INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST (PROJECT MANAGER)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a recruitment for position(s) supporting multiple regions within the Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP). The incumbent will direct and manage projects within the BTRP INDOPACOM or EUCOM Divisions of the CT Directorate. The incumbent will prepare project plans, acquisition baselines, acquisition strategies, implementation plans, and funding plans for BTRP projects. The incumbent will manage, plan, program, budget and supervise of multiple efforts.
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Responsibilities

This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

As a INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST (PROJECT MANAGER) at the GS-0301-11/12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing the assistance needs of partner countries, developing technical requirements and specifications, coordinating the efforts of other non-DOD agencies, combatant command (CCMD) assets, international partners and non-governmental organizations, and managing assigned DTRA contracts.
  • Establishes realistic program/portfolio-wide and individual project goals, metrics and priorities; provides for the timely dissemination of program results, and keeps DTRA management, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), CCMDs, and other key customers informed of progress and significant accomplishments.
  • Directs and manages the execution of approved projects leading to biological threat reduction success, as discussed above, in accordance with federally established acquisition guidelines through the use of DTRA contracts with the U.S. and foreign firms.
  • As the U.S. Government delegation leader on trips to foreign countries within the assigned geographic area, the incumbent oversees the performance of a diverse group of civilian, military and contractor personnel in the accomplishment of delegation objectives.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: None
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport.
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
  • Medical inoculations are recommended for entry into certain geographic areas that have known disease prevalence for which U.S. citizens are not routinely inoculated.
  • Some locations will require the inoculations if the incumbent is present in country for greater than 30 days.
  • The incumbent is encouraged to receive appropriate inoculations in most cases; however when in country for greater than 30 days, the incumbent may be required to receive them.
  • This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Program Management career field. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every two-year CLP period.
  • 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.


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS 13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the areas of program management, administration, acquisition and/or similar areas in order to oversee one or more programs, portfolios or projects.
  • Working with assistance instruments, to include interagency orders, grants, and/or cooperative agreements;
  • Developing Statements of Work for interagency orders and/or grants;
  • Expert knowledge of interagency orders, and/or International Organizations; Communicates at various levels both orally and in writing, to include publications;
  • Working with or leading small team.
You may qualify at the GS 12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Advanced knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the areas of program management, administration, acquisition and/or similar areas in order to oversee one or more programs, portfolios or projects;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with U.S. interagency counterparts, non-governmental organizations, academia, or foreign partners.
  • Familiarity with the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).
You may qualify for the GS-11 level if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Basic knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the areas of program management, administration, acquisition and/or similar areas in order to oversee one or more programs, portfolios or projects;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with U.S. interagency counterparts, non-governmental organizations, academia, or foreign partners.
OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (You must provide transcripts to support substitution of education)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.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-13 and GS-12 grade levels. Education can be substituted for experience for the GS-11 level. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (You must provide transcripts to support substitution of education)

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.

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

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: Foreign Education

Additional information

Other Notes:

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II Certification in Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences.

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: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. 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
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

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. Transcripts
  • If you are substituting education for experience at the GS-11 level. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

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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