PROFESSOR OF COST ESTIMATING (LEARNING DIRECTOR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Convey extensive cost estimating knowledge and experience in DoD Program Life-Cycle Cost Estimating. Subject areas of knowledge may include but are not limited to:
  • Performance of work that involves designing, developing, and adapting techniques relevant to cost estimating processes and data analysis.
  • Analysis of resource requirements and management problems in order to provide advice and insight about probable effects of alternate solutions to the problems in terms of dollar cost impact to a complex program or system.
  • Application of a rigorous process of scientific inquiry and analysis to develop cost estimating requirements and provide technical advice in the cost analysis area.
  • Utilization of a variety of databases such as CADE, JIAT, DAMIR VAMOSC, OSMIS, AFTOC, OSCAM to manage and analyze data.
  • Utilization of various analytical tools such as @Risk, ACEIT, Excel as well as various techniques such as parametric and nonparametric statistics, advanced regression, data normalization, cost risk and uncertainty.
  • Monitoring program, projects, operations or activities against short and long term goals and determining realism of estimates using knowledge of cost estimating and accounting systems.
  • Support curriculum develop and maintenance of DAU learning assets
  • Experience working in DoD, acquisition
  • Teaching experience or a penchant for teaching
  • Experience processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of datasets used for cost estimating model building and analysis.
  • Experience analyzing and employing large datasets for statistical analysis of program life cycle costs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in cutting edge advanced analytical techniques, tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability in communicating complex quantitative analysis and validation in a precise, structured, easily understood, and actionable manner.
Learning Director (LD) Duties: Supports the management of an integrated portfolio of specified learning assets to assist the defense acquisition workforce by leveraging career knowledge and experience. Activities include but not limited to:
  • Oversee the Life Cycle activities of assigned assets within functional portfolio.
  • Support and assist a geographically dispersed team in the development and maintenance of instructor-led classroom and computer-based on-line learning assets.
  • Regularly assesses the health of the portfolio assets for alignment to functional competencies, currency, accuracy, relevancy and quality.
  • Coordinate with Learning Asset Managers (LAM), and other business units on curriculum development activities, alignment of Terminal Learning Objectives (TLOs), Enabling Learning Objectives (ELOs), and assessment rubrics.
  • Analyze curriculum and learning asset portfolio to determine possible deficiencies, and develop corrective action plans.
  • Communicates with the respective Functional Leads, Functional Integration Teams and offices involved in the management of function career field.
  • Evaluate and assess opportunities for modular contend development and identify opportunities to integrate and optimize cost-effective reuse of DAU asset within and across other portfolios and the DAU ecosystem.
  • Respond as needed to accreditation, equivalent providers and American Council on Education (ACE) regarding inquiries on course ware for assigned training course(s).
  • Perform duties as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and/or LAM when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, please go to http://www.sss.gov 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.
  • Incumbent must meet, or be capable of meeting, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification requirements in Business Cost Estimating within 24 months of appointment to the position.
  • 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. 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.
  • If selected for this position, you must be able to start employment within 30 days of acceptance (unless otherwise approved by DAU).
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Qualifications

Please reference the Education section of this announcement to review the DAU Faculty Pay Band Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements.

Basic Education Requirement: Bachelor's or higher degree in operations research OR at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semesters hours must have been in calculus. You MUST submit copies of your proof of education, unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Failure to submit required documents by the close of the announcement may result in an Ineligible rating.

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, 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) to include having 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 with the experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge in the following:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Experience processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of datasets used for cost estimating model building and analysis.
  • Experience analyzing and employing large datasets for statistical analysis of program life cycle costs.
  • Experience evaluating budget and financial systems and requirements of a complex program to determine impact of costs.
  • Experience developing and recommending data analyses, reports and studies that enable ongoing improvement to systems and programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in cutting edge advanced analytical techniques, tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability in communicating complex quantitative analysis and validation in a precise, structured, easily understood, and actionable manner.
  • 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.

    Education

    DAU Faculty Pay Band Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements:
    • DAU Pay Band A (AD-11) (Equivalent to a GS-09 through GS-13 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
      • Basic requirements for Band A include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree and up to four years of experience in the appropriate functional area.
    • DAU Pay Band B (AD-12) (Equivalent to a GS-14 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
      • Basic requirements for Band B include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of six years of experience in the appropriate functional area. Advanced degrees are highly desired in Band B.
    • DAU Pay Band C (AD-13) (Equivalent to a GS-15 General Schedule grade equivalency): Minimum Education and Specialized Experience:
      • Basic requirements for Band C include a minimum of a Bachelor level degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of eight years of experience in the appropriate functional area. Advanced degrees are highly desired in Band C.
    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: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.

    This position is in the Excepted Service. For more information regarding Excepted Service employment please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/help/working-in-government/service/

    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.

    Similar jobs