** ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED WITH A NEW CLOSING DATE OF 16 MAY 2019**Learn more about this agency
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Director over the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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As the Director, you will be responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the Air Force basic research science and technology program. You will provide executive direction requiring unusual managerial competence and technical expertise in the planning, conduct and coordination of broad, frequently large-scale and critical research activities to advance the nation's technological base. The Director formulates and provides broad policy guidance in the management of scientific research programs, internal and external resources utilization, implementation of program changes, and relationships with other organizations and echelons. Reviews all critical actions and research efforts to ensure effective and coordinated action, adherence to policy, and adequacy of expression, coverage and interpretation. Through effective and economical management planning and evaluation, you will determine major programs and projects that should be initiated, curtailed or dropped; and advises higher official of the impact of changes. Defines and publishes justification for major expenditures for directorate equipment, facilities, etc. You will also develop methods to streamline and reduce program and operating costs to ensure effective management and to enhance execution of the mission.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered
- PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- 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
- Selected candidate must file a Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978
- Drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use IAW Exec. Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86. 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. 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 after the individual successfully completes a 2-year probationary period.
QualificationsEligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties of the position. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the SES corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.
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).
A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education Requirement:
For the 0800, General Engineering Series:
a. Degree: A professional engineering degree from an accredited institution is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must:
(1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or(2) Include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics:(a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
b. Combination of education and experience: A combination of education and experience as required by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Acceptable combinations of education and experience can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf.
For the 1301, General Physical Science Series:
a. Degree: A physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
b. Combination of education and experience: Education equivalent to one of the majors shown in above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/.
2. Certification Requirements: This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP), which carries significant responsibility, primary 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.
a. Level III certification in Engineering or Science & Technology Management (STM) or can be obtained within 24 months.
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 should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel and Executive Resources Board members may consider experience that's over 10 years old to be outdated. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:
1. Demonstrated leadership in research and development in such areas as in-house, exploratory, advanced development technologies, and extensive knowledge of the Air Force's basic research program.
2. Extensive systems engineering and technical management experience in the research, development, integration, acquisition, production, and or sustainment of relevant systems.
3. Experience in leading or participating in interagency and international forums involving basic research. Fostering alliances with other government agencies, academia, and industry to support investment in basic research.
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." Submit a supplemental statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to SES Qualifications. 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 outdated. [OPM's guidance in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (Appendix B)]. Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements located here.
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 candidates:
1. Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable in Plans and Programs, Financial Management, Contracting, Program Management or Acquisition Logistics which provides a deep understanding of the Air Force Corporate Structure and the Air Staff.
2. Doctorate degree in related professional or scientific discipline is highly desired.
See the education requirement above.
U.S. Citizenship: You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Veterans' Preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to the SES.
Air Force's Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC): Attendance is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
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.
Active Duty Military Members: On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
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.
Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
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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 qualifications requirements. Failure to meet any one of the Mandatory, Technical or Executive Core Qualifications standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.
Candidates will be evaluated for this position by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus as to the Best Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified candidates. Only the Best Qualified candidates will be interviewed. 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 is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, Under SecAF, and OPM approval.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
The Qualifications Documents must be formatted using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins. Do not use borders, provide photos, or list a Social Security Number on any of the Qualifications Documents.
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); Or, OPM QRB Certification (1 page). (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. Candidates who are not current or former Career SES Members but have OPM QRB certification of their ECQs must provide their OPM certificate).
D. Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly addressing each of the DQs (Limit 1 page).
E. Most recent completed Performance Appraisal or Performance Report.
F. 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. College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience as noted by OPM.
H. (Optional): Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at www.opm.gov
I. (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
- All self-typed documents must be 12 font-size, Times New Roman and cannot exceed 1-inch margins
- Applications will be accepted via electronic format only. Items A through D must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word document. Items E through I must be scanned into a single PDF; Email both files to Michelle Crawley at firstname.lastname@example.org , Melanie McGuire at email@example.com and the A1LS office at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 703-695-5260 (DSN 225). with subject line: AF/A1LS 19-17: APPLICANT LAST NAME
- Confirmation of receipt will be provided via reply email within 2-3 days of the announcement closing. If you do not receive confirmation please contact this office
- To be considered, applications must be received in this office by 11:59 PM (ET) of the closing date, 05/16/2019
- If you are unable to deliver via the methods provided above, please contact our office at 703-695-3790 (DSN: 225) or 571-256-1917
PREFERRED RESUME FORMAT (Limit 4 pages) - Please submit a typewritten resume, including the following information:
Job Information: Announcement number (A1LS 19-17) and title of the position to which you are 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 outdated.
- 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.
AF/A1LS CONTACT INFORMATION: Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Michelle Crawley at email@example.com , Melanie McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or the A1LS office at email@example.com/ 703-695-5260 (DSN 225).
Agency contact information
AddressAF Senior Executive Management
1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D
Washington, DC 20330
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