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This is a Tier 1 position with a salary range of $152,028 to
YesYou may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
About the Position: The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
is composed of highly specialized engineering, technical, and
administrative professionals working together to provide
microelectronics support across all U.S. military organizations and
beyond. We are poised for growth over the next several years and
looking for dedicated candidates to join our organization and
support our important mission.
Provides executive leadership for leading DMEA, an organization
of over 220 government employees and over $171M direct fiscal
budget, providing microelectronics solutions and expertise to
developing, existing, and legacy programs across the DoD.
Provides microelectronics technical expertise and develops and
implements strategic plans to support DoD microelectronics goals
Provides engineering expertise to solve microelectronics issues
facing the Warfighter, DoD, intelligence community, other
Government agencies, foreign allies and other authorized
Provides technical advice to the Committee on Foreign Investment
in the United States (CFIUS) as requested.
Ensures compliance with all applicable environmental and health
and safety laws and regulations.
Maintains a motivated, diverse, and highly skilled civilian
workforce that is sufficiently sized and appropriately
Provides overall management oversight and review of DMEA?s
contracting activities that typically exceed $1 billion annually in
support of the Warfighter.
Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to
travel for this position.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
This position requires you to submit a Public Financial
Disclosure Report (OGE278) upon entry and annually thereafter.
This position requires you to possess a Defense Acquisition
Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Engineering Level III Certificate
or obtain within 24 months.
Must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
Will be subject to random drug testing due to the requirement of
a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance
Will be required to sign a mobility agreement, be available for
worldwide placement, and be willing to rotate to any DoD
Position has been designated KEY and is required to perform the
duties and requirements of the position in the event of a crisis
until relieved by proper authority.
Qualifications Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Basic Requirement for Engineering: A Bachelor's degree or
equivalent is required, please refer to the General Schedule
Qualification Standards Basic Requirements for Engineering Series
for education requirements. (NOTE: Applicants MUST submit/upload a
copy of the transcripts with the application package. For
application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
In addition to the basic requirement listed above, you must show
that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and
the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against
qualifications which fall into two areas: Executive Core
Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications
(MTQs). Failure to provide a separate narrative statement which
describes fully and concisely how your experience meets the
competencies described in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) will eliminate you
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: You will be assessed against the
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).They are designed to assess
executive experience and potential - not technical expertise. They
measure whether you have the broad executive skills needed in a
variety of senior executive positions. Failure to meet a
qualification requirement will disqualify an applicant. (Each must
be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement.
The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.)
The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an
SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture."
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
More information on these core qualifications are available at
(Note: Current career Senior Executive Service (SES); former
career Senior Executive Service (SES) who are
reinstatement-eligible; and graduates of OPM-certified Candidate
Development Programs are not required to address the ECQs, but must
address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications.)
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.
2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability
to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission,
and goals. Inherent in 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.
3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability
to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent in
the ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high- quality
results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and
4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability
to manage human, financial, and information resources
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.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Each must be addressed
separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. Each MTQ must
not exceed 2 pages.)
1. Demonstrated technical expertise in the field of
microelectronics advanced technology and systems engineering
supporting Weapons Systems programs.
2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge providing policy
guidance and technical direction on emerging technologies,
technology development, trust and assurance methodologies, and
sustainment in the area of microelectronics.
3. Demonstrated experience leading multifunctional and complex
organizations, people, and teams in planning, overseeing, and
executing a research and development organization and establishing
partnership with industries, academia and other government
4. Demonstrated competency in building relationships,
negotiating, resolving conflicts, balancing competing priorities,
working in a fast-paced environment, and achieving results across
internal and external Department of Defense stakeholders.
DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:
In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This
individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and
an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational
responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic
priorities is required. Executives must 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
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g.,
professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community,
student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies,
knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and
experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Education 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,
Additional information 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
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required unless you
have previously completed the probationary period in the Senior
Direct deposit of pay is required.
Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested
in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the
Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
Incentives may be paid if the selecting official determines it
is in the best interests of the government.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application .
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is
authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet
the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your
accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will
be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified
candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The
Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will
review results and make recommendations on final selections to the
appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board
(QRB), your ECQs must be certified by the OPM QRB before your
appointment can occur.
If selected, you may be required to provide supporting
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date
of this announcement.
Background checks and security clearance The documents you are
required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible
for preference in federal employment. A complete description of
preference categories and the associated required documents is in
the Applicant Checklist (External) .
You are required to provide documentation that supports the
eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and
assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents
listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in
the announcement questionnaire with your application package.
Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully
support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager.
Cover letter is optional.
A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant
experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must
show complete information for each job entry to support minimum
qualifications. The following information should be provided in
your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your
application package: employer's name, starting and end dates
(Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g.
GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.
A separate narrative statement is required. Your narrative
statement must address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed above.
Are you a graduate of an approved SES training program? You must
provide a copy of your certificate of completion.
Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations,
or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the
Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required.
If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials,
you must submit a copy of said document in your application
Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Are
you using education as a substitute for some or all of the
experience requirement? Check the Education section above to see
what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your
resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees
MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list
of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and
semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial
transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official
transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the
position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific
coursework does not have to be verified. Claims for approved
"grandfather" clauses must be fully supported with
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
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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.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the
Required Documents section above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM
(EST) on 09/04/2020 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will
need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not
have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before
beginning the application
Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting
documents to be included with your application package. You will
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your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents
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After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and click to continue with the application process
You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application. You must
re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS
account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing
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You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow
you to review and track the status of your application.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the
Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy
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listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be
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acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package
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quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be
ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no
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