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: $124,406 - $172,100 per annum. (Air Force Tier 1) SES members are eligible for bonuses and/or ranks and stipends in addition to annual salary.Learn more about this agency
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons.
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.
The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy for Acquisition Integration and Excellence. The position is established to assist the Service Acquisition Executive and the DAS Acquisition Integration in the performance of their duties to integrate and execute the Air Force weapon systems modernization programs; develop and implement acquisition policies; conduct acquisition transformation and reform activities; develop courses for and regulate acquisition manpower; influence industry to reduce costs while delivering weapon systems on time and fully functional; drive efficiencies across the acquisition domain. This position serves as the principal advisor and is directly responsible to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) (SAF/AQ) in discharging responsibilities in the management of the Air Force Program Management & Acquisition Excellence (AF PM&AE) and Air Force efficiencies savings initiatives.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered
- Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report
- Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRECT Security Clearance
- Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period
- Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility
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. Successful candidates must be able to meet the standards required for a national security clearance. Those standards are reflected in the SF 86 (www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf). 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 2-year probationary period.
**See also J-N in Additional Information**
QualificationsThe following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position: Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carryout the assignments of the position. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.
A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
(1) Certification Requirement:
a. Level III certification in APDP Program Management or can be obtained within 24 months.
B. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: A supplemental statement that separately addresses each of the Technical Qualifications; including specific examples of your experience, education and accomplishments that directly relate to the technical qualifications must be submitted. The following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position:
1. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Federal budget process including Planning, Programming and Budgeting System and the Corporate Structure decision process to effectively manage resources in support of the acquisition mission.
(a) Justify requirements in budget requests and testimonies at all levels.
(b) Manpower Programming and requirements process/procedures.
2. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the DoD acquisition process and budget regulatory policies, directives, controls, and precedents to maintain DoD acquisition policies and supervise its acquisition transformation and reform initiatives.
(a) Testing, manufacturing, fielding, financial management, contracting, or personnel management at a Headquarters level.
(b) Integrated Life Cycle Management including such areas as technology refresh, continuous capability planning, supply chain and depot (organic or contractor) support planning.
(c) Pre-acquisition activities such as developmental planning, science and technology management, and technology transition from laboratory to products.
(d) Transformation and continuous process improvement across diverse yet integrated activities.
(3) Knowledge of business management environment including leadership in the following:
(a) Change agent for acquisition reform.
(b) Responding to relevant customer requirements (operational and user).
(c) Integrating activities/programs with DoD or other federal agencies.
(d) Partnering with industry and/or academia.
C. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES); they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."
Executive Qualifications Statements, which do not clearly address the five ECQs (listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format, will not be considered adequate for evaluation. Examples of good qualifications statements and use of the C-C-A-R model is provided via the OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications website located here.
A supplemental statement addressing each of the executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be submitted. Please refer to the ECQ format (below). (ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members; please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status.)
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.
D. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates:
1) Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (examples: portfolio management, research, academia, Inspector General, etc.).
(2) Mix of experience at the following: Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM) Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.
(3) Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.
(4) A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate professional or administrative discipline and an advanced degree in a related business or management field are highly desirable.
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).
There is no positive education for this position.
J. AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC). Attendance is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
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.
M. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: Yes. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
N. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applications will be evaluated against the foregoing qualification requirements. Failure to meet any one of the mandatory technical or executive core qualification standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration. A screening panel will evaluate the candidates for this position composed of a diverse mix of senior executives selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel members will individually review each of the applications in terms of the qualifications criteria contained in this announcement. The qualifications stated are the minimum requirements of the position to be Qualified, a rating schedule will be applied by a screening panel to determine which candidates are considered to be Best Qualified. Then, they will meet to discuss each application, and reach a consensus decision as to the best qualified, qualified or not qualified candidates. The panel will interview all of the best-qualified candidates based upon consistently applied criteria. 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 of a candidate is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Personnel Management approval.
Background checks and security clearance
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. 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. Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
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 who have been certified by the Qualifications Review Board (QRB); please provide a copy of an SF-50 showing career SES status.)
D. Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly addressing each of the DQs (Limit 1 page).
Attachment 2 (Supporting Documents): Items below (E.-H.) must be submitted as one single, consolidated attachment (e.g., scanned document using PDF format). Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
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. (Optional): Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at www.opm.gov
H. (Optional): Self-Identification of Handicap, SF-256 -- Form available at www.opm.gov
DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as copies of position descriptions, award certificates and transmittal letters will not be forwarded for review.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY: Please follow the below instructions to submit applications. Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration:
- Send an e-mail with the two attachments of the Application Package Requirements to: Talent Acquisition Recruiter Eric Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with subject line: AF/DPS 17-13A APPLICANT (YOUR) LAST NAME
- 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 (Eastern) 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 ALL the following information:
Job Information: Announcement number (AF/DPS 17-13A) 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:
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/December 2014).
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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)
*Applicants should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel, Executive Resources Board, and or OPM Quality Review Board reviewers may consider experience that's over 10 years old to be stale.
- 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.
Agency contact information
1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D
Washington, DC 20330
Confirmation of receipt will be provided via e-mail within three (3) days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within three (3) days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement, please call the AF/DPS office.
The Air Force Senior Executive Management Office will notify candidates approximately 30-45 days of the announcement Closing Date by one of the following methods:
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
AF/DPS CONTACT INFORMATION: Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Eric Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org / 703-695-7323 or the DPS office at email@example.com / 703-695-5260 (DSN 225).
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486049300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.