Deputy Director of Defense Manpower Data Center

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 02, 2019
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time


This is a Tier 1 position. Salaries for Tier 1 positions range from $151,633 to $176,900. This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders.
  • SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.
  • As an executive you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

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The Deputy Director, DMDC, works in coordination with the Director DMDC and has a broad and diverse portfolio:
  • Technical advisor to OSD, the military departments, other DoD components and other Federal Agencies on the collection and processing of automated manpower and personnel data within DoD
  • Determines the data that are or will be required to address personnel and manpower issues related to national security, analyzes cost and feasibility of obtaining or creating needed data, and initiates administrative procedures necessary to ensure data availability within the time frame required for specific issues
  • Based on an understanding of DoD policy, program, and resource management issues, provides expert advice, guidance, and assistance to DoD policy makers and managers who require data or information to perform their duties
  • Sets overall policy and direction for the structure and accessibility of the DMDC databases, including such issues as coding structure, data elements, storage medium, computer hardware and software, data and system security
  • Ensures that DMDC operates within the constraints of the Privacy Act and the latest in security protection to prevent the disclosure or loss of personally identifiable information (PII) for over 55 million records
  • Ensures that DMDC IT development stays current with the pace of advances in IT to maintain relevance, agility, and development and sustainment of quality, on-time, and cost-effective IT solutions
  • Serves as a principal DoD official for automated exchanges of personnel data with other Federal agencies designed to ensure the efficiency and integrity of Government operations
  • Designs and manages numerous internal DoD automated matching programs designed to detect, prevent, and reduce fraud and abuse within DoD
  • Carries out periodic monitoring and reviews of all programs and projects under DMDC control to determine the extent of mission accomplishment, efficient use of resources, and degree of user satisfaction
  • Fully responsible for accomplishing the administrative procedures needed to ensure the availability of resources adequate to accomplish assigned missions
  • Oversees execution of the Identity Management Services

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Veteran preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing is required
  • Supplemental narrative addressing each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ)
  • Supplemental narrative addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ)
  • Mobility Agreement: All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • Probationary Period: You will serve a two-year Senior Executive Service (SES) probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an SES position.
  • Senior Executives are required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF 306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Telework: Telework eligible


EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all five ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at Each narrative statement should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per ECQ not to exceed a total of 10 pages.

Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when preparing ECQ narratives. Provide two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ and ensure your experience meets 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, member of Congress, reduced budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Provide specific examples of measures/outcomes that had an impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

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.

Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

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. Please limit your written statements to not to exceed a total of two pages per statement per technical qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and delivering results in the implementation of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures and their integration with complex DoD and Federal enterprise IT systems and applications
  • Demonstrated ability to balance maintaining existing operations and strategic foresight processes and actions to ensure readiness for the warp speed of technology development
  • Expert knowledge is required in identity management; privacy and freedom of information; and IT development and operations, with expert knowledge in a wider range of areas to include some or all of the following: personnel security; automated data files in DoD and the Federal Government; and military health care, education, and life insurance entitlements

  • Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    Since 1974, DMDC has evolved into a world leader in Department of Defense identity management, serving uniformed service members and their families across the globe. Among its many roles, DMDC is:
    • The central source for identifying, authenticating, authorizing, and providing information on personnel during and after their affiliation with DoD
    • The one, central access point for information and assistance on DoD entitlements, benefits, and medical readiness for uniformed service members, veterans, and their families.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to the fundamental competencies, identified below. required for this position. . Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be referred for consideration.

    2. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that provides specific examples of work experiences addressing each of the five Executive Core Qualifications. Your narratives should be no more than two pages per ECQ, not to exceed a total of 10 pages. More information on how to prepare/address ECQs can be found at

    3. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that gives specific examples of work experiences addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ). Your narrative should be no more than two pages per TQ.

    4. Other supporting documents:
    Cover Letter, optional
    College transcript(s). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on in order to be considered.
    DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty, if applicable.

    Special note: Current and former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) since you have already demonstrated your ECQs, however, you must address ALL of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for this position. (All other candidates must submit all required paperwork)

    Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.

    Applications received without the required ECQ and TQ supplemental narratives WILL NOT receive consideration.

    DO NOT submit additional information (i.e. cover letters, awards, appraisals, pages in excess of the 10 page limit for ECQs and TQs).

    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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