Technical Director Business Plans and Operations Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.
This position is in the Excepted Service under Title 10, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Excepted Service includes all positions in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government which are specifically excepted from the competitive service by or pursuant to statute, by the President, or by the Office of Personnel Management.
This Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) position serves as the Technical Director, Business Plans and Operations, Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group (BPO/CAAG) and reports to the Director, BPO and Deputy Director, BPO
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- You must submit a drug test and receive a negative screening before you can be appointed into this DISL position.
- You must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
- In accordance with the provisions of ICD 601, joint duty assignments will be a prerequisite for promotion to senior civilian rank. To qualify, please provide a copy of your completed Joint Duty assignment SF-50 or an adjudicated IC JD Claims form. More information regarding the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program, can be found at:http://www.icjointduty.gov
- Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on09/20/2017
- 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 be required to serve a DISL probationary period of two years, if not already completed.
- You will be required to serve a two year DCIPS trial period, if not already completed.
Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency)
IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view. Candidates assessed against this competency must:
(1) Collaboration and Integration: Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.
(2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates. Candidates assessed against the component must:Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.
(3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.
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 federal financial laws and guidance, including the Office of Management and Budget bulletins and circulars, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense guidance, and appropriation law and acquisition management practices.
- Demonstrate successful interactions and relationships with senior managers, corporate managers, mission partners, stakeholders, and customers in order to contribute to and influence decision-making.
- Highly experienced in developing cost estimating and/or analysis methods/tools.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of operations research and cost analysis. Technical ability to identify and define issues and problems where useful precedents do not exist.
Operations Research Series, 1515
Basic requirements: Degree in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION.
Acquisition Position Program Area: Cost Estimating
Acquisition Career Level III is required for this position.
CRITICAL ACQUISITION - ESSENTIAL: The selectee must meet, or have waived, the education, training, and experience requirements for Acquisition Corps admission as specified in 10 U.S.C. 1732: (1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution; or in lieu of education, an Acquisition Career Program Board Certification; (2) Twenty-four (24) semester credit hours (or equivalent) from among the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management; OR 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent) in the above acquisition-related subjects and 24 semester credit hours in the individual's career field; (3) at least 4 years experience in an acquisition position. In addition, the selectee must sign a 3-year written agreement to remain in Federal service.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resource Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI