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Job Title:Deputy Director and Vice Chancellor, AD-1701-27

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMC-833035-000000-9X-SDC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$153,848.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 05, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the largest, most diverse and complex installations in the Air Force, encompassing approximately 11,000 civilian positions. Whether your career is in maintenance, cutting-edge research & development, or somewhere in between, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may have the job for you.

Position Summary:

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (W-P AFB), near Dayton, OH.  AFIT is a component of Air University (AU), which is a major element of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC).  The Headquarters of AU is located at Maxwell AFB, in Montgomery, AL.

AFIT’s mission is to advance air, space and cyberspace power for the nation and its partners, by providing relevant graduate education, professional continuing education (PCE), research and consulting services.  AFIT accomplishes its mission at three schools located at its resident campus at W-P AFB:  the Graduate School of Engineering and Management (GSEM); the School of Systems and Logistics; and The Civil Engineer School.  AFIT also manages and supports Air Force students attending civilian institutions around the U.S. and in several foreign countries, i.e., students enrolled in programs at civilian universities, hospitals and medical centers, and with companies in business and industry.

AFIT’s resident GSEM is a research-intensive, defense-focused graduate school, currently offering the master-of-science degree in 26 programs and Ph.D. degrees in 14 disciplines, in various areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Typical enrollment is about 700 students.  The School of Systems and Logistics and The Civil Engineer School offer about 185 PCE courses (in residence and/or by various modes of distance learning).  Students include military officers from all U.S. armed forces, military officers from a number of foreign countries, federal civilian employees, and non-government employees from (primarily) companies in the defense industry.  AFIT also supports about 2,500 Air Force officers who are attending graduate-level programs at more than 300 civilian institutions around the country.  Approximately 485 faculty and staff (military and civilian) are currently assigned at AFIT and annual budgets approach $250 million.

AFIT faculty are recognized nationally and internationally and have made fundamental contributions to national security through basic and applied research in traditional academic disciplines and (especially) in non-traditional, multi-disciplinary areas uniquely designed to serve the defense and national security of the U.S. and its allies.  AFIT is also a highly-valued source of expert advice to the Department of Defense (DoD) and many other federal departments and agencies, including (e.g.) agencies in the Intelligence Community, NASA, and the Department of Energy’s national laboratories.  AFIT provides experimental and demonstration platforms for dealing with a wide variety of exigent military problems. Research and education is conducted at both the unclassified and classified levels. 

AFIT conducts its educational and research activities in collaboration with a wide variety of government and non-government partners.  It has formal strategic partnerships with (e.g.) the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Naval Postgraduate School.  It also has partnership agreements with numerous government organizations, civilian universities, and private-sector companies.

AFIT is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and was recently granted reaccreditation for the maximum ten-year period.  Many of AFIT’s engineering programs are also accredited by ABET.  More information about AFIT is available at the Institute’s public web site:  




  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Recruitment/relocation incentives & Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • Must be able to obtain & maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report


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·       The Deputy Director and Vice Chancellor serves as both AFIT’s chief operating officer and the chief academic officer (Provost), within the Office of the Director and Chancellor.  The incumbent is responsible for:  leading, directing and managing the day-to-day academic and administrative operations of AFIT; overseeing a diverse faculty and staff; providing the long-term planning leadership for the Institute; overseeing development and execution of AFIT’s capital and operating budgets; and advising the Director and Chancellor on the full range of academic and support programs and activities.


·       In the academic role of Vice Chancellor (and Chief Academic Officer, i.e., Provost), the incumbent oversees and ensures the highest standards of academic quality in both graduate and PCE instruction and in the Institute’s  research programs.  The incumbent oversees (e.g.):  the faculty promotion and tenure process; achieving and sustaining institute and program accreditation; development of new, distinctive and innovative academic programs; and long-range planning for sustaining and improving academic program quality.  The Vice Chancellor also advises and assists the Chancellor and deans in recruiting and selection of key faculty members.


·       In the administrative role of Deputy Director, the incumbent, acting within broad guidance provided by the Director and Chancellor, and with the assistance of the Commandant and Director of Staff, directs all of the Institute’s operations, including (e.g.) strategic planning, operational planning, validation and prioritization of requirements, allocation of manpower and funding resources, development of policies and procedures, and preparation of programs and budgets, in accordance with the DoD and Air Force Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution system.  The Deputy Director ensures that annual operating plans meet the Institute’s short- and long-range goals and objectives.


·       The Deputy Director and Vice Chancellor is an executive-level, Administratively Determined (AD), federal civil service position. The incumbent acts for and with the Director and Chancellor, on all Institute matters. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

·     The incumbent assists (as directed) in accomplishing all duties and responsibilities for which the Director and Chancellor is responsible.


