Strategic Systems Programs Office
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington Navy Yard, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
Opened Thursday 3/23/2017
Closes Thursday 4/6/2017
$124,406.00 to $187,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Who May Apply
All groups of qualified individuals - Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.
Control Number: 466261800
Job Announcement Number: NW70801-00-1931324LP626771S
This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
As a Senior Executive reporting to the Director, Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), you will serve as the Senior Civilian Advisor for Research and Development (R&D) and provide executive leadership for the Navy for matters relating to integration of weapons and payloads into Ohio and Columbia Class submarine large diameter tubes. You are responsible for the planning, development, execution and overall program management of follow on sea-based Strategic Weapon Systems Programs.
Establish and direct research and exploratory development programs under management of the Program Office with emphasis on efforts in support of follow on sea-based Strategic Weapon Systems Programs.Provide executive leadership for the Navy for all matters relating to Arms Control Treaty implementation and compliance. This includes current and follow-on treaties such as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Open Skies Treaty, Chemical Weapons Convention, and more than 25 other international treaties with agreements affecting the Navy. Direct SSP efforts in support of programs where SSP is a participating or supporting Program Office. In this capacity, the incumbent is the interface to that program's Program Executive Officer or lead Agency and is responsible for SSP's performance, schedule, resource definition and contract execution.SSP executive responsible for Program Office coordination of all Special Access Programs (SAPs). In this capacity, the incumbent ensures that all elements of the SAP are integrated, as required, into SSP programs. Principal point of contact for the Program Office with the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (a four-star Flag Officer).Directly responsible for financial management for approximately $600 million (Future Years Defense Program) in Operations & Maintenance Navy (O&MN), Research and Development (R&D), Weapons Procurement Navy (WPN) and Other Procurement Navy (OPN) appropriations in the areas of follow on sea-based Strategic Weapon Systems Programs, and other assigned efforts.
Occasional Travel Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
Must be a U.S. Citizen Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program. DAWIA Key Leadership Position See special requirements section for additional requirements.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration.
1. Knowledge of the processes and programs essential to the design, development, acquisition, and life-cycle support of a major weapon system.
2. Experience in the technical disciplines related to Submarine Based Strategic Weapon System Integration (e.g. underwater launch, flight controls, missile and reentry systems, payload planning systems, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, & Intelligence (C4I)).
3. Knowledge of the technologies required in the development of complex systems simulations and employment models required in follow on sea-based Strategic Weapon Systems Programs.
4. Ability to plan and execute concurrent complex technical programs containing concurrent elements of Research and Development, engineering development, production, operational support, and equipment phase-out.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs (SES Career employees include only those appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393). A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.
1. Leading Change: 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.
2. Leading People: 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.
3. Results Driven: 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.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: 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.
These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following basic educational requirements for this position:
Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by (ABET) as a professional engineering program; 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. -OR- Combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional 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: (I) Professional Registration or Licensure: Current registration as a an Engineering Intern (EI), Engineering in Training (EIT) 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; or (II) Written Test: Successfully passed the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) examination), or any other written test required for professional registration, which is administered by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or (III) Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in response B. The courses must be in the third and fourth year of college to be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering program as described in response B; or (IV) Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (Note: Please see the Qualifications & Education sections of this announcement for a link to the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements. OPM guidance indicates that there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience. This training plan or experience must be well documented and provided at time of application.)
Additional qualification information about the Basic Education Requirement can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/GS-PROF.asp; and OPM's Individual Occupational Requirements (IORs): 0800-Professional Engineering Series
This position has positive education requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment.
Selectee must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.
All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
This position is designated a Key Leadership Position (KLP) and is subject to the following quality ranking factors per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations. An applicant must:
1. Be a member of the Acquisition Corps (AC) prior to placement in the position, become a member, or obtain a position assignment waiver from the DACM prior to placement in the position;
2. Meet the Level III Career Field mandatory certification requirements within 24 months after assignment to the position;
3. Have 10 years of acquisition experience, 4 of which were in a critical acquisition position;
4. Execute a KLP Service Agreement prior to assignment to the position.
This position is in the Program Management career field.
Ensure proof of membership in the Acquisition Corps is attached to your application.
Additional information regarding the Defense Acquisition Workforce requirements can be found at DACM On-Line: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/workforce/Pages/CareerManagement.aspx