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Job Title:  DIRECTOR, PROPULSION & POWER
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Air Systems Command
Job Announcement Number:  NW30861-00-908714K7628810-S

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
ES-0861-00
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Patuxent River, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All groups of qualified individuals - Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders.  SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.  As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

The Director, Propulsion and Power serves as the engineering executive and technical authority for all aspects of naval aviation propulsion and power systems engineering throughout full product life cycle and has direct impact on the readiness and safe operations of aviation propulsion & power systems for all naval aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary wing (ship and land based).  The incumbent reports directly to the SES/Deputy Assistant Commander for Research & Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • DAWIA Critical Acquisition Position
  • Position requires a TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Drug testing designated position

DUTIES:

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  • This Senior Executive is the key technical voice on the DoN/USMC Propulsion Management Board, which includes sponsors/DoN Type Commands, directly influencing the reliability/life, total ownership costs of the Navy’s inventory of 7,000 aircraft engines.
  • The incumbent represents DON with the private sector industry, other services and agencies, in tech authority leadership areas for both system/program specific and general matters, influencing DoN/DoD community policy and practices for investments in engine systems, technology, and management.  Adjudicates, negotiates varying interests and applies judgments drawn from tech authority affecting both program progression and delivered system capabilities, availability.
  • Incumbent is responsible for a technical workforce of over 600 civilians/military/contractor across 4 major locations and manages a budget of $200.0M and substantially influences >$1.0B in program development and life cycle total ownership costs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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These factors are required, and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position.  The mandatory technical qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for this position.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:     

The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following minimum educational requirements for this position:

Successful completion of a professional engineering degree from an ABET-accredited college or university.  –or- Successful completion of a degree with curriculum in differential and integral calculus, with additional courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science of physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics; or electronics. –or- Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Professional Engineering Registration to demonstrate the adequacy of education and experience. –or- Combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a professional engineering degree. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, which demonstrates the adequacy of education and experience. –or- Successful completion of a degree with at least 60 semester hours of courses in  physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, and in professional engineering curriculum (as described above). –or- Successful completion of a degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web sites: 

0861 series: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0861.htm

 

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications.  Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration: 

1.  Broad knowledge of a multitude of engineering disciplines (i.e. primarily Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical and Industrial) in order to provide technical direction over employees engaged in the engineering/acquisition management of aircraft/weapon systems and subsystems.

 

2.  Knowledge of the DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System and of the DoD weapons systems acquisition process.

 

3.  In-depth knowledge and direct experience in advanced scientific and engineering practices governing the research, concept formulation, development, test and evaluation, qualification, production and application of turbojet, turbofan, turboprop and shaft power engines for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

 

4.  In-depth knowledge of the science and technology involved in research development, qualification, production, and application of turbine engine air inlets, ducting, nozzles, control systems, aircraft electrical systems, auxiliary power units, emergency power units, drive trains and related propulsion system accessories.

 

5.  Knowledge of material sciences and technology applicable to advanced propulsion and power systems and components development and application. It is essential the applicant have knowledge of aircraft fuels and lubricants, specification and combustion characteristics and state of the art technology.

 

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above.  To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies.  Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs.  A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications.  The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.

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.

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.

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.

4. Business Acumen:  The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement.   Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

 


This position has positive education requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment

Travel may be required.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.

 

All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.

This position is designated a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) and is subject to the following quality ranking factors per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations. An applicant must:

1.    Be a member of the Acquisition Corps (AC) prior to placement in the position, become a member, or obtain a position assignment waiver from the DACM prior to placement in the position;

2.    Meet the Level III Career Field mandatory certification requirements within 24 months after assignment to the position;

3.    Have 10 years of acquisition experience, 4 of which were in a critical acquisition position; and

4.    Execute a CAP Service Agreement prior to assignment to the position.

This position is in the Systems Planning, Research, Development, & Engineering - Systems Enginieering career field.

Ensure proof of membership in the Acquisition Corps is attached to your application.

Additional information regarding the Defense Acquisition Workforce requirements can be found at DACM On-Line:  http://acquisition.navy.mil/content/view/full/62.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and responses to the technical and executive qualifications listed above.  Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law (see http://www.sss.gov/).

 

PCS/Relocation expenses, if authorised, will be in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.

 

Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.  

 

Federal annuitant information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

 

Please click here to download a copy of the Background Survey Questionnaire form to include in your application package.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Failure to submit a complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, July 15, 2013, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested. 

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: 
https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 908714.

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional): You must submit a resume, the format is at the discretion of the applicant.  Your resume should also include the following:

 

·         Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers (Do not include your SSN or personal photo on your resume)

·         Country of citizenship

·         Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education        http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

·         Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary

·         You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.

 

3. A separate narrative statement to each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications listed above.  In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation, as outlined in the How to Apply section of this announcement.

 

4. Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility.

5. Current or former Federal employee must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service.  DOD employees can access their SF-50 at:  My Biz

6. You must submit a copy of your college transcripts or an appropriate course listing.  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.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

*You are highly encouraged to upload/save all your documents in your USAJOBS resume builder account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. You only have to upload/save documents once and you can to apply to jobs quickly at the click of a button.

*For instructions on how to upload/save documents please review this link: How do I upload/save documents?

 

**It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.   Missing application information will not be requested.**

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jennifer M. Schiller
Phone: (360)315-8094
TDD: 858-577-5723
Email: JENNIFER.SCHILLER@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
42191 Naval Air Systems Command HQ
47123 Buse Road
Building 2272 Suite 540
Patuxent River, MD
20670

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. You will be notified of the outcome after final approval of the selectee.


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