U.S Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
$148,267.00 to $183,000.00
Open & closing dates
$148,267 to $183,000 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation expenses reimbursed
You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
This job is open to
Senior Executive Service
Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
Clarification from the agency
All qualified candidates.
As a senior advisor to the Director, Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC), the Deputy Director is responsible for: providing oversight, leadership, and guidance to a cross-functional staff managing events which include interoperability testing, modeling and simulation, wargaming and exercise support, technical support, operations support, and related data analyses that are structures to support rapid-prototyping and the incremental fielding of a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
The incumbent will serve as the Deputy Director for the Missile Defense Integration Operations Center (MDIOC). The incumbent is responsible for providing oversight, leadership, and guidance to a cross-functional staff managing BMDS events which include interoperability testing, modeling and simulation, wargaming, and exercise support, technical support, operations support, and related data analyses that are structured to support rapid-phototyping and the incremental fielding of a BMDS. The incumbent also serves as the Chief Information Officer responsible for establishing systems and technical architecture direction, as well as oversees and directs the agency's acquisition, deployment and cybersecurity protection of hardware equipment, telecommunication abilities and software applications, all of which are required for successful performance of the BMDS Information Technology infrastructure and IT business systems.
This is a Tier 2 position. Salaries for Tier 2 positions range from $148,267 to $183,000.
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.
As an executive you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants
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As the Deputy Director, Missile Defense Integration Operations Center/Chief Information Officer you will:
Manage critical Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) facility infrastructure and support services for a mission execution platform supporting Agency elements/components.
Supervise the support operations for BMDS test events (both system flight and ground), training, and development activities (to include prototype BMDS space layer operations) conducted at MDIOC.
Coordinate with program elements to ensure that battle management systems, command and control relationships, communication networks, and operational concepts and procedures all work together to integrate the BMD segments.
Facilitate the development and integration of the overarching joint and coalition Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communication (C2BMS) system for the Ballistic Missile Defense.
Oversee support for the missile defense threat modeling and simulation for BMDS program elements. This includes supporting the analyses of distributed ground tests, operator-in-the-loop (OITL) wargames, and designated Combatant Command exercises to support the development of joint and coalition defense concepts of operation.
Ensure the appropriate level of technical, financial, and schedule assessment and evaluation activities and processes for the ballistic missile defense program.
Ensures that information management and information technology resources are acquired, managed, operated, and protected IAW Federal laws and DoD policy.
Advise the Agency Director and other high level agency executives on opportunities for business improvement through the use of technology and/or improvements in information flow, analysis and dissemination.
Serve as the principal managerial focal point for information technology policy, planning, architecture and strategic direction as they relate to information technology and as principal advisor to the Director.
Oversee the Agency Cybersecurity management office and associated programs and projects to ensure coordination of these efforts with USCYBERCOM, NSA and the Services.
Serve as the Co-Chair of the Global Missile Defense Cybersecurity Integration Steering Group to identify and close operational gaps and organizational seams in cybersecurity of the BMDS.
Lead the Agency and advise the Director in cybersecurity compliance and computer network defense as a part of the DoD Cybersecurity Culture and Compliance Initiative.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
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 2-year probationary period
Supplemental narrative addressing each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ)
Supplemental narrative addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ)
Must obtain/maintain Special Sensitive/Top Secret (SCI) security clearance
Veteran preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service
Designated and/or random drug testing is required
MOBILITY AGREEMENT: All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You will serve a two-year Senior Executive Service (SES) probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an SES position.
This is an Acquisition Key Leadership position (KLP) for an Acquisition Category I (ACAT I) Program. Essential education and experience requirements include an advanced or functional field related degree.
Employee is required to obtain Level III acquisition certification in Program Management within 24 months of entering into this position and must possess Acquisition Corps Membership, or an appropriate waiver in lieu thereof.
Employee is required to accumulate 80 continuous learning points (CLP's) in a 2 year period.
Senior Executives are required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment, (OF 306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must provide your narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and the Technical Qualifications (TQ's) to show that you possess the requirements for the position.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all five ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible' and will not receive further consideration. Additional information regarding the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp
. Each of your narratives should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to not more than two pages per ECQ not to exceed a total of 10 pages.
Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when preparing ECQ narratives. Provide two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ and ensure your experience meets the ECQ criteria.
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, member of Congress, reduced budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge
Result - Provide specific examples of measures/outcomes that had an impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
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.
Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant from further consideration.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to not more than two pages per technical qualification.
1. Comprehensive knowledge and the proven application of program management of weapons system integration. This includes oversight of system integration, interoperability testing and evaluation, wargaming, and modeling and simulation development via advanced simulations technology, conceptual program assessments and reviews, and information security.
2. Demonstrated experience in managing a robust Information Technology program which provides a centralized network defense organization to protect, monitor, detect, defend, and respond to cyber-attacks from any source, internal or external. This includes policy and planning, cybersecurity, systems analysis, applications software, operating systems, network services, systems administration, and customer support.
3. Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and continuing operations of modern, reliable, and secure end-to-end Information Technology services that include data/computing center and server operations, infrastructure, telecommunications, software applications, and desktop computing.
4. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic information plans that include identifying innovative and leading edge solutions, implementing robust project planning, defining budgetary needs and securing funding, building a tech savvy and leading edge workforce, achieving quality improvement, meeting audit requirements, and standardizing systems.
Enterprise Perspective: In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. The individual must possess a broad point of view, an awareness or understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives should demonstrate the 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.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Degree in Systems Engineering or related engineering field is Highly desired.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an SES position. This must be submitted annually and upon termination of employment.
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
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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.
We will review your resume, ECQ's, TQ's and supporting documents (ie., DD214, transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements required for this position. Your application will be evaluated by an Executive Evaluation Panel, and highly qualified candidates may be contacted for an interview and reference checks.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
2. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that gives specific examples of work experiences addressing each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ). Your narratives should be no more than two pages per ECQ, not to exceed a total of 10 pages. More information on how to prepare/address ECQs can be found at www.opm.gov/ses
3. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that gives specific examples of work experiences addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ). Your narratives should be no more than two pages per TQ, not to exceed a total of 10 pages.
4. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
College transcript(s). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 03/13/2018 in order to be considered.
DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter,or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty, if applicable.
Special note: Current and former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) since you have already demonstrated your ECQs, however, you must address the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for this position. (All other candidates must submit all required paperwork)
Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.
Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.
Applications received without the required supplemental narratives WILL NOT receive consideration.
DO NOT submit additional information (i.e. cover letters, awards, appraisals, pages in excess of the 10 page limit for ECQs and TQs).
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
Your application must include your written statements addressing all five of the Executive Core Qualifications and each of the Technical Qualification statements.
You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10128356
Agency contact information
MDA Servicing Team
Missile Defense Agency
Bldg 5222 Martin Rd
Redstone Arsenal, AL
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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U.S Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Website : http://www.mda.mil/
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. Our workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. We are focused on retaining and recruiting a dedicated workforce interested in supporting our national security. As we develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the MDA works closely with the combatant commands (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who will rely on the system to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attack. We work with the combatant commanders to ensure that we develop a robust BMDS technology and development program to address the challenges of an evolving threat. We are also steadily increasing our international cooperation by supporting mutual security interests in missile defense.