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

Occasional travel - Up to 20%

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • DAU participates in ?e-Verify? with the DHS and USCIS
  • Requirements for fulfilling the duties of intermittent faculty of acquisition management include:
    • At least a Master's Degree in a field related to technical, business, finance, or economics
    • At least fifteen years' experience in a US Defense Service or the defense industry that include duties:
      • At a senior executive-level (Program Manager, Program Executive Officer, Deputy Program Manager, or Corporate, Senior, or Executive Vice President).
      • Experience in one of the following areas:
        • Management of a profit/loss organization
        • Comptrollership or Financial Management
        • Contract management as the Head of a Contracting Agency
        • Strategic Planning
      • Headquarters experience in an acquisition command charged with making programmatic decisions
    Desirable qualifications/experiences can include one or more of the following:
    • Experience instructing at the collegiate-level.
    • A background including authoring academic and media publications about:
      • The defense industry
      • Defense management practices
      • The defense market place and Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
    • Experience dealing with the Wall Street analysts providing coverage of the major publicly traded defense companies.
    Based on information provided in your application/resume, the panel will determine if you possess one or more of the above experience requirements. The panel will then assess the depth and breadth of your experience in the following specific areas:

    Acquisition and Leadership Experience: Experience in Defense Acquisition policy, processes and practices, including management and leadership of acquisition program and activities (such as science and technology), oversight of Defense acquisition programs, and development of Defense acquisition policy. Experience in leading and managing large, complex projects and organizations is desired. Knowledge and experience in more than one functional are is also desired.

    Executive Level Teaching: Teaching and facilitation based on adult learning theory and practice, primarily with senior military officers and senior Department of Defense civilians; ability to communicate complex material and convey relevant professional experience in support of learning objectives to students with diverse backgrounds and experience; maintain a high level of student interest and engagement; assess student learning;

    Advanced Leadership Program Development and Delivery: Delivery of advanced leadership development concepts. These spam the gamut from individual leadership assessment including tools such as MBTI, Emotional Intelligence and KOLBE and leadership feedback into exercising more advanced approaches such as Systems Thinking, Boundary Spanning and Leading Change to Strategic and Global Leadership.

    Curriculum Development and Management: Develop and manage curriculum for delivery in a classroom, at a customer site/office, by video teleconference, and/or online, employing commonly accepted instructional design principles and processes; execute Learning Asset Management responsibilities in accordance with DAU directives.

    Consulting: Consulting services, including (for example) participation or leadership of studies of acquisition projects or organizations, strategic planning and change management, process improvement, problem solving, coaching, and leadership and management of large teams or complex organizations; engagement frameworks include one-on-one and small team consulting, as well as planning and facilitation of workshops.

    Research and Knowledge Sharing: Conduct and document acquisition related research, individually or as a member of a team, and accomplish knowledge sharing/dissemination of research results; also, develop and contribute other relevant knowledge artifacts for use in DAU courses and by communities of interest or practice.

    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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    1. If selected for this position, you will be subject to a security investigation. A Secret Clearance is required for this position. Employment requires completion of the investigation with satisfactory results.
    2. DAU Intermittent Faculty Employees are subject to all applicable Federal ethics restrictions. In certain circumstances, this could bar intermittent faculty members from receiving compensation from a private corporation to teach a course that is substantially similar to any existing DAU course. Applicants who have questions about how this rule might apply to their particular circumstances are encouraged to review 5 C.F.R. § 2635.807 for complete information. Applicants may also contact DAU's General Counsel at 703-805-5403 for clarification. Please note that information given by DAU's General Counsel in response to such an inquiry will not be binding on DAU or its General Counsel with respect to any future advice or decision.
    3. If offered a Critical Acquisition Position, you will be required to become a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps. DoD Instruction 5000.58R specifies qualification standards for Corps membership.
    4. Positions to be filled by this announcement are authorized by 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 service voluntarily to accept an appointment in the excepted service
    5. Appointment made as a result of this announcement will be made for a period of one year; this period may be extended based on satisfactory performance and a continuing university requirement.
    6. If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.

    • Intermittent faculty may be allowed to telework and may be required to perform duties at work sites other than Fort Belvoir.
    • Intermittent faculty do not earn leave and in most cases are not eligible for other government benefits.
    • Intermittent faculty may be required to perform duties at locations other than Fort Belvoir. While travel expenses are reimbursed, intermittent faculty are not compensated for the time spent traveling to Fort Belvoir or other work sites.
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will NOT be paid.
    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.

    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.

    Your resume will be evaluated on the following factors:

    • Experience as a senior or executive acquisition official with oversight and decision making authority over defense acquisition programs or services. Experience may be in Department of Defense acquisition, industry or a combination.
    • Experience in DoD at an executive level in a program office or at a headquarters in one or more of the following areas:
      • Management of program cost/schedule/performance
      • Compliance with Acquisition Regulations and policies (i.e. DoD 5000.02
      • Performance as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in an acquisition specialty
    • Previous experience in making contributions to key industry associations such as:
      • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
      • Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
      • Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA)
      • Professional Service Council (PSC)
    • Previous experience in providing executive Learning and Development for executives students in relevant acquisition topics.
    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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