Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Program Manager for Air Force Lean/Six Sigma Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and Air Force Lessons Learned (AFLL) programs in order to build and maintain organic problem solving and lessons learned expertise. Responsibilities Management Advisory Services: Serves as an Air Force CPI Black Belt, innovation program and Lessons Learned (LL) Subject Matter Expert (SME) and consultant. Advises commanders and leadership on complex strategic, operational and tactical problems. Performance Management: Fosters a culture of improvement and innovation in the wing/independent group, and subordinate units. Provides advice and assistance to process owners on the design and implementation of measurement systems and corresponding metrics needed to assess the performance of the organization's key processes. CPI and AFLL Training: Responsible for developing the organization's organic capability to apply CPI tools and methodologies by managing the CPI training and certification programs. On a continuous basis, identifies and evaluates training requirements. CPI Practitioner: Responsible for leading complex projects that often cross organizational boundaries. Works with team leaders to ensure that improvement projects and events are appropriately scoped and resourced. Provides advice and assistance to help team leaders draft and coordinate project and event charters for champion's approval. AFLL and Innovation Program Management: Serves as the organizational OPR for managing the LL and innovation program. Develops and disseminates strategic communications to inform members about key aspects of the programs and how they support the mission of the organization. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes expert knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and an understanding of how to apply them to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of resource utilization by Air Force missions, programs and processes. This includes the ability to direct complex studies requiring advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques to develop new theories as to the root causes of poor performance and to design innovative or experimental solutions. The employee must know how to effectively negotiate with stakeholders and management to gain acceptance for the implementation of recommended solutions. 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. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. 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. Demonstrated skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to a broad range of functional areas related to CPI, e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, benchmarking, metric/statistical analysis, and value stream mapping. 2. Knowledge of component/command or equivalent organizational structure and its supporting/supported elements and programs, mission, policies, goals, and philosophies. 3. Demonstrated experience in developing innovative and feasible solutions to complex issues in which the boundaries are broad and difficult to determine in advance. 4. Ability to integrate and coordinate multiple and related missions, functions, subjects, issues, and situations across echelons (or equivalent) to present and recommend solutions in a logical, cohesive format. 5. Knowledge of effective training principles, techniques, and tools required to design, develop, instruct, evaluate, improve and conduct training/course content. 6. Ability to research, interpret, develop and advocate component/command or equivalent organization laws, regulations, policies, and programs. 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. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11802326. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. 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