Science and Technology Transition Manager

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 28, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Full Time


This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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As a Science and Technology Transition Manager at the GS-0301-14/15 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • The S & T Transition Manager provides continuous support for the Director, DTRA with the Science Advisors for each CCMD.
  • In support of the Director's policy initiatives, reviews pertinent U.S. government, DoD, CJCS, and DTRA policies, directives, regulations, and procedures, many of which are broadly stated, generally non-specific, and require considerable interpretation in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Results of efforts significantly influence Agency science and technology programs and processes and modify important Agency relations with DoD, major military commands, and the Interagency.
  • Exercises a high degree of discretion and judgment in evaluating interrelated S&T and resource analyses as well as in considering the impact of other Agency programs in order to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of U.S. government efforts to counter the threat of WMD.
  • Assists in the development and approval of the CCMD requirements letters and Science and Technology Integrated Priority List (STIPL) and associated plans, and will develop a monitoring program to measure Science and Technology Transition performance of tasks.
  • Ensures the coordination and tracking of S & T related visits to all CCMD's Area of Responsibility (AOR) by key DTRA personnel and coordinates the integration of DTRA support to CCMD S & T efforts through the appropriate Area Desk Officers and DTRA Liaison Officer.
  • Speaks at events at CCMD S&T venues with audiences often including hundreds of attendees from government, industry and international partner nations.
  • Assists in the development of strategies for the full lifecycle of potential projects and advocating the allocation of funding to those projects.
  • Makes decisions on undefined technical and programmatic issues based on extensive analyses to determine the nature and scope of complex problems and their potential solutions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Ability to conduct frequent travel both domestically and internationally.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • PCS: Not Authorized
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
  • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic drug testing thereafter.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.


You may qualify at the GS-14 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Assessing warfighter Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) technology requirements.
  • Providing assessments and analysis of capability requirements to CWMD.
  • Assisting in developing plans, strategy, and doctrine, as well as programs, policies, procedures and systems determinations related to CWMD military missions and national security strategies.
You may qualify at the GS-15 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
  • Assessing warfighter Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) technology requirements and matching them against current and anticipated research and development areas;
  • Providing assessments and analysis of capability requirements to CWMD;
  • Developing plans, strategy, and doctrine, as well as programs, policies, procedures and systems determinations related to CWMD military missions and national security strategies;
  • Translating Combatant Command Integrated Priority Lists, submitted to support the Capability Gap Assessment, into objectives for near- and long-term research & development requirements.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience .


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

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Other Notes:

Incumbent is required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450, within 30 days of entering the position, annually and upon termination of employment in accordance with DoD Directive 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, August 30, 1993.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Team Building
  • Technical Credibility

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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