Supervisory Operations Manager

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Dec 02, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

  • Develop plans, strategies, milestones, and schedules for distribution of work.
  • Manage a subordinate staff of technicians, operators and scientists supporting complex projects that involve chemical and biological surety materiel with and without explosives, as well as other hazardous materials.
  • Advises senior leadership on matters related to operations and participates in development of policy and procedures for chemical and biological operations.
  • Supervises work of personnel, evaluates performance, interviews candidates, recommends personnel actions, resolves complaints.
  • Perform or direct activities including the receipt, storage, handling, demilitarization, analysis and monitoring of chemical, biological and industrial devices at the Center or at other CONUS or OCONUS locations.
  • Develop plans, strategies, milestones, and schedules for distribution of work.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) 50%
  • Subject to travel on short notice to both CONUS or OCONUS locations.
  • Requires random drug testing and medical evaluation IAW AR 50-6 and/or AR 50-1
  • This position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315
  • Requires a one year supervisory probation period to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.
  • Requires certification in the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP), IAW AR 50-1 and AR 50-6
  • Requires successful completion of pre-employment physical exam


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (1.) Executing operational plans and procedures, performing duties that require analytical ability, judgment, and knowledge of the mission, AND (2.) Providing recommendations to operational issues involving receipt, storage, handling, demilitarization and physical protection of Chemical, Biological and Industrial devices at CONUS/OCONUS locations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-11/ DE-02).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability To Lead or Supervise
  • Administration and Management
  • Technical Competence


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Support position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .