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Naval Supply Systems Command Supervisory Textile Technologist in Natick, Massachusetts

Summary You will serve as a SUPERVISORY TEXTILE TECHNOLOGIST in the Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility of NAVAL EXCH SERVICE COMMAND which is responsible for the investigation and development of fabrics & materials for clothing, equipment and accessories for the US Navy and other services/organizations supported by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF). Responsibilities You will serve as a Senior Project Leader, Scientist, and Supervisor for the Design and Testing Laboratories Group (NCTRF03) at the NCTRF You will plan, conduct, and/or coordinate major programs of broad scope in the area of textiles, uniforms and protective clothing You will direct, plan, and execute research, development, design, test and evaluation program for uniforms, protective clothing, materials, and textiles You will provide supervision, direction, and oversight of Physical Scientist, Clothing Designers and Textile Technologists You will identify and develop employees performance standards and professional/technical work requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at the or equivalent to the next lowest grade (GS-12) or pay band in the Federal Service, which has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Such specialized experience is applying professional knowledge of protective clothing and equipment design and fabrication, fabrics and materials, fabric construction, and production methodology in order to develop protective clothing, and equipment which meet required levels of performance or mission compatibility/requirements to perform the following: 1.) Advising on the adequacy of materials, and designs based on test and evaluation results, specification and pattern modifications to provide final approval and transition items for procurement or production; 2.) Planning, developing, directing, and preparing new and modified protective clothing designs and/or specifications; 3) Reviewing specifications against requirements to coordinate pattern and sample development; 4) Using project/program management skills/tools analyze, evaluate, and conduct studies which identify project/program requirements; 5.) Directing others in the use of applicable analysis, testing and evaluation methods, techniques, and procedures, such as those from ASTM International, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorist, the International Organization for Standardization, and Federal Standard Test Methods, scientific manuals, and handbooks. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management websites: Education Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a degree in textile technology OR Possession of a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in textile technology that included at least 20 semester hours in textile technology and closely related subjects, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: