Director of Engineering and Technical Management

Department of the Air Force - Tinker AFB, OK (30+ days ago)4.5

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This position is located in the Engineering & Technical Management Directorate (EN) of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC). This position will serve as the Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) at Tinker AFB, OK and is responsible for advising the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) Commander (CC) as the senior technical leader. He/she serves as the lead providing engineering and technical support in functional areas that apply across the enterprise as designated by Air Force (AF), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), and AFSC to include enterprise sustainment functions of data collection, analyses, reporting and consultation. He/she is the most senior engineering manager for the site and is collocated with an AFSC Engineering Functional. The incumbent helps ensure horizontal integration with and problem solving across AFSC and sustainment challenges affecting multiple AFMC centers. In addition, he/she provides executive technical leadership and workforce development to other AFMC S&Es located at Tinker AFB and Robins AFB. He/she serves as the champion for DoD supply chain support across the AFSC installations, to include primarily AF and Defense Logistics Agency supply chains. The incumbent is also directly responsible to AFSC/CC for improving internal AFSC processes for engineering assistance to production and leads AF and DoD wide teams in the improvement of engineering support to the supply process, including manpower, tools, databases, policies and novel approval authorities.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering


Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship 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
Disclosure of Political Appointments
A Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance
Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period
Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility
Incumbent may be required to travel by military and commercial aircraft, with short notice, in the performance of duties.
The 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.

1. Education Requirement (See education below)

2. Certification Requirements: This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). 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 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 : 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. Extensive systems engineering and technical management experience in the development, integration, test, production, and sustainment of major aircraft systems/subsystems, software and/or components with demonstrated expertise in engineering integration, analysis, manufacturing, and repair.

2. Demonstrated understanding of the breadth of research, development, acquisition, test, and technology transition involved in repair/overhaul facilities, supply chain, and software maintenance and development.

3. Extensive knowledge and demonstrated leadership in the technical oversight of a large, diverse industrial activity; including experience in developing controls and metrics to prioritize and balance competing requirements, setting, executing, and managing priorities.

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.

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: Plans and Programs, Financial Management, Contracting, Program Management, Logistics.)

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. An advanced degree in engineering or related field is highly desirable.
This position has a positive education requirement for the 0801, General Engineering Series:
a. A professional engineering bachelors's 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.
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b. 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:

Additional information
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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.

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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
Security clearance
Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents
To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the following: (Please provide information in the order below.) All self-typed documents must be 12 font-size, Times New Roman and cannot exceed 1-inch margins.
(a) Resume ( Limit 4 pages ). A resume is the preferred format.
(b) Mandatory Technical Qualification Statement addressing each of the tech qualifications ( Limit 8 pages )
(c) Executive Core Qualifications (EQC) Statement ( Limit 10 pages ) (ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members, please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status) or OPM certification - Career applicants currently in the SES or graduates of the SESCDP program need only address the technical qualifications.
(d) Desirable Factor Statement briefly addressing each of the desirable qualifications (Limit 1 page)
(e) References: Provide names, addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for this position (Please do not list supervisors already listed on your application)
(f) Current Performance Appraisal (if current or former Government employee or otherwise available.)

Submit one copy of the following completed forms:
(g) Most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (this applies only to current or former civilian government employee - a copy noting your current position, grade level and salary level.)
(h) Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 (Form available at )
(i) Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 (optional) (Form available at )
(j) Self Identification of Handicap, SF-256 (optional) (Form available at )
(k) Transcripts

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.


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