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Director Of Contracting Space and Missile Systems Center

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U.S Department of the Air Force

$126,148.00 to $174,500.00

Los Angeles, CA

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$126,148 to $174,500 per year

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ES 00

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Los Angeles, CA

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


Senior Executive Service

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).


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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: $126,148 - $174,500 per annum. (Air Force Tier 1) SES members are eligible for bonuses and/or ranks and stipends in addition to annual salary. 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.

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. For additional information, click here

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The incumbent directs the work of the Contracting Directorate. Serves as the principal policy maker for the Commander and Program Executive Office (PEO) regarding systems acquisition and contracting policy matters. Formulates policy and provides staff direction within the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to ensure compatibility and coordination of that policy among various Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force (AF), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), SMC, PEO

Space, and other organizations with vested interest in space acquisition. Maintains cognizance of new policies, reforms and directives issued by higher headquarters. Advises the Commander, PEO Space and SMC operating elements of the impacts of such matters on the planning of systems acquisition and the conduct of SMC programs. Oversees execution of competition management, acquisition planning, business and contract strategy, and negotiation issues and objectives. Provides for coordinated technical, fiscal, legal, and acquisition planning and presentations to the Commander and PEO Space. Collaborates with leaders across the enterprise to determine and or coordinate contracting-related changes

affecting their activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Status Candidates

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship Required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered

PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI Security clearance

Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report

Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program

Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period

Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility

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: finance, accounting, law, business finance, purchasing, economics, marketing, 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) An advanced degree in finance or related field is highly desirable.


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. 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) Superior strategic-level comprehension of procurement regulations/contracting principles and substantial depth and breadth of acquisition planning, negotiation, price/cost analysis, competition, and termination techniques; to include demonstrated senior-level proficiency in management and coordination of a wide variety of contractual actions executed concurrently is required.

(2) Proven executive-level knowledge of all acquisition related disciplines and functions and their interrelationships with contracting. An immense degree of initiative to analyze complex situations, identify problems, probe causes, interpret solutions, and render independent decisions as required, and the ability to recognize impact of decisions or actions in terms of schedule, cost, and risk involved.

(3) Sustained senior-level experience in Systems Procurement coupled with the capability to establish and sustain rapport with professional contemporaries at the highest levels the federal government, private sector, and academia.

B. 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.

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.


Education Requirement: Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated against the foregoing qualification requirements. Failure to meet any one of the mandatory technical or executive core qualification standards will eliminate a candidate from further consideration. A screening panel will evaluate the candidates for this position composed of a diverse mix of senior executives selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel members will individually review each of the applications in terms of the qualifications criteria contained in this announcement. The qualifications stated are the minimum requirements of the position to be Qualified, a rating schedule will be applied by a screening panel to determine which candidates are considered to be Best Qualified. Then, they will meet to discuss each application, and reach a consensus decision as to the best qualified, qualified or not qualified candidates. The panel will interview all of the best-qualified candidates based upon consistently applied criteria. 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 of a candidate is contingent upon the Air Force Executive Resources Board, Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Personnel Management approval.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the following: (Please provide information in the order below.) All self-typed documents must be 12 font-size, Times New Roman and cannot exceed 1-inch margins.

(a) Resume (Limit 4 pages). A resume is the preferred format.

(b) Mandatory Technical Qualification Statement addressing each of the tech qualifications (Limit 8 pages)

(c) Executive Core Qualifications (EQC) Statement, including supervisor/management concurrence on separate memo (Limit 10 pages) (ECQs are NOT REQUIRED of current or former Career SES Members, please provide a copy of your SF-50 showing SES status) or OPM certification - Career applicants currently in the SES or graduates of the SESCDP program need only address the technical qualifications.

(d) Desirable Factor Statement briefly addressing each of the desirable qualifications (Limit 1 page)

(e) References: 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)

(f) College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience (Required): .

(g) Current Performance Appraisal (if current or former Government employee or otherwise available.)

Submit one copy of the following completed forms:

(h) Most recent 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.)

(i) Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 (Form available at

(j) Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 (optional) (Form available at

(k) Self Identification of Handicap, SF-256 (optional) (Form available at

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as copies of position descriptions, award certificates and transmittal letters will not be forwarded for review.

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: All self-typed documents must be 12 font-size, Times New Roman and cannot exceed 1-inch margins.

Applications will be accepted via electronic format only. Items A through E must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word document. Items F through J must be scanned into a single PDF; Email both files to

with subject line: AF/DPS 17-01 APPLICANT LAST NAME

Confirmation of receipt will be provided via reply email within 2-3 days of the announcement closing. If you do not receive confirmation please contact this office

To be considered, applications must be received in this office by 11:59 PM (ET) of the closing date, 03/05/2018.

If you are unable to deliver via the methods provided above, please contact our office at 703-695-1770 (DSN: 225) or 571-256-1916

WHEN TO APPLY: E-mail completed application package (A through J under 'How to Apply') so that it will be RECEIVED IN THIS OFFICE BY 11:59 PM (ET) OF THE CLOSING DATE, 03/05/2018. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Jonell B. Tomlinson at

RESUME FORMAT (Limit 4 pages)

APPLICATION / RESUME: Please submit a typewritten resume, including the following information:

Job Information: Announcement number (10135677-DPS-17-01-JBT) and title of the position to which you are applying.

Personal Information: 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.

Social Security Number (SSN): We request your SSN under the authority of Executive Order 9397 in order to keep your records straight; other people may have the same name. As allowed by law or presidential directive, we use your SSN to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who know you. Your SSN may also be used in studies and computer matching with other Government files, for example, files on unpaid student loans. If you do not give us your SSN or any other information requested, we cannot process your application, which is the first step in getting a job.

Country of citizenship:

Current Security Clearance:

Salary: Please state your salary history

Highest Federal civilian or Military grade held: (Also give job series and effective dates of grade held)

Education: Educational 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 U.S. Department of Education website by clicking here

Work Experience: 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

- Salary (current)

- Hours per week

- Number of employees supervised and/or scope of responsibility of employees led

- Duties and accomplishments (summarized in one paragraph)

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year)

- Job-related skills, for example, other languages and computer software/hardware

- Job-related certificates and licenses, APDP Certifications (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.)

Publications: Provide a list of publications that 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.

References: Provide the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals who can comment on your qualifications for this position. (Please do not list supervisors already listed above.)

Agency contact information

Jonell Tomlinson





AF Senior Executive Management

1040 Air Force Pentagon Room 4D

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Confirmation of receipt will be provided via e-mail within three (3) days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within three (3) days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement, please call the AF/DPS office. The Air Force Senior Executive Management Office will notify candidates approximately 30-45 days of the announcement closing date by one of the following methods:

Telephone and/or email notification of scheduled interview date/time if candidate has been rated Best Qualified.


Email notification to advise the candidate was not rated among the Best Qualified, thus not referred for interview.

AF/DPS CONTACT INFORMATION: Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Jonell B. Tomlinson at jonell.b.tomlinson.civ@mail.mill/

571-256-1916 (DSN 225) or the DPS office at

703-695-5260 (DSN 225).

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S Department of the Air Force
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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … 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 war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

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