Algorithmic Warfare Directorate - Principal Director at Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office

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Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office
Algorithmic Warfare Directorate - Principal Director

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Job Title: Principal Director, Algorithmic Warfare
JOA: CDAO-2024-000219
Pay Scale: $163,964 -$191,900
Open Date: 5 April 2024
Close Date: 10 April 2024

About the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office 
 
The Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is a Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) responsible for the acceleration of the adoption of data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate decision advantage across the Department of Defense (DoD). The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), Defense Digital Services (DDS), Chief Data Office (CDO), and forward-leaning programs of record including Advana have officially joined together to form one organization ‚Äď the CDAO! The CDAO is established to enable the Military Departments and Services, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and other DoD Components, to swiftly introduce new capabilities and effectively experiment with new operational concepts in support of DoD's warfighting missions.
 
The CDAO Algorithmic Warfare (AW) Directorate is charged with the advancement of algorithmic warfare and innovation in the Department’s warfighting efforts. AW will create opportunities and advance artificial intelligence processes and drive innovative technology to service members. The Principal Director of Algorithmic Warfare, oversees the advancement of AI-based decision support systems and warfighter enhancement projects within the Department of Defense, while also leading strategy implementation to align with management objectives. They coordinate a diverse team to develop and deliver AI-enabled capabilities to various military branches and command levels.
 
This position is a DoD Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1599f and does not convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service. This announcement is only open to federal civilians currently employed within the CDAO. This position is a Supervisory Program Manager, GG-0343-15.
 
This role will close for submissions on April 10th, 2024.

Qualifying Experience:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-14 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability to:
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of a Directorate (or equivalent); and provide expert advice regarding strategy and product management.¬†
  • Analyzing and implementing technical solutions to strategy formulation and operational concepts¬†
  • Communicating complex information, both orally and in writing to provide recommendations to Senior Leadership.¬†
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    What you'll do here:

  • Directs the development and analytical support of command decision support initiatives for AI-enabled Joint War-fighting capability in the Department of Defense and the Joint Force (e.g., AI Scaffolding, Autonomous Systems, Platform Operations, and AI Tools and Services) as well as several AI-forward warfighter enhancement projects.
  • Leads the development and execution of the directorate strategy and operating model ensuring goals and objectives integrate CDAO and DoD-level management objectives for successful implementation.
  • Directs a cross-functional team of military, civilian, and contract professionals in the development and delivery of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled capability to Combatant Commands, the Joint Staff, and Service components.
  • Integrates war-fighting priorities of the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, and Service Chiefs with Joint Doctrine, problem statements, strategic issues, research and engineering lab programs, and commercial technology to develop transformative and scalable AI-enabled war-fighting capability.
  • Performs all personnel-related processes such as selecting, rewarding, rating, and disciplining subordinate Division-level managers. Sets priorities and plans schedules for completion of work and accepts, amends, or rejects the work. Exercises position management responsibilities and assures that the position structure is designed to ensure optimum efficiency.
  • Identifies and implements process improvements, improving quality, reducing costs, and establishing appropriate process metrics and process controls for the Directorate.
  • Assesses current levels of efficiency and effectiveness of programs/operations within the Directorate.

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    Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Candidate is encouraged to provide e-portfolio, project samples, Github, etc. to their submission package.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see¬†https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD Priority Placement Program (please see details below).
  • Applicants for employment are covered by federal laws and Presidential Executive Orders designed to safeguard federal employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.
  • A three-year trial period may be required if not previously completed a trial or probationary period in the excepted or competitive service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program.
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives may be authorized based on the availability of funds.¬†
  • This position is being recruited under 10 USC 1599f into the Cyber Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service.
  • For more information on the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System, click here¬†https://public.cyber.mil/cw/dod-cyber-excepted-service-ces/
  • This position requires a Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.
  • Because this position is in the Cyber Excepted Service, Veterans' Preference will be applied to preference eligible candidates, as defined by Section 2108 of the Title 5 U.S.C. in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction¬†1400.25, Volume 3005, "CES Employment and Placement." If you are a veteran claiming veteran's preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
  • This position may require work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or mandatory overtime.
  • This position may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.
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    Priority Placement Program Details

  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible:¬†Military Spouse Preference applicants, must be selected and placed at the highest grade level for which they have applied and been determined best qualified up to and including 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 Military Spouse Preference. Click¬†here¬†to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
  • Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians PPP Eligible:¬†MR and NG technicians PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician preference. Click¬†here¬†to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist.6.
  • Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians Receiving Disability Retirement PPP Eligible:¬†MR and NG technicians receiving disability retirement PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability preference. Click¬†here¬†to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist.7.
  • Retained Grade PPP Eligible:¬†Retained Grade PPP applicants, must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Retained Grade preference. Click¬†here¬†to obtain a copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist
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