·     Direct reports include:

o    Dean for Research

o    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


·     The incumbent provides operational direction and guidance to those personnel reporting directly to the Director and Chancellor (and their staffs), e.g.:

o   Commandant and Director of Staff

o   Dean, Graduate School

o   Dean, Civil Engineer School

o   Dean, School of Systems and Logistics


·     The incumbent must have the ability and professional stature to promote, defend and advocate program and policy decisions at the highest levels of government, industry, academe and the broader scientific community.


·     The incumbent is expected to exercise a high degree of innovation and creativity, in applying sound, mature judgment in developing effective, affordable solutions to a wide range of highly complex, and unusual, academic and managerial problems and opportunities.


·     The incumbent is expected to promote a “one-institute” philosophy, coordinating and (where appropriate) integrating the requirements, programs resources of all of the Institute’s schools, centers and programs.


·     The incumbent represents the Chancellor in high-level meetings throughout government, academe, industry and the community.


·     In the role of Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, the incumbent:

o   Develops that portion of the Institute’s long-term vision and strategic plan that articulates goals, objectives and strategies for (e.g.):

§  Recruiting, developing and (as appropriate) retaining graduate and PCE faculty; and institute staff

§  Recruiting both graduate and PCE students

§  Increasing appropriated and non-appropriated revenues and reducing life-cycle costs

§  Recapitalizing the Institute’s infrastructure, including facilities and IT systems

o   Represents AFIT at the AU Board level, on all actions involving the AU corporate structure (the Director and Chancellor will represent AFIT at the AU Council level)

o   Provides executive-level, AFIT-wide direction and oversight in managing the Institute’s human, financial and infrastructure resources.  Chairs the AFIT Financial Working Group, Human Resources Working Group, Infrastructure Working Group, and other similar groups or committees. 


·     In the role of Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer (Provost):

o   Develops that portion of the long-term vision and strategic plan that articulates the development of Academic Affairs within the Institute.  Oversees implementation, including development and execution of education and research plans and programs that contribute to advancing national security.

o   Provides recommendations, counsel, and/or policy drafts to the Chancellor, regarding all areas impacting the academic mission, standing and academic reputation of AFIT, including (e.g.):

§  Actions relative to relevant accrediting agencies, accreditation processes and standards

§  Standard or emerging academic practices in top-tier, research-based graduate institutions, including:

·       Graduate degree, certificate and professional continuing education requirements

·       Educational technologies and appropriate methodologies for distance learning

·       Faculty issues, e.g.:

o    Credentials, appointment, academic promotions and/or tenure (P&T) requests, inclusive of graduate and PCE faculty;

o   Compensation, working environment and professional responsibilities

o   Role in governance

o   Professional Development and sabbaticals

o   Adjunct and emeritus status

o   Distinguished Visiting Professors

o   Role of research in quality graduate education and related policies

o   Library requirements

o   Registrar function and transcript safeguards

o   Appropriate mix of military and civilian faculty, considering (e.g.) military deployment requirements and civilian P&T requirements

·       Institutional strategic planning regarding academic issues, recommending solutions and priorities, as necessary to accommodate resource limitations

·       Institutional assessment of academic quality and effectiveness (including requirements of accrediting agencies, the Inspector General, etc.)

·       Institutional Research (i.e., data to be collected and maintained; how that data should be analyzed to reveal useful information, etc.)

·       Appropriate academic committee structures for addressing ad hoc issues, both internal and external; and identification of new opportunities for broader AFIT involvement in external academic communities, as well as opportunities for collaboration within AFIT’s diverse academic programs.


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·        Mandatory Qualifications:

o   An earned doctorate degree (PhD preferred) in an academic field relevant to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) mission of AFIT and experience/achievements appropriate for appointment as a full professor in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, with tenure.

o   Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with other senior leaders within an academic institution.

o   Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and working effectively with a faculty council/senate.

o   A comprehensive understanding of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and joint and combined operations.  Previous military command experience at the squadron level or above is highly desired.

o   Experience in leading and managing a large, complex organization, including experience in (e.g.) strategic planning, team building, resource management (financial, human and infrastructure resources), program development and management, etc.

o   Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a wide range of diverse audiences.

