Computer or Electronics Engineer/Operations Research Analyst/Computer Scientist (Recent Graduate)


Vacancy ID: 861755   Announcement Number: WTEJ13389863861755P   USAJOBS Control Number: 340093200

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 861755


1. Title of Job

Computer or Electronics Engineer/Operations Research Analyst/Computer Scientist (Recent Graduate)


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants. 
802 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
803 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
804 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
805 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
806 Job supervisor
807 An Army employee, not the position supervisor
808 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
809 School Placement/Career Office
810 Employment Office
811 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question. 

 

Code is defined below:

 

 


001 Computer Engineer
002 Electronics Engineer
003 Operations Research Analyst
004 Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


040185003 Fort Huachuca, AZ

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in a decree approved in a lawsuit entitled Luevano v. Springer, Civil Action no. 79-0271, has ordered that Federal Government agencies provide data on the race and national origin of applicants for certain Federal occupations. The position for which you are applying is in one of those occupations.

The collection of this information is authorized for use by the Office of Personnel Management only for the purposes of complying with the requirements of the
Luevano v. Springer Decree. The data you supply will be used for statistical analysis pursuant to the requirements of the lawsuit, and will not be shared with employing agencies.

You are requested to complete the following: however, submission of this information is voluntary. Your failure to do so will have no effect on the processing of your application for Federal employment.

The first six categories below provide descriptions of race and national origins. Select the category with which you identify yourself. If you are of mixed race and/or national origin, select the category with which you most closely identify yourself. Please select only one category.

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHIC ZONE

Select the Zone (items 7 through 15) which includes your first choice for location of employment. This designation is for statistical use only and will not affect your actual consideration for employment. Your geographic area of consideration will be determined by your entries in items 7 through 15. Please select only one.


01 American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through community recognition or tribal affiliation.
02 Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. For example, this area includes China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
03 Black, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
04 Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins. This does not include persons of Portuguese culture or origin.
05 White, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North America, or the Middle East. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
06 A person not included in another category.
07 ATLANTA ZONE includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
08 CHICAGO ZONE includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
09 DALLAS ZONE includes Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
10 PHILADELPHIA ZONE includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
11 SAN FRANCISCO ZONE includes California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington
12 ALASKA ZONE includes the State of Alaska
13 CARIBBEAN ZONE includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
14 HAWAII ZONE includes the State of Hawaii and Pacific overseas area
15 WASHINGTON, DC ZONE - Washington, DC metro area (Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George Counties in MD, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, King George, Stafford, and Loudoun Counties and Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax cities in VA) and Atlantic overseas area (African, European, Middle Eastern, Central and South American countries)

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No
 

1. I am a recent graduates who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your final transcript to indicate your graduation date)

2. I am a Veteran, who was unable to apply within two years of receiving a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from an accredited institution due to a military service obligation. However, I recieved a quailify degree within the previous six years.  (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your final transcript to indicate your graduation date).

Thank you for your interest in the Interdisciplinary (Computer Engineer or Electronics Engineer or Operations Research Analyst or Computer Scientist) position with the Department of the Army. This position will be filled with a Recent Graduate under the Pathways Program. We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. For those applications applying via fax submission, darken the overall corresponding to the number 3 in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C (OPM Form 1203-FX). Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application. Please select only ONE letter for each item.

1. From the statements below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experiences that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Computer Engineer or Electronics Engineer at the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher level degree in professional engineering degree 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) 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS; FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RENDER YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
B. I have 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: 1) Professional Registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 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 of university that included 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hour 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) will be acceptable. 3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter 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 above. 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. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS; FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RENDER YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
C. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. From the statements below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experiences that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Operations Research Analyst at the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in operations research; or I have successfully completed at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring SUBSTANTIAL COMPETENCE in college-level mathematics or statistics. PLEASE NOTE: At least 3 of the 24 semester hours MUST have been in calculus. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS; FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RENDER YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
B. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. From the statements below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experiences that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Computer Scientist at the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

A. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science or, bachelor's degree WITH 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. PLEASE NOTE: At least 15 of the 30 semester hours MUST have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS; FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RENDER YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
B. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the above statements.

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment. Your answers to this question in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements and conditions.

4. In accordance with the Pathways Recent Graduate Program requirements, I must sign an Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program Participant Agreement that states the work schedule, position information, training requirements, and participant performance goals and evaluation criteria. I am willing to sign the Agreement.

A. Yes
B. No

Knowledge of basic engineering principles
DEFAULT SCALE: For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity.
B- I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
E- I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

5. Apply mathematical skills to contribute to basic engineering problems.

6. Apply basic analytical techniques against tasks or assignments.

7. Analyze methodologies or processes/methods/procedures for application to basic engineering problems.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position. If you are applying to this position using the 1203 FX you will need to use a separate blank sheet of paper to indicate which question you responded "E" to, and what position(s) on your resume support this response (include title, organization & date). You will need to include this paper with the rest of your application package.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

8. Researches engineering problems on own initiative, collecting all relevant information to come up with a viable solution.

9. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions to engineering problems using critical thinking and sound judgment.

10. Solves practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques.

11. Conducts scientific experiments, including designing a study, researching the problem and drawing conclusions.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position. If you are applying to this position using the 1203 FX you will need to use a separate blank sheet of paper to indicate which question you responded "E" to, and what position(s) on your resume support this response (include title, organization & date). You will need to include this paper with the rest of your application package.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

12. Compose non-technical documents using correct English grammar (i.e., memoranda, letters, information sheets, instructions).

13. Compose scientific or technical documents using correct English grammar (e.g., technical reports, research proposals, journal articles, manuals, handbooks).

14. Record observations, measurements, or computations.

15. Record the results of engineering testing findings to resolve a basic engineer challenge/assignment.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position. If you are applying to this position using the 1203 FX you will need to use a separate blank sheet of paper to indicate which question you responded "E" to, and what position(s) on your resume support this response (include title, organization & date). You will need to include this paper with the rest of your application package.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

16. Furnish information to individuals or group in a public speaking forum.

17. Conduct oral presentations in a manner appropriate to the given audience.

18. Participate in work plans, training discussions, or other activities which requires working with others to meet a group goal.

19. Explain recommendations or solutions to modify a process or technique.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position. If you are applying to this position using the 1203 FX you will need to use a separate blank sheet of paper to indicate which question you responded "E" to, and what position(s) on your resume support this response (include title, organization & date). You will need to include this paper with the rest of your application package.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

20. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true andaccurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps inthe selection process do not support one or more of my responses to thequestionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removedfrom further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered
for this position.