Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Nov 02, 2018
Nov 02, 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
  • You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.

    1. Experience in acquisition program management in government, industry, and/or commercial sector regarding:

    a. Leadership position in ACAT-designated acquisition program as a Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Program Executive Officer (PEO), or Deputy PEO
    b. Participation in key acquisition activities across the spectrum of the DoD acquisition framework/phases
    c. Development of acquisition strategies, documentation, and plans
    d. A key role in acquisition events such as Milestone Reviews, Defense Acquisition Boards, Critical Design Reviews, etc.
    e. An extensive understanding of the DoD systems acquisition processes, including business, technical, program management and oversight, and
    f. First-hand experience in acquisition process implementation to include stakeholder interaction, source selection, technical management, and risk management or
    g. Equivalent industry experience that includes business development, business strategies, financials, and operations
    2. Experience with teaching and facilitating adult learning, to include:

    a. Teaching managerial, technical and business concepts to students with different backgrounds and experiences
    b. Developing presentations, cases, simulations, and workshops
    c. Preparing course material (student and instructor) according to current instructional systems design technology
    d. Developing course schedules

    3. Experience with leadership and personnel development, to include:

    a. Developing a program office team towards achieving a desired acquisition outcome
    b. The development of cross-functional teams within an acquisition organization
    c. Practice in coaching, mentoring, and development of individual team members

    For optimum consideration, ensure your resume package clearly describes how your experience and educational achievements provide you key qualifications, including the following:

    Foundational Learning (Teaching): Ability to teach and facilitate adult learning. This includes: the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex managerial material to students with different backgrounds and experiences; a proficiency in delivery methods such as guided discussions, short lectures, role plays, problem-based learning (PBL) and case studies; the ability to 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 organize information.

    Performance Learning (Consulting and mission assistance): Ability to consult with DoD clients at various levels of authority, including but not limited to areas related to both pre- and post-award contracting/acquisition to include the ability to assist in guiding acquisition strategy development, the acquisition planning process, source selection and contract administration.

    Workflow Learning (Asset management and delivery): Ability to significantly contribute to, manage, or develop online learning assets/products for Acquisition Workforce members. Demonstrated ability for continuous assessment, currency, and quality of these artifacts.

    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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    You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management or alternatively, you must have the ability to obtain the required certification for the position within 24 months of appointment.

    1. If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
    2. Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
    3. 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.
    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
    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    Multiple vacancies may be filled at various geographic locations within the Defense Acquisition University. Pay will vary by geographic location.

    At the supervisor's discretion, the selectee may be able to work remotely.

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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.

    Pay Band A: Minimum Prerequisites
    You must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university 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 have at least 6 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.

    Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
    You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 8 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.

    The President of DAU can waive all criteria.

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    Drug test required No

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