The Contracting Directorate implements and interprets policy, establishes Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location contracting processes, and furnishes guidance and assistance in all phases of contracting for systems sustainment, services, materiel, supplies, and support equipment within the Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location mission.
BASIC DUTY SUMMARY:
The Contracting Directorate implements and interprets policy, establishes Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location contracting processes, and furnishes guidance and assistance in all phases of contracting for systems sustainment, services, materiel, supplies, and support equipment within the Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location mission. The Air Force Sustainment Center Contracting Director is dual-hatted and serves as Director of Contracting Hill Air Force Base Operating Location, as well as the Director of Contract Execution at Hill Air Force Base Operating Location, UT. The incumbent provides executive direction requiring unusual managerial competence and expertise in the planning, coordination, control, and direction of contracting management functions throughout Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location; including: contract clearance and policy development, program support contracting, pricing, research and development contracting, operational and central support contracting and other contracting support. The incumbent represents the Air Force Sustainment Center Commander & Air Force Sustainment Center Director of Contracting on all matters pertaining to acquisition strategy and contracting policy within Air Force Sustainment Center, Hill Air Force Base Operating Location, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, US Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, leaders of industry, Congressional members and staff, and other government agencies. The incumbent, as the key business advisor to Air Force Program Executive Offices, Air Force Sustainment Center Commander & Air Force Sustainment Center Director of Contracting, authoritatively recommends acquisition strategies and business plans for major aeronautical systems and related procurements. Makes decisions, conducts, advises, and participates in negotiations to resolve critical and complex contracting problems, including frequent direct discussions with Industry executives to resolve negotiation impasses on price and contracting terms/conditions for many of the Air Force's most complex and high-value acquisition programs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
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 two-year probationary period
Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see ****Qualifications
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. Your conduct and character must demonstrate suitability for the position for which you are applying. 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.
A. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs):
A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ. TQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel and Executive Resources Board members may consider experience that's over 10 years old to be outdated. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:
1. Extensive strategic-level knowledge in all areas of contracting, including contract clearance and policy development, program support contracting, pricing, research and development contracting, operational and central support contracting.
2. In depth, executive level experience in all phases of contracting for systems acquisition and/or sustainment, research and development, services, material, supplies, and support equipment.
3. Demonstrated superior leadership and ability to advise on and participate in negotiations to resolve critical contracting problems, terms and conditions for complex and high-value acquisition programs.
B. 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. Applicants should focus on recent experience, education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel, Executive Resources Board, and or OPM Quality Review Board reviewers may consider experience that's over 10 years old to be outdated. (OPM's guidance in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (Appendix B)). Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements 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).
C. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:
1. Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples: Acquisition Program Management, Engineering, Financial Management, Plans & Programs, Logistics, 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 Business Management or related field is highly desirable
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the resume.
All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
A. U.S. CITIZENSHIP. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
B. EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278). Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
C. TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. Successful candidates must be able to meet the standards required for a national security clearance. Those standards are reflected in the SF 86 (****This position has been designated Special Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance, and be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information, Counter-Intelligence Polygraph, and eligible for read-in and access to Special Access Program, Alternate Compensatory Control Measures-controlled information and other limited-access Programs.
D. 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. This position also requires incumbent may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86.
E. TRAVEL. 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.
F. DUTY HOURS. This position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.
G. VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Veterans' preference is not applicable to the SES.
H. PROBATIONARY PERIOD. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 2-year probationary period.
I. AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC). Attendance is generally required within 12 months of appointment, subject to course availability.
J. POST-GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. This position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.
K. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS. On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.
L. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED. Yes. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
M. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants). Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.
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.
THE AIR FORCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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
Drug test required
To receive full consideration, each applicant must submit the documents in the format as designated. Packages that do not include all of the required documents or meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
Attachment 1 (Qualifications Documents):
Items below (A.-D.) must be submitted as one single, consolidated Microsoft Word document. The Qualifications Documents must be formatted using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins and must not exceed a total of 21 pages. Do not use borders, provide photos, or list a Social Security Number on any of the Attachment 1 Qualifications Documents. Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
A. Resume in the preferred format (Limit 4 pages).
B. Mandatory Technical Qualifications Statement addressing each of the TQs (Limit 6 pages).
C. Executive Core Qualifications Statement addressing each of the ECQs (Limit 10 pages).
ECQs are not required for current or former Career SES Members who have been certified by the Qualifications Review Board (QRB); please provide a copy of an SF-50 showing career SES status.)
D. Desirable Qualifications Statement briefly addressing each of the DQs (Limit 1 page).
Attachment 2 (Supporting Documents):
Items below (E.-I.) must be submitted as one single, consolidated attachment (e.g., scanned document using PDF format). Any applications received that do not include all of the required documents or do not meet format requirements will not be forwarded for consideration.
Most recent Performance Appraisal or Performance Report.
Most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, noting your current position, grade level and salary level (applies only to current or former civilian government employee).
College transcript(s) (copy is acceptable) which demonstrates the acceptable combinations of education and experience: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.
Race and National Origin Identification, SF-181 - Form available at ****I. (Optional):
Self-Identification of Handicap, SF-256 - 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.
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