To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualification, and other qualifications, if applicable.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages.
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 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.
Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) who have been certified by the Office of Personnel Management do not need to address the ECQs.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to two pages per technical qualification.
1. Knowledge of the methodology for initiating and establishing international cooperative programs and agreements for research, development and production, international licensing and export control arrangements and procedures, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulation, U.S. National Disclosure Policy and operation of the U.S. National Disclosure Policy Committee, and laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to Foreign Military sales.
2. Knowledge of defense acquisition program planning and budgeting system, including procurement laws, regulations, policies and Congressional authorization, and appropriation processess.
3. Knowledge of U.S. acquisition agreements with foreign nations, foreign technological and production bases, foreign weapons systems, foreign national security and defense industrial policies, and U.S. Security Assistance.
In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must possess a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives should demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).
THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION.
Acquisition Position Program Area: Program Management
Acquisition Career Level III is required for this position.
CRITICAL ACQUISITION - ESSENTIAL: The selectee must meet, or have waived, the education, training, and experience requirements for Acquisition Corps admission as specified in 10 U.S.C. 1732: (1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution; or in lieu of education, an Acquisition Career Program Board Certification; (2) Twenty-four (24) semester credit hours (or equivalent) from among the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management; OR 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent) in the above acquisition-related subjects and 24 semester credit hours in the individual's career field; (3) at least 4 years experience in an acquisition position. In addition, the selectee must sign a 3-year written agreement to remain in the Federal service.
There is no positive education requirement.
- All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
- You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position.
- In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
- Provide all other required documents by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your ECQs must be certified by the OPM QRB before your appointment can occur.