TRAX Internation Operations, Test and Evaluation Specialist IV - FIRES in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Operations, Test and Evaluation Specialist IV - FIRES
Location:Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
FT/PT Status:Full Time
TRAX International (TRAX) is preparing a proposal for future performance of the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC) Support Services (AECSS) for Readiness and Analytics and Training and Professional Development contract in Aberdeen, MD. TRAX is a large business that has supported the Department of Defense since 1979 and currently performs services for the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ; Fort Hood TX; Ft Greely, AK; and in the Republic of Panama. All positions are full-time and have generous health care, 401(k) and vacation benefits. Salaries are negotiable based on specific experience and proven performance.
The Operations, Test and Evaluation Specialist IV will play an integral role on the TRAX Team, providing technical guidance and operational support to the leadership team. The successful candidate will apply their knowledge of test and evaluation methodologies to activities and reports. The ability to gather and analyze information from the systems will lead to success in this position. The successful Operations, Test and Evaluation Specialist IV will be able to ensure compliance with Government contracting regulations and assist in the test and evaluation requirements. Experience in providing technical guidance and information will ensure success in this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Works independently on duties which may include, but are not limited to, monitoring work; ensuring product quality, accuracy, and timeliness; consolidating reports for COR regarding status updates and billing; and reviewing collected data for completeness, accuracy, and validity.
Performs a variety of routine OT&E tasks designed to provide experience and familiarization with Operations, Test, and Evaluation methods, practices, and programs.
Works under the guidance and direction of an engineer; assignments screened for unusual or difficult problems and techniques; or procedures to be applied to the solution of problems will be selected by an engineer or the supervisor.
Provides professional OT&E support within allocated task resources.
Performs portions of OT&E tasks under the detailed direction of an engineer.
Applies commonly used equations and techniques to evaluate and solve assigned problems or systems.
Coordinates with others to assure all safety, security, environmental, and community concerns are adequately addressed.
Serves as an expert for providing technical guidance and information to meet requirements.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in technical subject discipline or Business plus eight years of experience; or twelve years of experience in lieu of degree, in development and/or testing planning, reviewing, executing testing, and reporting of Operational Test and Evaluation and include implementation of Continuous Comprehensive evaluation concepts and procedures.
Experience in DoD integrated test philosophy, test regulations, and coordinated test and evaluation programs are required.
Must be familiar with DoD drawings, specifications practices, formats and procedures.
Secret security clearance is required.
Five (5) years of experience gained within the last 10 years (2010 to present) in at least one of the following areas:
Counter-target acquisition systems; radar; air defense artillery (ADA) missiles and missile guidance; and ADA Command and Control systems.
Electrical/electronic engineering and electromagnetic propagation in support of test and evaluation (T&E) of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Applied physics in support of T&E of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Development of data reduction and analysis algorithms; development of software tools to reduce, interpret, and analyze test data; and using existing (available) software tools to facilitate statistical analysis of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Software scripting in support of T&E of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Developmental test (DT), operational test (OT), and evaluation methods (includes T&E planning, test design, test readiness, test execution, data collection during test, evaluation of test or modeling data, development of evaluation analysis plans and reports) for Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and with ATEC’s Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) process of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Data collection, reduction, and analysis planning and execution for Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Oral and written communication such as briefings, writing technical papers, etc. (includes T&E plans and reports such as System Evaluation Plans (SEP), Test & Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), Early Strategy Reviews (ESR), Concept In Process Reviews (CIPR), OT and/or DT Test Plans, Operational Test Agency (OTA) Milestone Assessment Reports (OMAR), OTA Evaluation Reports (OER), OTA Assessment Reports (OAR), Capabilities and Limitations Reports (CLR), Safety Releases (SR), and Safety Confirmations (SC)) for Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Integrating Army and Joint Service system acquisition documentation (includes DOD, Army, and ATEC regulations, pamphlets, instructions, and guidance) in the development of DOD system acquisition products for T&E of Fires and ADA systems/subsystems.
Highly developed analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is a top priority
Must share a commitment to maintaining a positive, collaborative work environment while simultaneously optimizing individual performance and contribution
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The work of this position is performed in an environmentally controlled office environment or in the outdoors of the proving ground
Must be capable of sitting and entering data on a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
Must be able to view computer monitor for extended periods of time
Must be able to lift 25 pounds unassisted
Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities
The lists above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position. TRAX International reserves the right to make changes to the job description whenever necessary.
Other Job Information (if applicable)
TRAX is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports contributions of all individuals. TRAX is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, handicap, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.