Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 21, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Up to 25%

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • 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. Foundational Learning (Learning Asset Development and Teaching): Ability (or potential) to develop, manage, assess and deliver learning assets for the Life Cycle Logistics career field, ensuring currency, quality, and competency alignment. This includes activities and ability to: propose, write, validate, manage and maintain quality Life Cycle Logistics courseware including post-level III executive-level learning assets; align and integrate life cycle logistics learning assets with other functional communities; manage and maintain case studies to depict realistic DoD sustainment and readiness challenges; develop, align Terminal Learning Objectives (TLOs), Enabling Learning Objectives (ELOs), and assessment rubrics to career field competencies;; conduct research on systems acquisition, life cycle management, product support, and leadership; assess the health of learning assets, as well as guide future curriculum development and maintenance requirements; identify, develop, validate and maintain Life Cycle Logistics support tools to support and enhance learning assets; integrate lessons learned from mission assistance activities into learning assets; communicate (orally and in writing) complex managerial and technical material to students teach and facilitate higher levels of learning (including at executive level) for the defense acquisition workforce; motivate learners to participate actively in the learning process; organize information; , leading diverse, interdisciplinary teams, including successfully planning, budgeting, and executing complex curriculum development projects.

    2. Performance Learning (Consulting): Ability to consult with DoD clients at various levels of authority from mid-grade to general officers/SES, across the system life cycle including guiding life cycle logistics, product support and sustainment strategy development, implementation, and execution. This includes responding to defense acquisition workforce queries and support requests, providing consulting/mission assistance related to diagnosis, goal setting, problem solving and decision-making; communicate effectively with large groups, including senior stakeholders and customers across DoD, providing presentations at conferences, symposia, and team meetings, strategy sessions, and other related public forums; planning and successfully executing acquisition, product support/sustainment and life cycle management-related mission assistance for DoD acquisition and sustainment organizations; providing technical guidance and assistance on complex product support matters across the spectrum of the Life Cycle Logistics competencies; and leveraging subject matter expertise and leadership skills to support senior DoD and DAU stakeholders on a range of life cycle logistics related technical policy and process issues and initiatives.

    3. Workflow Learning Asset Management: Ability to develop and manage on-line/web-based workflow learning assets, tools, and resources. This ability must include the continuous assessment, currency, and quality of these learning assets. Describe any experience with development, delivery, currency, and maintenance of computer-based workflow learning assets including communities-of-practice, functional community workspaces, timely responses to student ask-a-professor inquiries, ACQuipedia articles, job support tools, guidebooks, videos, podcasts, websites, webinars, and curriculum support media.

    Serves as a Learning Director and Professor of Life Cycle Logistics Management with experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) or a non-DoD agency. Applies knowledge, experience, and technical skills to teach and facilitate higher levels of learning for the Department of Defense acquisition workforce. This requires an in-depth knowledge of planning, strategy development, assessment and execution of DoD life cycle logistics, product support, and sustainment management, technical data management, supply chain and maintenance management, and supportability analyses for DoD weapons systems during the acquisition and operational phases of a system's life cycle.

    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 Life Cycle Logistics or alternatively, you must have the ability to obtain the required certification for the position within 24 months of appointment.
    • 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 in the limited possible 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 30 days of acceptance.
    • Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing
    • 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:
    • Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:
    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.

    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 the Pay Band. Additional information can be found at

    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.

    The President of DAU can waive all criteria

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    Drug test required Yes

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