Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time


The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the recognized leader as a corporate university, advancing the use of technology in all areas of education. Faculty members are "thinking partners" with customers and students, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and skills at the point of need. This position is for the Learning Director, Business Acumen providing mission assistance, classroom offerings and on-line resources.
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As a Learning Director (LD) of Business Acumen, you will be responsible for the administration and oversight of the Business Acumen (BA) curriculum, including the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification and all other related knowledge products in the DAU Acquisition learning Model (ALM). The ALM consists of the three main elements, 1) foundational learning, 2) workflow learning, and 3) performance learning. As the LD for Business Acumen (BA), you should have an expert knowledge of the requirements and application of business development, business strategy, proposal development, business cost accounting, program management, supply chain/vendor management, industry incentives and motivations and negotiation practices. Additionally, work involves analyzing complex BA and/or Program Management issues and providing advice, and/or recommendations/alternative solutions to these problems to senior DoD personnel. Position responsibilities include:

1. Manage the planning, development, production, fielding, update, revision and configuration control of all Business Acumen (BA) learning assets including, but not limited to, certification and assignment specific courses, continuous learning modules, and associated OSD ALM products and resources.
2. Team with designated faculty appointed as Course Managers, as well as other faculty, administrative staff and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in overall mission accomplishment.
3. Assisting in development and management of Program Management learning assets.

4. Review student and faculty assessment data and related metrics to assess and report the status of courseware to the Center Director.
5. Approve and maintain configuration control of Terminal Learning Objectives (TLO) and Enabling Learning Objectives (ELO) for assigned curricula, consistent with FIPT-approved performance outcomes and workforce competencies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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. Previous management experience in a defense industry company is highly desired.

1. 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 ) 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. Typical courses are 1, 2, or 4 weeks in duration. Instruction is provided both on campus and off-site, which will require travel (TDY).

2. Performance Learning (Consulting): Ability to consult with DoD clients at various levels of authority from mid-grade to general officers/SES, including but not limited to areas related to Business Acumen and Program Management.

3. Workflow Learning Asset Management: Ability to significantly contribute to, manage or develop both in-residence and online learning assets/products for the Business Acumen and Program Management career fields or other DoD Acquisition Workforce areas. This ability must include the continuous assessment, currency, and quality of these artifacts.


Additional information

Additional selections maybe made from this announcement.

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.
For additional information on specific health benefits, life insurance, retirement, etc. please visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp .
For additional information on the Thrift Savings Plan please visit: http://www.tsp.gov .
For additional Veteran's information please visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/VetPreference.asp or http://www.fedshirevets.gov
  • You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in Contracting, Program Management, Business-Cost Estimating/Financial Management, Engineering, Science & Technology Management, Information Technology, or Test & Evaluation or 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 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
  • Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year if one has not already been completed.
  • 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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap(http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap )

  • Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 http://www.dau.mil/AboutDAU/AboutDocs/DAU_Faculty_Plan.pdf

    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.
    Background checks and security clearance

    Security Clearance

    Public Trust - Background Investigation (https://www.usajobs.gov//Help/faq/job-announcement/security-clearances/)

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
  • SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent DAU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • If you claim Veteran's Preference, (5 or 10 points) you MUST provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4) listing the dates of military service and rank. If you are claiming 10 points (10 percent or more disability), you must also provide a letter from the Veterans Affairs Office and a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference - http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) substantiating your claim.
  • Performance Appraisal: Current or previous federal employees.
  • Other documents identified in the announcement.
  • Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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