California, Maryland
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

  • Supports the planning, development and implementation of acquisition education and training programs specified in Chapter 87 of Title 10, United States Code, Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5000.57, DoD Directive 5000.66 and related DoD policy addressing DoD acquisition workforce learning and performance needs.
  • Supports management of the regional Business Unit through organizing, directing and managing assigned faculty and staff who operate the education, training, research and publication programs for acquisition personnel.
  • Develops faculty as "thinking partners" and consultants with acquisition customers and learners, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and skills at the point of need through a variety of learning methods.
  • Assists the Dean with establishing regional objectives to achieve efficient and effective use of available resources by coordinating acquisition education and training programs, and tailoring the content and delivery to support and improve acquisition outcomes for DoD acquisition programs.
  • Prepares, defends, realigns and forecasts resources and scheduling requirements for the regional campus, working in concert with regional department chairs, the Associate Dean of Outreach and Mission Assistance (ADOMA) and Operational staff.
  • Provides expert advice and support to the regional Dean and DAU leadership on all matters concerning the DoD-wide acquisition workforce in order to identify and implement fundamental to far-reaching measures to effect substantial improvement in the performance of the acquisition systems and the acquisition workforce.
  • Mentors the faculty through creation and modification of learning content, and ensures coordination with learning asset and technology divisions, and across career fields.
  • Assists in the design and implementation of strategies and objectives that maximize employee potential, foster continuous learning, and achieves high ethical standards.
  • Coordinates and builds coalitions across the enterprise to address changes to certification standards, curriculum content and delivery methods. Considers and addresses impacts within and across career fields.
  • Supports development and revision of academic related policy across the enterprise, as well as responsible for implementation by working with faculty, staff and students/customers.
  • Remains current in their field of expertise through research and knowledge of current DAU curriculum.
  • Supports Program Management Reviews across the portfolio of learning assets and engagement to ensure customer needs are met with a frictionless learning environment, world class content, and a connected network across the spectrum of learning, development, and engagement.
  • As part of the enterprise senior leadership team, supports the development, planning and implementation of goals and initiatives in the DAU Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan, and DAU products and services to meet the continuing and emerging needs of the defense acquisition workforce in accordance with DoD policies and strategic goals.
  • Effectively communicates, collaborates, and builds strategic relationships with senior military department and defense agency/field activity stakeholders and external customers in the region's area of responsibility.
  • Supports the implementation of talent management strategies and objectives to acquire, motivate, engage, develop and sustain a highly skilled workforce. Adheres to Merit System and Equal Opportunity Principles, embracing diversity and inclusion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, please go to for more information
  • Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain an appropriate background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a two (2) year probationary period.
  • The incumbent of this position may be required to work overtime, irregular shifts, and/or on the weekend.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • DAU participates in e-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • If selected for this position, you must be able to start employment within 30 days of acceptance (unless otherwise approved by DAU).


Please reference the Education section of this announcement to review the DAU Faculty Pay Band E (AD-30) Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements. To qualify for this position at a respective band/grade level, you must demonstrate in your resume/application that you possess the required years of specialized experience equivalent to one band/grade-level lower (or equivalent).

The following is specialized experience that must be demonstrated in your resume:
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and assessing the performance of major defense acquisition systems and projects, including research, development, production and support, including workforce management and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates enterprise and business unit missions, goals, priorities and values.
  • Experience acquiring and administering human, financial, material and information resources in a manner that instills excellence, accomplishes mission and instills public trust. Knowledge and application of best business practices and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a broad point of view and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic and DAU enterprise priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security and mission objectives.
  • For optimum consideration, please ensure your resume reflects how your experience and educational achievements relate to the key qualifications for this position: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Enterprise Perspective/Building Coalitions.

    Senior Leader Qualifications:
  • Leading Change: This executive core qualification (ECQ) involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. This requires the ability to build strategic partnerships and trust relationships with senior leaders from all organizations within their area of responsibility, building a shared organizational vision, strategic planning, and the ability to implement it in a continuously changing environment. The tenets of this qualification include but are not limited to Creativity, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.
  • Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. The tenets of this qualification include but are not limited to conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others and building high performance teams.
  • Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. The tenets of this qualification include but are not limited to accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving and technical credibility.
  • Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. The tenets of this qualification include but are not limited to financial management, human capital management and technology management. Knowledge and application of best and future business practices and tools.
  • Enterprise Perspective/Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. The tenets of this qualification include but are not limited to partnering, political savvy and influencing or negotiating.

  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    DAU Pay Band E (AD-30) (Equivalent to Federal positions classified above GS-15 and equivalents) Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
    • DAU Pay Band E (Executive Equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
      • Basic requirements for Band E include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of eight years of experience in the appropriate functional specialized experience areas. Advanced degrees are highly desired in Band E.

    Please note: Technical certifications and/or experience may be approved by the DAU Chief of Staff (delegated from the DAU President) to meet the needs of the University.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? If the position you are applying for has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with your application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exemptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" or request a medical or religious exemption from this requirement prior to issuance of a Firm Job Offer. If selected for this position, a DAU Human Resources Specialist will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement." Further information may be found at:

    This position is in the Excepted Service. For more information regarding Excepted Service employment please visit:

    If you are a current Federal civilian employee in the Federal Competitive Service, if selected, you must sign a statement of understanding acknowledging you are transitioning from the Federal Competitive Service to the Federal Excepted Service.

    Initial appointment is made for a period of three years, conditional upon satisfactory completion of a DAU probationary period of two years. At the one year mark, as part of an annual review, consideration is given to extending the appointment; thus at any one time moving beyond that point an employee will have two years remaining.

    DAU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework. At the supervisor's discretion, the selectee may be able to work remotely.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

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