Director for ISR and Cyber Effects Operations Readiness and Talent Management

Pentagon, Virginia
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


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The Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cyber Effects Operations, Readiness and Talent Management Director, serves as the Headquarters Air Force (HAF) focal point responsible for the overall supervision and the end-to-end functional management of all AF capabilities on all matters pertaining to the AF ISR and Cyber Effects Readiness and Talent Management enterprise.

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The Director for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cyber Effects provides total force ISR and Cyber Effects readiness and career field talent management policy, guidance, and oversight to deliver mission-ready capabilities.

The Director is the Focal point for ISR and Cyber Effects war-fighting readiness and global force management. He/She is responsible for career field talent management to guide training, education, and development. Advances Total Force Integration and organizational design to optimize resources across the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community (IC). Oversees manpower, Joint Duty Assignments, and Military Personnel Appropriation Man-Day Programs. Establishes effective strategies, develops plans, and formulates policy for continued improvement and integration of AF ISR analytics Air Force-Wide and across the IC. Integrates internal and external program and policy issues in establishing goals and priorities.

In addition, the Director of ISR and Cyber Effects Readiness and Talent Management directs, reviews, and adjusts long-range and strategic plans as needed based on changes in national intelligence strategy goals, technology, and resource constraints impacting the readiness footprint of the ISR and Cyber Effects Enterprise. Responsible for advocating and defending the Air Force ISR and Cyber Effects enterprise readiness capability and current / long range posture of forces available through the Joint Staff Global Force Management structure.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for DISES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement
  • Selected candidate must file a Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978
  • Position has been designated Critical-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret , Special Compartmented Information (SCI), Special Sensitive security 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 appointment.
  • 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.
  • You will serve a two-year trial period unless previously completed.
  • 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, please indicate on resume when you are eligible for retirement.
  • 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.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System.? Selection under this authority does not confer civil service competitive status.


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.

A. 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. Extensive knowledge in the following disciplines: total force readiness requirements, manpower and career field talent management policy, guidance, and oversight; Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or Cyber effects warfighting readiness and global force management programs, policies and processes.

2. Recognized expert with extensive knowledge and leadership of intelligence and/or cyber human capital management; Joint Duty Assignments; Policy and Guidance relating to a Title 10 workforce, including experience in developing controls and metrics to prioritize and balance competing requirements, setting, executing, and managing priorities.

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." 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, and Executive Resources Board may consider experience that's over 10 years old to be outdated. [OPM's guidance in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (Appendix B)]. Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements located here .

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).

C. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:

1. Functional Experience in either / both Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance / Cyber Effects Operations with experience across the intelligence community.
2. Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples: Center/Base/Installation/Operating Location, Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM), Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), and other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.
3. Completion of Professional Military Education/Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development and/or equivalent level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies is desired.
4. An advanced degree in Strategic Intelligence / Intelligence, Computer Science, Human Resources, Business Management is highly desired.


There is no education requirement for this series.

Additional information

Air Force's Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC): Attendance is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.

Active Duty Military Members: On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.

Relocation Authorized: Yes, payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

Key Position: This position is designated as a Key Position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of the position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.

Emergency-Essential Position: This position is designated Emergency-Essential (E-E). 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. The incumbent, or designated alternate, may be required to take part in readiness exercises

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

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:

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated against the qualifications requirements. Failure to meet any one of the Mandatory, Technical or Executive Core Qualifications standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.

Candidates will be evaluated for this position by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus as to the Best Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified candidates. Only the Best Qualified candidates will be interviewed. 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 is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board and Under SecAF for approval.

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 receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the documents in the format as designated. Packages that do not include all of the required documents or meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.

The Qualifications Documents must be formatted using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins. Do not use borders, provide photos, or list a Social Security Number on any of the Qualifications Documents.
A. Resume in the preferred format (Limit 4 pages).
B. Mandatory Technical Qualifications Statement addressing each of the TQs (Limit 6 pages).
C. Executive Core Qualifications Statement addressing each of the ECQs (Limit 10 pages); Or, OPM QRB Certification (1 page). (Note: ECQs are not required for current or former Career SES Members who have been certified by the Qualifications Review Board (QRB); please provide a copy of an SF-50 showing career SES status. Candidates who are not current or former Career SES Members but have OPM QRB certification of their ECQs must provide their OPM certificate).
D. Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly addressing each of the DQs (Limit 1 page).
E. Most recent completed Performance Appraisal or Performance Report.
F. Most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, noting your current position, grade level and salary level (applies only to current or former civilian government employee).
G. (Optional): College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience as noted by OPM.
H. (Optional): Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 -- Form available at
I. (Optional): Self-Identification of Handicap, SF-256 -- Form available at

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as copies of position descriptions, award certificates and transmittal letters will not be forwarded for review.

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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