International Project Manager

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Apr 14, 2017
May 01, 2017
Full Time

Department of Defense (DoD)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Mission Statement
At the Defense ThreatReduction Agency we work as One Team in support of our mission: Safeguarding the United States and its allies from global weapons of mass destruction threats by integrating, synchronizing, and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities. We have an inclusive work environment that promotes a highly-qualified and diverse workforce capable of meeting the demands of such a critical mission. Whether your career is in an administrative support staff position or in a professional/technical area such as science, engineering, accounting or program management, DTRA offers a unique opportunity to join an innovative team of professionals dedicated to making the world safer. If you're ready to be entrusted with helping to safeguard the United States and its allies, DTRA offers a rewarding career with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and many professional development opportunities.  

This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM’s Direct Hire Authority.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens

This position may be filled at either GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 grade level, please indicate the grade for which you want to be considered. If selected at the lower grade level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next grade level in the time frame allowed by regulations and upon management's request. Promotion is contingent upon satisfactory completion of required training, regulatory requirements, and demonstrated ability to perform the duties. Promotion is not guaranteed or implied.



  • 25% or Greater
  • TDY to CONUS and OCONUS locations including remote sites is required.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • *NOTE:  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position if you are qualifying based on education at the GS-11 level.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: dards for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Friday, April 28, 2017.

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-9 to qualify for the GS-11, one year at the GS-11 to qualify for the GS-12, and one year at the GS-12 to qualify for the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:

    GS-13: Provides  day-to-day technical guidance to contract performers, monitors contractor performance, reviews and approves all contract reports and deliverables, and recommends required adjustments to existing contracts.

    Experience in international development, capacity building, and/or security assistance.

    GS-12: Providing justification to higher authority for specific needs for the technical and fiscal integrity of proposed programs

    GS-11: Providing recommendations for new projects and alteration of objectives considering availability of funds, other resources, broad program goals, or national priorities. 

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: 

    If substituting education for experience at the GS-11 level, you must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related. 

    If substituting or combining education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    Foreign Education:  For further information, click on the following link:

    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: None
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible 

    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  For more information please visit 

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:  

    Other Notes:
    Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance based on favorable Background Investigation.

    TDY to CONUS and OCONUS locations including remote sites is required up to 25% of the incumbents' time.

    Incumbent may be required to travel to travel worldwide.

    Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter

    This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Position in the Program Management (PM)Career Field. The incumbent will be required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every 2 year period, with a goal of at least 40 annually.

    Some medical inoculations are required for entry into certain geographic areas that have known disease prevalence for which U.S. citizens are not routinely inoculated. The incumbent is encouraged to receive appropriate inoculations; however the decision to accept them is totally voluntary.
    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.


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