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Job Title:Deputy Director, Manpower, Organization and Resources

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:9L-DPS-1041658-123456-PLB

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

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$145,100.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Tuesday, February 18, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Top Secret




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.

SALARY: $145,100 - $167,000 per annum (Air Force Tier 1).  SES members are eligible for bonuses and stipends in addition to annual salary.  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. 


AREA OF 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.


MOBILITY: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES and DISES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.  Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointed SES and DISES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligation Agreement.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel required


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • A 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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As Deputy Director, the incumbent is responsible, along with the Director, for performance of the 60 person directorate staff in performance of the mission.  The primary missions include (a) determining, validating, and documenting all Air Force manpower requirements ranging from home station operation to full war time operations; (b) building, programming and defending the Air Force Manpower requirement for the Total Force as an integral part of the Program Objection Memorandum (POM) and the President's Budget (PB) submission; (c) directing requirements documentation reflecting manpower resource allocation supporting organizing, training and equipping mission in a home station environment; manpower resource utilization required to support mobilization, deployment, employment, and continuing in place mission sustainment ranging from contingencies to full wartime operations as articulated in the National Security Strategy; and recurring manpower resource utilization for crisis actions and operation other than war; (d) allocating and controlling all funded manpower authorizations to ensure resources are used by all organizations consistent with Air Force Corporate Structure direction and in compliance with legislative mandates; (e) promulgating policies and procedures governing the effective and economical use of the Total Force manpower resources- active military, reserve military, civilians and contract employees; (f) developing and maintaining Air Force organization policy for active and reserve forces; (g) providing policy guidance on all matters relating to setting manpower requirement levels including the development of Manpower Requirement Determination tools (h) developing guidance for and operation of the Air Force the Competitive Sourcing and Privatization program and; (i) collaborating with Air Force Personnel Manager at HQ Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center to ensure that present and future manpower and personnel programs are complementary. The incumbent has primary additional duties: (a) serve as Technical Expert for the Air Force Management Engineering program; (b) serve as the Air Force Manpower Civilian Career Field Manager and; (c) serves as the senior functional Manpower advisor to the Air Force Corporate Structure.



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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.


A.  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.  Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:


            (1)   Developing and applying manpower policies, organizational structures and manpower requirement sizing methodologies.

            (2)   Planning, programming and budget execution as it relates to developing, defending and amendingDepartment, agency or corporate-level programs and budgets. 

            (3)   Developing policies and procedures for, and determining the appropriate mix of manpower and private sector support. 


B.  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.  The 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 information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements 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). 


C.  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, financial management, or program management, etc.).

(2)  Breadth of experience in multiple organizations and at multiple levels.  Mix of experience at the following: MAJCOM, COCOM, Service Component, OSD, Joint Staff, HAF, plus assignments at two or more organizations (at least two installations) and other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience is highly desirable.

(3)  Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development program such as Federal Executive Institute, Harvard Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment and Feedback Seminar, or equivalent courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.

(4)  An advanced degree in business, management engineering, public administration or other related field is desirable.




RATING AND RANKING METHODS:  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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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


A.  U.S. CITIZENSHIP.  You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

B.  MOBILITY.  Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.  Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.

C.  EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278).  Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

D.  TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.  This position has been designated Critical-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance.

E.  DRUG TESTING POSITION.  This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program.  Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter (Condition of Employment for all Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) Positions identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment.  This position also requires incumbent may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86.

F.  TRAVEL.  Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.  Incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings.

G.  DUTY HOURS.  This position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.

H.  VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Veterans’ preference is not applicable to the SES.

I.   PROBATIONARY PERIOD.  An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

J.  AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC).  Attendance is required for newly appointed Air Force SES members within 12 months of appointment.

K.  POST-GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS.  This position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.

L.   Active Duty Military MemberS.  On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement. 


This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify this office.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.







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HOW TO APPLY:  The following are the instructions to submit applications: 


-  Send an e-mail with the two attachments of the Application Package Requirements to: with subject line:  AF/DPS 14-03

-  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:  Extraneous materials such as:  copies of position descriptions, diplomas, promotion recommendation forms (PRFs), award certificates, transcripts, or letters of recommendation 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 e-mail within 3 days of receiving an application.  If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, please call the AF/DPS office.




(Limit 4 pages)

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


Job Information:  Announcement number (AF/DPS 14-03) 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.


Federal Civilian:  State highest grade held and date of promotion (e.g., GS-15/June 2006).


Active-Duty Military:  State highest rank held, date of promotion and date eligible to retire

(e.g., Colonel/June 2006/August 2013).


Retired Military:  State highest rank held and date of retirement (e.g., Colonel/May 2008).


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 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION PACKAGE:  To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the documents in the format as designated.  Packages that do not include all of the required documents or meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration. 


Attachment 1 (Qualifications Documents):  Items below (A.-D.) 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 must not exceed a total of 21 pages.  Do not use borders, provide photos, or 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 an SF-50 showing SES status.) 

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


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


E.    (Required): Most recent Performance Appraisal or Performance Report.

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

G.   (Required): Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 -- Form available at

H.   (Optional):  Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at

 I.    (Optional):  Self-Identification of Handicap, SF-256 -- Form available at


Patricia L. Barfield
Phone: (571)256-1916
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 3 days.  If you do not receive a response, contact our office at 703-695-5260 (DSN:  225).


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 by telephone and/or email notification of scheduled interview date/time if candidate has been rated Best Qualified or email notification to advise the candidate was not rated among the Best Qualified, thus not referred for interview.

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