Program Manager (Assistant Program Manager Acquisition)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 24, 2023
Mar 29, 2023
Full Time

  • Exercises management control of all functional inputs to the program.
  • Develops and establishes the controls necessary to manage internal operations, matrix support, and the support of other command and agencies.
  • Establishes priorities, maintains and controls all project milestones, and takes necessary action to ensure that all milestones are met or that workarounds are in place to counteract schedule problems.
  • Reviews and evaluates data relating to short and long-term technical management, financial objectives, and requirements to keep abreast of program progress and anticipated problems.
  • Maintains liaison with appropriate representatives of DA, industry, supporting organizations, and involved foreign governments to assure up-to-date awareness of the planning of all actions and to maintain projects within cost.
  • Coordinates system development plans, system product improvement plans and establishes design development objectives with users to ensure system aspects and capabilities are in consonance with user requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Non-Key Security Cooperation (SC) position based on the duties and responsibilities. The position requires DoD SC Workforce (SCW) Certification.
  • The incumbent must complete certification-related training requirements in the SC Area of Concentration (AoC) within the timeframe associated with the position?s SCW certification level: Advanced Level - 5 Years
  • Complete certification-related continuous learning requirements in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017, Title 10 United States Code, Section 384.
  • Incumbent(s) of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and Department of the Army requirements of the SCW certification program.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for the duration of employment.
  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • This position requires temporary duty (TDY) travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a one-year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • This position requires Practitioner certification in Acquisition Career Field Program Management or the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 60 months of appointment.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Providing a wide-range of program support to include managing systems through development, production, and fielding; 2) Coordinating acquisition support activities necessary to meet program objectives while ensuring cost/schedule/performance goals are met 3) Providing technical advice and analytical problem solving to internal staff and/or other organizations on program related issues; and 4) Delivering briefings and providing interface coordination with other agencies regarding program/project status. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-02/GS-11).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Technical Problem Solving


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • This position is eligible for regular and recurring telework.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .
  • This is an Army Acquisition Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Practitioner in Acquisition Career Program Management within 60 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at