Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the agency's subject-matter expert in the interagency and international coordination of programs, policies, and doctrine related to CWMD.
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As a SUPERVISORY CWMD COORDINATION SPECIALIST at the GS-0301-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • As an expert and subject matter specialist in CWMD, provides responsive, interdisciplinary, cogent analysis involving a broad range of complex issues. Plans, prepares, coordinates, staffs, and presents Agency positions on CWMD related issues.
  • Develops and presents formal briefings on assigned projects to senior officials within the Agency, DoD, and the Interagency. Directs, manages, and conducts special projects and assignments for the Department Chief.
  • Provides expert CWMD advice to senior leaders based on comprehensive knowledge of national defense policy and doctrine with respect to WMD-related national security threats.
  • Evaluates complex issues and concepts through application of review, analysis, and evaluation techniques, problem solving, and standardized practices and procedures.
  • Presents alternative courses of action, implications, recommendations, and convincing arguments on behalf of Agency positions at interagency meetings/conferences.
  • Ensures programs, including but not limited to the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP), International Counter-proliferation Program (ICP), and the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), remain relevant, effective, and efficient.
  • Supervises employees who are experts in all aspects of DoD and USG policy generation and operational mission requirements related to CWMD. Assigns work to subordinates based on position descriptions and work priority. Assures that workload and project responsibilities are specifically delegated and assigned to subordinates. Assures timely performance of a satisfactory amount and quality of work.
  • Oversees Department program and initiative contract management, budgets, and acquisition activities.
  • Provides Department leadership with expert advice regarding Federal, Department of Defense, and Agency acquisition laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to include the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and the Agency's procurement policies, procedures, and guidelines. Trains, mentors, and provides direct guidance to assigned Program Managers (PMs), Project Managers, Contracting Officers' Representatives (COR), travel reviewers and authorizers, and program analysists.
  • The incumbent ensures long-term acquisition planning, maintains awareness for all task orders across the Department, future contracting requirements, and guides PMs and CORs in preparations for follow-on contract vehicles.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must qualify for and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required; subject to periodic random Drug testing thereafter.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include overtime
  • Financial Statements Required OGE 450
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required.
  • This is an Acquisition Workforce Position in the Program Management career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level II within 24 months
  • Must meet requirements for membership in the DoD Acquisition Corps immediately upon assuming the position unless a position requirements waiver is approved.
  • The incumbent is required to sign a written agreement to remain in this CAP for a minimum of 3 years. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every 2 year CLP period, with a goal of at least 40 annually.


You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), International Counterproliferation Program (ICP), or Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP) formerly Chemical Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Partner Preparedness (CP2) or other applicable building partner capacity, capability and cooperative programs is preferred.
  • Prior military or civil service supervisory experience preferred but not required

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

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Other Notes:

This is an Acquisition Workforce Position in the Program Management career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a position requirements waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must meet requirements for membership in the DoD Acquisition Corps immediately upon assuming the position unless a position requirements waiver is approved. The incumbent is required to sign a written agreement to remain in this CAP for a minimum of 3 years. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every 2 year CLP period, with a goal of at least 40 annually.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Technical Competence

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High 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...). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE 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.

The following documents are REQUIRED

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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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