<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><b>About the Position: </b>Serves as senior Army Nuclear Strategy Analyst in support of the Director, U.S. Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency (USANCA) and Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) for Strategy, Policy and Operations, G-3/5/7. Analyzes, evaluates and advises on nuclear strategy, policy, strategic and operational plans and operations, and doctrinal advisor on all matters pertaining to the U.S. nuclear enterprise and the stockpile to targeting sequence.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The position is responsible for analyzing, evaluating and advising on nuclear strategy, policy, strategic and operational plans and operations.</li> <li>Doctrinal advisor to the Director of USANCA, the HQDA Deputy DCS G-3/5, the HQDA DCS G-3/5/7 and the rest of the Army Staff (ARSTAF) on all matters pertaining to the U.S. nuclear enterprise and the stockpile to targeting sequence.</li> <li>Analyzes, evaluates and advises on the formulation of the mission, functions, objectives, and requirements of the Nuclear Effects Integration and Proponency Division and USANCA at large.</li> <li>Analyzes and assesses each Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) and Functional Combatant Commands? (FCC) regional strategy, campaign plans, and operational plans ensuring nuclear tasks, requirements, and national concepts are appropriately addressed.</li> <li>Acts as representative for the Director and the DCS, G-3/5/7 on the NWCSSC and Nuclear Deterrence Enterprise Review Group (NDERG) Senior Oversight Group (SOG).</li> <li>Serves as the Lead for one of the Agency's Nuclear Employment Augmentation Teams (NEATs) that provides training, education, operational and crisis support to the Geographic Combatant, Sub-Unified and Army Service Component Commands.</li> <li>Requires an understanding of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) and the weapons covered by the agreement.</li> <li>Knowledgeable on the role of the Nuclear Weapons Council and its annual and biennial reports.</li> <li>Deploys in support of operational training exercises and real-world contingency/crisis operations.</li> <li>Represents USANCA and the Army as a member of boards, bureaus, committees and working groups formed to monitor, evaluate and prescribe guidance for strategic portfolios over future year?s deployment programs.</li> <li>Manages and integrates into the total nuclear enterprise community the operational and conceptual projects that have been/are being examined, evaluated and/or resolved, either personally or as a team leader of multiple ad hoc task forces.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>The work is a combination of sedentary and very active performance, requiring sitting and a great deal of walking in facilities in the National Capital Region, including ramps and stairs. Work may include deployment to austere operating environments.</li> <li>Works in an office with a computer terminal, adequately lighted and climate controlled. May include work in a field operating location. Requires occasional domestic and overseas travel. Work may include deployment to austere operating environments.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Emergency Essential:</strong> In accordance with AR 690-11, this position has been designated as "Emergency-Essential". Emergency-Essential designation takes precedence over any transportation agreement or military recall status. In the event of a crisis situation or wartime, the incumbent must continue to perform the duties and requirements of the position to ensure the success of combat operations or to support combat essential systems subsequent to mobilization or an evacuation order. Additional training, medical requirements, and deployment responsibilities may apply to this position.<br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: </strong>Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.<br /><br /><ul><li>Current Department of Army Civilian Employees</li><li>Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)</li><li>Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce</li><li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan</li><li>Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act</li><li>Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer</li><li>Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible</li><li>Reinstatement</li><li>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998</li></ul><br /> In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.<br /> <strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> One year of specialized experience which includes experience advising senior leaders on nuclear issues, and experience teaching nuclear weapon policy, strategy or doctrine which requires an understanding of US nuclear weapon policy, strategy, plans, and arms control treaties; expertise in the components and capabilities of the nuclear triad; an understanding of how to integrate nuclear effects and conventional operations; an understanding of computational modeling and the simulation of nuclear weapon effects using Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) or similar models; an understanding of the role and functions of the Nuclear Weapon Council and its supporting committees; and an understanding of how the Army would operate in a nuclear environment.<br /> You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Influencing/Negotiating</li><li>Manages and Organizes Information</li><li>Research</li><li>Strategic Thinking</li></ul><br /> <strong>Time in Grade Requirement: </strong>Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 18 – Engineers and Scientists (Construction) position.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> <li>Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is NOT authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website . <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.<br /><br />1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li><strong>Proof of Eligibility to Apply: </strong>Your application must include the documents which <strong>prove you are eligible to apply</strong> for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the <strong>Who May Apply</strong> section above to receive further consideration.</li> <li><strong>Time-in-grade documentation: </strong>If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.