US Department of Defense - Fort Belvoir, VA4.3

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

As a OPEN SKIES IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATOR at the GS-0301-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

Provides guidance to the Division Chief for OSO program management activities to include: internal management control, budget, treaty compliance, recruitment and deployment of teams, flight and treaty training, mission planning and accomplishment, and technical and operational oversight of Open Skies OC-135B aircraft as well as lease aircraft used by the US in completion of Open Skies missions.
Serves as senior technical advisor and consultant on all OST issues and operations to the DTRA Director, OG Director, and Deputy Directors as well as interagency senior leadership.
Participates in a variety of conferences, meetings, working groups, and functions on the national and international senior leadership level. Represents the OSO in Agency meetings and briefs the DTRA Director, OG Director, and/or Deputy Directors and ensures they are informed of emergent and long-term issues.
Keeps abreast of all operational, training, and developmental issues and continually reviews all aspects of the OST mission and baseline operations and assesses overall mission requirements, operational processes, organizational structure and resource utilization in order to evaluate program execution, and prepare recommendations to improve effectiveness to the Division Chief.
Ensures compliance with treaty provisions and applicable regulatory guidelines; assess/ensure technical accuracy and reliability; identify potential problem areas, conflicting requirements or processes, anticipate the impact of changes in operating requirements or resources; and prioritize initiatives.
Coordinates and directs afore mentioned activities throughout the interagency. Provides guidance on the implementation and prioritization of program changes synchronizing workload adjustments and the allocation/reallocation of resources.
Develops short and long-range program plans, goals, and evaluations for review and implementation by the Division Chief. Based on OSD direction, training and equipment projections, and mission support projections, forecasts and develops plans for current, mid- and long-term funding and manpower requirements.
Plans, prepares, and justifies the annual OSO budget. Manages the administration of funding for travel, training, and mission support external to the Agency and treaty arid travel support for treaty signatories. Monitors expenditures and spending patterns and makes recommendations regarding the reallocation of funds
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program


Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Overtime: Occasionally
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized based on budget availability
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
PCS: Not Authorized
Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
Temporary Duty Travel CONUS and OCONUS will be required. Much of this TDY commitment will be in the former Soviet Union where medical treatment is uncertain.
The incumbent is required to maintain good health, physical condition, and must be able to obtain certification in the Open Skies Treaty.
You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
Experience of the missions, policies, instructions, procedures, and operations in order to provide technical support and program management of the treaty.
Knowledge of the arms control interagency process and the implementation process related to Open Skies and other treaties in order to manage on-going analysis of current policies and practices.
Experience of flight operations, operational capabilities and limitations of the aircraft in order to conduct specific overflight observation provision.
Thoroughly manages the process and restrictions associated with the deployment of aircraft worldwide to include: the logistics, diplomatic process, and flight requirements of foreign airspace in order to provide oversight for deployment and operation of worldwide platforms.
Oversees relevant budget principles and execution techniques in order to prepare and monitor an agency budget.
Expertise of military services officer and enlisted evaluation/fitness reporting systems in order to advise senior management and coordinate the division professional development program.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Additional information
For more information, please visit Required Supporting Documentation:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Program Management
Technical Support
Training Coordination

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see .

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required Documents
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED:1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted on any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., "HRS per week and month/year to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
For additional information see: What to include in your resume

2. Veteran's Documents:
If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents
DD214 showing character of service ( SERVICE-2 OR MEMBER-4 ONLY ), SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
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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