Fort Belvoir, Virginia
May 22, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the DAU Defense Systems Management College (DSMC). In addition to serving as a Supervisory Professor of International Acquisition, conveys extensive knowledge and experience in International Acquisition. Subject areas of knowledge may include but are not limited to the following:
  • International acquisition policy, processes, implementation and/or procedures with regard to 1) International Cooperative Programs; (2) Foreign Military Sales and Building Partner Capacity programs; (3) Technology Security, Foreign Disclosure and Export Control; (4) Defense Exportability Integration; (5) Allied and Partner Nation interoperability (6) International Contracting; and (7) International Acquisition & Exportability strategy assessment, development, and implementation.
  • Integrated planning and effective stakeholder communication in all phases of DoD acquisition programs to plan for coalition partners to contribute to DoD security cooperation goals, enhance program affordability, and improve coalition warfighting outcomes.
  • Advancing the effectiveness of the DoD's international acquisition policy, processes, and governance.
  • International acquisition program management, program reviews, negotiation, program protection, and defense exportability planning.
  • Initiating and managing cooperative activities with foreign partners such as International Armaments
  • Cooperation (IAC).
  • Managing or supporting the planning or execution of Foreign Military Sales, building partner capacity, and/or hybrid direct commercial sales programs in acquisition programs.
  • Analyzing cooperative opportunities, conducting analyses of alternatives, and integrating international acquisition and exportability considerations into a program's acquisition strategy
  • Development or implementation of exportability-related technology security, foreign disclosure, or export control policies.
  • Contribute to Defense Acquisition Executive Overview Workshops in the area of International Acquisition and Exportability.
  • Prepare, defend, realigns and forecast budgetary, personnel and scheduling requirements
  • Implement talent management strategies and objectives to supervise, engage, develop and sustain a highly skilled workforce. Adhere to Merit System and Equal Opportunity Principles, with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Faculty Duties:
  • Creates and/or delivers learning assets and content as needed, and coordinates with partner divisions that manage related curriculum, or that control DAU processes and tools.
  • Stays abreast of changes and trends in primary functional area, continuously researching, gaining and sharing knowledge in federal communities of practice.
  • Pursues and maintains digital and data analysis fluency that align with DAU and primary functional area best practices in public and private industry.
  • Maintains currency in, and actively uses university technology, digital and social media platforms.
  • Focus on the needs of the customer in a modern learning and business environment that is subject to continual change with respect to platforms, networks and delivery
  • Serves as a thinking partner with stakeholders and customers, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and service the point of need through synchronous and asynchronous methods.
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with peers and program management leaders from all organizations within the area of responsibility.
  • Elicits feedback to shape the policies, processes and procedures that produce a frictionless experience for the customers and stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, please go to for more information
  • Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain an appropriate background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a two (2) year probationary period.
  • The incumbent of this position may be required to work overtime, irregular shifts, and/or on the weekend.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.
  • If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • Certification in DAWIA within a required time-frame will vary and is required. Certification category level is dependent upon the grade/band level to which the incumbent is selected for.
  • Must achieve 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years, in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development Program.


Please reference the Education section of this announcement to review the DAU Faculty Pay Band Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements

To qualify for this position at a respective band/grade level, you must demonstrate in your resume/application that you possess the required years of specialized experience equivalent to one band/grade-level lower (or equivalent) to include having specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully with the experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge. Specialized experience areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Experience in international acquisition program management, technology security, technology transfer, foreign disclosure, export controls, international cooperative programs and foreign military sales.
  • Experience in international program requirements, program planning, contracting support, engineering and technology (i.e., anti-tamper and defense exportability features), program policy and process development and improvement.
  • Experience with initiating/managing cooperative activities with foreign partners.
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.


DAU Faculty Pay Band Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements:
  • DAU Pay Band A (AD-11) (Equivalent to a GS-09 through GS-13 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
    • Basic requirements for Band A include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree and up to four years of experience in the appropriate functional area.
  • DAU Pay Band B (AD-12) (Equivalent to a GS-14 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
    • Basic requirements for Band B include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of six years of experience in the appropriate functional area. Advanced degrees are highly desired in Band B.
  • DAU Pay Band C (AD-13) (Equivalent to a GS-15 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
    • Basic requirements for Band C include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of eight years of experience in the appropriate functional area. Advanced degrees are highly desired in Band C.
Please note: Technical certifications and/or experience may be approved by the DAU Chief of Staff (delegated from the DAU President) to meet the needs of the University.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If the position you are applying for has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with your application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

This position is in the Excepted Service. For more information regarding Excepted Service employment please visit:

If you are a current Federal civilian employee in the Federal Competitive Service, if selected, you must sign a statement of understanding acknowledging you are transitioning from the Federal Competitive Service to the Federal Excepted Service.

Initial appointment is made for a period of three years, conditional upon satisfactory completion of a DAU probationary period of two years. At the one year mark, as part of an annual review, consideration is given to extending the appointment; thus at any one time moving beyond that point an employee will have two years remaining.

DAU requires reporting to the assigned duty location during each pay period. DAU supports part-time telework, but remote work and full-time telework are not offered.

DAU participates in e-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

If selected for this position, you must be able to start employment within 30 days of acceptance (unless otherwise approved by DAU).

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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.

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.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference 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 Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.