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The Executive Director serves as the principal assistant to the AFOTEC Commander (O-8) for all management actions. The incumbent acts for and with the Commander in execution of all mission responsibilities, except those delegable duties under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and under regulations on adverse personnel actions against military members.
The Executive Director assist the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) commander as the senior interface between AFOTEC and major commands, other services, agencies, allied partners, industry and the scientific community. In concert with the Commander's direction, oversees assigned operational test and evaluation activities. As the senior civilian, formulates plans for the Commander to implement new policies for the management of test and evaluation activities; determines program goals and develops implementation plans; assures the establishment of standards of professional and technical quality and ensures standards are maintained; and participants in and/or chairs senior-level meetings at the Headquarters or elsewhere throughout the Air Force.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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
Position has been designated Critical-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmental Information (SCI) access.
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, if not previously completed.
Position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.
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.
Eligibility 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
Level III certification in Test and Evaluation or can be obtained within 24 months.
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:
In-depth knowledge, experience and background to manage, plan, execute, report and control broad and complex weapon system programs in consonance with higher level program directives and diverse developmental and operational test requirements.
Proven experience leading a large and complex government or private sector operational organization, to include establishing objectives, integrating a diverse range of capabilities to meet those objectives, and articulating sophisticated, thoroughly defendable positions to influence decisions at the highest levels of executive authority.
There is no education requirement for this series and grade.
Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 permits a q 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.
This position is not covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
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.
Active Duty Military Members: On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.
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
This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) and has been designated as a Key Leadership Position which carries significant responsibility, primarily involving supervisory or managerial duties in acquisition. A 3-year tenure agreement is required for the position. The incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements cited below, unless a waiver is granted by the AF Senior Acquisition Executive
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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.
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 on the resume packages demonstrating a high degree of the executive core qualifications and technical competencies. Normally, 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 and the Under Secretary of the Air Force.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
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. (Optional) 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.
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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