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This position serves as the Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA (ALT)), Office of the Chief Systems Engineer (OCSE) Directorate in Army-level initiatives that cross Program Executive Office (PEO) portfolios such as Cyber AcquisProvides synchronized integration and fielding across Programs of Records through the execution of Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs), Army Warfighting Assessments (AWAs), Capability Set (CS) fielding, and engineering planning and schedule integration while adding value to the ASA (ALT) communitResponsible for providing intensive, centralized management of System of Systems (SoS) Cyber Focal, and COE integration activities, management oversight of DRPM PNT, execution of NIE, AWA and CS fielding events, and for providing a holistic and integrated approach for the acquisition, testing, evaluIndependently anticipates and solves major challenges and addresses strategic policy matters associated with the OCSE's mission and specifically the NIE and AWA initiative.Serves as the Army's expert for SoS Cyber network and defense operations technical integration, COE PM PNT oversight;and for all technical aspects of the NIE, AWA and CS fielding.Manages the Army streamlined approach for the integration of schedules, system performance and technical requirements for acquisition programs.Responsible for a budget of approximately $200M annually.Additionally, has influence over program budgets for acquisition programs of record.General Officer / Senior Executive Service collaboration is required with key stakeholders across the Army, including the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC);U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC);Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3;Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6;Army Cyber Command;and U.S. Army Program Executive Officers.The execution of these duties will ultimately change the way the Army delivers capabilities to Soldiers.Has full line authority from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
This position serves as the Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA (ALT)), Office of the Chief Systems Engineer (OCSE) Directorate in Army-level initiatives that cross Program Executive Office (PEO) portfolios such as Cyber Acquisition, Common Operating Environment (COE) and management oversight of Direct Reporting Program Manager Positioning, Navigation and Timing (DRPM PNT). Provides synchronized integration and fielding across Programs of Records through the execution of Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs), Army Warfighting Assessments (AWAs), Capability Set (CS) fielding, and engineering planning and schedule integration while adding value to the ASA (ALT) community by providing standards, architectures, analysis and interoperability for the end user. Responsible for providing intensive, centralized management of System of Systems (SoS) Cyber Focal, and COE integration activities, management oversight of DRPM PNT, execution of NIE, AWA and CS fielding events, and for providing a holistic and integrated approach for the acquisition, testing, evaluation and fielding of information technology across the Army's range of operations. Independently anticipates and solves major challenges and addresses strategic policy matters associated with the OCSE's mission and specifically the NIE and AWA initiative. Serves as the Army's expert for SoS Cyber network and defense operations technical integration, COE PM PNT oversight; and for all technical aspects of the NIE, AWA and CS fielding. Manages the Army streamlined approach for the integration of schedules, system performance and technical requirements for acquisition programs. Responsible for a budget of approximately $200M annually. Additionally, has influence over program budgets for acquisition programs of record. General Officer / Senior Executive Service collaboration is required with key stakeholders across the Army, including the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC); Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6; Army Cyber Command; and U.S. Army Program Executive Officers. The execution of these duties will ultimately change the way the Army delivers capabilities to Soldiers. Has full line authority from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.
You must be able to submit and pass designated and/or Random Drug Testing as required.
You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Mobility is an essential element of the SES.
This is a Critical Acquisition Position an may only be filled by individuals qualified for membership in the AAC
**To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, if applicable (such as Education - see below).Additional information on ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
1.Executive Core Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION):All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Use the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model to describe your accomplishments.You must address each ECQ separately.You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so, will result in an 'ineligible' rating.Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions.Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages using 12 pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins.Additional information on is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
ECQ 1 - Leading Change:This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within an 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.
ECQ 2 - Leading People: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.
ECQ 3 - Results Driven: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.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: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.
2.Technical Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ.TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.Total TQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages per TQ using 12 pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins.Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:
TQ:Knowledge and experience in applying innovative approaches to systems engineering, problem solving and Systems of Systems (SoS) integration.
