Job Overview


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

LOCATIONDirectorate of Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments (AF/A5S), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

SALARY:  $145,100 - $167,000 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.



BASIC DUTY SUMMARY:  The Deputy Director of Strategy, Concepts and Assessments shares responsibility, with the Director, for staffing US Air Force strategy, planning and policy positions across all USAF Major Commands and key HQ USAF staff agencies.  The incumbent is responsible for advocating and defending AF strategy, planning and policy positions to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint combatant commands, and the services staffs.  The Deputy Director develops and prescribes a process that institutionalizes Air Force long-range strategy and concepts development; encourages, captures, and integrates innovative thinking on the use of air, space and cyber power; and generates coherent approaches to guide the Air Force 30 years into the future.  The incumbent leads an enduring assessment process that evaluates the Air Force’s progress toward goals and objectives reflected in the AF strategic master plan.  The Deputy Director manages AF concept development and creates the Air Force Strategic Environment Assessment.  The incumbent develops, defines and incorporates future air, space, and cyber power strategy and concepts, both materiel and non-materiel, into Air Force planning and wargaming.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of assigned tasks.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • PCS