NOTE: This position is also announced for all US Citizens under AF18D0038.
This position is located in the Mission Operations Directorate under the Mission Integration Office, responsible for managing contract and resource management across the Directorate. Supports the governance process, capability portfolio, centralized project management, planning/marketing and reporting functions.
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Duties are described at the GS-13 level.
Provides expert analysis and advice on complex issues that pertain to effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of administrative processes at various echelons of the organization.
This work involves establishing criteria to measure and /or predict the attainment of program or organizational goals and objectives. Analyze and perform trend/gap analysis, prepare any necessary reports/presentations required.
Researches, evaluates, proposes and plans the implementation of new programs or modifications to existing programs for Mission Operations Directorate customers in order to improve the efficiency of the Directorate.
Analyze metrics for processes and procedures used for range engineering, range operations, simulation engineering, and information technology services to verify compliance and assist in the development of standardized metrics reporting by working with Directorate leadership.
Supports governance oversight across the Directorate through trend analysis on Directorate projects for technical, cost, and schedule compliance and develop a standardized reporting format across the directorate. Develops and maintains tracking databases as required.
Supports the Mission Operations Directorate with contract performance monitoring. Collects relevant information from many varied sources.
Devises new analytical techniques to evaluate findings such as performance scorecard. May formally serve as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Task Monitor (TM).
Performs contract administration activities for significant, highly specialized procurements required to support operations. Responsibilities include incremental funding, redirection of effort, coordination of time extension, incorporation of change orders, issuance of stop work orders, approval of progress payments, and final payment to the contractor.
Independently reviews contractor performance through site visits, correspondence, and telephone conversations for completion of applicable contract clauses (e.g. small business, patent rights, labor laws, and progress reports). Recommends issuing cure of show cause notice when the contractor is not in compliance. Conducts contract reviews to evaluate performance. Monitors contractor activities through
personal contact or review to ensure compliance with technical, financial, delivery, and other terms of the
Provides expert analysis to directorate leadership for budgetary and financial management issues across the Directorate.
Evaluate and advise in the formalization of funds management processes across the Directorate. Reports on the formulation and execution of the Directorate budget to include, but not limited to, procurements, training, travel, and software licensing.
Serves as the human capital liaison for the Directorate to coordinate, review, and track the status of training, hiring, and other human capital topics. Briefs Directorate and Center leadership on budget status by capability. Represents the Directorate in the Center Flight Demonstration and Capabilities (FDC), and Agency Office Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.
Interfaces with Agency Office OCIO program offices and budget analysts representing partnering federal agencies (e.g. Department of Defense). Assists in the incorporation of a centralized repository for information storage (financial, metrics, project status, records, etc.) to be accessible by Mission Integration Office personnel and management of the Mission Operations Directorate.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required
Occasional travel may be required
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of experience at the GS-12 level would include: experience supporting business management functions which would involve analyzing/collecting metrics on projects/programs to consolidate resources across an organization.
Tracking and trending program operations. Experience solving contract problems. Analyzing resource requirements, developing schedules to meet customer needs, and/or reliability of services (such as maintenance, lifecycle management). Experience formalizing and executing
management/governance processes across an organization. Experience identifying and executing process improvements and leadership initiatives, such as analyzing the quality of performance of the governance processes compared to the stated strategic objectives and performance indicators.
To qualify for the GS-12 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Examples of experience at the GS-11 level would include:
Validating, presenting or analyzing a combination of financial, contractual and project planning/management data, transactions or processes in accordance with federal policies, procedures, and regulations, in support of business management across an organization.
Tracking and trending program operations. Conducting trend analysis in the area of financial and contract performance, project planning/management and/or process improvement.
Trend performance metrics on projects or processes. Experience assisting with solution of contract problems. Experience in
leading teams to formalize and execute governance processes across an organization. Experience in leading process improvement and executing leadership initiatives. Support of analysis on the quality of performance of the governance processes compared to the stated strategic objectives and performance indicators.
To qualify for the GS-11 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Examples of experience at the GS-9 level would include:
Validating, presenting or analyzing financial, contractual or project planning/management data, transactions or processes in accordance with federal policies, procedures, and regulations. Conducting trend analysis in the area of financial or contract performance, project management or process improvement.
Tracking performance metrics on projects or processes. Providing input to journeyman or team leaders relative to process improvement, problem solving, and leadership initiatives.
To qualify for the GS-9 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Examples of experience at the GS-7 level would include:
Validating, tracking, maintaining, or analyzing financial, contractual or project planning/management data, transactions or processes in accordance with federal policies, procedures, and regulations. Conducting trend analysis in the area of
financial or contract performance, project management or process improvement.
Tracking performance metrics on projects or processes, and supporting process improvement and leadership initiatives.
Resumes will also be evaluated for the following competencies: Program/Project Analysis, Leadership, Business Management, Strategic Thinking, Tracking/Trending Project, Performance, Resource Management, Contract Management, Program/Project Management, Budget & Full Cost Management
At the GS-9 and GS-11 level, education can be substituted for experience.
To qualify for the GS-9 level using education alone:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related
To qualify for the GS-11 level using education alone:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related
Education and experience can also be combined to meet qualification requirements.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages.
The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11.
The following are examples of how education and experience may be combined. They are examples only, and are not all-inclusive.
The position to be filled is a Quality Assurance Specialist, GS-1910-5. An applicant has 2 years of general experience and 45 semester hours of college that included 9 semester hours in related course work as described in the individual occupational requirements.
The applicant meets 67 percent of the required experience and 38 percent of the required education.
Therefore, the applicant exceeds 100 percent of the total requirement and is qualified for the position.
The position to be filled is a Management Analyst, GS-343-9. An applicant has 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 and 1 year of graduate level education.
The applicant meets 50 percent of the required experience but none of the required education, since he or she does not have any graduate study beyond that which is required for GS-7. Therefore, the applicant meets only 50 percent of the total requirement and is not qualified for the position. (The applicant's first year of graduate study is not qualifying for GS-9.)
The position to be filled is a Music Specialist, GS-1051-11. An applicant has 9 months of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 and 2 1/2 years of creditable graduate level education in music.
The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 50 percent of the required education, i.e., the applicant has 1/2 year of graduate study beyond that required for GS-9. Therefore, the applicant exceeds the total requirement and is qualified for the position. (The applicant's first 2 years of graduate study are not qualifying for GS-11.)
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