Arlington, Virginia
Mar 23, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Full Time

This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

**This is a re-advertisement.  Applicants who applied to vacancy announcement NW61102-00-1620258K4318057S MUST RE-APPLY to receive further consideration for this position.**

This position is located in Naval Support Facility, Arlington, Virginia, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps.  Incumbent is responsible for the formulation of Marine Corps contracting policy and proper discharge of Naval Contracting policy as implemented by the worldwide Marine Corps Field Contracting System.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • DAWIA Critical Acquisition Position
  • See special requirements section for additional requirements.
  • To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

    These factors are required, and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. The mandatory technical qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for this position.


    Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:


    The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration.

    1. Knowledge of contract laws, rules, regulations and practices as applied within the Department of Defense in both a dispersed organizational approach and during contingency operations.

    2. Ability to develop and execute acquisition plans for multi-dimensional complex procurement actions.

    3. Experience managing a decentralized workforce composed of both military and civilian employees in accordance with the principles of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

    4. In depth knowledge of the federal Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process to include all aspects of resource management such as adapting mission to accommodate resource reductions.

    5. Ability to establish the vision and create an execution plan for E-Business including integration with the supporting establishment, acquisition community, and the financial management department.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs (SES Career employees include only those appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393). A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.

    1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at

    This position has positive education requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


    Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.

    In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.

    All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.

    Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

    All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    This position is designated a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) and is subject to the following quality ranking factors per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations. An applicant must:

    1. Be a member of the Acquisition Corps (AC) prior to placement in the position, become a member, or obtain a position assignment waiver from the DACM prior to placement in the position;

    2. Meet the Level III Career Field mandatory certification requirements within 24 months after assignment to the position;

    3. Have 10 years of acquisition experience, 4 of which were in a critical acquisition position; and

    4. Execute a CAP Service Agreement prior to assignment to the position.

    This position is in the Contracting career field.

    Ensure proof of membership in the Acquisition Corps is attached to your application.

    Additional information regarding the Defense Acquisition Workforce requirements can be found at DACM On-Line:

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