To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, if applicable. Additional information on ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
Education Requirements: This position has a positive education requirement. Additional information on this requirement may be obtained at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) LEVEL CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION. By statute, 10 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1733, specific Acquisition positions, GS-14 and above, are designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). All CAPs must be filled by individuals in or otherwise qualified for membership in the Acquisition Corps (10 U.S.C. Section 1733).
Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce applicants must have an Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) on file. A selectee without Acquisition Corps membership is required to become a member of the Army Acquisition Corps prior to appointment to the position.
As a SES Level CAP, the following specific statutory and regulatory requirements summarized below must be met in addition to the managerial and technical qualifications specific to this position. There are three components to the assignment qualification standards for Acquisition positions that are CAPs: 1) Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) membership requirements; 2) Tenure Position requirements, and 3) Position Education, Experience and Certification/Training requirements.
Note: The failure to satisfy/meet some of these Acquisition requirements as discussed below can be waived by the designated agency officials in the appropriate circumstances.
1) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1732, to be a member of or otherwise qualified for membership in the AAC, the individual must:
a. Currently be serving in a position in Grade GS-13 or above (or equivalent military or private sector position).
b. Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees or have been certified by the appropriate agency official as possessing significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority based on demonstrated analytical and decision-making capabilities, job performance and qualifying experience; and
(1) Have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of study, from an accredited institution of higher education from among the disciplines of accounting, business finance, law, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, qualitative methods, and organization and management, OR
(2) Have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education in his/her career field along with 12 semester hours (or equivalent) in the listed disciplines.
c. At a minimum, possess at least four years of experience in a DoD (or comparable industry or government) position.
d. Fulfill other specific requirements imposed by the Secretary of Defense.
e. Note, exceptions and alternatives to the requirements stated above in paragraphs 1a-1d are as follows:
- (1) An individual who has at least 10 years of experience in acquisition positions (or comparable position in other government agencies or the private sector) on October 1, 1991 is qualified for AAC membership without meeting the education standards cited above.
- (2) An employee who served in an Acquisition Corps position on October 1, 1991, and who does not have 10 years of experience, may meet the management education standard by equivalency examination considered by the Secretary of Defense to demonstrate skills, knowledge, or abilities comparable to that of an individual who has completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education from among the disciplines listed in paragraph 1b(1) above.
- (3) An employee may be exempt from the eligibility requirements in paragraphs 1a-1d above if the appropriate career program board certifies that he/she possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance and qualifying experience.
2) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1734, Tenure Position Requirements for filling a SES Level Acquisition Position are:
Any person assigned to a CAP shall remain in that position for not less than three years. An employee may not be assigned or selected to fill a CAP unless the person executes a written agreement to remain in Federal service in that position for at least three years. The service obligation contained in such a written agreement shall remain in effect unless and until waived by the Secretary under the appropriate circumstances.
3) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1723 and 1734 (b)(4) and DoD statutory requirements (DoD 5000.52).
At a minimum, the selectee for this position must have Level II certification or training in the Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) Acquisition Career Field at the time of selection. Within 24 months, the selectee must become Level III certified in the SPRDE Acquisition Career Field.
4) Limitation. --Any member of the AAC who does not meet the education, training, and experience requirements for a critical acquisition position may not carry out the duties or exercise the authorities of that position, except for a period not to exceed six months, unless a waiver of the requirements is granted by appropriate authority.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (MECQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the MECQs. You must address each MECQ separately. You are required to respond to all MECQs. Failure to do so, will result in an 'ineligible' rating. 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 MECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. ECQs are described above.
ECQ 1: Leading Change
ECQ 2: Leading People
ECQ 3: Results Driven
ECQ 4: Business Acumen
ECQ 5: Building Coalitions
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 OPM do not need to address ECQs.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately Total MTQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages per MTQ using 12pt, Arial or Times NewRoman with 1 inch margins.
TQ1: Demonstrated ability to manage a chemical and biological defense related programs, requiring knowledge of agency and Joint Service acquisition requirements and Congressional mandates.
TQ2: Ability to plan and manage a broad range of defense development and production programs which are executed through a matrix support structure.
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.