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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Director of Contracting for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO).
This position reports to the Director, AFRCO and serves as the Director of Contracting for the AFRCO. In addition to primary duties as the AFRCO Director of Contracting, the incumbent provides oversight and general guidance to Air Force field contracting units on Special Access Program (SAP) issues at the Air Force HQ level on behalf of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition (Contracting) (DAS(C)). As the AFRCO Director of Contracting, the incumbent oversees the obligation of over $4B annually on mostly classified programs. The incumbent provides Business and Contract Clearance for all Special Access and all other programs at the AFRCO. The incumbent also provides oversight and general SAP guidance to Air Force field units on Special Access programs to include occasional Business and Contract Clearance or other SCO responsibilities for unique contracting circumstances as required. When required, assists the DAS(C) as Special Advisor to COCO/SCO for unique SAP contracting circumstances and serves as a senior contracting advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition for Special Access Program matters when required. This position is designated Emergency Essential. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the Emergency Essential duties until relieved by proper authority
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments.
- PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments.
- Mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.
- Position has been designated Critical-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance.
- Drug testing designated position and incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use IAW Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86 and position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter and pass urinalysis testing prior to appointment.
- Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations and incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings.
- Position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.
- An initial SES career appointment becomes final only affter the individual successfully completes a 2-year probationary period.
- Attendance to the Air Force's Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC) is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
- Position is designated as mission essential. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the emergency essential duties until relieved by proper authority.
QualificationsA. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Education Requirement: Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Must have at least 24 hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the resume.
- Certification Requirements: This is a Key Leadership Position (KLP), which carries significant responsibility, primarily involving supervisory or managerial duties in acquisition. A 3-year tenure agreement is required for the position. The selectee must also meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements cited below, unless a waiver is granted by the AF Senior Acquisition Executive (SAE). Please indicate in your resume the level and source of certification or eligibility for certification.
b. 10 years of acquisition experience or equivalent, 4 of which were in a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) or equivalent position.
B. 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:
- Comprehensive knowledge of contracting theory, laws, principles, and practices in a classified and unclassified contracting environment to include: pre-award of competitive and sole source negotiations; pricing and negotiation of various contract types; administration of contract changes and management of effective business relationships; claims/dispute resolution; contract policy interpretations and application.
- Extensive knowledge of business management environment including leadership in the following: responding to relevant customer requirements; integrating activities/programs with DoD or other Federal agencies; partnering with industry and academia.
- Executive level experience creating sound acquisition strategies at both the programmatic and project level (programs greater than $100M and projects less than $100M).
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).
4. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:
1. A Master's degree in business/management is highly desirable.
2. Certification in other related Acquisition discipline (Program Management) is highly desired.
Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Must have at least 24 hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the resume.
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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, Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Personnel Management approval.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 (2) attachments of the application package requirements to Jonell B. Tomlinson at email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: CVXS 19-05 APPLICANT'S 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., "Smith Qualifications Documents").
-- Label the scanned document file for Attachment 2 using applicant's last name and the "Supporting Documents" (e.g., "Smith Supporting Documents").
- DO NOT submit any additional information, documents or attachments: Extraneous materials such as: copies of position descriptions, promotion recommendation forms (PRFs), award certificates, or letters of recommendation will not be considered or forwarded for review.
- To be considered, CVXS 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 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 CVXS office.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION PACKAGE: To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the documents stated below in the format as designated. Packages that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
Attachment 1 (Qualifications Documents): Items below (A.-D.) must be submitted as one (1) 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.-J.) must be submitted as one (1) single, consolidated attachment (e.g., scanned document using PDF format). Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or 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. (Required): College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience.
H. (Required): Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 -- Form available at www.opm.gov.
I. (Optional): Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at www.opm.gov .
J.(Optional): Self-Identification of Handicap, SF-256 -- Form available at www.opm.gov.
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
(Limit 4 pages)
APPLICATION/RESUME: Please submit a typewritten resume, including ALL of the following information:
Job Information: Announcement number (CVXS 19-05) and Director of Contracting.
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: Please state your country of citizenship.
Current Security Clearance: Please state your current security clearance.
Salary: Please state your current salary.
Federal Civilian: Please state highest grade held and date of promotion (e.g., GS-15/June 2006).
Active-Duty Military: Please state highest rank held, date of promotion and date eligible to retire (e.g., Branch/Colonel/June 2006/December 2014).
Retired Military: Please state highest rank held and date of retirement (e.g., Branch/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).
Recommend information focus on relevant and recent experience and accomplishments within the last 10 years.
- 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.
**Please do not include any extraneous materials such as: copies of position descriptions, promotion recommendation forms (PRFs), award certificates, or letters of recommendation. The aforementioned will not be considered or forwarded for review.
Agency contact information
AddressAF Senior Executive Management
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 CVXS 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.
CVXS CONTACT INFORMATION: Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Jonell B.Tomlinson at email@example.com / 571-256-1916(DSN 225) or the CVXS office at firstname.lastname@example.org / (703)695-5260(DSN 225).
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
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/521474700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.