Acquisition Program Manager

Department of Defense Chantilly, VA
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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

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Responsibilities

As an Acquisition Program Manager you will be responsible for the following duties:

* Works within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Signals Intelligence Directorate (SIGINT) responsible for managing cost, schedule and performance of major contracts to develop, deliver, and sustain overhead reconnaissance systems, including spacecraft hardware, ground and communication components, and mission software applications.

* Responsible for managing cost, schedule and performance of major contracts to develop, deliver, and sustain overhead reconnaissance systems, including, spacecraft hardware, ground and communication components and mission software applications.

* 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.

* Creates budget estimates based on sound requirements generation required for budget development.

* 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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

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* Requirements

Help 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/

* TRAVEL: Selectee must obtain and maintain a valid passport

Qualifications

This position is a Full Performance/Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance/Senior level positions include GG-13/14. The NRO is ONLY accepting applications from current GS/GG-13 and GS/GG-14 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 assignment 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 06/25/2018

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

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 the Full Performance Level GG-13:

* Knowledge of Intelligence Community and DoD laws, principles, policies and practices of space system acquisition and program management.

* Utilizes program management skills to multi-million dollar space systems acquisition.

* Oversees critical aspects of research, development, production, and support of space systems, subsystems or equipment, to integrate, analyze, and manage a variety of acquisition functions.

* Assists program Contracting Officers Technical Representatives (COTRs) and prime contractors to ensure cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.

* Works with a wide range of government, military, and functional specialist, including contracting, engineering, manufacturing program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operations support to ensure program objectives

* Assesses progress in assigned projects/programs, including budget estimates and development on intelligence space systems

For the Senior Level GG-14:

* Knowledge of Intelligence Community and DoD laws, principles, policies and practices of space system acquisition and program management.

* Administers program management skills to multi-million dollar space systems acquisition.

* Manages critical aspects of research, development, production, and support of space systems, subsystems or equipment, to integrate, analyze, and manage a variety of acquisition functions.

* Works closely and substantially with program Contracting Officers Technical Representatives (COTRs) and prime contractors to ensure cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements.

* Plans and Coordinates with a wide range of government, military, and functional specialist, including contracting, engineering, manufacturing program control, configuration/data management, test, logistics and operations support to ensure program objectives.

* Leads and assesses progress in assigned projects/programs, including budget estimates and development on intelligence space systems.

Specifically you will be evaluated on:

* Organizational Awareness

* Contracting and Acquisition

* Project/Program Management

* 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 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).

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 III 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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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