Deputy Director, Pentagon Force Protection Agency

Pentagon, Virginia
May 27, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Deputy Director, PFPA exercises broad oversight and direction in implementing all supporting Agency base operations functions that provide force protection, security, and law enforcement for the people, critical infrastructure, facilities, and other resources of the Pentagon Reservation and for the Department of Defense (DoD) activities and DoD occupied facilities within the National Capital Region not under the jurisdiction of a Military Department. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Establishes systems and processes to enable responsive and integrated command and control of assigned personnel, forces, and other resources; enables prompt notifications, alerts, and coordination of crisis response and consequence management operations with the DoD of components, Federal Agencies, and local jurisdictions to enable prompt and effective communications and integrated operations concerning the Pentagon Facilities to ensure the safe movement, control, or evacuation of personnel.
  • Provides oversight, direction and assists in setting priorities for the full spectrum of law enforcement, investigative and counter-intelligence efforts acting through the Agency's senior law enforcement executive.
  • Coordinates with the DoD and Federal intelligence and law enforcementorganizations to obtain terrorism related intelligence information. Maintains current terrorist threat assessments relevant to Pentagon Facilities and distributes pertinent information to DoD Component officials and local partners as appropriate.
  • Implements antiterrorism, force protection, and terrorism consequence management activities at Pentagon Facilities. Ensures integrated planning for emergency actions by the National Military Command Center and the command centers of the Military Departments, inter-Agency response plans, continuity of operations planners, local jurisdictions, and where appropriate, other DoD components. Oversees antiterrorism/force protection training and exercises for personnel at DoD facilities.
  • Ensures the enforcement of Federal law and regulations, and ensures compliance with DoD policies pertaining to access, security, and emergency operations on Pentagon Facilities. Oversees investigation of violations of these laws and regulations and allegations of misconduct by officers and other officials of the PFPA. Coordinates law enforcement actions pertaining to Pentagon Facilities with Federal and local jurisdictions.
  • Organizes, directs, and manages the PFPA and all assigned resources. Prepares PFPA program and budget submissions; monitors acquisition actions and adherence to fiscal compliance mandates; makes determinations regarding priorities/resources; and provides recommendations to the Director of Administration and Management for incorporation into the planning, programming, and budgeting system (PPBS) process.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
  • 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).
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • 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.
  • All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.


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.
  • Knowledge of security, law enforcement and investigative processes, regulations, and operations to oversee security and law enforcement activities.
  • Extensive knowledge of anti-terrorism, consequence management, and critical infrastructure security and Cybersecurity to perform vulnerability assessments and take action to address weaknesses.
  • Demonstrated experience in law enforcement, protection, and leadership of same, to include establishing and managing major initiatives of an organization and experience in generating and applying new hypotheses and concepts in planning, implementing, and evaluating force protection, functional support and crisis response initiatives.
  • Knowledge of personnel management, logistics, Law Enforcement training and budgetary processes (Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution) and best practices of the DoD.
  • 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).


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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