INTERMITTENT PROFESSOR OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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 Intermittent Professor of Program Management, providing mission assistance, classroom offerings and on-line resources.
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Responsibilities

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 modify 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.

What is an Intermittent?

A government civil servant that is employed as intermittent is a person hired to work an irregular or occasional schedule, i.e., there is no set schedule of work. The employee compensated only for the time actually worked. This type of employment used to find support when there is a surge in requirements or a short-term mission requirement. Hours of employment are based strictly on the needs of the agency. At DAU, employees hired as Intermittent Employees, are restricted to no more than 1,040 hours of work per year. A "year" starts with the date of employment through the one-year anniversary. This limitation allows DAU to extend the employment of the individual indefinitely as long as there is a viable requirement and funding source. These employees may be appointed to new 1-year term appointments consecutively without limitations if they do not exceed 1040 hours in a year, however the one-year term limitations mean they are not entitled to certain rights under Merit Systems Protection, or certain federal benefits to include death benefits. Although an intermittent employee assigned to a specific DAU Business Unit, the individual may be used for requirements across the enterprise. DAU Intermittent Faculty Employees are subject to all applicable Federal ethics restrictions. In certain circumstances, this could bar intermittent faculty members from receiving compensation from a private corporation to teach a course that is substantially similar to any existing DAU course. Applicants who have questions about how this rule might apply to their particular circumstances are encouraged to review 5 C.F.R. § 2635.807 for complete information.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • This position will be filled by using the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority.
  • DAU participates in e-Verify with the DHS and USCIS


Qualifications

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. Executive experience in acquisition program management in industry, government, and/or commercial sector regarding at least one of the following:
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 profit & loss, 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Education

Education: Competitive candidates will possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant subject to Defense Acquisition

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 (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/)

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.

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 telework.

For additional information on specific health benefits, life insurance, retirement, etc. please visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp .

If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.

1. Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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

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.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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.
  • Performance Appraisal: Current or previous federal employees.
  • Other documents identified in the announcement.
  • If you claim Veteran's Preference
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.

    Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    • Benefits for federal employees (https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees#item-36407)
    • Healthcare insurance (https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/)
    • Pay and leave (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/pay-and-leave/) http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml
    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    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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