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Job opening: Supervisory General Engineer

Salary: $149 021 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Armaments Center (AC) serves as the Army's technology leader for armament systems. DEVCOM AC ensures dominance of Army capabilities by researching, developing, integrating and delivering technology-enabled armament solutions to our Warfighters. Armaments Center has a long tradition as the primary research and development center for new and existing armament systems which are in use by U.S. service members around the world.


Plan, direct and execute engineering development activities and analyses for mission items. Direct design, prototype fabrication, support testing and/or safe service life testing of mission products. Supervise a large workforce through key subordinates. Establish and manages budgets, workload and plans for long term staffing needs. Prepare and presents communications that provide authoritative advice on technical, strategic, or controversial issues. Manage the organizational interactions with customers from a strategic standpoint.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.
  • The duties of this position meet the criteria for compliance with Federal and Department of the Army Drug Free Workplace Programs. Detection of the presence of drugs is warranted.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • This position requires pre-employment financial disclosure and annually thereafter in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 15% of the time.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position.
  • Selectee must meet position requirements for Engineering and Technical Management Certification at the Practitioner level within 60 months of entrance on duty.
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.
  • Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/
  • Information on Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce and AAC membership may be found at https://asc.army.mil/. Individuals with questions may contact an Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for assistance
  • Selectee must execute, as condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position for at least three years.
  • College/university transcripts (official/unofficial) MUST include name of applicant, name of college/university, type of degree, discipline, and date degree awarded.
  • Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)/ Key Leadership Position (KLP): Acquisition Corps membership is no longer required for Critical Acquisition Positions (CAP) / Key Leadership Positions (KLP).
  • Waiver will continue to follow the current DACM waiver requirements and processes.
  • CAP Qualifications. Individuals occupying CAPs must meet the following minimum qualifications or have an approved waiver signed by the DACM before the final job offer is made:
  • Have four years of acquisition experience.
  • b. Be DAWIA certified at the highest level for the Functional Area of the position, within their specified grace period, with the exception of Program Management (PM). The minimum CAP qualification for the PM Functional Area is Practitioner level.
  • As a condition of employment, execute a three-year tenure agreement.
  • Qualifications listed above will be verified by hiring manager prior to final job offer.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirements: A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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. OR B. 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 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. 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. To qualify at the DB-04(GS-14) pay band, applicants must meet the basic education requirement as defined in the Basic Requirements stated above AND must meet the specialized experience listed below (must be supported in your resume): (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your college transcripts). Specialized experience is defined as performing ALL of the following duties: (1) Experience in the design, development, prototype, and testing of large caliber armaments and/or related systems; (2) Experience in planning and programming personnel, budgets, equipment and/or processes associated with mission critical armament programs; and (3) Managing personnel, resources and/or work operations in a supervisory or leader capacity. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Customer ServiceOral CommunicationPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


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