Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer (C/CFO) reporting directly to the Director, MDA and the Director for Operations. The C/CFO also serves as the Deputy Director for Operations. Influences senior leaders in the Federal Government, industry, academia, Congress and foreign governments by maintaining strategic relationships, gaining trust, obtaining "power of the pen" authority, identifying and preemptively resolving critical issues on behalf of MDA and the Department.
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As the Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent:
  • Serves as the Deputy Director for Operations, the incumbent advises the Director for Operations on alternative plans and programs for missile defense objectives, projected threats, allied contributions, and integrated program analyses. As Deputy, the incumbent also advises the Director on Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE) efforts to acquire BMDS and supports the development of capability-based acquisition and development goals and strategies.
  • The Executive serves as the Deputy Director, an advisor to the Director for Operations on all matters related to strategic resource planning for the entire spectrum of the MDA operational mission and financial requirements, Earned Value Management, cost estimating, manpower/allocations, human resource matters, and Legislative liaison.
  • Aligns and ensures there are available resources to meet unpredictable and changing requirements. Provides the Director, MDA and the Director for Operations recommendations regarding acquisition challenges that could negatively affect the Agency's capability to meet mission requirements.
  • Serves as the Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent is delegated full authority and responsibility for developing, coordinating, integrating and executing financial management policies, programs and processes for the effective utilization of $11 billion annually in support of MDA mission requirements, and substantially influences an additional $5 billion specifically for Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS), Science, and Technology.
  • Serves as the Agency's key spokesperson regarding financial management matters with the Department, the Services, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Accounting Office (GAO), other Executive agencies, and Congress.
  • The C/CFO directs the agency's day-to-day financial management program to include budget formulation, presentation, justification, and execution; financial management policy development; publishing financial statements; funds control; establishment of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Board; oversight of financial management accounting systems; oversight of financial metrics; implementation of the Federal Financial Managers Integrity Act; and, analysis of financial management and program management data.
  • In collaboration with the Director for Acquisition, the incumbent serves as the final financial authority regarding MDA's acquisition investments. The incumbent's decisions are critical to ensure the state of the art business systems to support to the Warfighter.
  • The C/CFO is delegated full authority and responsibility for the development, direction, and administration of the Agency's Financial Management programs.
  • Serves as the Agency's Chief Executive for Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). Oversees development of MDA budget estimates to include Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), Procurement, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Military Construction (MILCON), the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund and Rapid Research funds.
  • Briefs and represents the Agency at senior Department forums to include the Program and Budget Development, Missile Defense Executive Board, 3-star, Deputy's Management Action Group, the National Security Council, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional briefings.
  • Works directly with Defense Under Secretaries, Defense Executives, and congressional staff and serves as the focal point to respond to OSD, OMB, the Congressional Budget Office, the Congressional Resource Service, and GAO.
  • The C/CFO oversees the combined efforts of contractors, small businesses, universities, international organizations and foreign governments.
  • Ensures the MDA Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Budget Estimate Submission (BES) and President's Budget (PB) submissions are compliant with OSD, OMB, MDA policies and the Financial Management Regulation and the Director, MDA's guidance and direction.
  • Implements the Director, MDA and the Director for Operations guidance regarding policy recommendations and analyses. Develops key investment options to support agency-wide resource management.
  • Analyzes and evaluates plans, programs, and budget submissions in support of U.S. missile defense objectives, acquisition priorities, projected threats, allied contributions, estimated costs, and resource constraints. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates classified programs to execute policies and acquisition strategies.
  • Develops internal control for use of MDA funds and category of physical assets. Reviews financial transactions and establishes action plans to correct identified deficiencies in accordance with the Chief Financial Officers Act, Government Management Reform Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Develops and promotes the use of analytical tools and methods to support MDA operations and National Security objectives.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Critical Acquisition Level III Position, Acquisition Corp membership and Career Field certification must be achieved within 24 months of Entrance on Duty
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date of the announcement will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): May be authorized
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure, is required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
  • This position is subject to Financial Management Certification and the incumbent must be able to obtain FM Level 3 certification within the allotted timeframe
  • This position is designated Special-Sensitive, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • This position is designated as "Mission Essential" for purposes of continuity of operations in an emergency
  • You may be subject to a two-year probationary period for service in the Senior Executive Service, unless this requirement has been previously fulfilled


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

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 ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at . Each accomplishment 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 two pages per ECQ not to exceed 10 total pages.

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. Do not exceed a total of 10 pages for ECQ narratives.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, organizing and leading a high performing workforce across geographically dispersed locations involving multiple business disciplines to include financial management of acquisition programs.
  • Expert in financial and acquisition management. Must possess extensive knowledge in planning, negotiation, execution, and administration of financial management and acquisition programs for a variety of complex and technical requirements in support of Ballistic Missile Defense Systems or an equivalent large-scale defense system.
  • Extensive experience in program formulation, defense and execution to include all phases of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution cycle.

  • Education

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

    Additional information

    MOBILITY AGREEMENT: All newly appointed Career Senior Executive Service (SES) members must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.

    PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
    The best-qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of senior level subject matter experts and executives referencing the technical and executive core qualifications.

    This is a Tier 2 position. Salaries for Tier 2 positions range from $127,914 to $185,000. 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.

    Applications mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.

    Background Investigation: This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

    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. This must be submitted annually and upon termination of employment

    Acquisition Certification: Business, Cost Estimating, or Financial Management Acquisition, Level III Certification is required. This is a Critical Acquisition Level III Position. The selectee must be a member of the Acquisition Corps at the time of selection or have been granted a waiver for membership. Acquisition Corp membership and Career Field certification must be achieved within 24 months of Entrance on Duty. The Executive must complete 80 continuous learning points every two years.

    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 Executive Core Qualifications identified below. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

    Executive Competencies:

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

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

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package that must include all of the following:
  • Completed Resume
  • Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that gives specific examples of work experiences addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Your narrative should not exceed a total of 10 pages. More information on how to prepare/address ECQs can be found at
  • Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that provides specific examples of work experiences addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQ). Your narrative should be no more than two (2) pages per TQ and should not exceed 10 pages.
  • Current SF-50, if you are a current Federal employee. (If applicable)

  • 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 the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for this position. (All other candidates must submit all required paperwork)

    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 your ECQ certification.

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

    Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of the announcement.

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

    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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