Program Manager

Department of the Navy, U.S. ...
Washington D.C.
Mar 16, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time

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Discover a civilian career that is filled with possibilities with the Naval Intelligence Community and become part of something that makes a difference for you, your country, and the world.

The Naval Intelligence Community spans across many organizations that provide direct support to the Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and various Joint and Fleet Commands. Gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Navy relative to the broader Intelligence Community and work side by side with your fellow companions throughout the DOD and various other intelligence agencies.


The selected candidate will serve as an Acquisition Program Manager for the Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT) Modernization (AMOD) Program. ONI's ACINT Department operates and maintains a nationally-unique National Acoustic Intelligence Laboratory, which is responsible to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) for the processing, exploitation and dissemination of hydro-acoustic intelligence.  As the AMOD Program Manager, the incumbent manages and supervises multiple software and Information Technology (IT) development contracts using an extensive government and contractor team of DAWIA certified acquisition professionals to oversee all aspects of a large scale enterprise IT system. Serves as an authoritative expert in all acquisition matters.  Manages risks inherent to major enterprise IT development programs and systems.  Applies in-depth senior level knowledge of acquisition processes to instill acquisition rigor in all aspects of the AMOD Program.  Performs non-standard tasks to develop, analyze, evaluate, advise on, or enhance the effectiveness of AMOD Program by managing money, manpower, and material resources. Performs management and oversight tasks related to development and/or execution phases of the AMOD Program objectives and goals. Briefs flag/SES officials on AMOD Program status, capabilities, and acquisition strategies.



  • Occasional Travel
  • This position has an occasional travel requirement.

  • No

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a trial period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination
  • This position has a DAWIA, Level III, Program Management requirement.
  • This position has an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure requirement.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Specialized Experience Requirement:

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at the GG-14 grade level or equivalent pay band in the federal service or at least one year of specialized experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Interpret, adapt, or create appropriate policies and guidelines to plan, design, and carry out studies for the analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of program operations or the productivity and efficiency of management processes; 2) Analyze, evaluate and integrate technical and non-technical data from multiple sources to assess the relevance and significance of developments; 3) Assist the program manager to ensure the acquisition process is instilled in all aspects of the program. 

    Qualification Standards:

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    Selectee must complete a Special Background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication by a determining authority. A Top Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to obtain and maintain this required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

    All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service. Non-DCIPS applicants selected for a DCIPS position must acknowledge in writing, prior to actual appointment to the DCIPS position, that the position for which he or she has been selected is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must also acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS position. This acknowledgement is necessary as movement between the excepted service and competitive service may be limited if the employee does not possess competitive status.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Program Management Career Field and be certified at the required Level at the time of application.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 

    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at

    Top Secret/SCI

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