Fort Belvoir, Virginia
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Instruction is provided both on the campus and off-site, which may require up to 10% travel (TDY)

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • DAU participates in ?e-Verify? with the DHS and USCIS.
  • For optimum consideration: Please ensure your resume specifically reflects how your technical experience and educational achievements are related to the following DAU Acquisition Learning Model (ALM) functional areas of this position:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience in developing program budgets as a financial manager or budget analyst in a Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition program office, or program executive office, or Service/headquarters organization developing program budgets exhibits utilizing the appropriate budget justification forms. Extensive knowledge of DoD's PPBE process to include working directly with investment funding. Comprehensive experience and understanding of the Congressional enactment process. Extensive working experience in DoD's Acquisition "Big A" process.

    Learning Asset Management (including curriculum development and knowledge sharing): Experience in (or potential) the management or development of products/course materials for Financial Management and other acquisition related subjects to support curriculum development and the continuous assessment of DAU learning assets for accuracy and quality. Demonstrate experience in (or potential) the development and maintenance of distance learning course or other online delivery methods (to include webinars or podcast). Propose, write, validate, validate, manage and maintain an array of financial management learning assets used to train and support the acquisition workforce. Develop, align and integrate terminal learning objectives (TLOs), enabling learning objectives (ELOs), and assessment rubrics to financial management competencies.

    Mission Assistance/Consulting/Outreach: Experience in mission assistance or consulting in support Financial Management and Budget Analysis in areas related to acquisition management and leadership. Including the ability to enter into agreements with managers and senior stakeholder to provide consulting support related to diagnosis, goal setting, problem solving and decision-making, and group or organizational intervention to bring about successful organizational change and mission accomplishment. Ability to communicate effectively to large groups and senior leadership, including giving presentations at conferences, symposia, working groups and team meeting, and other public related forums.

    Teaching: Ability (or potential) to teach and facilitate adult learning. This includes the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex acquisition development and technical material and DoD's PPBE process to students with different backgrounds and experiences. Teach and facilitate higher levels of learning (including senior executive) in the classroom and virtually. 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 motivate learners to participate in group activates/exercises to help facilitate the learning process. Organize information, develop the thought process and relevant threads/themes, define objectives, draw conclusions, maintain audience interest, and effectively facilitate student learning. Ensure course content is aligned to stated TLOs and ELOs for proper delivery and assessment.

    Leadership and Resource Management: Describe your expertise and experience in managing successful acquisition organization within DoD or industry, including teams or supervisory leadership. Qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem solving using team building skills, critical and strategic thinking, leadership, resource management. Identify competency in conflict management, leading diverse teams in achieving goals and optimizing limited resources. Leverage subject matter expertise and leadership skills to support senior DoD and DAU management on a wide range of financial, acquisition, PPBE related technical policy and process issues and initiative.

    DAU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. DAU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
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    • Typical courses are 1 to 2 weeks in duration. Instruction is provided in government classroom facilities under the construct of generally seeking to take the instruction to the students.
    • If selected for this position, you are subject to the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance
    • Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year if one has not already been completed.
    • Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated for this position by how well you meet the qualifications above. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

    Veterans' preference eligibility is treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

    Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies to substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.

    Appropriate experts within the Defense Acquisition University will evaluate applications. Salary determination is based on the requirements of the position as well as the qualifications of the selected applicant as aligned with the evaluation criteria for each Pay Band.

    Pay Band A: Minimum Prerequisites
    You must possess a Bachelor's Degree and have at least 4 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.

    Pay Band B: Minimum Prerequisites
    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.

    Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
    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.

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