Supervisory General Engineer

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center

OPENS:  July 7, 2020
CLOSES:  July 17, 2020

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Supervisory General Engineer to work in its W87-1 Lead Project Office (LPO) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, near Albuquerque. 
This position is an NH-04, which has a typical 2020 salary range of $108,486 - $165,896.

This position serves as the Deputy to the W87-1 Lead Project Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical leadership, interagency integration, supervisory functions, and program oversight to the execution of W87-1 program and related nuclear weapon activities throughout its lifecycle. This position also provides direction for the development, integration and evaluation of science and technology efforts regarding joint nuclear weapon systems.

Candidates should have a strong background in engineering analyses, concept formulation, nuclear weapon effects, Air Force nuclear system vulnerability assessments, nuclear certification, advanced concept development, and excellent teaming skills. The candidate must be able to work across the nuclear enterprise ensuring the LPO efforts are synchronized. Furthermore, candidates should be able to work across collateral, sensitive compartmental and special access program security programs. Supervisory experience is highly desired.


  • Manages, plans, and organizes assigned projects, programs, and/or acquisitions to meet mission objectives. Conducts technical reviews of work and maintains constant awareness of related exploratory and advanced development efforts. Assesses technical ramifications in order to identify risks and take action to mitigate situations posing a threat to the accomplishment of engineering projects in the organization.
  • Provides expert advice to senior colleagues and/or agency officials responsible for broad program operations. Provides authoritative technical advice to the higher levels of Air Force management on matters of exceptional importance in the continuation or abandoning of objectives, goals, and programs.
  • Develops and prioritizes organizational technical project goals and mission objectives and makes recommendations to the LPO. Advises Project Officers Group and subgroups on overall priorities and objectives for assigned projects; assesses progress toward objectives; identifies problems and takes appropriate corrective action; and evaluates new concepts and ideas of technical and management importance. 
  • Oversees nuclear weapon development and compatibility across the interface with delivery systems for nuclear weapon systems through the W87-1 Project Officers Group.
  • Oversees integrated DoD/DOE master schedules for nuclear weapon and delivery systems.
  • Maintains continuous communications with the appointed LPO, program manager for associated nuclear weapon delivery systems, subsystems, or components to ensure an integrated management approach is established and maintained throughout the nuclear weapon lifecycle.
  • Maintains traceability between documented requirements and Military Characteristics (MCs) and Stockpile-to-Target Sequence (STS) criteria throughout the nuclear weapon lifecycles
  • Serves as an external interface for the Project Officers Group, in coordination with the Air Force, to the Nuclear Weapons Council (and subordinate staff)
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short/long-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Implements objectives and key results management in coordination with LPO across team. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.  


  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Must obtain and maintain the required SPRDE certifications; furthermore, this position will be coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP), Level-3 certification.
  • In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, employee may be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter.
  • A degree in engineering or its equivalent (preferably nuclear, mechanical or electrical engineering); applicant must meet qualifications set by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management associated with the 0800 Individual Occupational Requirements described at
  • Technical expertise and authoritative knowledge and experience in nuclear certification, nuclear weapon vulnerability assessments, nuclear weapons effects, intelligence activities, and future nuclear capability development.

To apply, submit your resume to by 6 pm EDT on July 17, 2020.  Permanent change-of-station and recruitment/relocation expenses may be covered.