Professor of Contract Management

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 06, 2017
Closes
Jul 05, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Are you ready to help a world-class university take on the challenges of reaching over 150,000 learners worldwide? The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the recognized leader as a corporate university, advancing the use of technology in all areas of education. The professional faculty and staff at DAU work in a strong team environment to continuously improve the ways we help our students learn by delivering the right knowledge and skills at the point of need. Come join this dynamic team using your expertise to make a real impact in the acquisition community.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Major Focus: We are looking for individuals who have been Contracting Officers and have general Contracting expertise including contracting for services and supplies, pricing, systems acquisition as well as field contracting. This also includes contingency contracting. Well qualified candidates will have experience in multiple contracting disciplines covering various locations, contracting situations and contract types.

    For optimum consideration, please ensure your resume reflects how your 1102, DAWIA Level III experience and educational achievements (Master's Degree) are related to key functional areas of this position including: teaching abilities, mission assistance/consulting, learning asset management (curriculum development and knowledge sharing), leadership, and resource management.

    1. Contracting Experience: Describe in detail, the depth and breadth of your contracting experience. This includes an understanding of the latest changes/issues (commercialization, partnering with industry, teaming, etc.) and the contracting professional's role as a business advisor to the customer. An in depth knowledge of contract pre-award and post award management activities (to include acquisition planning, solicitation preparation, source selection, and contract administration) is required for this position. This element includes experience in and knowledge of techniques and approaches required to organize and implement good contract management practices, with an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of contract management. The applicant must show evidence of experience as a Contracting Officer, Contracting Specialist, or Contract Administration or Procurement Analyst as well as experience in a DoD or non-DoD agency field or line contracting organization, or equivalent industry experience.
    a. Required to have a minimum of 3 years' experience as a warranted contracting officer (unlimited level of authority - desired) or held equivalent contracting authority.
    b. Required to have demonstrated experience and expertise in the content and application of the FAR, DFARS, and PGI.
    c. Required to have experience with multiple contract types and both commercial and non-commercial acquisition procedures.d. Significant experience with services acquisition, information technology acquisition and/or major weapons systems acquisition is highly desirable.
    2. Teaching: Ability to teach and facilitate adult learning. This includes: the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex managerial development and technical material to students with different backgrounds and experiences; a proficiency in delivery methods such as guided discussions, short lectures, role plays, problem-based learning (PBL) and case studies; the ability to incorporate the learner's experience into the learning process along with the ability to motivate learners to participate actively in the learning process; and the ability to organize information. Typical courses are 1, 2, or 4 weeks in duration. Instruction is provided both on campus and off-site, which may require travel (TDY).
    3. Consulting/ Mission Assistance: Ability to consult with DoD and/or non-DoD clients at various levels of authority from mid-grade to general officers/SES, including but not limited to areas related to both pre- and post- award contracting/acquisition to include the ability to assist in guiding acquisition strategy development, the acquisition planning process, source selection and contract administration.
    4. Learning Asset Management (curriculum development, research, and knowledge sharing): Ability to manage or develop learning assets and learning products for the contracting career field or other DoD Weapon systems management areas, to include the continuous assessment, currency, quality, of various types of learning assets and learning products. Describe any experience with distance learning, continuous learning modules and communities of practice.
    5. Leadership and Resource Management:
    Identify and describe your leadership/ management experience in organizations within DoD (government) and/or private (commercial) sectors; include team leadership as well as supervisory leadership. Describe your experience with the management of an organization's resources relating to its programs and operations

    Pay Band B: Minimum Prerequisites
    1. You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and at least 6 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either a government or industry position.
    2. You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position to be filled and must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.
    3. You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in the primary discipline or related discipline from the acquisition workforce or have the ability to obtain this certification within 24 months of appointment.


    Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
    1. You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and at least 8 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either a government or industry position.
    2. You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position to be filled and must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.
    3. You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in the primary discipline or related discipline from the acquisition workforce or have the ability to obtain this certification within 24 months of appointment.

    1. This is a Critical Acquisition position.
    2. If selected for this position, you are subject to the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
    3. You will be required to become a member of the Acquisition Corps. DoD instruction 5000.58R specifies qualification standards for Corps membership (waiver of some of these standards is possible in the limited circumstances described in the instruction).
    4. You will be required to join the DAU Faculty Plan as established by Title 10 of the US Code. This position is in the excepted service (non-career). Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to sign a statement indicating that they are leaving the competitive services voluntarily to accept an appointment in the excepted
    service.
    5. Initial appointment is made for a period of four years, conditional upon satisfactory completion of a DAU probationary period of one year. Every year, as part of an annual review, consideration is given to extending the appointment; thus service at DAU can be extended indefinitely.
    6. If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
    7. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will NOT be paid.
    8. This may be designated as a drug testing position.

    Not Applicable