PROGRAM MANAGER (DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About NRO:
NRO Focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost- efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its Citizens.

For more information about NRO click "Learn more about this Agency" link below

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Responsibilities

The NRO will make selections at the GG-15 level for this position

FOR CURRENT CIVILIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES APPLYING PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW.

**Federal Government employees who are currently at the GG-14 level, equivalent, or those who want to take a Voluntary Change to Lower Grade please visit NRO-21-11001642-P for additional opportunity.

As a PROGRAM MANAGER (DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • The position's management and oversight responsibilities are at the highest levels and require significant and extensive coordination and integration of a number of important and complex programs of professional, technical, managerial, or administrative work
  • Ensures that all organizational programs, plans, and policies are systematically integrated into an overall plan of operation for the NRO.
  • Works closely with leadership in providing continuity of operations, in assessing mission and work requirements, and in developing plans, goals, and objectives.
  • Establishes and leads Unit strategic planning efforts and executes processes for moving the Unit forward towards mission goals.
  • Guides planners and action officers in preparing and coordinating intelligence operations, plans, and planning processes.
  • Determines organization goals, develops plans, formulates, defends, and justifies personnel and financial resources, and approves distribution of resources to support the enterprise.
  • Advises Unit leadership on the proper utilization of personnel to meet program requirements and leverages resources to accomplish the mission.
  • Develops program management standards from regulatory requirements and ensures alignment with NRO strategic plans through a continuous program of review and analysis to assess the progress and effectiveness of the organization in relation to program objectives, budget limitations, schedules, and Unit priorities.
  • Identifies problem areas, coordinates corrective action, and directs changes to implement improvements as necessary.
  • Considers a broad spectrum of factors when making decisions, including public relations and policy, Congressional actions, and impact on other organizations.
  • Prepares and presents information and decision briefings to senior managers.
  • Exercises managerial authority to set long-range goals and objectives, translate objectives into specific Unit projects, determine program emphasis, plan for long-range staffing and organization needs, manage organizational changes, and decide on the full range of personnel actions affecting the Unit staff.
  • Secures classified information in accordance with E.0.13526.
Highly desired but not required:
  • Previous legislative liaison experience working for an Intelligence Community or Department of Defense element or providing legislative support to a US Government agency.
  • Previous experience serving on the staff of a Congressional committee or Congressional member office, with deep understanding of the legislative process and appropriations cycle.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): May be authorized.
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • MOBILITY AGREEMENT: Required NOTICE: Selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
  • INCENTIVES (Recruitment/Retention/Relocation): Yes may be eligible


Qualifications

This position is an Expert Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Expert Level positions include GG-15. The NRO is accepting applications from both current GS/GG-15 Federal Government employees and non Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-15, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step.

**Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/program-management-series-0340/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 01/19/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
  • Experienced in applying principles, methods, practices and techniques of all facets of legislative programs and projects and preparing responses to inquiries and representing the organization understanding how internal and external issues (e.g., economic, political, social trends) impact work of the organization.
  • Ability to build coalitions in support of the organization's functions and responsibilities.
  • Capability to communicate an organization's mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives, operational requirements, prepare briefings, reports, and responses to Congress.
  • Researches and interpret pending legislation to provide accurate and timely guidance with legislative programs and projects.
  • Seeks information to understand problems, expectations, and needs of clients in assigned areas.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Organizational Awareness
2. Program Management
3. Planning and Evaluation
4. Program Planning, Review and Evaluation
5. Analysis and Evaluation
6. Leadership
7. Communication

Education

Additional information

This position is an Expert Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Expert Level positions include GG-15. The NRO is accepting applications from both current GS/GG-15 Federal Government employees and non Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-15, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step.

**Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006

VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.


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: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Other Notes:
  • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
  • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
  • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
  • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
  • MOBILITY AGREEMENT: Selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
  • This is not a Delegating Examining announcement.
  • This is a DCIPS excepted service announcement.


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, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

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 dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. SF50
  • All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
3. Veteran's 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.
  • In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

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