Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 16, 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 an Intermittent Professor of Program Management, providing mission assistance, classroom offerings and on-line resources.
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As an intermittent Professor of Program Management, you will apply your 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 DoD Acquisition instructions, guidance, and procedures. In support of this job you will:

1. Conduct lectures and facilitate classroom discussion

2. Coordinate, lead, and adjust acquisition related workshops and events.

3. Provide coaching and mentoring to executive faculty and learners

4. Provide consulting services to acquisition program offices, acquisition staff members, and senior
acquisition members

5. Research and develop executive curriculum, knowledge sharing materials (articles and/or videos), and
new workshops

6. Maintain acquisition currency and subject matter expertise

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 25%

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.

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

a. Service in a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) within a program office or staff
b. Participation in key acquisition activities across the spectrum of the DoD acquisition framework/phases including:
  • Milestone Reviews
  • Defense Acquisition Boards
  • Critical Design Reviews
  • Development of acquisition documentation and plans
c. An understanding of the DoD systems acquisition processes, including business, technical, program management and oversight,
d. Experience in acquisition process to include senior stakeholder interaction, source selection, technical management, and risk management
e. 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/presenting/leading lessons, cases, simulations, and workshops
c. Preparing course material (student and instructor) according to current instructional systems design technology
d. Developing course schedules

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.


Additional information

As an Intermittent employee, you will not be eligible for a 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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If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
  • Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
  • 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.
  • 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: (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.

    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.

    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

    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
  • Academic Transcripts
  • 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 - ) 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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