·        Desirable Qualifications:

o   Five or more years of significant academic and administrative leadership and management experience (preferably at the provost or dean level), at an accredited, doctoral degree-granting university, is highly preferred

o   Be a nationally-recognized leader in engineering and/or science higher education and research.

o   Experience in building collaborative partnerships with (e.g.) government organizations (including Congress), other academic institutions and industry.

o   Experience in seeking institutional and/or academic program accreditation or reaccreditation.

o   Demonstrated record of success in attracting government-sponsored grants for research or education and satisfactorily completing those projects or programs

o   A strong record of research and scholarly publications

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 









·       Active duty military members must indicate retirement eligibility

·       Position requires frequent travel within the United States and overseas

·       This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

·       Post-Government Restrictions – this position may be subject to the post-government restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code



Applications will be evaluated against the foregoing qualification requirements.  Failure to meet any one of the standards listed under “Mandatory Qualifications” will eliminate the candidate from further consideration.  Standards listed under “Desirable Qualifications” will be used to evaluate only those candidates who meet all of the “Mandatory Qualifications.”  A screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior military officers and civilian executives will evaluate the candidates for this position.  Panel members will be selected to provide a variety of organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position.  The panel members will individually review each of the applications against the Mandatory and Desirable Qualifications.  The stated qualifications are considered to be the minimum requirements for the position.  Each panel member will apply a rating schedule to determine which candidates are considered to be “Best Qualified.”  The panel members will then meet to discuss each application and reach a consensus as to whether an application is considered to be “Best Qualified,” “Qualified,” or “Not Qualified.”  The panel will interview all of the best-qualified candidates, based upon consistently applied criteria.  The panel will then make a recommendation of those best-qualified candidates who should be referred to the selecting official in priority order.   The selecting official will consider the recommendation of the panel, resolve any questions or concerns, and offer the position to the highest-ranked candidates, in priority sequence.   For this position, the offer is contingent upon approval by the Secretary of the Air Force.



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Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


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     To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit ALL documents listed under Required Documents:


Applications will be accepted in electronic format only.  Items (1). ( 2) and (3) must be

submitted in a single Microsoft Word document.  Items (4) and (5) must be scanned in   

a single PDF document.  E-mail both documents to:, with

subject line:  Announcement #AFMC-833035-000000-9X-SDC. 

Confirmation of receipt will be provided by e-mail.


If you are unable to deliver via the method described above, please contact: Ms Leanne Heagle at telephone number (937) 255-6565, ext. 3142 ( or DSN 785-6565, ext.3142).


          To be considered, applications must be received by 11:59PM (EST) of the closing date shown on the first page of this announcement.




Ms Leanne Heagle, GS-13, DAF

Chief, Human Resources Force Support

Air Force Institute of Technology

Phone:  937.255.6565 ext 3142

DSN:  785.6565 ext 3142

Fax:  937.656.5057



Please provide information in the order listed below;  all self-typed documents must be 12-font size, Times New Roman font, and cannot exceed 1-inch margins):


(1)   Resume (limit 4 pages):

·      Job Information:   Announcement #AFMC-833035-000000-9X-SDC

·      Personal Information:  Full name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers and e-mail address(where you would like to receive communication regarding your application)

·      Country of Citizenship:

·      Current Security Clearance:

·      Highest Federal civilian and/or military grade held (please give effective dates of highest grade and/or rank held)

·      Education:  For each earned degree, please provide the type of degree, name of the college or university at which the degree was earned (include city and state where the institution is located) and the year the degree was received.

·      Work Experience:  Please provide a chronology of your work experience, including (e.g.) the position title, employer name and location, dates held (starting and ending dates), scope of responsibilities (do not send job descriptions)

·      Other Qualifications (e.g.):

o   Licenses and certifications

o   Significant professional appointments

o   Professional societies and organizations

o   Honors and awards

o   Selected publications

o   Notable achievements


(2)   Technical Qualifications (limit 8 pages total):   Address each of the Mandatory and Desirable Qualifications:

·       Brief Summary of Your Qualifications:  Please begin with a brief (e.g., ½-page) summary/overview of your technical qualifications

·       Mandatory Qualifications (limit 6-7 pages)

·       Desirable Qualifications (limit 1-2 pages)


(3)   References:  Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers (and/or e-mail address) of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for the position.


(4)   Current Performance Appraisal:  (If current or former government employee or otherwise available)


(5)   Submit one copy of the following forms:

·       SF-50:  Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (this applies only to current or former civilian government employees – a copy noting your current position, grade level and salary level).

·       OF-306:  Declaration of Federal Employment (form available at

·       SF-181:  Race and National Origin Identification (optional) (form available at

·       SF-256:  Self-Identification of Handicap (optional) (form available at


Please do not  submit any additional information:  Extraneous materials (e.g., position descriptions, award certificates, etc.) will be removed and not considered.


Phone: (937)257-3590
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
Dayton, OH


·       Once your application is received, an acknowledgement will be sent by e-mail.


·       The AFIT Force Support office will notify applicants within 30 days of the announcement closing date by one of the following methods:


o   Telephone and/or e-mail notification of scheduled interview date/time, if the candidate has been rated as best qualified.


o   E-mail notification to advise that the candidate was not rated among the best qualified and not invited for interview.

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