Exercise Program Manager

Department of Defense Niagara Falls, NY
* Duties

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The primary purpose of this position is to The primary purpose of this position is: to oversee and direct the Inspector General wing/center exercise program and determine unit effectiveness and efficiency through internal and external audits, reviews, exercises, and analyses.

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* Plans, organizes, and manages a wide range of complex activities involved in the wing/center Exercise andEvaluation Program.

* Evaluates unit objectives during exercise planning, develops exercise criteria, forms exercise simulations anddeviations, analyzes data, reports trend information, and briefs results.

* Works with organizations to identify specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services tosupport diverse exercises, and implement strategies to support future exercise plans and projects.

* Represents the IG with a variety of installation, functional area, local community, state and federal organizations.

* Executes tasks in support of the installation exercise program, and provides consultation andadvisory services to wing/center leadership, commanders/directors, and managers of assigned organizations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.

* A security clearance may be required

* Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

* Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Position may be subject to random drug testing

* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

* Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

* Employee must maintain current certifications

* Disclosure of Political Appointments


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include an in-depth Knowledge of the mission, functions, programs, policies, structure, and operational capabilities of the wing/center in order to oversee and direct the multifaceted exercise and evaluation program, and determine unit effectiveness and sustainability through internal and external audits, reviews, exercises, and analyses.


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FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of existing DoD, Air Force, and MAJCOM plans and guidance related to the concepts and practices

involved in formulating and managing an exercise and evaluation program designed to assess mission readiness and

sustainability; to include DoD and AF administrative, exercise, and inspection policies, procedures, techniques, and

practices, as well as public information release and denial determinations (Freedom Of Information Act, Official Use

Request, Privacy Act, etc.).

2. Knowledge of Air Force, MAJCOM, and wing/center mission goals and objectives; the sequence and timing of

key operational events and milestones; methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions related to actual

events; and the relationship of the various entities involved in overall exercise planning and execution of military

operations and assessments.

3. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to participate in the assessment and

development of multifaceted plans and programs for conducting operations, and to adapt precedents or existing

strategies to meet unusual needs, special demands, and determine feasible solutions to meet mission requirements.

4. Skill in analyzing, planning, and adjusting work operations to meet exercise program requirements and objectives

within available resources; and in analyzing reports to identify relevant issues, identify potential trends, and draw

sound conclusions in order to make appropriate recommendations.

5. Ability to plan, organize, and negotiate effectively with senior specialists and management to accept and

implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in

established concepts and procedures.

6. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy, both orally and in writing; and work in a

professional manner with installation leadership, as well as with local community, state, and/or Government agencies

necessary to implement exercise, mobility, and contingency response actions.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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