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Acquisition Key Billet- Project Manager or Acquisition Director
Category: Manufacturing, Aerospace
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Acquisition Key Billet- Project Manager or Acquisition Director
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
Read the entire announcement. It is the applicant's responsibility to comply with all requirements in this announcement. Incomplete applications will NOT be presented to the board.
Announcement Open: 16 April - 6 June 2018
Board Dates: 6-10 August 2018
Tentative Board Results: November/December 2018
Tentative Position Start Dates: Summer 2020
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### Responsibilities
**Project Manager**: Responsible for all matters relating to cost, schedule and performance for assigned program/system. Exercises technical and administrative program control and authority through various phases of systems development. Manages long range planning activities that include multi-year work plans. Exercises discretional authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds within the organization's budget to best meet the program's objectives. Manages programs with risks and complexities characterized by compelling and conflicting requirements. Manages long range activities that include multi-year work plans that are products of subordinate organizational managers.
**Acquisition Director (Contracting)**: Provides acquisition life cycle & readiness/sustainment support to Program Executive Offices, Program Managers, and Service/DLA buying Commands. Manages contractor cost, schedule and performance as the single face to industry for recapitalization, modernization, technology insertion and Warfighter operational readiness support. Provides source selection support, past performance, industrial base assessments, financial analysis, engineering, earned value and software validation, production and acceptance/delivery of spares, components assemblies & major weapon systems. Provides full range of acquisition management & command support. Manages industrial surge contract accelerations, alternate sourcing and mission critical direct deliveries to warfighters during national emergencies or critical military shortages.
**Acquisition Director (Testing)**: Leads a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB). Plans, conducts, and reports the results of technical, developmental and operational testing of the full spectrum of DoD materiel, foreign materiel and commercial items. Responsible for an integrated workforce of civilian, military and contractor personnel, augmented during testing with civilians, contractors, and active duty Army Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. Manages an annual multi-million dollar operating budget.
### Travel Required
25% or less - May be required to travel to overseas locations, including current theaters of operation.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a US citizen.
* Position Requires Acquisition Corps Membership
* Position Requires Level III Acquisition Certification of Program Management or Contracting
* Position Requires Mobility Agreement
* Position Requires Tenure Agreement
* Position Requires Security Clearance
* Position Requires Financial Disclosure statement OGE 450
* Position Requires DAWIA Certification
### Qualifications
About the Position:
(1) Key Billet Project Managers are chartered to provide materiel capabilities to Army or Joint customers. Project Managers are allocated resources to develop materiel solutions which achieve user requirements. They lead, direct and control the overall planning and execution of the work and resources required to develop, produce and sustain the programs, systems and associated products.
(2) Key Billet Directors are leaders of a major acquisition contracting or testing organizations. Contracting organizations may be either responsible for producing materiel or providing services for Army and Joint customers, Testing organizations are responsible for providing and operating facilities in order to conduct tests which ensure materiel solutions meet program or end user requirements.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.Applications will be accepted only from current DoD competitive civil service Federal employees who are civilian DoD Acquisition Corps Members serving on Career/Career Conditional appointments.
Current DoD civilian Acquisition Corps Members eligible for re-promotion to GS-14 or equivalent broadband converted grade.
Current DoD civilian Acquisition Corps Members interested in lateral to GS-14 or change to lower grade from an equivalent broadband converted grade or SES.
Must be Level III certified in Program Management or Contracting at the time of application.
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
Experience required: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: that experience related to matters in cost, schedule and performance for programs and/or systems for Project Manager positions or experience managing contractor cost, schedule & performance for Acquisition Director positions and experience planning, conducting and reporting the results of technical, developmental and operational testing of the full spectrum of DoD materiel, foreign materiel and commercial items for Acquisition Director (Testing) positions.
Time in Grade Requirement: These are DoD Demonstration Project positions. Under the Defense Authorization Act, personnel management demonstration programs are operating in numerous Army activities and various other organizations supported by Army civilian personnel centers. Under the streamlined personnel operations for demonstration projects, the familiar 15 General Schedule grade structure is replaced with broad bands that typically encompass a range of grades.
### Education
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
### Additional information
* Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
* The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
* Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
* Positions will be filled at multiple locations. The locations listed on the announcement are not all inclusive.
* You must be a current civilian employee of the Department of Defense
* You must be a member of a DoD Acquisition Corps at the time of application.
* You must be certified at Level III in either Acquisition Career Field (ACF) A (Program Management) for Program Management Positions or ACF C (Contracting) for Contracting Positions.
* All selectees must execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement to remain in the Federal Service in the position for at least three years and sign a Mobility Agreement. [Note: ACAT I programs require a written tenure agreement of at least four years.0526
* Selection for and assignment to a centrally selected position may include Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to overseas locations, extensive travel and/or mobilization/deployment for service overseas. Information on benefits and entitlements for PCS and during travel and mobilization/ deployment may be found in the JTR and at and
* You must obtain and maintain a secret clearance investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Some positions can require a Top Secret security clearance and personnel must pass drug screening prior to hiring and will be subject to periodic and random drug testing thereafter in accordance with AR 600-85 and Department of Defense Directive 2010.9.
* You will be required to travel frequently
* You may be required to complete an annual Financial Disclosure OGE-450.
