Program Manager (Explosive Ordinance Disposal)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: Serves as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Manager in the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), G-38, Operations Readiness and Mobilization Directorate, located at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

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Responsibilities

  • Analyzes, develops and advises on the knowledge management, training, exercises, processing of all special tasks, attending and/or participating in meetings, and video teleconferences.
  • Conducts detailed research, analysis and review in preparing staff actions for assigned tasks to include responses to requests for information, special briefings, and information papers.
  • Coordinates EOD policy, doctrine, requirements, acquisition, operations, technology, engineering, and analytics, within Army, multiservice, and interagency EOD.
  • Analyzes information and data and makes recommendations on all EOD equipping and manning actions.
  • Provides recommendations regarding programmatic, and policy support for counter improvised explosive device forensic exploitation within the Army and at Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Analyzes administrative operations, procedures and organization of the G-38 and makes recommendations on proposed changes.


Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
  • This position may require the incumbent to work on call during irregular work hours which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or varying work schedules.
  • Must be a graduate of the U.S. Department of Defense approved Explosive Ordnance Disposal school.
  • Must have been awarded the EOD Master Badge.
  • Incumbent may be required to carry a phone and/or pager (Government furnished).
  • Incumbent must participate in any "call back" drills conducted by the organization (unless on approved leave).
  • Work may require travel by military or commercial aircraft or other modes of travel away from the normal duty station to locations within and outside of the Continental United States.
  • May require frequent travel (above 25%) within or outside the continental United States and internationally to meet organizational requirements. Travel may be on very short notice and may be under field conditions.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes advising on the management and/or training of explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) operations; coordinating operations regarding counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) activities; and assisting in tracking the development and fielding of EOD equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

This position is a term position and may be extended up to a maximum of eight years.

This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Planning and Evaluating


Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your 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.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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