BASIC DUTY SUMMARY: This position serves as the inaugural executive-level Headquarters Air Force Chief Data Officer, which reports to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. This position is responsible for strategically managing and exploiting the information assets of the Air Force. The CDO focuses on opportunities, threats, capabilities and gaps related to managing information as a strategic asset and potentially a liability. The positon encompasses an offensive and defense posture; the CDO must create value by unlocking and sharing data and information in ways that will spur innovation inside and outside the AF and must manage risk inherent in massive and fast changing data resources through effective governance. The position includes developing the governance, policy and implementation oversight to maximize the value of data where appropriate throughout its lifecycle, from acquisition through removal of data from the enterprise. Data will be acquired, normalized, ingested and managed in a manner that maximizes the needs of mission while complying with existing and emerging Air Force standards. The incumbent will ensure Headquarters Air Force develops a data strategy, acquires tools and writes the associated policies to implement Air Force-wide data management framework standards.
Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status Yes
Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required A Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI Security clearance Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility A. U.S. CITIZENSHIP. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. B. MOBILITY. Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement. C. EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278). Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. D. TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. Successful candidates must be able to meet the standards required for a national security clearance. Those standards are reflected in the SF 86 (www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf). This position has been designated Special-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance. E. DRUG TESTING POSITION. This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter (Condition of Employment for all Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) Positions identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment. This position also requires incumbent may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86. F. TRAVEL. Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations. Incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings. G. DUTY HOURS. This position may require incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning. H. VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Veterans' preference is not applicable to the SES. I. PROBATIONARY PERIOD. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period. ** See Additional/Other Information for items J-N**
Qualifications The following mandatory qualification requirements are essential for successful performance in the position: Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carryout the assignments of the position. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.
A. 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 and Executive Resources Board 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) Senior-level leadership of major data management programs, including strategy development and implementation, and organizational change management. (2) Executive-level experience implementing data governance and data quality standards across large organizations. (3) Demonstrated expertise with leading-edge data architectures that enable big data analyses capabilities across large organizations.
B. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Submit a supplemental statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to SES Qualifications. ECQs should focus on relevant and recent experience, education and training accomplishments within the last 10 years. Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements at the following website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.
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.
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, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).
C. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:
(1) Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable (Examples: plans & programs, resource management, communications and information, information technology). (2) Mix of experience at the following: Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM) Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience. (3) Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies. (4) A bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical field or business management studies from an accredited institution is highly desired. A master's or advanced degree in an appropriate management or technical field is highly desired. (5) A high-level of personal initiative, creative problem solving skills, and verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to build teams and coalitions across the Headquarters Air Force, Air Force Major Commands, sister services, the Joint Staff, and the Offices of the Secretary of Defense is desired.