Deputy Director, Military Force Management (ES-0301)

Arlington, Virginia
Oct 05, 2017
Oct 05, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

LOCATIONDirectorate of Military Force Management, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (HAF), Pentagon, Washington DC

SALARY$124,406 - $172,100 per annum.  SES members are eligible for bonuses and stipends in addition to annual salary.  Recruitment/Relocation Bonus and Moving Expenses may be authorized.  This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) Career Reserved position and is assigned a precedence priority code of DV-6 (equivalent to a Brigadier General) for protocol purposes.

CONSIDERATION:   Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons.  Consideration will be extended without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization, or disability.


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Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel by military and /or commercial aircraft in the performance of assigned tasks.

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation will be authorized.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET Security clearance
  • Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period
  • Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility


QUALIFICATIONS:   Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties of the position.  Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the SES corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.

A.   MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs):  A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ.  TQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.  Applicants should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel and Executive Resources Board members may consider experience that’s over 10 years old to be outdated.  Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:

(1)   Proven senior-level experience directing the formulation and execution of long-range, strategic plans for the management of military personnel in at least one of the following areas: force management, plans and resources, total force continuum and human resource policy and programs.

(2)   Demonstrated executive-level experience in advocating, justifying and resourcing military personnel programs, to include planning, programming and budgeting.

(3)   Demonstrated possession of substantial technical policy experience and decision-making processes at the department/agency and national level.

B.  MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."  Submit a supplemental statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to SES Qualifications.  Applicants should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel, Executive Resources Board, and or OPM Quality Review Board reviewers may consider experience that’s over 10 years old to be stale. (OPM's guidance in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (Appendix B)).  Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements at the website:

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.

In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective.  The individual must possess a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities.  Executives should demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives.  This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences.  A separate narrative statement is not required--this information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications). 

C.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:

(1)      Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples:  plans & programs, resource management, policy, program analysis, program management, etc.).

(2)      Mix of experience at the following: Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM) Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.

(3)      Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.

(4)      A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is highly desired. A master’s in human resource management, public administration, or management is highly desired.

(5)      A high-level of personal initiative, creative problem solving skills, and verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to build teams and coalitions across the Headquarters Air

Force, Air Force Major Commands, sister services, the Joint Staff, and the Offices of the

Secretary of Defense is desired.



A. U.S. CITIZENSHIP. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

B. MOBILITY. Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.

C. EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278). Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

D. TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. Successful candidates must be able to meet the standards required for a national security clearance.  Those standards are reflected in the SF 86 (  This position has been designated Special-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.

E. DRUG TESTING POSITION. This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter (Condition of Employment for all Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) Positions identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment. This position also requires incumbent may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86.

F. TRAVEL. Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.  Incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings.

G. DUTY HOURS. This position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.

H. VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Veterans’ preference is not applicable to the SES.

I. PROBATIONARY PERIOD. An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

J. AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC). Attendance is required for newly appointed Air Force SES members within 12 months of appointment.

K. POST-GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. This position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.

L. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS. On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.

M. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: Yes. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

N.   Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify this office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.





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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

RATING AND RANKING METHODS: Applications will be evaluated against the qualifications requirements. Failure to meet any one of the Mandatory, Technical or Executive Core Qualifications standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration. Candidates will be evaluated for this position by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus as to the Best Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified candidates.  Only the Best Qualified candidates will be interviewed. The panel will then make a recommendation of those Best Qualified candidates who should be referred to the selecting official, in priority order. Final selection is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, SecAF and OPM approval.

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