Operations Officer

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.


About the Position: This Operations Officer position is located at Program Executive Office-Soldier, located at Fort Belvoir, VA. 

PEO Soldier - Join Team Soldier! As an Operations Officer, in the Operations and Communication Directorate, Program Executive Office Soldier HQ, the incumbent of this position will help Team Soldier save Soldiers' lives, improve their quality of life, and increase their combat effectiveness. PEO Soldier's mission is to arm and equip Soldiers to dominate the full spectrum of peace and war, now and in the future. To achieve this mission, the Army is treating the Soldier as a System, in the same sense that larger weapon platforms such as tanks, howitzers, and aircraft function as systems and integrate with other systems. All aspects of Soldier equipment are developed to be integrated, modular, interoperable, and mission-tailorable. The result is a single integrated combat system that enhances Soldier performance in all critical areas: increased effectiveness, decreased load, and improved mission flexibility.

This is a DoD Demonstration Project position. Under the Defense Authorization Act, personnel management demonstration programs are operating in numerous Army activities and various other organizations supported by Army civilian personnel centers. Under the streamlined personnel operations for demonstration projects, the familiar 15 General Schedule grade structure is replaced with broad pay bands that typically encompass a range of grades. For example, acquisition jobs in level NH-III of broad banding encompass the traditional GS-12 through GS-13 grades. Other initiatives under the demonstration projects include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process, and expanded developmental opportunities.

Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens

  • 75% or Greater
  • 100% travel

  • No

  • This is a deployable position to Afghanistan not to exceed 13 months
  • This position may be extended up to 6 years
  • Return rights may be authorized
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

    Experience required: 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.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) managing and analyzing operations, plans, and logistical programs; and 2) providing recommendations, and implementing corrective action while overseeing storage, maintenance, and equipment accountability along with personnel accountability. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-02/GS-11).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Logistical Fielding Requirements and Sustainment of Systems and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Resource Management
  • Skill in Written Communication
  • Ability to Communicate Orally
  • 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.



    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • 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.
    • You will be required to undergo background investigation leading to the successful adjudication of eligibility for Secret Security clearance. Derogatory information developed during the background investigation, such as a criminal history, could render the selectee ineligible for both the security clearance and continued employment in the position, if already appointed.
    • Selection for assignment to this position requires passing appropriate physical
      examination for overseas duty.
    • Prior to appointment to this position, you must sign a statement documenting your consent to be immunized with the complete anthrax vaccination series and subsequent annual boosters.
    • Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing.
    •  Position is designated as Emergency Essential. The person selected for this position must sign a statement of understanding and an agreement to continue to perform the duties of this position in the event of a crisis until relieved by proper authority. Members of Ready Reserve must be released from reserve status to go into emergency essential positions.
    • This position requires you to work overtime, including 10-14 hour workdays.
    • This position requires the incumbent to possess a valid U.S. driver's license.
    • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid regular or official Passport.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 position.
    • This is a term appointment and it may be extended up to total of 6 years. Contingent to specific conditions there may be an opportunity to be noncompetitively converted to a career-conditional or career appointment.
    • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



    Serves as the primary point of contact, consultant/expert for the ASA(ALT)/PEO Soldier-Forward Leadership, subordinate, lateral, and higher authorities regarding assigned responsibilities (elements within theater regarding operational and drawdown plans - execution, taskers, and requests for information. Articulates and resolves issues regarding operation of currently deployed PEO Soldier capabilities within Theater. Develops operational concepts and plans to expand, or change future PEO Soldier operations. Interprets the concepts and objectives of senior Army leaders within Theater to determine impact on ASA(ALT)/PEO Soldier missions and responsibilities. Prepares and presents briefings to the ASA(ALT) Forward leadership operations in Theater. Track equipment readiness through a variety of sources and coordinates with the on-site ASA(ALT) Forward leadership representatives to assure focused PEO Soldier support and problem resolution. Accounts for all PEO Soldier personnel by submitting daily PERSTAT reports, maintaining the theater personnel and equipment database, and ensures the SPOT database is accurate. Ensures CAC cards, LOAs, passports, contractor Visas and Government Furnished Life Support Forms (GFLS) are valid. Initiates corrective actions and ensures coordination of actions with government and contractor personnel. Identifies specific requirements for funds, manpower, materiel, facilities, equipment, and services to support assigned programs and projects.

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