Interdisciplinary Engineer, NH-08XX-03


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship

Career Category


Job Summary


The United States Army Test and Evaluation Command is posting this advertisement to fill a current vacancy. The chosen candidate will serve as an Interdisciplinary Engineer supporting the Instrumentation Division, Engineering Support Branch at Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ. Selection of this position will be made at the NH-03. The NH-03 band is equal to the GS-12 step 1 through GS-13 step 10.


*There is no immediate change in pay for those reassigned within the NH-03 pay band.


Interdisciplinary Series:









Job Responsibilities


As an Interdisciplinary Engineer, you will:

  • Manage technical projects to advance the capabilities of instrumentation systems.
  • Plan, design, develop, and integrate firmware, software, and hardware using engineering, physics (Optics, Radar, etc.), mathematics, and/or computer technology tools as a leader and/or team member.
  • Continually modernize and refine various instrumentation and data acquisition capabilities, ensuring compliance with evolving mission requirements while maintaining technical contact with other Government and non-government agencies, contractors, universities
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for Instrumentation and Testing related questions both internal and externally.

Job Qualification


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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.


Basic Educational Requirements:

Engineer (0800 Series): all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf (

Operations Research Series 1515 (

Computer Science Series 1550 (


Professional and Scientific Position:

            General Schedule Qualification Standards (

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED. You will be evaluated based on your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Instrumentation Knowledge
  • Test and Evaluation Knowledge
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Teamwork and Communication Skills


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

As vacancies occur, the Human Resources Office will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this flyer. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

If selected, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.


Your complete application includes your resume, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.


Your resume:

Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires temporary duty (TDY) travel up to 10% of the time.
  • This position requires incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Additional Information:


  • This announcement uses the DHA for Domestic Defense Industrial Base (DIB) & Major Range and Test Facilities Base (MRTFB) direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • 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 – Engineers & Scientists (non-construction) position.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Practitioner Level in the Acquisition Career Field Test & Evaluation within 60 months of entrance on duty.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Incentives may be authorized (Relocation/Recruitment/Superior Qualifications)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ATEC’s recruitment, hiring, and promotion programs are conducted in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulatory guidelines, which ensure the protections and equal consideration of all members and applicants.

Travel Requirements

Up to 10% Travel