Associate Deputy Director for Progams

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 26, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI Security clearance
  • A Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
  • 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
    The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates:
    (1) Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Example: plans & programs).
    (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) An advanced degree in engineering, architecture or other related field and is highly desirable.

    A. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: A supplemental statement that separately addresses each of the Technical Qualifications; including specific examples of your experience, education and accomplishments that directly relate to the technical qualifications must be submitted. The following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position:

    1.Resource and Fiscal Management - provides all levels of budget analysis, budget construction, program objective memorandum (POM) development and interaction with Combatant Commands, MAJCOMs, agencies, Joint Staff and Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) on all Air Force budget programming issues. The incumbent assists in the development, justification, and defense of the Air Force Budget Estimate Submission (BES) and the President's Budget (PB). Determines the impact of Congressional marks and legislation on Air Force programs and makes recommendations to the Air Force Corporate Structure in alignment with strategic priorities.

    2. Provide AF Senior Leadership with programming analyses, evaluations, and recommendations on programmatic and budgetary issues associated with the development, submission, and defense of the $822B AF POM to OSD. Develop and evaluate options relating to USAF force structure, readiness, sustainability and modernization for the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

    3. Authority to act for the Director of Programs on all matters pertaining to program planning, resource allocation, and other issues of a corporate nature. Makes determination while supervising the conduct of the Air Staff programming and budget exercises. Directs the preparation of the USAF POM for submission to OSD. Guides the development of all decision briefs to the Air Force Group, Air Force Board, and Air Force Council, resulting in presentation to the SECAF and CSAF for approval.

    B. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES); they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."

    Executive Qualifications Statements, which do not clearly address the five ECQs (listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format, will not be considered adequate for evaluation. Examples of good qualifications statements and use of the C-C-A-R model is provided via the OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications website located here.

    A supplemental statement addressing each of the executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be submitted. Please refer to the ECQ format (below). (ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members; please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status.)

    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.


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

    Applications will be evaluated against the foregoing qualification requirements. Failure to meet any one of the mandatory technical or executive core qualification standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration. A screening panel will evaluate the candidates for this position composed of a diverse mix of senior executives selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel members will individually review each of the applications in terms of the qualifications criteria contained in this announcement. The qualifications stated are the minimum requirements of the position to be Qualified, a rating schedule will be applied by a screening panel to determine which candidates are considered to be Best Qualified. Then, they will meet to discuss each application, and reach a consensus decision as to the best qualified, qualified or not qualified candidates. The panel will interview all of the best-qualified candidates based upon consistently applied criteria. 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 of a candidate is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Personnel Management approval.

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