Technical Advisor for Survivability

Department of the Air Force - Agency Wide - Department of the Air Force

This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) which carries significant responsibility and is defined by public law. A 3-year tenure agreement is required for the position. The incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements cited below, unless a waiver is granted by the AF Senior Acquisition Executive (SAE). Please indicate in your resume the level and source of certification or eligibility for certification. (a) Level III certification in Test and Evaluation or can be obtained within 24 months. (b) 4 years of technical acquisition experience in a Test and Evaluation position; or
acceptable equivalent. 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. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the Civilian Senior Executive Service corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations. A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have one year (1) specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-15/GG-15/Pay Band 4/5) or equivalent or specialized experience obtained in the private sector related to the duties of this SL position B. 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education, and training, as some Recruitment Panel members may consider experience that’s over 10 years old to be outdated.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. Expert knowledge of electromagnetic spectrum survivability test and evaluation including test infrastructure, capability, practices, and interpretation of test results, and the ability to integrate this test and evaluation knowledge into strategic plans. 2. Extensive knowledge in state-of-the-art test design, instrumentation, range resources to include threat systems, telemetry, data acquisition and reduction, test control and execution, analysis, modeling and simulation, and evaluation as these pertain to electromagnetic spectrum survivability flight and ground test and evaluation. 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 (not to exceed 5 pages) and Technical Qualifications (not to exceed a combined total of 2 pages].
Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. This position is the senior technical advisor to the Air Force Test Center (AFTC) Commander regarding health and suitability of electromagnetic spectrum survivability flight and supporting ground test capability to meet current and future requirements and for recommending investment and modernization to align test capability with test needs.