Program Manager

US Department of Defense - Arlington, VA4.3

    • Summary This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

      This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The incumbent will be responsible for performing a wide variety of analytical and administrative duties related to acquisition management and is responsible for drafting of acquisition materials that is complete, clear and submitted in a timely manner.

      Responsibilities As a Program Manager at the GS-0340-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:
      • In-depth understanding of project management according to applicable guidance and directives and management principles and practices, policies, regulations and procedures in order to anticipate and prepare for acquisition needs.
      • Coordinates with finance and contracting personnel within DTRA to design and execute acquisition strategies that achieve rapid acquisition goals.
      • Formulates procurement strategy, supports spend plan development, obtains and recommend optimal approaches.
      • Performs a wide variety of analytical and administrative duties related to acquisition management and is responsible for drafting of acquisition materials.
      • Oversees execution of TSB initiatives, tracking expenditures, performance and quality of deliverables, maintains continual cost analysis of operating functions, and recommends reprogramming, de-obligation or other adjustments to meet cost, schedule and performance standards to meet timelines.
      • Prepares presentations for internal and external briefings and drafts decision papers.
      • Support outreach effort through site visits, information collection and distribution, capability assessments and technical readiness assessments

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

      Supervisory status No

      Promotion Potential 14

    • Job family (Series) 0340 Program Management

    • Requirements 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: Occasionally
      • Tour of Duty: Flexible
      • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
      • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
      • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
      • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
      Qualifications 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:
      • Experience with rapid acquisition programs/projects involving application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
      • Experience with contracting, rapid acquisition and managerial expertise necessary to implement policy guidance.

      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 this grade level.

      Additional information For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions

      Other Notes:
      Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS-SCI) clearance.

      Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter.

      Employee must exercise responsibility and make significant, complex determinations and recommendations.

      Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time.

      ACQUISITION POSITION: This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Engineering career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level III in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a position requirements waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. 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.

      Work requires education and/or training in the principles, concepts, and other theories of the occupation. Makes significant and complex determinations and recommendations. Work deviates from or goes beyond the selection and application of precedents, standards practices and standing procedures.

      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 with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

      Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

      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 as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

      1. Minimum Qualification

      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

      Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

      Drug test required Yes

    • Required Documents Required Documents To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

      1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. 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.

      2. Other supporting documents:
      - Cover Letter, optional
      - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. EST on in order to be considered.
      - Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service and not serviced by DLA).
      - Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
      - DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
      - Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

      PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: .

      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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