Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition/Director of Acquisition Services, ES-0340

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 20, 2019
Closes
Jun 27, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (CG-9) at the USCG Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Responsibilities

The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition/Director of Acquisition Services. The position is responsible for oversight of the modernization and recapitalization of surface; air; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and logistics assets in support of the Service's multiple maritime missions. This includes executive level program management, resource oversight, and strategic planning for all of the Coast Guard's domestic and international acquisitions, the Research and Development Center/Program, contracting and procurement, and the acquisition support staff.

In addition to overseeing tactical execution of current acquisition programs, the Deputy:
  • Conducts, directs, oversees, and participates in long-range strategic planning for the entire Acquisition Directorate.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and to senior Coast Guard leadership on long-range strategic issues relating to acquisition including project cost, schedule, performance, and risk; budget planning; multi-year resource planning, management analysis, and development of the acquisition workforce.
  • Provides guidance on issues affecting the ability of the Acquisition Directorate to effectively and efficiently provide the assets and systems that allow USCG operational personnel to perform their critical missions.
  • Manages over 600 military and civilian personnel.
  • Leads and manages the Acquisition Career Development and Certification Program.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance with SCI access.


The process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. To apply, please submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins. Submit a resume which demonstrates how you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications and the Technical Qualifications listed below in one document. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Demonstrated ability in leading, planning, directing, assessing, measuring, and overseeing all aspects of an acquisition organization, particularly program management, contracting management, technical support, workforce development, and policy process development to ensure capital investments are meeting agency mission needs and acquisition performance goals.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Demonstrated ability to balance cost, schedule, performance, and risk, and manage and negotiate consensus within an acquisition organization, with the various levels of major capital acquisition oversight (i.e., Agency, Departmental, Executive, Congressional and Industry).

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: 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: 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: 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: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: 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.

Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Qualifications

This position is designated a DHS Level 1 investment management role. Consistent with DHS Management Directive 0782, six years experience in Federal Acquisition Programs with demonstrated ability and Level III Program Manager, Systems Engineering and T&E certifications are desired.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Demonstrated ability in leading, planning, directing, assessing, measuring, and overseeing all aspects of an acquisition organization, particularly program management, contracting management, technical support, workforce development, and policy process development to ensure capital investments are meeting agency mission needs and acquisition performance goals.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Demonstrated ability to balance cost, schedule, performance, and risk, and manage and negotiate consensus within an acquisition organization, with the various levels of major capital acquisition oversight (i.e., Agency, Departmental, Executive, Congressional and Industry).

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

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 Executive Core Qualification (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.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless he or she is exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation.

Selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position.

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 478-262-4577. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit http://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl_6-01-A.asp .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A preliminary review of the applications will be made by the Office of Civilian Human Resources to determine if candidates meet the minimum education requirements and mandatory TQs and ECQs. Applicants who meet mandatory TQs and ECQs will be considered minimally qualified for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

1. Your resume in accordance with instructions in Requirements and How To Apply sections.

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire.

3. Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES.

4. Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

5. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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