Air Force Materiel Command Computer Scientist, DR-1550-2/3/4 in Edwards AFB, California

Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Edwards AFB, CA
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Kirtland AFB, NM More Locations (4)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL): Lead, Discover, Develop, Deliver

The Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace.

These positions are being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are for anticipated vacancies.

Positions may be filled at the DR-02, DR-03, or DR-04 level.

The pay band equivalencies are as follows:

DR-02 is equivalent to GS-12 through GS-13

DR-03 is equivalent to GS-14

DR-04 is equivalent to GS-15

Basic Pay Range DR-02: $61,289-$96,239 Basic Pay Range DR-03: $84,589-$119,539 Basic Pay Range DR-04: $107,889-$133,444

Pay will vary by pay band and geographic location.

This is a public notice and may be used to fill anticipated permanent, temporary or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations as vacancies occur during the open period. Modified Term, Term, and Temporary appointments may be extended without further announcement. A modified term appointment may be non-competitively converted to a career appointment.

Your application material will only be reviewed for vacancies received by the closing date of this public notice which match your desired geographic locations, experiences and competencies. After the closing date you will no longer receive consideration for this public notice.


MAJOR DUTIES: 1550 - Computer Scientist: This series includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
  • A 3-year probationary period is required for permanent positions
  • This is a Public Notice for anticipated vacanies

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower pay band or equivalent. Specialized experience must include experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position 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 and as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section.

To view qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.



§ The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

§ Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements.

§ The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.

§ This may/may not be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participateion in random drug testing.

§ Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

§ The selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.

A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required, if applicable. All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your application was submitted successfully.


Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Internal applicants will require a new appointment.

Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Internal applicantswill require a new appointment.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Salary Range: $61,289.00 to $133,444.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: DR-1550-02/04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452048700

Job Announcement Number: 9X16EHA-1814665-000000-XB