PES Labor Categories


Contract Number:  GS-23F-0048K
Contract Period:  3/24/2010 – 11/23/2014 (Option 2)

Engineering Technician – I
Functional Responsibilities: Performs a variety of activities and operations requiring application of one or more disciplines and procedures including mechanics, electronic theory, circuitry, testing, engineering, mathematics, physics, etc., to design, test, troubleshoot, install, calibrate, repair or modify equipment and systems. Sets up test apparatus or devises test equipment to conduct a variety of tests (e.g., functional, operational, environmental, etc.) to evaluate performance and reliability, and develops design documentation using Auto CAD or PCs.
Education: This position normally requires specialized electronic training (vocational or military certification of AA degree) and 2 to 4 years of related experience.

Engineering Technician – II
Functional Responsibilities: This position supervises the Technicians/Designers who test, troubleshoot, install, calibrate, repair or modify equipment and systems. Has direct supervisory responsibility over technicians/designers including scheduling, work assignment and conducting performance reviews.
Education: This position normally requires specialized training (vocational or military certification of AA degree) and over 7 years of related experience.

Engineering Technician – III
Functional Responsibilities: Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e.g., radar, television, telecommunication, sonar and navigational aids); personal and mainframe computers and terminals; industrial, medical, measuring, and controlling equipment; satellite equipment; and industrial robotic devices. Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining equipment malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.
Education: This position normally requires specialized training (vocational or military certification of AA degree) and over 10 years of related experience.

Engineering Technician – IV
Functional Responsibilities: Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e.g., radar, television, telecommunication, sonar and navigational aids); personal and mainframe computers and terminals; industrial, medical, measuring, and controlling equipment; satellite equipment; and industrial robotic devices. Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining equipment malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.
Education: This position normally requires specialized electronic training (vocational or military certification of AA degree) and 15 years of related experience.

Logistician – I
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for providing detailed analysis of systems support requirements; assessing design suitability with planned support systems; conducting life-cycle supportability assessments and cost/performance trades; ensuring effective development of Government-wide logistics support (e.g., supply support, maintenance, facilities, etc.); accomplishing appropriate documentation (e.g., plans, reports); and implementing practices and procedures to ensure supportability of fielded systems. Familiarity with LSA/LSAR and use of LOGSA-certified (e.g., SLIC-IIB, etc.) models and also desired.
Education: This position requires a bachelor's degree (BS/BA/BE) and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, comprehensively demonstrating an ability to apply expert practices and procedures within the specified area of discipline.

Logistician – II
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for providing detailed analysis of systems support requirements; assessing design suitability with planned support systems; conducting life-cycle supportability assessments and cost/performance trades; ensuring effective development of Government-wide logistics support (e.g., supply support, maintenance, facilities, etc.); accomplishing appropriate documentation (e.g., plans, reports); and implementing practices and procedures to ensure supportability of fielded systems. Familiarity with LSA/LSAR and use of LOGSA-certified (e.g., SLIC-IIB, etc.) models and also desired.
Education: This position requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA/BE) and a minimum of 6 years of related experience, comprehensively demonstrating an ability to apply expert practices and procedures within the specified area of discipline.

Principal Engineer – I
Functional Responsibilities: Independently performs Research and Development project dealing with state-of-the-art and developing technology. Develops new and innovative algorithms, circuit, and software design for proof of concept models or conduct of peer reviews and Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) of like designs from Government and industry sources. It may involve some project leadership, but does not include management or supervision of a permanent or established organizational unit. May work as solo scientist on projects requiring advanced knowledge of a particular field of specialization. This is a top-level non-supervisory engineering or scientist position.
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 8 years of related experience.

Principal Engineer – II
Functional Responsibilities: Independently performs Research and Development projects dealing with state-of-the-art and developing technology. Develops new and innovative algorithms, circuit, and software design for proof of concept models or conduct of peer reviews and Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) or like designs from Government and industry sources. It may involve some project leadership, but does not include management or supervision of a permanent or established organizational unit. May work as solo scientist on projects requiring advanced knowledge of a particular field of specialization. This is a top-level non-supervisory engineering or scientist position
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 12 years of related experience.

