International Project Manager

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

Department of Defense (DoD)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Mission Statement

At the Defense Threat Reduction 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 located in the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Department, Global Cooperative Security (GCS).  GCS includes the Global Nuclear Security, Strategic Offensive Arms Elimination (SOAE), and Chemical Weapons Destruction Programs. 

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

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel May Be 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.
  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See:  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, July 21, 2017.

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-11 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:

    -Developing project baselines and acquisition strategies for cooperative international projects.
    -Utilizing the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process to provide fiscal direction.
    -Preparing procurement requirement specifications and documents related to WMD activities.

    -Developing and maintaining relationships with foreign partners and U.S. interagency counterparts. 

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1.Knowledge of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) activities and procedures.
    2.Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE)

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 


    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    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.


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


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


    Medical inoculations are recommended 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 against biological pathogens; however, the decision to accept them is totally voluntary.

    This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II certification in Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.


    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.




    As an International Project Manager, Global Cooperative Security Division, you will be responsible for the following duties:

      Serves as the primary technical manager for assigned Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) projects and prepares project plans, project baselines, acquisition strategies, implementation plans, and funding plans.

      • Serves as the primary technical interlocutor during technical discussions with foreign officials concerning CTR projects.
      • Responsible for managing, planning, programming, budgeting, and multiple efforts within geographic area to ensure success of assigned CTR projects. 
      • Provides justification to higher authority for the specific needs for the technical and fiscal integrity of the proposed program plan. 
      • Identifies and assesses the assistance needs of partner countries, as directed, developing technical requirements and specifications.           
      • Executes approved plans through DTRA contracts, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR), or Interagency Orders (IO), or grants in accordance with federally established acquisition guidelines and best practices. 
      • Monitors all contract, MIPR, IO, and grant activities to ensure that products and services acquired are in accordance with federally established acquisition guidelines through the use of DTRA contracts with the U.S. and foreign firms/organizations.  
      • Prepares procurement requirement specifications and documents.
      • Chairs technical source selection evaluation boards; prepares source selection. recommendations; conducts detailed technical discussions with contract bidders; monitors contractor performance.
      • Reviews and approves all contract reports and deliverables and recommends required adjustments to existing contracts. 
      • Represents the CTR program at all appropriate levels with counterparts in the assigned geographic area and within the U.S. interagency process; build effective working relationships with representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, CCMDs, U.S. Embassies, and other U.S. agencies. 
      • Maintains liaison with appropriate offices and individuals to keep them abreast of significant accomplishments, program changes and other substantive events.

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