Concept Developer GS-0301-14

Department of Defense Suffolk, VA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Department of Defense (DOD), Joint Staff (JS), Joint and Coalition Warfighting Directorate, Joint Concepts Division, Joint Development Group. The incumbent is responsible for researching, analyzing, developing, coordinating, writing, refining, and presenting joint concepts, including concepts of operations within the JS and DOD. The incumbent also performs a wide range of other senior level duties in support of the primary mission of the directorate/division.

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As a Concept Developer GS-0301-14 at the GS-0301-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

* Performing research and analyses in support of joint concept development, as well as mission-oriented program activities.

* Performing a wide variety of high profile and sensitive work assignments that ensure the effective and efficient development of joint concepts for the DOD/JS.

* Identifying and proposing solutions to problems across the joint spectrum, including services, multinational, and coalition forces. Proposals developed are used to shape guidance from senior leaders of these organizations, including reprioritization of resources.

* Working closely with members of the JS and other senior level agency personnel on changes to long-term plans/goals based on new/revised concepts of operations or joint concepts.

* Providing expert guidance and assistance in the management of joint concept development. Keeps senior leadership informed of critical developments.

* Providing expert joint concept development advice about various problems or situations that may arise. Provides expert joint concept policy/procedural guidance to the senior staff/management, as needed.

* Researching, analyzing, developing, and coordinating policy guidance that is consistent with DOD strategic objectives/goals.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. citizen

* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

* Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

* Work Schedule: Fulltime

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Tour of Duty: Flexible

* Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt

* Financial Disclosure: Not Required

* Telework Eligibility: This position is not telework eligible

* Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance


You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:

* Leading a team in planning, developing, evaluating, and assessing joint concepts in order to identify solutions to current and future operational warfighting challenges.

* Leading major joint concept development projects

* Utilizing project management skills to identify and manage project resources and timelines.

* Communicating effectively and professionally, in order to provide recommendations and defend conclusions in response to staff contacts, senior leadership and congressional inquiries.

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.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

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