Principal Engineer – III
Functional Responsibilities: Design, manufacture, evaluation, or test of military avionics and electronic subsystems, test equipment or installation of this equipment in military systems such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Capable of system conceptualization, system-level requirements definition, and system test and evaluation. Familiar with probability, reliability, statistical analysis methods, sampling and test and evaluation techniques, data collection, and applicable regulations and standards.
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 10 years of related experience.

Principal Engineer – IV
Functional Responsibilities: Design, manufacture, evaluation, or test of military avionics and electronic subsystems, test equipment or installation of this equipment in military systems such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Capable of system conceptualization, system-level requirements definition, and system test and evaluation. Familiar with probability, reliability, statistical analysis methods, sampling and test and evaluation techniques, data collection, and applicable regulations and standards.
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 15 years of related experience.

Principal Engineer – V
Functional Responsibilities: Carries out development and testing of programs on systems, components, and materials concurrent with design, fabrication, or testing to better evaluate and minimize future problems. Develops alternate solutions to existing problems. Performs or delegates all detail work necessary to determine optimum solutions. Evaluates proposals and makes recommendations based on sound scientific principles and practical considerations. Prepares cost and schedule estimates and technical documents on proposed projects in assigned area. Demonstrates creative ability through patent disclosures, problem-solving, scientific reports or technical papers and articles.
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 10 years of related experience.

Principal Engineer – VI
Functional Responsibilities: Carries out development and testing of programs on systems, components, and materials concurrent with design, fabrication, or testing to better evaluate and minimize future problems. Develops alternate solutions to existing problems. Performs or delegates all detail work necessary to determine optimum solutions. Evaluates proposals and makes recommendations based on sound scientific principles and practical considerations. Prepares cost and schedule estimates and technical documents on proposed projects in assigned area. Demonstrates creative ability through patent disclosures, problem-solving, scientific reports or technical papers and articles.
Education: This senior staff position requires an engineering or scientific degree and 15 years of related experience.

Program Manager – I
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for contract management acting as the authorized representative of the company to the client(s) and/or their representatives. Responsible for formulating and ensuring contract performance and quality and effective communication and interface with clients and company management. Provides recommendations to company management for establishing and executing operational and business development goals. Provides direct support to assigned contracts and programs.
Education: This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a field related to the contract and 5 years of related experience. Equivalent experience in place of a degree (2 years of related experience = 1 year of college) is acceptable.

Program Manager – II
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for contract management acting as the authorized representative of the company to the client(s) and/or their representatives. Responsible for formulating and ensuring contract performance and quality and effective communication and interface with clients and company management. Provides recommendations to company management for establishing and executing operational and business development goals. Provides direct support to assigned contracts and programs.
Education: This program normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a field related to the contract and 5 to 10 years related experience. Equivalent experience in place of a degree (2 years of related experience = 1 year of college) is acceptable.

Program Manager – III
Functional Responsibilities: Oversees and coordinates planning efforts, resolves technical issues, and acts as project leader for specific contractual efforts. Provides operational guidance for current and proposed projects involving close liaison with engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, management, and the customer. Responsible for complex tasks and activities associated with one or more technical areas within the planning and operational functions. Plans and contributes to proposal efforts.
Education: This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a field related to the contract and 10 years of related experience. Equivalent experience in place of a degree (2 years of related experience = 1 year of college) is acceptable.

Program Manager – IV
Functional Responsibilities: Oversees and coordinates planning efforts, resolves technical issues, and acts as project leader for specific contractual efforts. Provides operational guidance for current and proposed projects involving close liaison with engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, management, and the customer. Responsible for complex tasks and activities associated with one or more technical areas within the planning and operational functions. Plans and contributes to proposal efforts.
Education: This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a field related to the contract and 15 years of related experience. Equivalent experience in place of a degree (2 years of related experience = 1 year of college) is acceptable.

