As the Chief Engineer, the incumbent's objective is to bring the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) into being in an effective and efficient manner by providing authoritative and technically sound direction over a broad spectrum of technical and programmatic issues.
As a Chief Engineer at the ES-0801-00 you will be responsible for:Working with the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) System Engineer, providing, establishing, directing, and confirming technical approaches, baselines, and discipline of missile, test, radar, battle management and systems to effectively identify and resolve a broad spectrum of engineering technical issues and programmatic initiatives, while providing oversight, leadership, direction, and guidance to a multi-disciplinary staff on all related functional, operational, and engineering activities. Selecting, directing and enforcing industry missile defense weapons systems development, quality assurance and assures sufficient workmanship to meet stringent missile flight requirements. Ensuring the appropriate level of program engineering, technical, and schedule assessment and evaluation activities and processes are implemented and sustained. Developing and leading weekly joint government and contractor forums to expedite disciplined technical issued identification and resolution. Managing the assessment and development of specific capabilities and integrating plans and schedules to meet critical deadlines within the MDA and with Component Program Offices and the Prime Contractors. Reviewing formally controlled capability baselines and functional decomposition of system requirements. Determining requirements relationships and ensures traceability. Identifying and correcting ambiguous and incompatible software, missile and radar engineering system requirements. Resolving requirements development, risk tracking, engineering, and testing issues. Providing engineering assessments, advice, and recommendations to the Director for Engineering and other organizational elements, including element contractors and subcontractors. Maintaining program oversight and monitors contractor performance to ensure compliance with cost and schedule via the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), critical path management and Integrated Baseline Reviews (IPR's). Providing on-going oversight of the Prime Contractor's program execution. Assessing program development progress and Technical Performance Measure. Directing technology and hardware/software planning, design, development, test, and evaluation, architecture development, technology insertion, systems baseline and configuration control, and overall system risks, development, integration, and interoperability. Assisting the Director for Engineering to summarize, measure, and focus upon key BMDS capabilities, vulnerabilities, risks, and development options. Conducting joint government and contractor independent reviews to assess the progress of all relevant programs, and to identify potential roadblocks, and working across the technical disciplines within the MDA to address issues. Defining, designing, integrating, validating, and verifying the Elements contributions to the BMDS. Defining system/element/component capability specifications, internal and external interfaces, test objectives and requirement. Developing and assesses the concept of operations. Coordinating with other Department of Defense (DoD) organizations , other government agencies, the private industrial sector, academic research institutions, and allied defense establishments to leverage expertise, and provide guidance and oversight regarding product development activities.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.
The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ‘ineligible'. Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions.
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.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all the Technical Qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification. 1. Comprehensive knowledge and proven research, development, testing, system engineering and technical expertise required to direct and provide strategic planning, system integration, interoperability testing and evaluation, and engineering conceptual program assessments and reviews for a complex weapons development and acquisition program. 2. Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving a broad spectrum of engineering technical issues and programmatic initiatives, while providing oversight, leadership, direction, and guidance to a multi-disciplinary staff on all related functional, operational, and engineering activities. 3. Demonstrated engineering and manufacturing experience working in or with industry or laboratory missile, command and control, sensor (radar and/or optical) technologies. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The incumbent must possess comprehensive knowledge, including subject matter expertise and mastery, in such diverse areas as applied mathematics, simulation technology, test and evaluation, systems engineering principles and methodologies, concepts, theories and applications, technology transfer, acquisition policy and strategies, business administration and management, software and missile hardware, and quality assurance. These qualifications are coupled with a proven ability and professional level managerial experience that meets the mandatory technical and executive core qualifications.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Please refer to link below for the basic education requirement for all Professional Engineering Positions:
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Work Schedule: Fulltime Overtime: None Tour of Duty: Flexible Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt Financial Disclosure: Required Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information. For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions. All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Acquisition Certification and Acquisition Corp Membership - This is a Critical Acquisition Position, Level Ill Certification, in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE). Selectee must be an Acquisition Corp member at the time of permanent selection or have been granted a waiver for membership. Acquisition Corp membership and Career Field Certification must be achieved within 24 months of Entrance on Duty. The incumbent must completed 80 continuous learning points every two years.
Critical Acquisition Position (CAP): This position is designated as CAP with further designation as a Key Leadership Position (KLP). As a KLP, the selectee will be required to sign a Tenure Agreement which request the selectee to remain in this position for a minimum of 4 years.
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 (SF-278), upon assuming an SES position. This must be submitted annually and upon termination of employment.
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.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx