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    Summary

    This position is located in the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (CG-9) at the USCG Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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    Responsibilities

    The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition/Director of Acquisition Services. The position is responsible for oversight of the modernization and recapitalization of surface; air; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and logistics assets in support of the Service’s multiple maritime missions.  This includes executive level program management, resource oversight, and strategic planning for all of the Coast Guard's domestic and international acquisitions, the Research and Development Center/Program, contracting and procurement, and the acquisition support staff.

    In addition to overseeing tactical execution of current acquisition programs, the Deputy:

    • Conducts, directs, oversees, and participates in long-range strategic planning for the entire Acquisition Directorate.
    • Serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and to senior Coast Guard leadership on long-range strategic issues relating to acquisition including project cost, schedule, performance, and risk; budget planning; multi-year resource planning, management analysis, and development of the acquisition workforce.
    • Provides guidance on issues affecting the ability of the Acquisition Directorate to effectively and efficiently provide the assets and systems that allow USCG operational personnel to perform their critical missions.
    • Manages over 600 military and civilian personnel.
    • Leads and manages the Acquisition Career Development and Certification Program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
    • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
    • This position requires a Top Secret clearance with SCI access.

    The process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. To apply, please submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins. Submit a resume which demonstrates how you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications and the Technical Qualifications listed below in one document. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Demonstrated ability in leading, planning, directing, assessing, measuring, and overseeing all aspects of an acquisition organization, particularly program management, contracting management, technical support, workforce development, and policy process development to ensure capital investments are meeting agency mission needs and acquisition performance goals.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Demonstrated ability to balance cost, schedule, performance, and risk, and manage and negotiate consensus within an acquisition organization, with the various levels of major capital acquisition oversight (i.e., Agency, Departmental, Executive, Congressional and Industry).

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

    Qualifications

    This position is designated a DHS Level 1 investment management role. Consistent with DHS Management Directive 0782, six years experience in Federal Acquisition Programs with demonstrated ability and Level III Program Manager, Systems Engineering and T&E certifications are desired.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Demonstrated ability in leading, planning, directing, assessing, measuring, and overseeing all aspects of an acquisition organization, particularly program management, contracting management, technical support, workforce development, and policy process development to ensure capital investments are meeting agency mission needs and acquisition performance goals.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Demonstrated ability to balance cost, schedule, performance, and risk, and manage and negotiate consensus within an acquisition organization, with the various levels of major capital acquisition oversight (i.e., Agency, Departmental, Executive, Congressional and Industry).

    Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Additional information

    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless he or she is exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation.

    Selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position.

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 478-262-4577. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit http://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl_6-01-A.asp.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    A preliminary review of the applications will be made by the Office of Civilian Human Resources to determine if candidates meet the minimum education requirements and mandatory TQs and ECQs. Applicants who meet mandatory TQs and ECQs will be considered minimally qualified for this position.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    1.    Your resume in accordance with instructions in Requirements and How To Apply sections.

    2.    Your responses to the online questionnaire.

    3.    Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES.

    4.    Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.
        
    5.    OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.  For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits”.  Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY.

    To apply for this position, please submit an uploaded resume which DOES NOT exceed FIVE (5) pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. You must submit a resume which provides evidence of how you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) listed in the announcement in one document. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. The application package cannot exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    You must submit your application so that it will be received on-line by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of the announcement. Applicants must submit all of the required information, as stated below, or their application will not be considered.

    1. Your uploaded resume (limited to five (5) pages, 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins) which includes the required information listed below:
    2. Your full name, day and evening phone numbers, e-mail and mailing address. If applicable, reinstatement eligibility to the Senior Executive Service and dates held on the SES career appointment.
    3. Job titles, salaries, employers' names and addresses, supervisors' names and phone numbers (indicate if we may contact your current and former supervisors), starting and ending dates and hours per week of unpaid or non-paid work experience that relates to this vacancy.
    4. Specifics on how your education meets the requirements outlined in the Qualifications section above. You should also include any job-related training courses, special skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards and publications.

    Questions related to the position or required documents may be directed to Amy Laughter, (478) 262-4577 or Amy.K.Laughter2@uscg.mil.

    If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.

    Agency contact information

    USCG Applicant Support

    Phone

    866-656-6830

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    mgshelp@monster.com

    Address

    United States Coast Guard
    2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
    STOP 7120
    Washington, District of Columbia 20593
    United States
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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Apply for this exciting position to support U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

    Next steps

    A panel of Senior Executive Service and equivalent executives will determine the highly qualified candidates. Highly qualified candidates may undergo interviews and a reference check. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded through the Department of Homeland Security to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a current or former SES member or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536454400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.