* Must be an Acquisition Corps member at the time of application. The Project Manager positions are Key Leadership Positions (KLP) as identified by the Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum, Key Leadership Positions and Qualification Criteria, dated Nov 8, 2013, which can be accessed here: -memo-0515.pdf.
* Project Manager positions require level III DAWIA certification in ACF A (Program Management) at time of application. The Acquisition Director positions require Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in Acquisition Career Field (ACF) C (Contracting) at the time of application.
* Duty Location: Additional locations other than those listed above can be found here, -content/uploads/2018/04/Tentative-FY20-CSL-Posit ions.pdf
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your submitted application package (resume and supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All eligible applications will be reviewed by a Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) Centralized Selection Board which convenes November - December 2018. Personal appearance before the selection panel is not allowed.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
Only completed applications will be submitted to the Department of the Army Secretariat Board for review.
1. Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB)
2. Resume
3. Last Three (3) performance evaluations(Including Support Forms) [FORMS MUST BE SIGNED]
4. Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) - most recent SRPE must have been completed within one year of the close date of the announcement. A minimum of one SRPE is required; however, any completed SRPEs will be included in the applicant's file
5. Significant Award Certificates not evident on the ACRB
6. * Regional Preference and Position 1-N Form
*Not required at the time of submission. CSL Program Manager will contact applicants to submit this form prior to the Review Board convening in August.
**DOD Employees (All non-Army employees)**
The following documents comprise the application for these positions and must be submitted in the prescribed order. No other documents are required or considered.
1. Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB)
2. Resume
3. Performance Evaluations (Last Three) (Including Support Forms)
4. Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE)
5. Regional Preference and Position 1-N Form
6. Award Certificates if not reflected on the ACRB
**NOTE**: You must submit ALL required documents to obtain consideration for this opportunity. Do NOT submit any additional forms/certificates/pictures/data not requested from above.
**Information and details on the required documents can be found at the following:**
-content/uploads/2018/04/FY20-COL-GS15-armyacqui sitiondirectorkeybillet-4-3-18-FINAL-VERSION.pdf
#### 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.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
Information and details on how to apply can be found at the following: -content/uploads/2018/04/FY20-COL-GS15-armyacqui sitiondirectorkeybillet-4-3-18-FINAL-VERSION.pdf
Only completed applications will be submitted to the Department of the Army Secretariat Board for review. Do NOT submit any additional forms/certificates/pictures/data. The following documents must be updated and/or submitted using the Army Acquisition Professional Development System (AAPDS) within the Career Acquisition Management Portal / Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System (CAMP/CAPPMIS):
* See Required Documents
**DOD Employees (All Non-Army employees)**
Because the application process for these positions requires access to an internal Army system, it is necessary for non- Army applicants to provide some information early in the application process so that the Army DACM Office Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) can provide assistance in preparing for the submission of the application. Please create a CAMP/CAPPMIS Help Request Ticket, select "Boards" in the subject area. In the body indicate you are a DOD Civilian and wish to apply to the CSL and upload a copy of your most current SF-50. The SF-50 validates your eligibility and is require to build a profile and account in CAMP/CAPPMIS, which will allow you to access to Army Acquisition Professional Development System (AAPDS) to apply and complete the application process. To ensure adequate time to build an account and allow for completion of the CSL application package, the applicant should supply the information NLT one month prior to the announcement closing date.
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**The following information pertains to all applicants.
Letter to the Board**
Letter(s) of communication will be accepted only from individuals eligible for selection.
Paper applications will NOT be accepted for this opportunity. Applications must be submitted online through the AAPDS before the closing date of the announcement.**
Applications must be scanned and uploaded into the AAPDS by the applicant. Please ensure that all pages are scanned and visible in the documents that are provided. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all forms are legible. Applicants are reminded that the document they provide via AAPDS will be the documents the board will review.
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### Agency contact information
### Army Applicant Help Desk
##### Phone
##### Email
##### Address
Fort Belvoir, VA
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### Next steps
Applications will be accepted from current DoD competitive civil service Federal employees who are civilian DoD Acquisition Corps members serving on Career/Career Conditional appointments. DoD employees who are Acquisition Corps members eligible for promotion/re-promotion to GS-14 or equivalent broadband converted grade and DoD employees who are Acquisition Corps Members interested in lateral to GS-14 or change to lower grade from an equivalent broadband converted grade or SES are eligible. The nature of action (promotion, reassignment, or change to lower grade) will be determined after the Selection Board convenes and you are paired to a participating organization covered by the General Schedule or Acquisition Demonstration Project. Your pay plan and grade for General Schedule organizations will be GS-14 and for organizations covered by the Acquisition Demonstration Project your broadband and grade will be NH-04.
Once your complete application is received it will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic qualification criteria. Eligible applicants will be referred to the Centrally Selected List (CSL) Board for consideration. The CSL Board meets approximately 18 (eighteen) months prior to actual placement of selectees on positions. Selectees are notified via their chain-of-command and/or by publication of the selection on the US Army Human Resources Command web page. Notification of selection can be expected approximately 120 - 180 days after the Board is convened with placement in the position in (approximately) Summer of 202020. Some applicants may be early activated to fill their assigned positions.
Successful applicants will be required to attend mandatory training required by the DoD/Army. Training required will be determined by the US Army Human Resources Command, Acquisition Management Branch. Some training may be for extended periods of up to 10 weeks.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 04/16/2018 to 06/06/2018
*Salary:* $105,895 to $148,967 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 14
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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