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Director of Advanced Air Vehicles Program Office

Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Advanced Air Vehicles Program OfficeNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationThe COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Some jobs, however, may be subject to agency- or job-specific vaccination requirements, so please review the job announcement for details. Click here for more information.The Director for the Advanced Air Vehicles Program (AAVP) Office, in the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, is responsible for the overall planning, management, and evaluation of the Directorate's fundamental aeronautics research efforts in the subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flight regimes, including managing the AAVP Office at NASA Headquarters. Location Negotiable After Selection 1 vacancy No Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.This position reports to the Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. The Director of Advanced Air Vehicles Program Office:

  • Develops overall program strategies and requirements, including objectives and outcomes consistent with Agency strategic goals and objectives, using inputs from a range of research centers and external technical experts.
  • Assesses and allocates technical, budget and schedule requirements to program and other managers as required. Ensures preparation of supporting plans and budgets, including program plans, program commitment agreements, and integrated program and budget documents.
  • Maintains cognizance of programs and projects as required, including performance, content, schedules, and resources. Assesses technical, budget and schedule risks throughout program/project life cycles.
  • Ensures preparation of needed materials and supports briefings and presentations to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and other constituencies and stakeholders. Develops and maintains the appropriate section of the Agency's Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRMA) performance plan and the annual GPRMA performance report.
  • Interfaces with a variety of external organizations, including but not limited to industry, universities, the Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Provides for the interpretation, dissemination, and implementation of program and program-related policy guidance for activities in the incumbent's areas of cognizance.
  • Anticipates new requirements, problems, opportunities, developments and trends so that new Mission Directorate initiatives can be planned and integrated with current activities and priorities.
  • Plans, manages, and oversees the activities of the AAVP Office with the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, including organization design, staffing, work assignments and flow, and performance evaluation and improvement. Ensures technical integration of efforts in each of the projects of the AAVP Office to ensure coverage of the core competencies of flight.
  • Interacts closely with NASA field Center personnel to ensure that a range of coordinating activities take place including but not limited to, technical direction, workforce and skill availability, facility availability and coordination, and development of Program/Center agreements for work to be carried out each fiscal year.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report' (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Initial Senior Executive Service (SES) Career appointee is subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing may be required.
  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Qualifications You must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/leadership experience, normally obtained over several years by serving in positions at the GS-15 level or equivalent.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible. We recommend you provide two (2) examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. Responses to ALL ECQs must not exceed ten (10) pages; MTQ responses must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Please include your full name on all documents submitted.

    If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program and been certified by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) you MUST submit a resume and in a separate document address the MTQs. Any ECQs submitted will not be considered. Your resume must clearly state that you are a current career SES, eligible for reinstatement, or SES CDP certified and year of certification.

    When preparing your responses to the ECQs and MTQs, you are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualification . For a sample template on how to format your ECQ narrative visit NASA's Executive Leadership Opportunities .


    ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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: 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: 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: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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.


    MTQ 1- Demonstrated experience in program and/or project management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation; and leadership and management experience in research and advanced aerospace technology development efforts spanning multiple organizations. EducationThis position has a positive education requirement. To be eligible, you must clearly state in your resume the following: degree, major and/or minor, and college/university.

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science.

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be 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, click here .Additional informationMust be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

    This position is full-time remote and the duties can be performed from anywhere. The candidate's duty station location will be determined after selection.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application will be evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the ECQs and MTQs. Your application may then be referred to and evaluated by an Executive Resources Panel (ERP) and will be placed in one of the following categories: Not Qualified, Qualified, or Highly-qualified. Candidates may receive an interview and/or be asked to provide a list of references. The ERP will make a recommendation to the appropriate approving authority.

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