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Job Title:  Director, Air Force History and Museums Policies and Programs
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  9L-DPS-844408-123456-KP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$143,600.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Pentagon, Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


LOCATION:  Office of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (HAF), Pentagon, Washington DC


SALARY:  $143,600 - $165,300 per annum (Air Force Tier 1).  SES members are eligible for bonuses and stipends in addition to annual salary.  Recruitment/Relocation Bonus and Moving Expenses may be authorized.  This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) Career Reserved position and is assigned a precedence priority code of DV-6 (equivalent to a Brigadier General) for protocol purposes.


CONSIDERATION:   Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons.  Consideration will be extended without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization, or disability.





  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET Security Clearance
  • Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period
  • Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility


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The Director, Air Force History and Museums Policies and Programs provides guidance and oversight in the formulation of strategic plans and policies pertaining to historical matters throughout the Department of the Air Force.  The Air Force History Office ensures key national and Air Force goals, priorities and values guide the planning process and forecasts for technology advances are fully assessed and integrated into strategic plans.  The Director serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force on Air Force history matters to clearly explain and advocate Air Force positions and guidance on a wide range of current and historical topics.  The Air Force History Office reviews and analyzes the historical program to determine overall scope and direction of the research, writing, and publication program and the technical competency required for accomplishment of the program consistent with senior leadership’s goals and objectives.  The Director provides broad direction and guidance to the Air Force History Office, the Air Force Historical Research Agency and the Heritage Program including the National Museum of the USAF.  The Director formulates the Air Force historical stance on the planning and execution processes of politically sensitive historical events and critically analyzes historical senior leader strategic decisions and leadership. 


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Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties of the position.  Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the SES corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.




      Education Requirement:  It is an Air Force policy that candidates hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution for a Civilian Senior Executive position.  A separate narrative statement is not required.  This information should be embedded within the resume.


B.   MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs):  A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ.  TQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments within the last 10 years.  Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:


(1) Knowledge and understanding of American history with emphasis on military and aerospace history, history of military technology, American foreign policy and/or related fields.

(2) Strategic policy development, programming and decision-making skills as they relate to history.

(3) Executive communication skills including the ability to write, analyze and synthesize current issues and historical events, develop strategic communication plans and publicly advocate the Air Force’s history and museums program.


C.  MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."  Submit a supplemental statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to SES Qualifications.  ECQs must focus on relevant and recent experience, education and training accomplishments within the last 10 years.  Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, examples of good qualifications statements, and additional information at the website:


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.


In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective.  The 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).


D.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:


(1)     Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples:  plans & programs, research, academia, Inspector General, speechwriter, marketing, publishing, etc.).

(2)     Mix of experience at the following: MAJCOM, COCOM, Service Component, OSD, Joint Staff, HAF, other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.

(3)     Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.

(4)     An advanced degree in history or related field is highly desirable.





Applications will be evaluated against the qualifications requirements.  Failure to meet any one of the Mandatory, Technical or Executive Core Qualifications standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.  Candidates will be evaluated for this position by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position.  The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus as to the Best Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified candidates.  Only the Best Qualified candidates will be interviewed.  The panel will then make a recommendation of those Best Qualified candidates who should be referred to the selecting official, in priority order.  Final selection is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, SecAF and OPM approval.


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(Limit 4 pages)


APPLICATION/RESUME:  Please submit a typewritten resume, including the following information: 


Job Information:  Announcement number (AF/DPS 13-03) and title of the job to which you’re applying.


Personal Information:  Full name, mailing address (with Zip Code), day and evening phone numbers (with area code) and complete e-mail address where you would like to receive correspondence regarding your application.  **PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.**


Country of Citizenship:


Current Security Clearance:


Salary:  Please state your salary history.


Highest Federal Civilian and/or Military Grade Held:  (Also give job series and effective dates of grade held).


Education:  Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received.  Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:


Work Experience:  Give the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:  (Do not send job descriptions.)

