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Program Manager-Principal Computer Scientist/Principal Engineering... Arlington

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Air Force Research Laboratory

Air Force Research Laboratory Arlington VA United States

4 months ago

Job Overview
• Manage the Department of the Air Force (DAF) basic research portfolio in Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence.
• Lead, promote, and enable innovative basic research on the fundamental principles and methodologies needed to enable intelligent machine behavior in support of autonomous and mixed-initiative (i.e., human-machine teaming) systems...
• Define and integrate world-class research and development programs based upon anticipating DAF requirements and leveraging national and international activities.
• Solicit, evaluate, and select high-risk/high-impact research proposals from researchers at universities and other organizations within the US and worldwide.
• Coordinate with and advise other DoD/government agencies such as the Army, Navy, and DARPA or other national and international organizations.
• Prepare, review, or direct briefings and decision papers that inform AFRL and peer organizations across the research community on the advances in computational cognition and machine intelligence that are the results of research from funded investigators.
• Manage all aspects of portfolio operations including maintaining electronic records, tracking and approving technical reports, and overseeing obligation and execution data.
• Use domain expertise to respond to changing priorities within the DAF and lead in a dynamic, team-oriented environment; and performs other duties as assigned.


Yes, this position is eligible for telework opportunities; as determined by agency policy
Remote Work (CONUS)

No, this position is not approved for remote work.
Required Qualifications
• At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade DR-03/GS-14, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in areas leading a research team or portfolio in areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, computational cognition, and/or human-machine teaming.
• Meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for one of the series listed below:
• * 0180 - Psychology Series
• 1550 - Computer Science Series
• US citizenship required. Applicants must be eligible to apply for a SECRET security clearance.

Desired Qualifications
• PhD degree in a field related to the research areas identified in the Job Overview. Knowledge of contributions of the cognitive sciences to machine intelligence is a plus.
• Eight (8) or more years of experience following graduate school
• Experience leading groups of senior PhD research scientists in the research areas identified in the Job Overview
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable explaining concepts to expert and lay audiences
• Motivated problem solver who can develop and implement solutions with minimal oversight
• Experience working with or within the Department of Defense research community
• Experience cultivating and sustaining a professional environment of cooperation, cohesion, and teamwork
• Experience developing and maintaining close relationships with academia and other government agencies associated with basic research
• Knowledge of the state of the art in associated disciplines required to judge world-class research
• Familiarity with DoD programming and budgeting processes
• This is an Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) position requiring Foundational-level certification in Engineering & Technical Management. The selectee will have 24 months to meet the requirement.

Requisition No. 38339



Arlington VA USA

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