Director, Acquisition Management
NNSA is a semi-autonomous organized agency of the Department of Energy. We manage highly visible U.S. National Security Programs, enhance U.S. national security through research, development, production, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, promote international nuclear non-proliferation and safety, reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction, provide the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion, and oversee national laboratories and other production facilities to maintain U.S. leadership in science and technology.
This position reports to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management.
The Office of Acquisition Management focuses on providing NNSA with the people, systems, and processes that the Agency needs to succeed in the acquisition of mission capabilities
The incumbent serves as the Director, Office of Acquisition Management, and Senior Head of the Contracting Activity. The incumbent is the senior career official providing strategic direction and leadership to develop and implement policies, procedures, programs and management systems to transform NNSA into a recognized leader in acquisition management.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel is required.
- Relocation expenses will be paid.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must meet the specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources.
Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive consideration. Your responses must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive program and/or organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts.
Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see resume are considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment; eligible for reinstatement into the SES; or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs; but MUST address all MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service member to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs will result in loss of consideration.
Executive Core Qualifications: NOTE: Please limit your written statements to a two page limit per ECQ. Each response to the ECQs must be written in the Challenge-Context-Action-Results model. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to first review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications
Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.
Results Driven - Involves 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.
Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Building Coalitions - Involves 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.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): Please limit your written statements to one page per MTQ.
1. Experience providing oversight to senior contracting staff involved in cradle to grave acquisition of multi-million dollar, highly complex mission-essential contracts including major systems acquisitions (e.g., the acquisition of capital assets), management and operating (M&O) contracts and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC).
2. Knowledge and skill involving Federal acquisition policy and reform issues significantly impacting the vitality of a scientific/engineering enterprise.
There is no education requirement.
Security & Suitability
A selectee's appointment is contingent upon being granted and maintaining a "Q" level security clearance/access authorization.
A favorable suitability determination is required. Misconduct in prior employment, criminal, dishonest, or disgraceful conduct, habitual use of intoxicating beverages, abuse of narcotics, drugs or other controlled substances, or reasonable doubt of loyalty to the United
States are some of the reasons an offer of
employment may be denied.
Q - Sensitive
The incumbent will have oversight and control to implement and integrate enterprise-wide acquisition management systems that support mission execution and provide the best overall value for NNSA's programs and the American public.
Responsible for fully participating and collaborating with the Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management (APM) in providing management, leadership, and day-to-day guidance in carrying out the NA-APM mission and functions.
The Director, APM provides strategic leadership developing and delivering comprehensive, rigorous and disciplined approaches to acquisition management supporting complex, high consequence national security programs.
Provides expert advice, assistance, and coordination on a variety of day-to-day operational and crosscutting management issues.
Functions as supervisor for all NA-APM-10 staff who report directly to the Office Director.
Conducts or leads inter- and infra-organizational teams or working groups in the conduct of a variety of crosscutting special projects, studies, analyses, and fact finding efforts in support of improved Departmental/NNSA procurement systems and operational effectiveness.
The incumbent is responsible to the APM Deputy Associate Administrator and the NNSA Administrator for the coordination, development, and implementation of Department and NNSA-wide policies, procedures, standards, and systems for all procurement, financial assistance, property, asset and facilities management, and contractor human resources management programs, as well as their business management aspects.
Develops and maintains onsite assistance, assessment valuation, and analysis of contractor management systems in the procurement, cost control and accountability, and general business areas.
Assists the NNSA's Senior Procurement Executive in the execution of procurement functions and responsibilities outlined in Executive Order 12931 as well as the development and maintenance of the Department-wide Priorities and Allocations System as directed by the Defense Production Act.
Represents the Associate Administrator in meeting and dealing with key management officials, equivalent persons, and representatives inside and outside the Department (Lead Program Secretarial Officers, Site Office Managers, Secretarial Policy Advisors, other Federal agencies, Congressional staff, public interest groups, State and local governments, etc.), unions, interest groups, professional associations and organizations, etc., on matters within the purview the Office of Acquisition Management.
Performs other related duties as assigned.