Please Note:Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (DCP), who have been certified by the OPM do not need to address ECQs, However when applying you must load your SF-50 or certificate under the Executive Core Qualification.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:THIS IS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) LEVEL CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION. By statute, 10 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1733, specific Acquisition positions, GS-14 and above, are designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs}.All CAPs must be filled by individuals in or otherwise qualified for membership in the Acquisition Corps (10 U.S.C. Section 1733).Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce applicants must have an Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) on file.A selectee without Acquisition Corps membership is required to become a member of the Army Acquisition Corps prior to appointment to the position.
As a SES Level CAP, the following specific statutory and regulatory requirements summarized below must be met in addition to the managerial and technical qualifications specific to this position.There are three components to the assignment qualification standards for Acquisition positions that are CAPs:1) Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) membership requirements;2) Tenure Position requirements, and 3) Position Education, Experience and Certification/Training requirements.
Note:The failure to satisfy/meet some of these Acquisition requirements as discussed below can be waived by the designated agency officials in the appropriate circumstances.
1) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1732, to be a member of or otherwise qualified for membership in the AAC, the individual must:
a.Currently be serving in a position in Grade GS-13 or above (or equivalent military or private sector position).
b.Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees or have been certified by the appropriate agency official as possessing significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority based on demonstrated analytical and deand
(1)(1)Have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of study, from an accredited institution of higher education from among the disciplines of accounting, business finance, law, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, qualitative methods, and organization and management
(2)(2)Have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education in his/her career field along with 12 semester hours (or equivalent) in the listed disciplines.
c.At a minimum, possess at least four years of experience in a DoD (or comparable industry or government) position.
d.Fulfill other specific requirements imposed by the Secretary of Defense.
e.Note, exceptions and alternatives to the requirements stated above in paragraphs la-ld are as follows:
(1)(1)An individual who has at least 10 years of experience in acquisition positions (or comparable position in other government agencies or the private sector) on October 1, 1991 is qualified for AAC membership without meeting the education standards cited above.
(2)(2)An employee who served in an Acquisition Corps position on October 1, 1991, and who does not have 10 years of experience, may meet the management education standard by equivalency examination considered by the Secretary of Defense to demonstrate skills, knowledge, or abilities comparable to that of
(3)(3)An employee may be exempt from the eligibility requirements in paragraphs la-ld above if the appropriate career program board certifies that he/she possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making
2) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1734, Tenure Position Requirements for filling a SES Level Acquisition Position are:
Any person assigned to a CAP shall remain in that position for not less than three years.An employee may not be assigned or selected to fill a CAP unless the person executes a written agreement to remain in Federal service in that position for at least three years.The service obligation contained in such a written agreement shall remain in effect unless and until waived by the Secretary under the appropriate circumstances.
ACQUISITION REQUIREMENT CONT'
3) In accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. Section 1723 and 1734 (b)(4) and DoD statutory requirements (DoD 5000.52). At a minimum, the selectee for this position must have Level Ill certification or training in PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Acquisition Career Field at the time of selection. Within 24 months, the selectee must become Level Ill certified in PROGRAM MANAGEMENT acquisition Career Field.
4) Limitation. --Any member of the AAC who does not meet the education, training, and experience requirements for a critical acquisition position may not carry out the duties or exercise the authorities of that position, except for a period not to exceed six months, unless a waiver of the requirements is granted by appropriate authority.
Education Requirements to be certified in the AAC are listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience.
Your resume will be evaluated by an SES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, highly
qualified candidates will undergo the Structured Interview process.
The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final
selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur.
*** You MUST apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.***
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 11/13/2018 to receive consideration. You must select your resume, SF 50,and appraisal (under other), AND your Acquisition Certification Documents (under other) etc from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,
https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents (i.e, your SF 50, transcripts, appraisal (under other), acquisition documentation (under other), etc from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e. Resume, Occupational Questionnaire, and other qualifications as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. You should expect to hear back on the outcome of your application within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Once you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) within 30 days of entering this position. Please notify your servicing ethics counselor (part of the legal office) as soon as possible after starting your SES duties so the ethics counselor can assign you a new entrant report in the Financial Disclosure Management (FDM) system (https://www.fdm.army.mil).
Resume (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume must contain:
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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