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Office of the Secretary of Defense Arlington, VA
  • Expired: November 11, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Office of the Chief Management Officer

  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/19/2019 to 11/26/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 15
  • ##### Salary
$137,849 to $166,500 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Arlington, VA 2 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
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This position is located in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
(OSD), Office of the Chief Management Officer (OCMO). The CMO
delivers optimized enterprise business operations to assure the
success of the National Defense Strategy and support military
The Transformation Directorate is responsible for delivering
institutional reform of the business environment to support the
warfighter through enterprise services (i.e. shared services) and
improved business operations.
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Your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Designs, researches, and conducts complex, major developmental
studies that are unique, difficult to define, and require
unconventional approaches (i.e., business modeling business
architecture, and enterprise operations standards).
  • Serves as a recognized technical expert to the OCMO across the
DOD in Continuous Process Improvement (CPI).
  • Develops, interprets, and implements policies and procedures to
provide planning, programming, budget, and execution (PPBE)
guidance to facilitate the identification and determination of
alternative ways to achieve the best mix of enterprise needs and
support attainable, within fiscal constraints.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with other OCMO, other service
counterparts, and DOD offices to ensure planning is consistent
and integrated throughout the defense community.
  • Prepares and presents high-level briefings, many being highly
subjective and not readily susceptible to verification.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from
Selective Service (see
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Secret
security clearance
  • This position may require travel away from your normal duty
station or military or commercial aircraft
  • The position may require work to be performed outside normal
duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or
holidays and/or overtime
**You may qualify at the GS-15 grade level, if you fulfill the
following qualification requirement:**
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade
level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the
military or private sector) applying continuous process improvement
methods and techniques that deliver institutional reform of a
business environment to improve program processes, productivity and
effectiveness. Business areas may include: Contract Management,
Human Resources, Financial Management, Health Care, Logistics and
Supply Chain, Testing and Evaluation, IT Business Systems, and
Community Services. Examples of specialized experience may include:
leading projects or studies that require identification and analysis
of critical issues to develop process or service delivery
improvements, reduced operational costs, reduced cycle times, etc.;
developing analytical models and determining data sources, sample
size and testing to analyze the data; reviewing and evaluating study
projects and proposals for adequacy of methodology to the problem
defined; developing and defending recommendations based on findings
and presents to senior leadership, etc.
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.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5,
United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal
agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled
veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time
they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in
lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible.
A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate
military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service
dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the
character of service. The service member's military service dates
are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the
definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification"
must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or
released from active duty service in the armed forces under
honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of
submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction
of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or
higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will
begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the
type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to
verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to
appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation.
Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified
prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a
valid "certification" of service with their initial application will
be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before
the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member
is on terminal leave.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1,
2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can
appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or
non-political excepted service position at any level under the
provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or
have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule
C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST
disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your
applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following
information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or
Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.
**All qualifications, education, and time-in-grade requirements must
be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly
documented in your resume.**
Education cannot be substituted for experience.
Additional information
PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently
operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program
(PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot
is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered
for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are
required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to
exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits
priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive
applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of
their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF
notice, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of
application to verify priority placement and eligibility.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Military spouse preference applicants
are required to apply to job announcement via USAJobs in order to
exercise their

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Arlington, VA
22204 USA