General Engineer (Systems Engineer)

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
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CLOSES: July 11, 2024
The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is seeking a full-time General Engineer (Systems Engineer) 009275811M to work in Nuclear Systems Integration Division (NDS) of the Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.
This position is a NH-0801-03 which has a typical 2024 salary range of $87,878 - $135,851, including locality pay.
The position serves as a Systems Engineer within the Nuclear Systems Integration Division, responsible for the USAF’s roles in Joint Nuclear Weapon Lifecycle activities for the air-delivered components of the United States’ nuclear triad.  The selected candidate will lead system engineering activities to establish and maintain nuclear weapon and tactical/strategic delivery platform integration requirements focused on achieving effective and reliable weapon performance.  Systems Engineers work with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Aircraft and Cruise Missile platform System Program Offices (SPO) to refine, track and allocate interface requirements and documentation, validate platform interface designs through test and evaluation, and document integration status and limitations across weapon system lifecycles. Activities are conducted across a spectrum of test, assessment and evaluation activities to include emerging simulation and digital engineering methodologies.  Weapon System Engineers provide technical oversight of sustainment engineering and surveillance efforts including Technical Reviews, Test Plans, Test Reports, Engineering and Technical Assistance Requests and technical evaluation events.  Duties culminate in advising senior leadership and Lead Project Officers (LPO) on integration and sustainment activities, identifying and managing weapon to platform compatibility issues, and tracking weapon system reliability and effectiveness risks and mitigation efforts. This position is eligible for situational telework but regular access to classified systems is required.
  • Knowledge, experience and demonstrated competence in the areas of systems engineering and associated methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of multidisciplinary professional engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment.
  • Ability to orally present and express ideas, information and concepts clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  • Experience in preparing technical reports informing programmatic decisions with supported recommendations and written summaries of results from synthesized data and/or metric analysis.
  • Experience in risk and opportunity management.
  • Experience in establishing project/program goals, objectives, and completion strategies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build consensus across disparate system stakeholders.
  • Highly desirable for applicant to have experience with nuclear weapon system programs and ability to interpret nuclear weapon and related nuclear system specifications, standards and communication protocols.
  • Desirable for applicant to have knowledge of aging nuclear weapon systems and Nuclear Safety Certification Procedures.
  • Desirable for applicant to have experience with DoD acquisition policy and planning.  
  • Master’s Degree highly desired.
  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • This position will be coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP), Engineering & Technical Management – Practitioner certification is required within 24 months.
  • This position has been designated an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP).  The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting, Defense Acquisition Work Improvement Act requirements applicable to the duties of the position.  Certifications in Engineering is desirable. 
  • Occasional travel is required.  Travel may account for up to 20% of the time.
When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Document) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Veterans Docs (DD214), SF-50).
Apply at: by July 11, 2024.
If you have questions about this position or about the application process, please contact Arlene Pando, AFNWC Recruitment Specialist, at
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