Full Job Description
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear Matters (DASD(NM) is responsible for advising Department of Defense senior leaders on a broad range of issues in countering nuclear threats, such as: integrating management of nuclear matters within DoD; managing nuclear threat initiatives aimed at preventing terrorism; planning implementing nuclear weapon stockpile modernization; managing issues related to the composition, characteristics, safety, and security of the nation's nuclear stockpile.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Responsible for synchronizing the readiness of nuclear weapons work done at the National Nuclear Security Administration with DoD platforms as part of the overall modernization of the nuclear enterprise, a trillion dollar plus activity.
Oversees the Nuclear Weapons Council action officer groups and advises the Nuclear Weapons Council Staff Director.
Oversees and develops plans, policies, and procedures for nuclear weapons safety, security, survivability, transportation, survivability of materiel and systems relative to nuclear effects, and the modernization of the nuclear stockpile.
Leads in countering nuclear threats through non-proliferation and counter-proliferation initiatives, including international cooperation initiatives to develop and expand nuclear safety, security and treaty compliance capabilities; nuclear-radiological detection, interdiction, collection, render safe, forensics, attribution; and force protection against prompt nuclear effect.
Leads Department efforts to prepare for managing the consequences of weapons of mass destruction use and is responsible for nuclear accident and incident response programs.
Develops policy for, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of nuclear weapons and materials safety and security and assistance to other nations.
Develops required annual reports and coordinates them with interagency partners.
Serves as DOD coordinator and funding administrator Department of Defense nuclear and conventional physical security equipment research, development, test, and evaluation programs
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position.
In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 07/17/2020
The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so will result in a rating of 'ineligible.' When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at:
Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).
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.
Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in managing interagency relationships and Congressional affairs, overseeing international cooperative programs to enhance partner capacity to prevent, protect against, and respond to weapons of mass destruction (nuclear) threats.
Demonstrated knowledge of the budget process and analysis within the Military Departments and Defense Agencies, a large federal entity, or the organizational equivalent within industry.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in operational and technical matters involving nuclear weapons to include safety and security procedures, deployment and employment procedures, logistical management matters, effectiveness of nuclear matters and countering nuclear threats.
DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:
In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must 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).
An advanced degree in a relevant field of study (engineering, physics and math) or equivalent work experience is desirable.
Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.
Demographics is optional.
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 on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your ECQs must be certified by the OPM QRB before your appointment can occur.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications, the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications, not to exceed five pages. Applicants typically provide the following information:
Vacancy Announcement number SES-10848949-20-SMW
Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type 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://http://www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. Statement should not exceed two pages per MTQ.
3. Mandatory ECQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligibles, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation in item #4.
4. Copy of the Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.
5. Demographics Information of Applicants: Click on the link to access the Demographics Information of Applicants http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/Applicant_Tracking_Form_2-19-2014-2.pdf
DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
All Qualified U.S. Citizens