The mission of the United States Air Force is to
in air, space and cyberspace.
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.
Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations (ES-2210)
Air Force Office of Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington VA
$143,600 - $165,300 per annum (Air Force Tier 1).
SES members are eligible for bonuses and stipends in addition to annual salary.
Recruitment/Relocation Bonus and Moving Expenses may be authorized.
This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) Career Reserved position and is assigned a precedence priority code of DV-6 (equivalent to a Brigadier General) for protocol purposes.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION
Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons.
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.
U.S. Citizenship Required
A Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET Security clearance
Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report
Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period
Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility
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BASIC DUTY SUMMARY:
The Deputy Director oversees and advises on the development of Air Force cyberspace strategy and implementation plans, ensuring synchronization and providing oversight and guidance for major strategy initiatives for the Cyberspace Mission Area.
The Deputy Director engages in current cyber operations, cyber security, and cyber command and control (C2) in order to integrate real-time global affects often requiring approval of the Secretary of Defense or the President.
The incumbent ensures operational requirements analyses consider continuing trends toward integrated operations, which directly affect operational doctrine and program objectives, priorities and strategies, but also offer avenues for broad-based attacks that could be devastating to Air Force operational capabilities.
The Deputy Director collaborates with other executive-level, subject matter experts representing various Air Force and Department of Defense elements to identify potential overlaps and gaps in cyberspace programs and plans.
The incumbent also reviews, evaluates and interprets studies of projected operations and associated capabilities and identifies the need for collaboration to de-conflict and refine strategies.
The Deputy Director oversees and advises on the development and integration of cyberspace operational strategies, organization, operational concepts, capability requirements, and risk assessments, policies and planning supporting the employment of air, space, and cyberspace
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Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties
of the position.
Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the Civilian Senior Executive corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.
It is an Air Force policy that candidates hold a bachelors degree from an accredited institution for a Civilian Senior Executive position
A separate narrative statement is not required.
This information should be embedded within the resume.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs)
A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each Technical Qualification, including specific examples of your experience, education and accomplishments directly relating to each Technical Qualification. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management as evidenced by the following areas:
Experiential knowledge and application of national security strategy and structure, military plans and operations, global cyberspace strategies, Presidential directives, Federal Statutes, DoD policies, capabilities, concepts, and technologies relevant to the protection of the DoD's classified and unclassified computer networks to define, document, and justify recommendations for a comprehensive policy and doctrine development addressing cyberspace issues.
Recognized mastery in conducting military and contingency crisis action planning for cyberspace operations to include experience in the Joint planning process and exercises; and knowledge and demonstrated skill in analyzing and integrating cyberspace operations, plans & programs, capabilities, requirements and/or risk assessments.
Demonstrated, in-depth understanding of the operational requirements, concepts of operations and employment of information processing systems in military environments, including the structure and operations of the DoD Global Information Grid (GIG), DoD network architectures, telecommunications, and information assurance to include best industry practices.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs
The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."
Submit a supplemental statement
of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Guide to SES Qualifications
ECQs should focus on relevant and recent experience, education and training accomplishments within the last 10 years.
Refer to the OPM
Guide to SES Qualifications
for specific guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, examples of good qualifications statements, and additional information at the website:
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
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.
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).
The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates:
Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples:
plans & programs, research, test & evaluation, acquisition, budget, etc.).
Breadth of experience in multiple organizations and at multiple levels.
Appropriate mix of experience at more than one base/operating location/installation; and MAJCOM/COCOM HQs and OSD, Joint, SAF or HAF, experience at the GS-15 or equivalent military/academic/industry experience.
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 courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies.
An advanced degree in a related field is highly desirable.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
RATING AND RANKING METHODS:
Applications will be evaluated against the qualification requirements.
Failure to meet any one of the Mandatory, Technical or Executive Core Qualifications standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.
Candidates will be evaluated for this position by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position.
The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus as to the Best Qualified, Qualified or Not Qualified candidates.
Only the Best Qualified candidates will be interviewed.
The panel will then make a recommendation of those Best Qualified candidates who should be referred to the selecting official, in priority order.
Final selection is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, SecAF, and OPM approval.
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -
for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.
Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.
EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278).
Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.
This position has been designated Critical-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance.
DRUG TESTING POSITION.
This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program.
Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter (Condition of Employment for all Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) Positions identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This position may also require incumbent undergo periodic random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86.
Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.
Incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings.
requires incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.
Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.
An individuals initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.
AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC).
Attendance is required for newly appointed Air Force SES members within 12 months of appointment.
This position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.
Active Duty Military MemberS.
On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.
HOW TO APPLY:
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-- HOW TO APPLY
The following are the instructions to submit applications
e-mail with the two attachments
of the Application Package Requirements
and title of the job to which you are applying
All Applications will be accepted via electronic format only.
Label the MSWord document file for Attachment 1 using the applicants Last name and Qualification Documents (e.g., Jones Qualification Documents).
Label the scanned document file for Attachment 2 using applicants Last name and the Supporting Documents (e.g., Jones Supporting Documents).
submit any additional information, documents or attachments:
Extraneous materials such as:
copies of position descriptions, diplomas, transcripts, award certificates, or letters of recommendation will
be considered or forwarded for review.
To be considered, AF/DPS
RECEIVE all complete Application Packages in their entirety via email by 11:59PM (EST) of the CLOSING DATE
listed at the top of this vacancy announcement.
Confirmation of receipt will be provided via reply e-mail within 48 hours of position closing on USAJOBs.
If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, please call the AF/DPS office.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION PACKAGE:
To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the following:
Attachment 1 (Qualification Documents)
Items below (
be submitted as one single, consolidated Microsoft Word document in the order shown below.
The Qualification Documents
be formatted using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins and should not exceed a total of 24 pages.
use/list a Social Security Number on any of the Attachment 1 Qualification Documents.
in the preferred format (Limit 4 pages).
Mandatory Technical Qualifications Statement
addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (Limit 6 pages).
Executive Core Qualifications Statement addressing each of the ECQs (Limit 10 pages).
(Note: ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members; please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status.)
Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly
addressing factors (Limit 1 page).
Provide names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for this position.
Please do not list supervisors already listed on your application (Limit 1 page).
Attachment 2 (Supporting Documents)
Items below (
be submitted as one single, consolidated attachment in the order shown below (e.g., scanned document using PDF format).
Include a separate "Supervisor/manager ECQ concurrence" memorandum/statement from a supervisor/manager verifying the accuracy of the information in your ECQs Statement.
Current Performance Appraisal
(if current or former Government employee or otherwise available).
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
(this applies only to current or former civilian government employee -- a copy noting your current position, grade level and salary level).
Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 (optional) (Form available at
Self Identification of Handicap, SF-256
(optional) (Form available at
-- AF/DPS CONTACT INFORMATION:
Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mr. Clay Henry at
/ 571-256-1916 (DSN 260) or the DPS office at
/ 703-695-5260 (DSN 225).
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify this office.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.
SELECTION WILL BE BASED SOLELY UPON MERIT AND QUALIFICATIONS WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION,
OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTORS.
THE AIR FORCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
(Limit 4 pages)
Please submit a typewritten
resume, including the following information:
and title of the job to which you are applying.
Full name, mailing address (with Zip Code), day and evening phone numbers (with area code) and complete e-mail address where you would like to receive correspondence regarding your application.
INCLUDE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.**
Country of Citizenship:
Current Security Clearance:
Please state your salary history.
(Also give job series and
effective dates of grade
ducational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received.
Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
Give the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:
(Do not send job descriptions.)
Starting and ending dates (month and year)
Job title (for government position, include civilian series and grade or military rank)
Employer's name and address
Supervisor's name and phone number
- Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
Hours per week
Number of employees supervised and/or scope of responsibility of employees led
Duties and accomplishments (summarized in one paragraph)
Focus on relevant and recent experience and training accomplishments within the last 10 years.
Job-related training courses (title and year)
Job-related skills, for example, other languages and computer software/hardware
Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)
Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents unless requested).
list of publications
you have authored.
Provide title, date and any co-authors, clearly indicate if you are the first author and state the impact of any publication on the community.
See "How to Apply"
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Clayton E. Henry
Air Force Senior Executive Management
1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D
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