Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
- You must possess a Masters Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 8 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either a government or industry position.
- You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position to be filled and must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.
- You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service.
- You must have achieved DAWIA Level III certification in Contracting or a related discipline from the acquisition workforce, or have the ability to obtain this certification within 24 months of appointment.
- The President of DAU can waive all criteria.
For optimum consideration, please ensure your resume reflects how your experience and educational achievements are related to key functional areas of this position including: leadership, experience, and mission assistance.
1. Leadership: You must show demonstrable potential to assume positions of greater responsibility and authority at the Defense Acquisition University. Tenure in leadership positions in the Defense Acquisition Management System such as program/project manager is highly desirable. Demonstrated success in resource management positions encompassing cost, schedule, and performance and/or contract management responsibilities is highly desirable.
2. Experience: You must have at least 15 years of specialized experience in Department of Defense (DoD) weapons systems acquisition program management. 3 of these 15 years of specialized DoD acquisition experience must be in positions at or equivalent to the Senior Executive Service level. Experience in dealing with the acquisition organizations related overseas deployments is highly desirable. Additional experience, with commensurate Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification, in at least one other defense acquisition workforce career field (e.g., sustainment logistics, systems engineering, test and evaluation, contracting, financial management) is required.
3. Mission Assistance: You must have demonstrated proficiency in: (1) interacting and working collaboratively with defense acquisition personnel, including senior executives, key stakeholders, key decision makers, program office personnel and members of the operational requirements generation community; (2) conducting due diligence with a diverse range of customers to determine requirements, set expectations, craft plans and finalize agreements to provide consulting services in pursuit of improved acquisition outcomes; (3) maintaining long-term customer relationships as funding, requirements and mission objectives evolve; (4) producing positive results such that customer expectations were met/exceeded in accordance with the consulting agreement.
Appropriate experts within the Defense Acquisition University will evaluate applications. Salary determination is based on the requirements of the position as well as the qualifications of the selected applicant as aligned with the evaluation criteria for each pay band. Additional information can be found at http://www.dau.mil/about-dau/docs/DAU_Faculty_Plan.pdf.
ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
- DAU Intermittent Faculty Employees are subject to all applicable federal ethics restrictions. In certain circumstances, this could bar intermittent faculty members from receiving compensation from a private corporation to teach a course that is substantially similar to any existing DAU course. Applicants who have questions about how this rule might apply to their particular circumstances are encouraged to review 5 C.F.R. § 2635.807 for complete information. Applicants may also contact DAUs General Counsel at 703-805-5403 for clarification. Please note that information given by DAUs General Counsel in response to such an inquiry will not be binding on DAU or its General Counsel with respect to any future advice or decision.
- If selected for this position, you are subject to the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
- You will be required to become a member of the Acquisition Corps. DoD instruction 5000.58R specifies qualification standards for Corps membership (waiver of some of these standards is possible in the limited circumstances described in the instruction).
- You will be required to join the DAU Faculty Plan as established by Title 10 of the US Code. This position is in the excepted service (non-career). Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to sign a statement indicating that they are leaving the competitive service voluntarily to accept an appointment in the excepted service. To access the instructions related to this requirement visit http://www.dau.mil/about-dau/docs/DAU_Faculty_Plan.pdf.
- The appointment is made for a period of one year; however, it may be extended each year based on satisfactory performance and a continuing University requirement.
- If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 90 days of acceptance.
- Intermittent Employees do not earn leave and in most cases are not eligible for other government benefits.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will NOT be paid. Intermittent employees may be allowed to work from home or other work sites.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants meeting the basic requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following factors:
- Mission Assistance