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Deputy Director, Prevention, Resilience and Readiness Directorate

Pentagon, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

The Deputy Director develops and oversees Army-wide strategies and guidance for a host of Quality of Life (QoL) and Prevention services of Soldiers, Families, and Civilians, including, but not limited to, Soldier and Family Readiness Programs to include Family Programs, Morale Welfare and Recreation and Child, Youth and School Services, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP), Integrated Prevention, and access to Health Care. The incumbent oversees holistic program reviews and develops enterprise strategies for all 3 Army components. Responsible for developing and implementing Army Strategy, Policy and Resource Planning for human resource programs and initiatives to enhance individual unit and Army readiness and support the Health of the Force to include Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Survivors, and their Families. As the Army's strategic leader for human resource/human relations strategy and policy, programs, and initiatives in support of Army Strategic Objectives, provides innovative, relevant, adaptive guidance, focused on Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Survivors, and their Families. Advises Senior Leaders of the Army on the full range of human resource/health promotion and SHARP risk reduction/human relations policies, initiatives and campaigns, the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), the Army Suicide Prevention Program, and Army Command Policies to include Health Promotion, Ready and Resilient (R2). Supervises a range of activities that include, but are not limited to, data collection and analysis, modeling, business process analysis and improvement, requirements development regulatory guidance and policy development. Management oversight for a directorate consisting of 94 personnel and 369 contractor man-years. Oversees the activities of 94 personnel at the GS14/15 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)/Colonel (COL) level.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.
You must be able to submit and pass designated and/or Random Drug Testing as required.
You must sign a mobility agreement.
You must be able to obtain/maintain the appropriate clearance and access level for this position.
Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit

  • 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.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required. You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • The incumbent is required to travel on both scheduled and unscheduled aircraft, and other modes as required, under conditions specified under the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.
  • The incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high level meetings to obtain resolution of problems and gather information to assist in the decision-making process.
  • Mobility: An essential element of the SES is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army SES positions may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The U.S. Army senior leadership considers mobility to be an integral part of employment as an SES member with the Department of the Army.


**To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, if applicable (such as Education - see below). Additional information on ECQs is available at .

(1) Mandatory Executive Core Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION) (ECQ):

All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Use the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model to describe your accomplishments. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so, will result in an 'ineligible' rating. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1-inch margins.

Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates, who have been certified by the OPM do not need to address ECQs. However, Current or Former SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility and Candidates who have successfully graduated from an OPM approved Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

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.

(2) MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION(S) (TQ): (MANDATORY SUBMISSION) A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ. Your TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Total TQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages per TQ using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1-inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:

TQ: Demonstrated leadership skills applying multi-year planning, strategic thinking, and organizational change with focus on installation (base operating) services and community quality of life and prevention programs.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Veteran's Preference: By law Veteran's Preference does not apply to 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.
  • Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
  • Adverse Information Screening: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
  • E-verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

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