Fort McNair, D.C
Jul 17, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Full Time


NDU educates joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

NDU Mission is to educate and prepare civilian and military national security professionals and future leaders from the United States and partner with nations for the strategic challenges of the contemporary security environment.???????
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  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Provost, National Defense University for information and cyberspace education and exercises senior executive direction and leadership over all aspects of the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC).
  • Builds and sustains educational partnerships with U.S. Government agencies, the private sector, international allies and other DoD educational institutions and universities.
  • Responsible for curriculum development and currency, institutional research, course development, and program accreditation.
  • Collaborates with the DoD CIO to ensure the CIC has the capability to align with DoD, Federal CIO Council, and other Federal cyberspace/IT education requirements and initiatives.
  • Participates with NDU leadership and provides recommendations on appropriate budget and programming activities for CIC.
  • Interacts regularly with NDU counterpart Chancellors and Commandants in support of curriculum development, teaching research, and outreach.
  • Serves as the focal point for all CIC cyberspace and financial management activities, programs, and interactions with external agencies and for direct liaison with OSD and the Joint Staff in coordination with the President, NDU.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Must be a US. Citizen

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Special Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with SCI access security determination to occupy a Special Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment

Drug Testing: Incumbent(s) of this position are covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. DA Form 5019-R (Condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) must be signed. Incumbent must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

Financial Disclosure: Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993.


Required Qualifications:
  • An earned Master's Degree in an appropriate field is required from an accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent, an earned Doctorate or equivalent terminal or professional degree in an appropriate discipline is preferred.
  • Extensive record of executive level leadership and achievement in supervising and managing senior civilians and military personnel.
  • Relevant academic and/or senior professional experience, to include strong record of research and publication, in a field relevant to the mission.
  • Demonstrated success in building teams and leading collaboratively, working effectively with others in a diverse environment; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with College personnel and representatives of various external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability for innovation, critical thinking, strategic, and analytical skills in leading diverse and agile organizations.
  • Demonstrated successful record of willingness to take and accept risk, leveraging cutting-edge technologies, and leading change within an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute information resources budget and management.
  • An outstanding record of service in cyberspace, information operations and financial management and knowledge of current legislation and policy
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the university in public;
  • Demonstrated ability to act with discretion, maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor at all times and operate with the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of interagency interaction and processes to include experience with the National Security Council (NSC) at some level or capacity.
  • Experience working with Office of the Secretary of Defense at senior leadership level. Policy making and coordination with Assistant and Deputy Assistant Secretaries.
  • Familiarity with the budget and resource process within the Department of Defense.

  • Education

    Education Requirement: An earned Master's Degree in an appropriate field is required from an accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent, an earned Doctorate or equivalent terminal or professional degree in an appropriate discipline is preferred.

    Additional information

    • NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
    • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
    • Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see ).
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
    • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)
    • 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 .
    • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. To qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described above. A NDU screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the hiring criteria to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions. The following competencies will be examined:
    • Education
    • Leadership
    • Building Partnerships
    • Curricula Development
    • Information and Cyberspace Acumen
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
    You MUST upload a cover letter separate from your resume addressing the following hiring criteria:

    Factor 1
    Leadership: Describe your experience providing leadership, management and strategic direction over a large and complex organization. Describe your strategic level experience in working with cutting edge concepts in senior level leader development, developing leaders of change and innovation, for complex and multi-faceted organizations.

    Factor 2
    Building Partnerships: Provide examples that demonstrate your ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen relations within the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies, Academic Institutions, and/or other non-government organizations.

    Factor 3
    Curricula Development: Indicate your experience supervising and coordinating the design, development, execution, and evaluation of curricula for various institution programs.

    Factor 4
    Cyberspace and Information Domain Acumen: Describe your experience overseeing policy making or strategy in the cyberspace and information domain.

    Factor 5
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion:
    Describe how your background has brought and will enhance diversity in the academic program and workplace.

    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

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .
    2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
    3. Transcripts
    4. Other Supporting Documents.
    5. Military Spouse Preference:Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or travel orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference.

    The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

    1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees, must submit proof of education if the job announcement requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet the specialized experience requirements. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement. For additional information on acceptable documents, click here Transcripts and Certifications. All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.
    3. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click here .
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    • Click to review veterans authorities and required documents that verify eligibility for VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities .
    4. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/29/2021, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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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