Director of AF Cryptologic Office

Washington D.C.
Jan 16, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
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.
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered.
  • 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.
  • Mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.
  • Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (Standard Form 278). Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Position has been designated Special-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance.
  • Drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use IAW Exec. Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86. Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter and pass urinalysis testing prior to appt.
  • 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.
  • Position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the DISES.
  • An initial DISES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 2-year probationary period.
  • Attendance to the Air Force's Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC) is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
  • Position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.
  • Active duty military members. On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.
  • Position is designated as a Key Position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of the position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations.
  • 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.
  • Position is designated as mission/emergency essential. In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority.
  • 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. Expert knowledge and experience of National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) cryptologic mission, deployment, operational posture, activities, and future signals intelligence (SIGINT) technologies and system deployments for effective integration of national and tactical cryptologic systems and programs. Strategic planning experience for organize, train, and equip (OT&E) and integrating future SIGINT capabilities and/or service to create air power and national advantage. Expertise with and understanding of SIGINT collection, processing, exploitation, dissemination and how it fits into the national intelligence effort. Knowledge of policies and plans, both near term and long range, in order to represent SIGINT interests at all levels of government in the National Capital Region.
    2. Expert knowledge of and experience with the national intelligence community, Intelligence, Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution, and Evaluation (IPPBS), the procedures involved in the system currently in use by the OMB, and the System Management Directives employed by the NSA/CSS. Senior-level experience and results with organizational and mission issues concerning cryptologic resource programming; including developing, assembling, forwarding, justifying, and defending all appropriate resource programs (e.g. Consolidated Cryptologic Program, ISSP, MIP, etc.) affecting service cryptologic operations and planning. Expertise to readily seek and recognize new improved efficiencies through more effective application and utilization of SIGINT resources. Effectively presents, and/or leverages resources to justify and defend the totality of service requirements at various Departments and Agencies of the federal government.
    3. Mastery in leading, developing a skilled, innovative work force comprised of military, civilians, and contractors. Expertise in motivating and mentoring the work force and individuals, as well as, effecting change within confines of budget and manpower ceilings. Experience guiding complex work functions/tasks at peak levels of performance in a dynamic, high operations tempo environment to successfully support, guide and achieve Air Force cryptologic strategic objectives and mission accomplishment.

    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 guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, examples of good qualifications statements, and additional information 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).

    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: Strategic Plans, Programs, Budgeting/Execution, & Evaluation; Academia; Human Resources; Compliance & Policy; Force Development; 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 in either a related technical, Program Management field, Intelligence/International Relations, or any other related field(s), is highly desired. A Master's Degree in a technical, program management, or any other applicable intelligence-related field is highly desirable. Advanced education in business management plus completion of senior military education is also highly desirable.
    (5) Mix of demonstrated leadership experience with the following: Leading Change to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals; Leading People toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals; Results Driven to meet organizational goals and customer expectations; Business Acumen to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically; and 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.
    (6) Specialized experience in Human Resource and Operational Management is highly desirable.

    There is no education requirement for this position.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

    Mobility: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES and DISES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointed SES and DISES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligation Agreement.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

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

    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. Your conduct and character must demonstrate suitability for the position for which you are applying. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the Civilian Senior Executive corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.

    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, Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Personnel Management approval.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required Yes

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