government employees for this position. - To qualify for the position, federal government employees MUST currently be at the GG-12 or GG-13 grade level and may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step. -Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoD 1400.25 Volume 2006.Hiring IncentivesThe NRO may offer hiring incentives and other entitlements at management's discretion.Trial PeriodAll new will be required to serve a 2-year trial period. Veterans' PreferenceDoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. - If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility upon request.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please send your request to . Privacy Act NoticePrivacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): We use this information to determine qualifications for employment. This is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.Read more about Powered by JazzHR

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