Pay Range
$124,406 - $172,100 Per Year
Job Grade
Apply By: 2017-12-29
Published: 5 months ago

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Job Summary

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power.

That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations.

Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

SALARY: $124,406 - $172,100 per annum.

(Air Force Tier 1) SES members are eligible for bonuses and/or ranks and stipends in addition to annual salary.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons.

MOBILITY: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES and DISES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.

Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointed SES and DISES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligation Agreement.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

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The following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position: Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carryout the assignments of the position.

Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.

A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Certification Requirement: a. Level III certification in APDP Program Management or can be obtained within 24 months.

B. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: A supplemental statement that separately addresses each of the Technical Qualifications; including specific examples of your experience, education and accomplishments that directly relate to the technical qualifications must be submitted.

The following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position: 1. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Federal budget process including Planning, Programming and Budgeting System and the Corporate Structure decision process to effectively manage resources in support of the acquisition mission.

(a) Justify requirements in budget requests and testimonies at all levels.

(b) Manpower Programming and requirements process/procedures.

2. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the DoD acquisition process and budget regulatory policies, directives, controls, and precedents to maintain DoD acquisition policies and supervise its acquisition transformation and reform initiatives.

(a) Testing, manufacturing, fielding, financial management, contracting, or personnel management at a Headquarters level.

(b) Integrated Life Cycle Management including such areas as technology refresh, continuous capability planning, supply chain and depot (organic or contractor) support planning.

(c) Pre-acquisition activities such as developmental planning, science and technology management, and technology transition from laboratory to products.

(d) Transformation and continuous process improvement across diverse yet integrated activities.

(3) Knowledge of business management environment including leadership in the following: (a) Change agent for acquisition reform.

(b) Responding to relevant customer requirements (operational and user).

(c) Integrating activities/programs with DoD or other federal agencies.

(d) Partnering with industry and/or academia.

C. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES); they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Executive Qualifications Statements, which do not clearly address the five ECQs (listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format, will not be considered adequate for evaluation.

Examples of good qualifications statements and use of the C-C-A-R model is provided via the OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications website located here.

A supplemental statement addressing each of the executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be submitted.

Please refer to the ECQ format (below).

(ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members; please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status.) ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE.

This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.


This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.


This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.


This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

D. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates: 1) Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (examples: portfolio management, research, academia, Inspector General, etc.).

(2) Mix of experience at the following: Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM) Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.

(3) Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.

(4) A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate professional or administrative discipline and an advanced degree in a related business or management field are highly desirable.

In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective.

The individual must possess a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities.

Executives should demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives.

This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences.

A separate narrative statement is not required--this information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).

Pay Plan
Senior Executive Service (Ses)
Travel Requirement
Occasional Travel
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
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