Department: Department Of The Army
Agency: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
Job Announcement Number:
Salary Range: 61,425.00 - 79,847.00 USD per year
Open Period: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
to Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Series & Grade: GS-1382-11/11
Position Information: - This is a Permanent position. -- Full
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - MA - Natick
Who May Be Considered:
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RSCH, DEV & ENGR CMD, NATICK SOLDIER CENTER, DOD COMBAT FEEDING
DIRECTORATE, NATICK, MA
About the Position: The Food Engineering Services Team, Combat Feeding
Directorate, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering
Center (NSRDEC), is a Customer-Driven, Customer-Focused organization. The
NSRDEC is the Science Behind the Soldier. Through our research,
development, engineering and technology transfer of products and systems
(such as clothing and individual soldier equipment, rations and field
feeding equipment, personnel and cargo airdrop systems, and shelters), the
NSRDEC plays a vital role to maximize the effectiveness of America's
military. Help shape our future to become the recognized center of choice
for individual warrior-related technologies and warrior systems, and
internationally known as a preeminent provider of research, development,
engineering and integration services.
Who May Apply: Click here for more information.
Interagency Career Transition
Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
All U. S. citizens.
You will serve as a Food Technologist in subsistence commodity area for the
preparation and coordination of performance-based procurement documents and
for processing Engineering Support to Procurement actions. You will prepare
revisions and engineering change proposals to detailed specifications and
performance-based contract requirements documents involving complex
technical changes, prepare, coordinate and approve new documents on items
of the most complex nature. This includes the preparation of the new
performance-based contract requirements in developing the initial draft
including a brief description of scope of the document, ensuring that
product requirements are stated in performance terms, providing adequate
and accurate quality assurance provisions in accordance with recognized
statistical sampling methods, and unique military packaging requirements.
You will review draft Federal specifications and Commercial Item
Descriptions prepared by other DoD and Federal
Click on link below to view qualification standard.
POSITION HAS A MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT A) Degree: food technology,
or dairy technology, microbiology, biology, chemistry, physics, or a
related discipline or field of biological or physical science. The course
work must have been comprised of at least 30 semester hours in the basic
biological and physical sciences, and included at least 20 semester hours
in food technology and closely related subjects, or 20 semester hours in
subjects that can be applied directly to food technology. OR B) Combination
of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, including the
course work specified, as shown in A above, plus
appropriate experience or additional education. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Qualified candidates for this job must show in their resume that they
possess one year of specialized experience that provided the knowledge of
and skill in the characteristics, properties, processing methods,
evaluation, test requirements, acceptable quality levels, and packaging
requirements of food products and operational rations. Resume must show
knowledge or experience in preparing or revising engineering change
proposals, preparation of the performance-based contract requirements
documents and reviewing drafts to ensure they meet required specifications
or Commercial Item Descriptions. This specialized experience should be
equivalent to at least the GS-9 level.
The experience described in your
resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel
Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to
perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy
Education can be substituted for
experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
Only degrees from an accredited
college or university recognized by the Department of Education are
acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute
education for experience. For additional information, please go to the
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education
websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and
On your resume, please include
college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned,
GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course
hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your
resume may result in an ineligible rating.
Foreign education must be
evaluated for U.S.
equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include
this information in your resume.
GS-11: Bachelor's degree directly
related to this occupation and 1 year of experience directly related to
this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade level, or 3 years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
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Must be able to obtain and
maintain a Secret security clearance.
Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act Career Field Position.
This is an Army Acquisition,
Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position
requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field
Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering within 24 months of
entrance on duty.
Male applicants born after
December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement
for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
You may claim Military Spouse
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an
entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Credit will be given for
appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
One year trial/probationary period
may be required.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the
skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this
vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which
Comprehensive health and life insurance
holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
work environment and alternate work schedules
related training and education
student loan repayment
of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as
appropriate for the job.
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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your
resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link
on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March
18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf
This is a Career Program Position
(CP). # 16
Salary includes applicable
locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Payment of Permanent Change of
Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS
move is not in the Government interest.
Other Advantages: We are conveniently located on the shores of Lake Cochituate,
in Natick, MA,
(a suburb of Boston,
near Routes 9, 90, 95 and 495). Parking is free and access to site
facilities is available to include an on-site federal credit union,
recreational facilities (swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts),
barbershop, dining facility, and post-exchange store. Additional
information on the town of Natick, MA can be found at:
How To Apply:
Click here for more information.
Self-nomination must be submitted by the
Resume must be on file in our
Announcements close at 12:00am
(midnight) Eastern Time.
You must have an ACTIVE resume
with the Army Centralized Resumix database before
you submit your Self-nomination. If you do not have an
ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.
You will be required to provide
proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or
university transcript must be submitted.
Central Resume Processing
Center Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283
What To Expect Next:
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an
automated system, (Resumix) which compares your
skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of
the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will
be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some
cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be
considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are
contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and
the judgment of the selecting official. You can view the status of
announcements that you applied for through our automated response system,
ANSWER, accessed through our Civilian Personnel On-Line web page.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political
affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age,
membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Send Mail to:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5283
For questions about this job:
Central Resume Processing Center
Control Number: 1456556