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ProfileComputer Scientist Duties: The candidate performs computer science tasks of limited scope and difficulty which are screened by a higher grade computer scientist/engineer. Some knowledge of work processes and the capability to apply standard computer science/engineering practices are required to directly apply varied rules, procedures and precedents to the assignments. Perform computer science work of limited scope and complexity in support of projects assigned to higher grade computer scientist/engineers. Plan work procedures and selects standard practices and data to be applied to work projects and identify problems. Uses accepted computer science/engineering work processes to search for information to bear on a problem and recognizes situations which may require referral to others.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
May qualify if meeting one of the following: Must have completed or complete a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's from an accredited institution no later than 31 Aug 2018 AND have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following: (a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision; (b) Grade Point Average -2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in major field or the required courses in major field completed during the final 2 years of curriculum. (c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position).
Have one full year (18 semester hours or the equivalent) of graduate level study, or a Master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position.
Have at least one year (12 months) of specialized experience, that equips with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the positions to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Must have a combination of graduate education as described above and the type of specialized experience as described above, which when combined would equate to 100%.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Professional knowledge of computer science, policies, theories, principles and concepts to apply to scientific methods and techniques to solve assigned problems. Professional knowledge of theoretical foundations of computer science, including digital computer systems architecture and systems software organization. Professional knowledge of computer science and related disciplines to design, develop and adapt scientific methods and techniques to recommend solutions for computer problems. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply computer science procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions to senior scientist. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018.
Announcement Number: K-18-EHA-1550-07-EMC. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
Department of the Air Force - Air Force Personnel Center.
550 C Street West
Randolph, TX 78150-4749