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United States Army Futures Command Supervisory Interdisciplinary (Engineer/Phy Scientist) in Natick, Massachusetts


About the Position: **This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Army Acquisition Corps membership is required prior to appointment unless a waiver is granted. Supporting Army Acquisition Corps membership documentation must be presented prior to appointment. Selectees must sign an Army Acquisition Corps tenure agreement to remain in this position for a minimum of three years.


You will serve as the Director of Research and Technology Integration, with broad delegated responsibility for all matters associated with the formulation, integration and implementation of the mid-term science and technology strategy for the CCDC-SC

You will synchronize all elements of the Center's Program Objective Memorandum (POM) artifacts which includes:

all funding streams such as core Science and Technology , Small Business Innovative Research, Manufacturing Technology, Congressional directed funding, and leveraged funding from other sources.

You will lead the collaborative development of Soldier Science and Technology portfolio with other Army elements, HQ, HQ Army Futures Command as well as other government agencies with similar objectives.

You will develop and maintain partnerships with acquisition and Warfighting stakeholders to determine priorities for investments, synchronization of those investments over time, and areas that can be divested to allow realignment of those resources.

You will establish, promulgates, and champion the vision for the Soldier Center portfolios and portfolio management process.

You will supervise personnel in support of technical strategic planning enterprise and Army Cross Function Team activities.

You will assist in the daily operations of the Soldier Center with particular focus on technical mission.

You will partner with the Soldier Center's Military Deputy to ensure strong partnerships with Warfighter/User communities.

You will demonstrate leadership competencies marked by a strategic perspective, customer partner focus, and capability to build partnerships.

You will demonstrate business acumen and political savvy to manage and lead and organization performing complex research and experimental development.

You will establish goals, lead people, manage resources, and plan, coordinate, integrate and implement processes, procedures, and long-term strategies for a diverse organization with complex and critical Defense-wide responsibilities.

You will communicate and defend all aspects of the Soldier Center's Science and Technology programs to higher level echelons and congressional delegates.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens 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. The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Soldier Center is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project (DEMO). Among other features, the Demonstration Project replaces GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. The pay band DB-05 is equivalent to a greater than GS-15 grade (The minimum basic pay for SSTM positions is 120% of the minimum rate of basic pay for GS-15. Maximum basic pay with locality pay is limited to Executive Level III (EX-111), and maximum salary without locality pay may not exceed EX-IV.). The pay band DB-04 is equal to the former GS-14 step 01 through GS-15 step 10. This position is being recruited at the bottom of the band GS-14 equivalent. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL ENGINEER SERIES 0801: A. Bachelor's Degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.


B. Combination of Education/Experience: college level education/experience that furnished (1) knowledge of physical/mathematical science underlying professional engineering & (2) understanding (theoretical/practical) of engineering sciences/techniques & applications to a branch of engineering. This must be demonstrated by: (1) Professional Engineer Registration or (2) Written test or (3) Specific Academic Courses - 60 semester hours in physical, mathematical, & engineering sciences or (4) Related Curriculum - Completion of bachelor's degree in engineering technology/professional field provided applicant has 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering supervision/guidance. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL SCIENTIST SERIES 1301: A. Bachelor's Degree: physical sciences, engineering or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics;


B. A combination of education and experience: course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized experience : Specialized experience is defined as: 1.) Developing Science and Technology (S&T) long-range (3-7 years) S&T program plans across multiple business areas; 2.) Synthesizing information on numerous technologies to construct logical connections between technology development efforts, with the intent to defend a new capability; 3.) Construct short, concise, accurate descriptions of current and proposed S&T efforts to inform senior leaders and Congress on S&T plans and activities; 4.) Develop and manage relationships, guidance, and direction between all levels of a business area, from the most senior leaders within and outside your chain of command, to subject matter experts working on technology development, to support staff who are coordinating schedules and deliverables to stakeholders. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. 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:

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineering and Scientific position. You may claim military spouse preference. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.