Program Manager – V
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for the performance of programs, projects, or subsystems of major programs or projects. Directs all phases of programs/projects from inception through completion. Coordinates the preparation of project plans, milestones, and operating budgets. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and test. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules. Identifies program problems and obtains solutions. Directs the work of technical, manufacturing, and administrative employees assigned to the program/project.
Education: This program normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a field related to the contract and 15 years related experience. Equivalent experience in place of a degree (2 years of related experience = 1 year of college) is acceptable.

Programmer – I
Functional Responsibilities: Installs, debugs and tunes simple internal operating system software, including general-purpose packages.  Performs simple maintenance and prepares small subroutine documentation from detailed specifications.  Assists in applying maintenance/systems upgrades supplied by software vendors.  Serves as a point of contact for resolution of simple internal system software problems.
Education: This position normally requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent.

Programmer – II
Functional Responsibilities: Installs, debugs and tunes moderately complex internal operating system software, including general-purpose packages.  Applies maintenance upgrades supplied by software vendors.  Serves as a point of contact for resolution of moderately complex internal system software problems.  Provides support in resolving outages and ensures minimal downtime.  Monitors and tunes the system hardware and software configuration to ensure maximum performance.
Education: This position normally requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent plus 2 to 4 years of related experience.

Systems Analyst – I
Functional Responsibilities: Analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate manual processing or to improve existing computer systems.  Performs routine assignments that normally require conferring with end users to analyze current methods and operating procedures, identify problems, and document specific input and output requirements, such as forms of data input, how data is to be manipulated and summarized, and how reports are formatted.  Writes detailed descriptions of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.  Works with users to implement new and revised systems; performs post-implementation analyses.
Education:  This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) with 1 or more years of specialized training, including knowledge of one or more computer languages or applications.

Systems Analyst – II
Functional Responsibilities: Performs all systems analysis functions.  In addition to activities described under Analyst I, reviews computer system capabilities, work flow, and scheduling limitations to determine effectiveness of processing systems and develops new systems to improve production or work flow as required.  Prepares work flow charts and diagrams to specify in detail operations to be performed by equipment and computer programs and operations to be performed by personnel working within the system.  Plans and prepares technical reports and instruction manuals and assists in the documentation of program development.  May provide work direction to lower-level analysts and programmers.
Education:  This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) with 5 to 10 years related experience, in addition to specialized training.

Systems Engineer – I
Functional Responsibilities: Performs a variety of relatively routine project tasks applied to specialized technology problems (e.g., combat systems, hull, mechanical, electrical systems, and structural systems).  Typical assignments involve integration of electronic processes or methodologies to resolve total system problems or applications.  Processes may range from simple electro-mechanical to moderately complex use of computer or other electronic technology and equipment.  Incumbents may be trained in a variety of technical specialties, ranging from engineering to math and physics.
Education: This position normally requires a college degree or equivalent in a related technical discipline.

Systems Engineer – II
Functional Responsibilities: Performs a variety of moderately complex project tasks applied to specialized technology problems (e.g., combat systems, hull, mechanical, electrical systems, and structural systems).  Typical assignments involve integration of electronic processes or methodologies to resolve total systems problems or applications.  Processes used may range from simple electro-mechanical to sophisticated use of computer or other electronic technology or equipment.  Incumbents may be trained in a variety of technical specialties, ranging from engineering to math and physics.  This level typically works under general supervision.
Education: This position normally requires a college degree or equivalent in a technical discipline and 4 to 7 years of related work experience.

Systems Engineer – III
Functional Responsibilities: Performs a variety of complex project tasks applied to specialized technology problems (e.g., combat systems, hull, mechanical, electrical systems, and structural systems).  Typical assignments involve integration of electronic processes or methodologies to resolve total systems problems or applications.  Processes used may range from simple electro-mechanical to sophisticated use of computer or other electronic technology or equipment.  Incumbents may be trained in a variety of technical specialties, ranging from engineering to math and physics.  This level typically works under little supervision.
Education: This position normally requires a college degree or equivalent in a technical discipline and 8 to 12 years of related work experience.

