DEPUTY PRODUCT LEAD (ACQUISITION)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: The Project Manager, Sensors-Aerial Intelligence (SAI), headquartered at APG is chartered to develop, acquire, field and supply life cycle support to modernized, integrated, tactically relevant aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor payloads, while leveraging National capabilities.

The NH-04 pay band is equivalent to the GS-14 step 1 to GS-15 step 10.

NOTE: Announcement opening period extended to 09/12/2019

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Responsibilities

  • Serve as Supervisory Deputy Product Lead for assigned Acquisition system and/or related acquisition program.
  • You are responsible for all aspects of acquisition to include development, testing, system integration, production, fielding, sustainment and product improvements with a multi-million dollar annual budget.
  • Manage a diverse government team consisting of assigned civilian and military personnel, matrix and support civilian and military personnel, and the efforts of supporting contractor teams.
  • Advocate for assigned program or project at high levels of government.
  • Lead complex, technical projects and direct workforce in order to meet project milestones for cost, schedule, performance and risk.
  • Report program status and risk to leadership and higher headquarters.
  • Oversee Program Objective Memorandum (POM) planning, cost estimating, programming, budgeting, program integration, interoperability and oversight.
  • Plan work to be accomplished by team members to include setting priorities, defining task objectives, establishing suspense dates, and assigning work based on knowledge of subordinates' workload and areas of expertise.
  • Serve as advisor to officials with broader and higher responsibilities on status of project, progress made, projected future plans, and problems.



Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 50% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires submission of a Financial Disclosure Report OGE-450 upon entry and annually thereafter.
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) requiring Acquisition Corps Membership.
  • This position requires a mobility agreement.
  • This position requires a 3 year tenure agreement.
  • This position requires Acquisition Certification level III in the career field - Program Management.
  • A one year probationary period to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties may be required unless previously completed.
  • This position requires drug testing.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) directing a staff of technical and administrative personnel in the performance of Program Office work to include testing, production, or product improvements for the support of an acquisition project (2) managing an acquisition program which includes cost, schedule, performance and risk to ensure that the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army programs are met and (3) coordinating acquisition efforts with high level managers comprised of civilian and military members, and department level staff to discuss budget, performance objectives, or schedule for an acquisition program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service NH-03 or GS-13.

In addition to the experience above you must meet the education requirement for membership in the Acquisition Corps:

1) Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution (you must submit your transcripts)

or

2) Possess significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority

And

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.

or

24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above. 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.

or

24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent (American Council on Education recommended credits) to 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above.

The educational requirements outlined under the "Requirements" section must be met and verified. Submit the following documents so a determination can be made.

Acquisition Corps Members - Submit either your Acquisition Corps Membership Certificate; membership letter from the Agency's Director, Acquisition Career Management, Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) or agency ACRB equivalent document.

Non-Acquisition Corps Members - Submit your transcripts. Additional documentation maybe required if you are selected.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Administration and Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Program/Project Management


Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Material Maintenance Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. The selection may be made by another PEO in the same duty location.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • A one year probationary period to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties may be required unless previously completed.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in the Acquisition Career Field Program Management within 24 months of entrance on duty.
  • You will be required to undergo a background investigation leading to the successful adjudication of eligibility for a Top Secret (SCI) security clearance. Derogatory information developed during the background investigation, such as a criminal history, could render the selectee ineligible for both the security clearance and continued employment in the position, if already appointed.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug testing.
  • Army Acquisition Corp (AAC) membership is required prior to appointment to a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). Information on AAC membership may be found at http://asc.army.mil/ . Individuals with questions may contact an Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for assistance.
  • Selectees must sign an AAC written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least three (3) years.
  • Selectee must execute, as a condition of employment, a mobility agreement
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position. Unless specifically waived by the appropriate Army official, or if the employee is Grandfathered under 10 U.S.C. 1736 (c) (1), the following are statutorily mandated requirements (Reference: 10 U.S.C. 1732 and 1737): - Selectee must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of permanent selection for the position or have been granted a waiver. - Selectee must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position of at least three years. In signing such agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
NCS/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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