Hill AFB Engineers/Computer Scientists - DoD DCPAS Event

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DoD DCPAS Event Announcement
OPEN: 9 JULY 2024
CLOSES: 25 JULY 2024

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking Multi-Disciplinary Engineers/Computer Scientists in the skill areas listed below to work at Hill Air Force Base near Layton, Utah.

Occupational Series 0830 – MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering degree.
Occupational Series 0855 – ELECTRONICS ENGINEER: Typically, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering degree. 
Occupational Series 0861 – AEROSPACE ENGINEER: Aerospace Engineering degree. 
Occupational Series 0806 – MATERIALS ENGINEER:  Materials Engineering degree.
Occupational Series 0810 – CIVIL ENGINEER: Civil Engineering degree.
Occupational Series 0801 – SYSTEMS ENGINEER: Industrial & Systems or Aerospace & Systems Engineering degrees.
Occupational Series 1550 – COMPUTER SCIENTIST: Computer Scientist degree.

NOTE:  The AFNWC has interdisciplinary teams and therefore seeks top talent from multiple engineering disciplines.  The term “General Engineer” and the federal occupational series “0801 General Engineering” are used when more than one engineering discipline is suitable, or when no specific federal occupational series exists.

These positions are in pay band NH-03 which has a typical 2024 salary range of $86,962 -$134,435.

This recruitment notice is for immediate job vacancies in the next 90 days, and not for a specific position. 

The primary purpose of these positions is to serve as an engineer/computer scientist in AFNWC at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  Engineers/Computer Scientist in AFNWC solve highly-complex problems and take part in a variety of projects to promote national security through nuclear deterrence.  They decide what needs to be done, make sure it happens, and solve the most complex, high-risk aspects of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program. 

The AFNWC Minuteman III Systems Directorate manages the current ICBM technical life extension program and integrated life-cycle activities, including equipment spares, storage and transportation, modifications, equipment replacement, etc., to ensure that the ground-based leg of America’s nuclear triad is “Never Doubted – Always Feared.”

The AFNWC Sentinel Systems Directorate manages a major defense acquisition program charged to deliver a full system replacement for the nation’s Minuteman III system, providing an even stronger strategic deterrent to nuclear attack against the United States.  The Sentinel Systems Directorate faces a challenge that the U.S. has never encountered before - reconstituting a nuclear weapons production capability without nuclear explosive testing. 

  • Perform multidisciplinary professional computer science/engineering work involving the application of electronics, mechanical, aerospace, and/or other engineering disciplines to determine the business and technical needs of customers in the acquisition, development, or sustainment of ICBM weapon systems, sub-systems, and/or support equipment. 
  • Perform complex and comprehensive analysis and integration, using disciplined and quantifiable approaches to implement, develop, and document assigned projects/programs. 
  • Ensure assigned projects remain consistent with program objectives, costs, schedules, performance criteria, and existing policies.
  • Perform concept planning, design and development, integration, evaluation, and auditing of architecture content; identifies and resolves highly complex technical problems in a model-based systems engineering environment. 
  • Weapon system acquisition experience, including knowledge of cradle-to-grave acquisition phases (Engineering & Manufacturing Development, production, sustainment, etc.), risk management, program management, test & evaluation etc. is highly desired.
  • Experience with systems engineering, specifically complex system HW/SW architecture design, requirements, interfaces and integration to include verifying development of model content (e.g. use-cases, meta-models) and technical baseline management is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with architecture frameworks such as Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), modeling languages such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) & Systems Modeling Language (SysML), and modeling tools such as Cameo is highly valued. 
  • Demonstrated experience in modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) approaches used to predict and verify system performance is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of test and evaluation procedures, test planning, test data analysis, and requirements verification is a plus.   
  • Experience in integration, testing, Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Requirements Verification Architecture Models (RVAM), and modeling tools such as SysML, Cameo, DOORS, etc. is desirable.
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and methodologies (ADDIE, SAM, AGILE Models) and deep understanding of Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), xAPI, and other Instructional Systems Design standards is desirable.
  • Strong mechanical or aerospace engineering background with >5 years’ experience in solid or liquid rocket propulsion, aerospace structures, or ordnance systems, as well as related support equipment is highly desirable.
  • Experience in structures, structural analysis, solid modeling, design, tooling, concepting, criteria development/evaluation, revisions/redesigns, testing is desirable.
  • Experience in SW/HW development, some programming experience (C++, Java, VB.net, Python, C#, etc.), Security+ Credentials, cryptography, Nuclear Command Control & Communications and Radio Frequency is highly desirable.
  • Experience with network equipment, network design, software requirements, complex software system integration to include commercial off the shelf and custom software with hardware integration and/or network testing is highly desirable.
  • Experience with battle management systems, threat modeling and engagement modeling & analysis is preferred.
  • Experience with radar signature modeling, electro-optics/infrared signature modeling, flight analysis and trajectory modeling, and/or nuclear effects modeling is desired.
  • Knowledge of the design and development of Training Device simulators, emulators, or other engineered devices to perform high-fidelity training functions is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of Captivate, Storyline, or any other Instructional System Design rapid development tools in association with curriculum development and the integration and administration of Learning Management Systems is desired.
  • Employee is required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; new hire must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • To qualify as a computer scientist, employee must have graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science (please include transcripts).
  • To qualify as an engineer, employee must meet the education and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
  • Employee must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements, which includes achieving Engineering and Technical Management “Practitioner” certification category within required timeframe after appointment.
  1. When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. 
  2. Click here to apply: https://afcs.experience.crmforce.mil/s/registration?jobId=a0583000000I5xMAAS by Midnight Eastern Time, 25 JULY 2024.  Complete your application and upload your resume and any additional documents (e.g., unofficial transcripts, references, certifications, professional references, cover letters, etc.).
  3. **IMPORTANT**
  • Please submit your resume and unofficial transcripts in MS Word or PDF format.
  • If using Microsoft Word, you must use 2018 or a more recent version, as MS Word 97-2003 documents are no longer viewable on Department of Defense computer systems.
  • Your resume is key to evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities; be clear and specific when describing experience to improve your chances of getting an interview. 
  • Candidates should provide three professional references on their resume or download their professional references on a document when applying on Salesforce.
  1. Permanent recruitment/Relocation incentives may be offered on a case-by-basis.
  2. To find all current job and internship opportunities at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, visit the AFNWC webpage at: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/.
  3. To receive additional information about current and future job openings with AFCS via email notification, please subscribe at www.Afciviliancareers.com and sign up to “Get Career Updates.” 
U.S. citizenship required. AFCS is Equal Opportunity Employer. Must be of legal working age.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRE AUTHORITY RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT.  It is intended to build a referral list of candidates for anticipated positions in multiple engineering disciplines at AFNWC, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  Qualified applicants will be referred to any AFNWC supervisor who receives approval to fill an NH-03 pay band Engineer vacancy during the open period of this announcement, and up to eight weeks after the closing date of this recruiting notice.  While AFNWC expects to fill multiple vacancies with this announcement, it is possible that it will not result in any selections, as there is not one specific vacancy.