STRATEGIC TRENDS RESEARCH MANAGER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 02, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a STRATEGIC TRENDS RESEARCH MANAGER at the GS-0301-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Develop projects and planning activities within the academia and private sector community in order to lead engagements with performers and supporting staff.
  • Develops prioritization and sequencing for contracted projects and ensures the portfolio continues to address priority defense and WMD topics, fills gaps/seams in DoD, DTRA, and CWMD community's knowledge, and adjusts to changes in financial circumstances.
  • Develops budgets, spend plans, and forecasts for the portfolio and works closely with leadership on all financial matters related to research.
  • Communicate both orally and in writing in order to provide consultation and training to assigned STRI staff and brief or write directives for senior level audiences and other members of the Agency.
  • Works closely with contracting specialists, contracting officers (KO), and financial specialists to ensure timely and accurate contracting processes are complete and legal.
  • Works closely with external performers to coordinate with other parts of the U.S. Government including, but not limited to, OSD (Policy), Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Department of State, and Department of Energy.


Requirements

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: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required/Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
  • Occasional travel overseas required.


Qualifications

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

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Extensive experience designing, developing, and facilitating counter-WMD and nuclear deterrence exercises for senior military and civilian leaders.
  • Analyze and evaluate strategic guidance and Combatant Command requirements in order to create cross-cutting research strategy, plans, and agendas in the area of CWMD to Counter WMD, etc. in order to further progress on achieving effects on WMD problems.
  • Expert knowledge of geopolitical, cultural, and weapons of mass destruction topics areas in order to guide the strategic research portfolio to illuminate WMD trends, emerging threats, and areas where DTRA, DoD, and the CWMD community can best apply resources to combat current and future WMD development and use.
  • Extensive experience writing national strategy documents, to include the National Defense Strategy, the Nuclear Posture Review, the Strategy to Counter WMD, etc. in order to further progress on achieving effects on WMD problems.
You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Experience designing, developing, and facilitating counter-WMD and nuclear deterrence exercises for senior military and civilian leaders.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to analyze and evaluate strategic guidance and Combatant Command requirements in order to create cross-cutting research strategy, plans, and agendas in the area of CWMD to Counter WMD, etc. in order to further progress on achieving effects on WMD problems.
  • Knowledge of geopolitical, cultural, and weapons of mass destruction topics areas in order to guide the strategic research portfolio to illuminate WMD trends, emerging threats, and areas where DTRA, DoD, and the CWMD community can best apply resources to combat current and future WMD development and use.
  • Experience writing national strategy documents, to include the National Defense Strategy, the Nuclear Posture Review, the Strategy to Counter WMD, etc. in order to further progress on achieving effects on WMD problems.
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.

Education

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

Additional information

NOTE: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine

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

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework.

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 - Subpart F
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/register/ )

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 http://www.sss.gov for more information.

For more information, please visit

https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does/Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

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