International Program Management Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen, Maryland
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This position is with the US Army Acquisition, Support Center Program, Executive Office, Missiles and Space Stare Project Office, Aberdeen Prov Ground, Harford, Maryland.
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Responsibilities

  • Serve as Action Officer for foreign countries responsible for the managing of Foreign Military Sales programs including the continual development, planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all requirements for the foreign countries.
  • Develop, monitor, analyze and assure that designated country('s) programs and other FMS countries as assigned are developed to cover all missions assigned to the program based on data furnished.
  • Plan and recommend control methods to be used, which will ensure management practices are implemented
  • Responsible for placing primary management, and balancing management emphasis and oversight on interoperability, life cycle management, and balancing cost, schedule, and performance while capitalizing on Acquisition Reform activities.
  • Participate in weapon system program planning and program management reviews.
  • Review and analyze program activities.
  • Exercise program control of government agencies and contractors in the accomplishment of assigned program responsibilities, making necessary adjustments, modifications, and revisions in assigned program areas to meet objectives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of up to 20% of the time.
  • Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level Ill in the Acquisition Career Field Program Management within 24 months with an additional 12 months from the date of Entrance on Duty (EOD) up to a total of 36 months.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT and L) Workforce position.


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.

This position is a TERM position. It is a time limited position and may be extended up to a maximum of six years. This position may be converted to a permanent, career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.

This is an obligated position.

Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE 3 years by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition.

Modified Temp/Term Appointments: http://www.chra.army.mil/a_char/tools/gps/view.asp?ID=865

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized 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 .

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized 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 is defined as: experience in Developing and managing (program and financial management) of Foreign Military Sales cases using systems acquisition processes and the total package approach to include analyzing international customers' requirements, technical and economic feasibility, including cost, schedule and performance; managing the daily execution of FMS programs; advising high level officials on sensitive program matters AND identifying, managing and resolving FMS program issue (including coordinating resources with government agencies and contractors, and coordinating and developing technology security and foreign disclosure efforts).This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade level in the federal service NH-02/GS-11.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competence
  • Written Communication


Education

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.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This is an obligated position
  • 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) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • 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.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position.
    Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level
    lll in Program Management within 24 months of entrance on duty.
    (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition
    University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/.) Due to the impact of the
    Coronavirus, individuals with entrance of duty dates prior to April 1, 2021
    will have an additional 12 months to meet the certification requirements, up
    to a total of 36 months.
    Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may
    be found at https://asc.army.mil/.


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
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

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.

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