SUPERVISORY ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER
Occasional travel - May be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This position is an Expert Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Expert Level positions include GS/GG-15. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current GS/GG-15, or equivalent level Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-15, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step.
This position has a Basic Requirement for the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) DAWIA certification: bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards 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 12/11/2018
Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
- Administers program, budget and financial management for a multi-million dollar overhead reconnaissance acquisition program portfolio.
- Manages cost, schedule and performance of major contracts to develop, deliver, and sustain overhead reconnaissance systems, including spacecraft hardware, ground and communication components, radar payload technologies and mission software applications.
- Knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) and Dept. of Defense (DoD) laws, principles, policies and practices of Intelligence systems acquisition and program management.
- Applies knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, principles and practices of human resource management to assigned staff.
- Plans and Coordinates with a wide range of government, military, and functional specialist, including contracting, engineering, manufacturing program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operations support to ensure program objectives.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Organizational Awareness
- Contracting and Acquisition
- Financial Management
- Administration and Management
- Managing Human Resources
CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP): Selectee must meet the following requirements for Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position:
Must be a member of the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) at time of hiring (or can be achieved within a 2 year grace period)
Certification: Civilian employee certified at DAWIA level III or above in an Acquisition Career Field.
Experience: 4 years of service in an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.
Education: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution, and one of the following:
- 24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
- 24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above in italics. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.
- 24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent to 12 semester credit hours in the disciples listed above.
Employee must execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement to remain in this position for at least three years. In signing such an agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment..
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees and; at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
- Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
- Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.
Transcripts MUST be provided, failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
Critical Acquisition Position (CAP): Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position: a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines), OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND four years acquisition experience and requisition training.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Selectees are allotted 2 years in which to achieve DAWIA A (Program Management) certification Level III requirements in accordance with the 1990 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. Certification is the procedure through which a military service or DoD Component determines that an employee meets the education, training, and experience standards required for a career level in any acquisition, technology, and logistics career field
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VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, salary, step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: General Application Information
- Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
- If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
- If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
- Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status
- All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.