The Director of Engineering is the senior engineering authority for the program and provides executive leadership and direction to assigned and collocated personnel from Department of Defense (DoD) components and engineering management, and technical guidance to all DoD field level and International Partner personnel that support the program.Learn more about this agency
The position also serves as the senior civilian executive advisor to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) on all aerospace weapon systems engineering matters affecting the program. The aerospace weapon systems covers the air vehicle, propulsion, maintenance systems, training systems, and combat data systems. The Director of Engineering initiates and maintains high-level contacts in the technical, scientific, acquisition and sustainment community at DoD, Headquarters (HQ) USAF, HQ Operational Navy, HQ Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Naval Air Systems Command, the operational commands, industrial organizations, and foreign governments and industries, to interface and achieve a compatible and optimized intermix of military, technical, and logistics requirements to guarantee the appropriateness and accuracy of engineering decisions. The Director is also responsible for providing authoritative advice and guidance to develop new program/mission areas; conduct broad and/or in-depth studies and analyses, and resolve critical management and/or engineering issues/problems. The Director formulates and establishes goals, objectives, and policy guidance; reviews all critical performance issues and efforts to assure effective, coordinated, and integrated attainment of F-35 requirements, including major advances in system design, airframe design, propulsion, avionics, personnel subsystems, environmental control, escape systems, logistics information systems, off-board mission systems, mission system reprogramming environments, training system simulators, and armament subsystems. The Director accomplishes personnel management and associated requirements for assigned work force, safety, security, etc. and makes final decisions on personnel matters.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required
- 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
- Position has been designated Special Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a SCI clearance
- 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.
- Attendance to the Air Force's Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC) is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
- 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, please indicate on resume when you are eligible for retirement.
- 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.
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 (not to exceed (5) pages) and Technical Qualifications (not to exceed a combined total of (2) pages).
A. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicants for all Engineering 801 positions must meet all GS-0801 Engineering Qualification Standards
Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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.
Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.
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. Extensive systems engineering and technical management experience in the development, integration, test, production, and sustainment of major aircraft systems/subsystems, cyber resiliency, low observable technology, weapons, software and/or components as it relates to engineering integration, analysis, manufacturing, and repair.
2. Demonstrated understanding of research, development, acquisition, test, and technology transition involved in repair/overhaul facilities, supply chain, and software maintenance and development.
3. Leading diverse industrial activity; including experience in developing controls and metrics to prioritize and balance competing requirements, setting, executing, and managing priorities.
Additional informationVeteran's Preference. Veterans' preference is not applicable to the SES.
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
Senior Executives Benefit: For specific benefit guidance for SES, visit this link to OPM's Guide to SES. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidesesservices.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.
A Resume-based Senior Executive Service (SES) Hiring Method will be used for this recruitment. This method provides an alternative to the traditional submission that requires applicants to submit a resume and a 10-page written ECQ narrative statement. Please note: Applicants must demonstrate their mastery of ECQs and technical competencies through their resumes. Only candidates that demonstrate mastery of ECQs and technical competencies will be invited for an interview. In Lieu of an ECQ narrative, the Air Force will submit to OPM information on the selected candidate's demonstrated ECQs. Once the Air Force Executive Resources Board and the Under Secretary of the Air Force approves the selected candidate, the Air Force Senior Executive Management Office will submit a QRB Template to OPM for certification of the candidate's ECQs. This template will include the candidate's demonstrated executive and leadership experience obtained from interviews and other materials acquired during the merit staffing process.
PLEASE NOTE: This position may also be filled under Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. This permits a qualified individual to be given an initial appointment into the Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department of Defense (DoD) without being subject to the certification of Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB).
A career SES appointment made under this authority does not guarantee that you will be eligible to transfer to another career SES appointment outside of the DoD without the need for you to compete. Other Federal agencies may require you to submit ECQs to OPM's QRB prior to your appointment in that agency.
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 on the resume packages demonstrating a high degree of the executive core qualifications and technical competencies. Only those applicants whose packages demonstrate a mastery of ECQs and technical competencies are selected for interviews. Post interview, 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, the Under Secretary of the Air Force and OPM Quality Review Board (QRB) Certification.
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. A resume-based application method will be used. This position does not allow submission of a traditional ECQ narrative. Instead, applicants are required to submit a resume, not to exceed (5) pages, that shows possession of the ECQs. (See preferred format below)
B. Mandatory Technical Qualifications Statement addressing each of the TQs (Limit 2 pages total) ** (e.g. does not mean 2 pages per MTQ.) Your MTQs must not exceed a combined total of 2 pages**.
C. Most recent completed Performance Appraisal or Performance Report.
D. 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).
E. College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience as noted by OPM.
F. (Optional): Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at www.opm.gov
G. (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.
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.
THE AIR FORCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.
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.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on .
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
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Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
PREFERRED RESUME FORMAT (Limit 5 pages) - Please submit a typewritten resume, including the following information:
Job Information: Announcement number (A1LS 2020-8) 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 Virginia Reynolds at
703-695-7677 (DSN 225).
Agency contact information
AddressAF Senior Executive Management
1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D
Washington, DC 20330
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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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