RWTCS - Section Chief/Supervisory General Engineer - DR-0801-03

Valparaiso, FLThe AFRL Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) seeks to hire a supervisory DR-03 General Engineer in the Science & Technology Division at Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, Florida.

Job Overview

This job announcement will be accepting candidate submissions until 23 JUN 23.  This announcement is open to all US citizens.  Applicant must list degree information on resume to include any professional military education.  Include Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) certifications in resume and provide academic transcripts with submission.  If transcripts and or APDP Certifications are NOT submitted, your resume may NOT be considered.  If you are a current government employee, include the most recent SF 50.  Label application documents in the following format:
Req No_77959_Last Name_First Name_Type of Document (Resume, Transcript, SF 50)

This position is located in the AFRL Munitions Directorate (RW) Science & Technology Division, Computational Engineering Sciences Branch, System & Energetic Effects Section.  This position is open to all General Engineer (0801) candidates meeting the qualifications for DR-03 (GS-14 equivalent).  This position offers the opportunity to manage a moderate size section of 10 civilians and several contractors.  The ideal candidate will have the ability and/or experience to lead, manage, and supervise large and small modeling & simulation teams; manage high-fidelity physics modeling & simulation operations; ability to develop and align R&D proposals to mission requirements; ability to facilitate and monitor contracting actions; ability to multi-task and prioritize high volume tasks; ability to plan and execute spend plans IAW OSD goals.  Possess background and experience in engineering science or computational sciences with demonstrated experience leading technical teams to develop high-fidelity modeling and simulation and computational strategies to impact current and future munitions S&T.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

•    Serves as Section Chief: Exercises final authority for full range of personnel actions. For General Schedule employees, this includes establishing and approving performance standards, evaluating performance, assigning performance ratings and providing effective feedback. For employees within the Laboratory Demonstration Project, this includes assessing contribution, participating in pay pool meetings, providing effective feedback, as well as classifying positions. Maintains discipline, interviews candidates, approves appointments, promotions, and reassignments, regularly mentors and proactively promotes career development and training for each employee, initiates and/or approves other personnel actions, e.g., awards.
•    Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate employees.
•    Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of senior management. Utilizes multidisciplinary professional engineering work involving the application of electronics, mechanical, systems, aerospace, and/or other engineering disciplines to plan, organize, lead and coordinate research projects and/or processes.
•    Applies a number of diverse engineering practices, techniques, and processes to identify and resolve issues, as well as ensure resolutions are consistent with program objectives, existing policies, and procedures. Performs analysis and uses systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to manage projects related to research, education and/or consultation.
•    Determines how best to accomplish multi-disciplinary engineering objectives, develops and evaluates alternatives, designs and conducts experiments, analyzes and interpret results, publishes papers and technical reports, delivers presentations of results, and monitors in-house activities.
•    Prepares contractual documents, technical reports, and/or evaluate technical proposals if needed. Develops and maintains collaborations within and outside of AFRL.
•    Maintains a technical and programmatic cognizance of outside technological and research projects and programs; reports status to peers and senior technical leaders as required.
•    Organizes, manages and participates in workshops and technical exchange meetings as required.


Yes, this position is eligible for situational telework; as determined by agency policy

Maximum Telework Flexibilities: The duty location for this position is listed below, however, this position is eligible for maximum telework flexibilities. Telework options can be negotiated and implemented after entrance on duty.

Eglin AFB, FL

Remote Work (CONUS)

No, this position is not approved for remote work.

Required Qualifications

  • US Citizenship
  • Must be eligible for and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position is a Drug Testing position.
  • This is a Non-Critical APDP position requiring Level I Foundational Certification in Engineering and Technical Management (N).  The selectee must meet, or be capable of achieving the APDP certification as designed on the position description within the defined grace period for that certification level after assignment.  Applicant must list all completed acquisition certifications on resume.
  • Applicants must possess 52 weeks of experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) for consideration.
  • BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: You must meet the following qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement and provide documentation to support your qualifications.
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Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:  General Engineering

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of AF personnel processes and workforce management.
  • Firm understanding for software architecture and interface paradigms.
  • Research and Development discovery as pertaining to M&S software
  • Knowledge of DoD and AF testing facilities, methods, and processes:
    • Range safety protocols and processes
    • Design/Conduct of experiments
    • Prediction methods, software and physics principles
    • Model Verification and Validation principles
  • Fast-running algorithm development
    • Mathematical representation of test/synthetic data and simulation output
    • Software development familiarity
    • General proficiency in one or more software or scripting languages
    • Basic understanding of software development lifecycle
    • Software testing
    • Visualization techniques/principles
  • High-fidelity physics based model familiarity (Finite Element, Solid Mechanics, Lagrangian/Eularian modeling)
  • Drive innovation and integrate new areas of high-value to meet emerging munition S&T needs such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics.
  • Experience with program management
    • Budgeting
    • Planning and organizing
    • Milestone identification and tracking
    • Reporting
    • S&E level contractor interactions
    • Briefing technical concepts to senior leadership and peers at technical symposia
  • Experience with international partnerships
  • Critical Thinking
  • Comunications
  • Team Building
(Requisition No. 77959)