Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

 

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL): Lead, Discover, Develop, Deliver

The Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.  AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace force.

WHO MAY APPLY:  

Air Force Employees:  Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career or Career-Conditional Employees; Current, Permanent, Excepted Service (e.g., DCIPS) Employees who held PRIOR Permanent, Competitive Service, Career or Career Conditional positions with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service

Position Summary: This is one Senior Scientist and Technical Manager (SSTM) Interdisciplinary position that can be filled as a Supervisory Principal Research General Engineer, Physical Scientist, Psychologist, or Operations Research Analyst, DR-05. SSTM positions are scientific and technical positions which exceed the DR-04 (GS-15) level.  SSTM positions are covered under alternative personnel system known as the Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Project at the Air Force Research Laboratory.  SSTMs provide a continuity of technical leadership and oversight that is needed to ensure long term stewardship of an organization's technical capabilities.  Typically, applicants for SSTM positions are expected to have a graduate degree, significant research or development experience, and a national or international reputation in his/her field and are recognized throughout the applicable community as a renowned expert.  SSTM positions are in the competitive service.

The position will be filled as a temporary promotion not to exceed five years, which may be extended.  The AFRL/711 HPW Vice Director serves in an interdisciplinary position that formulates, plans, initiates, and directs a broad range of AF mission enabling Science and Technology (S&T) and Defense Health Programs (DHP) that span across AF core functions, domains, and mission areas

Position Location:  Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), Vice Director (711 DV), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES (may include):

AFRL/711 HPW Vice Director serves in an interdisciplinary position that formulates, plans, initiates, and directs a broad range of Air Force (AF) missions enabling Science and Technology (S&T) and Defense Health Programs (DHP) that span across AF core functions, domains, and mission areas; and leads/manages/provides highly advanced scientific and technical guidance on critical human systems Science and Technology, aerospace medicine research, and human systems integration programs and related strategic issues.

Utilizes expert level knowledge and experience in physical sciences, behavioral sciences, statistical and analytic methods, or engineering research to provide counsel in these areas to all levels, to include senior GO, SES, undersecretary, secretary; as well as industry president, vice president, and CEO levels and across the spectrum of defense organizations to include: MAJCOMs, COCOMs, HQ USAF, OSD, other services, DARPA, other US agencies to include DOE, NASA, the Intel community, universities, and an industrial base comprised of companies and corps.

Responsible for performance of strategy-to-task, roadmap, and portfolio development; DHP and S&T program execution, performance, and contribution to the AF mission; and multi-domain/discipline integration and collaboration.

Supervises, leads, manages, and develops workforce of multi-disciplined group of Scientists and Engineers and support staff that cover numerous program areas that encompass numerous major technical thrusts. Provides institutional oversight of human subject research programs as well as biosurety programs.

Provides supervision, leadership, management, and development over an organization of civil service members, military officers and enlisted, technical subject matter experts contractors, and support contractors. Ensures a highly integrated, productive, effective, and motivated workforce.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No