Systems Programmer – I
Functional Responsibilities: Installs, debugs and tunes simple internal operating system software, including general purpose packages.  Performs simple maintenance and prepares small subroutine documentation from detailed specifications.  Assists in applying maintenance/systems upgrades supplied by software vendors.  Serves as a point of contact for resolution of simple internal system software problems.
Minimum Education: This position normally requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent.

Systems Programmer – II
Functional Responsibilities: Installs, debugs and tunes moderately complex internal operating system software, including general purpose packages.  Applies maintenance upgrades supplied by software vendors.  Serves as a point of contact for resolution of moderately complex internal system software problems.  Provides support in resolving outages and ensures minimal downtime.  Monitors and tunes the system hardware and software configuration to ensure maximum performance.
Minimum Education: This position normally requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent plus 2 to 4 years of experience.

Systems Programmer – III
Functional Responsibilities: Installs, debugs and tunes high level internal operating system software, including specialized software packages.  Provides the highest level of technical counsel and guidance for resolution of internal system software problems, including the most complex problems, pertaining to applications programming.  Monitors and implements changes to system hardware and software configuration to ensure maximum performance.
Minimum Education:  This position normally requires a college degree in computer science or equivalent plus 5 to 7 years of experience.

Technical Writer / Editor
Functional Responsibilities: Support writing, production, and quality control required for preparation of technical documentation.  Acts as a liaison between customers and technical staff.
Education: This position normally requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a related discipline and 7 years of experience.

Word Processor
Functional Responsibilities: Coordinates work activities of word processing operators.  Establishes and maintains work schedule and quality standards.  Assists word processing operators in document production.  Collects, analyzes and reports on production levels and procedure.  Selects, trains and evaluates performance of word processing operators.
Education:  This position normally requires 2 to 6 years of word processing experience.

Drafter – I
Functional Responsibilities: Responsible for delegating and assigning drawing elements to other staff. Prepares engineering drawings from rough sketches and verbal instructions. Supports design and development projects involving structural, electronic and electrical, creating new and modifying drawings provided by customers. Has working knowledge of related Department of Defense (DoD) and industrial specifications and standards. Responsible for applying standards and specifications to the development of drawings using CAD technology.
Education: This position requires a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA/BE) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, comprehensively demonstrating an ability to apply expert practices and procedures within the specified area of discipline.

Administrative Assistant – I
Functional Responsibilities: Performs specialized administrative support tasks of non-routine and non-repetitive nature to assist principal, administrative or line managers/directors.  Assigned professional level tasks requiring independent judgment, initiative and tact.  Determines method of collection and analysis for assigned projects.  May provide work leadership to secretarial and clerical employees.  Contacts may include all levels of company and may be confidential in nature.  Involves a thorough knowledge of company procedures and product line.  Accountable for assigned projects.  This position may be exempt or non-exempt.
Education: This position normally requires 2 years of college with business courses or equivalent with a minimum or 2 to 4 years of related experience.  Ability to use word processor or personal computer effectively is required.

Administrative Assistant – II
Functional Responsibilities: Performs specialized non-routine and non-repetitive administrative support tasks to assist principal, administrative, or line managers. Performs professional-level tasks requiring independent judgment, initiative, and tact. Determines method of collection and analysis for assigned projects. May supervise secretarial and clerical employees. Contacts may include all levels of the company and may be confidential in nature. Requires knowledge of company procedures.
Education: This position normally requires 2 years of college with business courses or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of related experience. Ability to use word processor effectively is required.

Administrative Assistant – III
Functional Responsibilities: Performs specialized non-routine and non-repetitive administrative support tasks to assist principal, administrative, or line managers. Performs professional-level tasks requiring independent judgment, initiative, and tact. Determines method of collection and analysis for assigned projects. May supervise secretarial and clerical employees. Contacts may include all levels of the company and may be confidential in nature. Requires knowledge of company procedures.
Education: This position normally requires 2 years of college with business courses or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years of related experience. Ability to use word processor effectively is required.