ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER

Department of Defense - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)4.3


Duties
Summary
Mission Statement

The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http://www.nro.gov

NRO is accepting applications from current GS/GG-13 & GS/GG-14 Federal Government employees for this position

SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Responsibilities

As a ACQUISITION PROGRAM MANAGER you will be responsible for the following duties:

Manages day-to-day activities of a unit by prioritizing workloads and maintaining suspense tasking accountability.
Establishes and revises policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff as necessary to eliminate work barriers to mission accomplishment.
Creates budget estimates based on sound requirements generation required for budget development.
Serves as a senior program representative at high-level conferences and meetings with representatives from Dept. of Defense (DoD), other Intelligence Community (IC) partners, military services and agencies, and private industry.
Provides authoritative recommendations, briefings and other formal and informal feedback and status to management on all aspects of program status, contractor technical performance and for all significant decision points.
Utilizes laws, principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management.
Monitors contract progress and expenditures against plans, provides necessary statistical data to management and provides strong oversight, guidance, direction and leadership for teams of acquisition professionals to include, military, civil service, SETA and FFRDC contractors developing and implementing NRO project/program requirements.
Manages and assesses progress in assigned projects/programs, including cost, schedule, and performance supporting baseline requirements, by applying program management methods and procedures.
Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities with functional specialists including, contracting, engineering, manufacturing, program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operation support.
Works closely and substantially with program Contracting Officer's technical Representatives COTRs and prime contractors to provide leadership and to ensure program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.
Secures classified information in accordance with E. O. 13526

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Job family (Series)
1101 General Business And Industry

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US citizen
Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
OVERTIME: Occasionally
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is not telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
Qualifications
This position is a Full Performance/Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance/Senior level positions include GG-13/14. The NRO is accepting applications from both Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-13, GS/GG-14, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level, and step. Those selected at the Full performance GG-13 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 08/20/2018

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:For GG 14:
Responsible for planning and directing work performed by staff performing a variety of functions with varying specialties and frequently changing requirements and assignments to include improving production and quality of work.
Managing day-to-day activities of a unit by prioritizing workloads and maintaining suspense tasking accountability.
Serves as senior program representative at high-level conferences and meetings with representatives from Department of Defense (DoD), other Intelligence Community (IC) partners, military services and agencies, and private industry.
Provide input into source selection activities and assess contractor performance during all acquisition phases to include operations.
Establishes and revises policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff as necessary to eliminate work barriers to mission accomplishment.
Monitors contract progress and expenditures against plans, provides statistical data to management, and provides strong oversight, guidance, direction, and leadership for teams.
Works closely and substantially with program Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTRs) and prime contractors to provide leadership and ensure program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.
Utilizes laws, principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management.
Provides authoritative recommendations, briefings, and other formal and informal feedback and status to management on all aspects of program status, contractor technical performance, and for all significant decision points.
Knowledge of satellite & payload design, development, and integration, especially of imagery satellites.

For GG 13:
Monitors and analyzes progress in assigned projects/programs, including cost, schedule, and performance supporting baseline requirements by applying program management methods and procedures.
Develops, executes, and monitors risk management strategies to address areas of concern or potential gaps.
Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities with functional specialist, including contracting, engineering, manufacturing, program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics, and operations support.
Works closely and substantially with program Contacting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTRs) and prime contractors to provide leadership and ensure program objectives are achieved within stringent cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.
Gathers authoritative recommendations, briefings, and other formal and informal feedback and status to management on all aspects of program status, contractor technical performance and for all significant decision points.
Secures classified information in accordance with E. 0. 13526.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Organizational Awareness
2. Technical Competence
3. Risk Management
4. Reasoning
5. Oral Communication

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Selectees are allotted 2 years in which to achieve DAWIA A (Program Management) certification Level II & III requirements in accordance with the 1990 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. Certification is the procedure through which a military service or DoD Component determines that an employee meets the education, training, and experience standards required for a career level in any acquisition, technology, and logistics career field.

For those selected at the GG-14 level, the following will apply:
CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP): Unless specifically waived by the appropriate Component Official (i.e., the director of Acquisition Career Management for the Component, the Service Acquisition Executive, or the Service Secretary) or if the employee is "grandfathered" under 10 U.S.C. 1736 (c) (1), the following are statutorily mandated requirements (Reference 10 U.S.C. 1733 and 1737).

For those selected at the GG-14 level, the following will apply:
THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.
Must be a member of the Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) at time of hiring (or can be achieved within a 2 year grace period)

DAC Requirements:
Certification: Civilian employee certified at DAWIA level II or above in an Acquisition Career Field.
Experience: 4 years of service in an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.
Education: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution, and one of the following: 24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and 12 semester credit hours in the disciplines listed above in italics. Credit hours within the person's career field may also satisfy the requirement for part or all of the 12 credit hours in the disciplines listed above. The same hours may be used to meet both requirements.
24 semester credit hours in the person's career field and training equivalent to 12 semester credit hours in the disciples listed above.
Employee must execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement to remain in this position for at least three years. In signing such an agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment.
Education

Additional information
This position is a Full Performance/Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance/Senior level positions include GG-13/14. The NRO is accepting applications from both Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-13, GS/GG-14, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level, and step. Those selected at the Full performance GG-13 grade level may then be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO Internal promotion evaluation process.

All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, salary, and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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 with a score of 85 or above; 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/

VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

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: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
General Application Information

Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
Résumé: If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
Assessment Questionnaire
Current or former federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, salary, and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc..
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee.)
Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide or refer to the eligiblity you select in the application process. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
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.

Benefits

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. Learn more about federal benefits .

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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.