Director Office Of Systems Architecture And Advanced Planning

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Sep 19, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Full Time
SummaryNESDIS is looking for great people to manage our world-class operations. Our satellites monitor US and global weather conditions and we also have three world-class data centers. The data from NESDIS satellites help save lives and resources. Come be a part of NESDIS!Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/14/2022 to 10/13/2022Salary$135,468 - $203,700 per yearPay scale & gradeES 00HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Silver Spring, MDRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedYes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.Appointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceSenior ExecutivePromotion potential00Job family (Series)1301 General Physical ScienceSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceTop SecretDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskSpecial-Sensitive (SS)/High RiskTrust determination processNational securityAnnouncement number22-NESDIS-11647979Control number677237600HelpThis job is open toSenior executivesThose who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).The publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agencyApplications will be accepted from all groups of Qualified Individuals/All-Sources (US Citizens Only).VideosHelpDutiesThe OSAAP Director will have full responsibility for the discharge of the following essential organizational functions at NESDIS: 1. Serves as the end-to-end (from space sensors to delivery of data products) system architect for NESDIS. 2. Defines, analyzes and allocates level 0/1 requirements for assessment and implementation by the organizational divisions. 3. Performs validation of 0/1 level requirements, through the architecture and organizational divisions accountable for meeting the allocated mission-level requirements. 4. Supports the budget strategy and formulation process and the definition of acquisition programs to meet NESDIS mission objectives. 5. Leads technical evaluation of major systems acquisition programs. 6. Develops and maintains Program/Project and Systems policy to enable successful execution of the mission-level requirements by the different elements. 7. Defines and manages Enterprise level configuration control of the end-to-end system architecture. 8. Leads studies to support near term architecture level issues, conducts enterprise level sensitivity and reliability analyses, and performs trades and technology assessments to support long term planning and strategic direction and technology investments. 9. Acts as technical liaison within the United States and international industries relating to the end-to-end systems architecture.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentAs a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Key Requirements: 1. Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility. 2. Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secretsecurity clearance. 3. Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1 year probationary period. 4. Position is subject to pre-employment background investigation. 5. Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required). 6. Position is subject to random drug testing.QualificationsTo meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below and the educational requirement These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. SES Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): 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. NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font. Professional/Technical Core Qualifications (PTQs): HR SPECIALIST ENTERS IN PTQs PTQ 1 - In-depth technical knowledge of, and experience in, the fields of physical science or systems science in order to develop and procure remote sensing satellites, their instrumentation, data acquisition, and processing systems. PTQ 2 - Demonstrated leadership in the systematic approach to requirements, architecture planning, strategic planning, and systems engineering of major acquisition systems. PTQ 3 - Knowledge and experience in directing the development of major satellite system programs. NOTE: Responses to PTQs must not exceed 2 pages per PTQ, for a total of 6 pages. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at Example of ECQ statements are available at The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factorEducationA. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. or B. Combination of education and experience: education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.Additional informationBackground Investigation: This position is designated as Top Secret Security and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility. Public Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter. Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. Selective Service: Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site at Veterans' preference: VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO POSITIONS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE. False Statements: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 USC 3302 and 3361. Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. Application materials: The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Equal Employment Opportunity: The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Gerry Coffee, the servicing Human Resources Specialist, either by e-mail at Gerry.Coffee@NOAA.Gov or by telephone at 301-628-1893. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users may contact us via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed and each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ). If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. The servicing Human Resources Specialist will forward all minimally qualified applicants to be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE". Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: -Best Qualified -Well Qualified -QualifiedHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. 1. Resume 2. Transcripts (Official or Unofficial) from the institution's registrar; dean or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation which confirms completion of requirement for the required degree. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the US, you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. Please refer to -visitus-forrecog.html for more information. 3. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES. 4. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level. 5. If you successfully completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, please provide a copy of your certificate. All required documentation must be provided on or by the closing date of the vacancy (if applicable). 6. ECQ narrative responses should be attached under "Executive Core Qualifications. 7. PTQ narrative responses should be attached under "Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Applicants who fail to submit requested documents and answer the mandatory questions WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an "Incomplete" rating. If you are unable to upload documents, you may fax your documents using the instructions below. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly. FAXING INSTRUCTIONS: Please fax legible documents using the appropriate cover sheet. Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to 1. Log into MYUSAJOBS 2. Click on "Applications" 3. Locate the vacancy you applied to 4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click on "More Information" 5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue" Do not submit any additional information that is not required: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US 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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