Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Up to 25%

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • DAU participates in ?e-Verify? with the DHS and USCIS
  • The position requires expertise leading or supporting acquisition programs with international elements, at all phases of the acquisition life cycle. For optimum consideration, ensure your resume package clearly describes how your experience and educational achievements provide you key qualifications, including the following:
    • International acquisition management or policy experience. Senior or executive-level management experience in International Acquisition. Experience may be as a Program Manager, Program Executive Officer, or as a senior acquisition leader in the following: a program management office, on a Program Executive Office staff, in a military Service development or sustainment command staff, in a Service/Agency HQ or on the staff of a Service/Agency Acquisition Executive, an industry equivalent, or a combination. Includes hands-on expertise and leadership experience in international acquisition program management; technology security, technology transfer, foreign disclosure, export controls; international cooperative programs; and foreign military sales (FMS). Relevant experiences include: negotiator for international agreements, roles in key events such as international program strategy development, milestone reviews, negotiations, FMS case development, and program management reviews, National Disclosure Policy reviews, program protection planning or implementation, or similar events.
    • Knowledge Sharing and Curriculum Development: Experience developing or managing learning assets for acquisition career fields, e.g., international program requirements development, international program planning, engineering, technology development, and product support. Experience with technologies related to designing, developing and deploying residence classes, virtual classes or web-based learning. Desired skills include ability to link desired performance behaviors to learning objectives and to design delivery methods that boost long term retention and application in practice.
    • Performance Consulting: Describe your experience or achievements or evidence of ability to consult with individuals or teams, especially in areas related to international acquisition management, international agreements, FMS, technology security/foreign disclosure, and/or export controls. Experience in leading or coaching individuals or teams to achieve even greater outcomes than they may view as possible. Experience leading process design and improvement efforts or facilitating such efforts emphasizing international program policy and process development, integration, and improvement.
    • Experience teaching or facilitating adult learning: Address your experience and ability to teach and facilitate learning by adults. Relevant qualifying experiences include 1) conveying (orally and in writing) complex managerial, technical, and business concepts to students with different backgrounds and experiences; 2) delivery methods such as guided discussions, lectures, case-studies, role playing, and leading action-based learning activities; 3) incorporating the learner's experience into the learning process and motivating learners to participate actively in learning activities.
    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.

    You will help evolve instructional design and delivery of programs for DOD international acquisition professionals. Collectively, these offerings develop International Acquisition and Exportability competence and drive the performance and results needed from workforce members to successfully plan and execute international defense acquisition programs. For more insights, explore the International Acquisition page on the DAU web site,

    As a member of the DSMC faculty, early in your tenure you will complete a portfolio of Faculty Performance Development courses on facilitating adult learning and development. Faculty are expected to also continuously refresh and expand their professional knowledge in appropriate functional areas.

    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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    For additional Veteran's information please visit: or http://www.fedshirevets.govIf 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.

    1. 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.
    2. If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
    3. Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
    4. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:
    5. Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: (htt

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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.

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