-  Starting and ending dates (month and year)

-  Job title (for government position, include civilian series and grade or military rank)

-  Employer's name and address

-  Supervisor's name and phone number *Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor

-  Salary (current)

-  Hours per week

-  Number of employees supervised and/or scope of responsibility of employees led

-  Duties and accomplishments (summarized in one paragraph)

Focus on relevant and recent experience and training accomplishments within the last 10 years.


Other Qualifications:

-  Job-related training courses (title and year)

-  Job-related skills, for example, other languages and computer software/hardware

-  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)

-  Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents unless requested).


Publications:  Provide a list of publications you have authored.  Provide title, date and any co-authors, clearly indicate if you are the first author and state the impact of any publication on the community.


References:  Provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for this position.  Please do not list supervisors already listed above.


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 -  Send an e-mail with the two attachments of the Application Package Requirements to: with subject line:  AF/DPS 13-03

-  All Applications will be accepted via electronic format only.

--  Label the MSWord document file for Attachment 1 using the applicant’s Last name and “Qualifications Documents” (e.g., “Jones Qualifications Documents”). 

--  Label the scanned document file for Attachment 2 using applicant’s Last name and the “Supporting Documents” (e.g., “Jones Supporting Documents”).

-  DO NOT submit any additional information, documents or attachments:  Any extraneous materials submitted such as:  position descriptions, diplomas, transcripts, award certificates, or letters of recommendation, etc., will not be considered or forwarded for review. 

-  To be considered, AF/DPS must RECEIVE all Application Packages in their entirety via email by 11:59 PM (EST) of the CLOSING DATE listed at the top of this vacancy announcement.

-  Confirmation of receipt will be provided via reply e-mail within 48 hours of position closing on USAJOBS.  If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, please call the AF/DPS office.


      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION PACKAGE:  To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the following: 


Attachment 1 (Qualifications Documents):  Items below (A.-E.) must be submitted as one single, consolidated Microsoft Word document in the order shown below.  The Qualifications Documents must be formatted using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins and should not exceed a total of 22 pages.  Do not use/list a Social Security Number on any of the Attachment 1 Qualifications Documents.


A.   Resume in the preferred format (Limit 4 pages).

B.   Mandatory Technical Qualifications Statement addressing each of the TQs (Limit 6 pages).

C.    Executive Core Qualifications Statement addressing each of the ECQs (Limit 10 pages).  

(Note: ECQs are not required for current or former Career SES Members; please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status.) 

D.   Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly addressing each of the DQs (Limit 1 page).

E.    References:  Provide names, addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for this position.  Please do not list supervisors already listed on your application (Limit 1 page).


Attachment 2 (Supporting Documents):  Items below (F.-K.) must be submitted as one single, consolidated attachment in the order shown below (e.g., scanned document using PDF format).


F.    Include a separate "Manager ECQ concurrence" memorandum/statement from a Manager verifying the accuracy of the information in your ECQs Statement.  This memo must include the following statement: “I verify the information provided in the Executive Core Qualifications accurately reflect the activities and achievements of (Full Name of applicant) as stated.”  Do not include any additional information, or personal recommendations in the Manager ECQ Concurrence memorandum/statement.

G.   Current Performance Appraisal (if current or former Government employee or otherwise available).

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

I.    Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 (Form available at

J.    Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 (optional) (Form available at

K.   Self Identification of Handicap, SF-256 (optional) (Form available at


      AF/DPS CONTACT INFORMATION:  Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Lt Col Kerry Proulx at / 571-256-1917 (DSN 260) or the DPS office at / 703-695-5260 (DSN 225).


 See "How to Apply"


Kerry J. Proulx
Phone: (571)256-1917
Agency Information:
Air Force Senior Executive Management
1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D
Washington, DC


Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent to you within two days.

The Air Force Senior Executive management Office will notify candidates within 30-45 days of the announcement closing date with one of the following methods:

Telephone and/or email notification of scheduled interview date/time if candidate has been rated Best Qualified


Email notification to advise the candidate was not rated among the Best Qualified, thus not referred for interview.

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