Associate Director, Ground, Sea and Other Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Jun 19, 2019
Closes
Jun 27, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is responsible for carrying out the functions assigned by Section 135 of Title 10, United States Code, and ensuring the utmost economy and efficiency in the operations of the Department of Defense through solid management practices, sound policies informed by fiscal realities, and effective fiscal planning and control.
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Responsibilities

As the Associate Director, Ground, Sea and Other Programs, the incumbent will be responsible for the formulation, justification, execution and evaluation of extremely complex and variable military programs, and for applying a comprehensive understanding of budget and acquisition policy and procedures across a large number of weapon programs. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Evaluating the funding requirements of Ground, Sea, and Other programs based on strategic military plans and applying judgment as to the level of production, stock levels, production lead times, attrition rates, availability of associated equipment and personnel, production capabilities, degree of modernization or modification, current and future pricing, and reasonable provision for contingencies.
  • Evaluating relationships to other Defense expenditures, previous obligations and expenditure rates and other financial conditions.
  • Participating with the senior staff of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) and the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Development) in the technical and financial evaluation of Research and Development and procurement programs including budget formulation, budget execution, reprogramming of appropriated funds and approved/deferred schedules.
  • Furnishing guidance to the subordinate staff as well as the budgetary staff of the Military Departments and Defense Agencies on the improvement and application of the analytical tools and methods of presentation in order to assist them in every possible way in the preparation and evaluation of comprehensive budget estimates.
  • Analyzing and evaluating budget estimates (including supplemental and budget amendments) and budget execution programs, including the conduct of such investigations and hearings as may be necessary to determine the relevance, importance and necessity of various program funding proposals, and preparing written recommendations of budget adjustments for presentation to the Comptroller and Secretary of Defense.
  • Maintaining direct contact with senior officials of the Military Departments and Defense Agencies in order to assure constant familiarity with the programs as they develop, and with the highly specialized equipment in such programs.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Level 3 Financial Management Certification.
  • All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • 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 serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.


Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so will result in a rating of 'ineligible.' When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at:
http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).

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.

Applicants that are either Career SES members, or graduates of the Office of Personnel Management Certified Development Program are not required to address the ECQs.

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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the technical and financial evaluation of programs including budget formulation, budget execution, and reprogramming of appropriated funds for optimal use of Defense resources.
  • Demonstrated skill in applying comprehensive knowledge of budget policy and procedures while reviewing and analyzing complex and variable military and defense-wide programs, including international programs. Demonstrated experience in representing and defending the programmatic and budgetary interests of an organization with programs having nationwide or international scope or impact to the Office of Management and Budget and relevant congressional/legislative committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and understand complex financial management issues, recommend practical solutions, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on matters concerning technical and financial performance of major programs.
  • DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:

    In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must 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).

    Education

    This position is subject to Financial Management Certification. The incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management (FM) Level 3 Certified position. In accordance with Public Law 112-81 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012) and DoD Policy, the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted timeframe.

    Additional information

    Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.

    Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 07/12/2019

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your ECQs must be certified by the OPM QRB before your appointment can occur.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications, the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications, not to exceed five pages. Applicants typically provide the following information:
    • Vacancy Announcement number SES-10511677-19-VH
    • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://http://www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. Statement should not exceed two pages per MTQ.

    3. Mandatory ECQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligibles, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation in item #4.

    4. Copy of the Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

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