Job Overview


About the Position:

This is an exciting time to be part of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC). We are experiencing growth in the contracting arena while simultaneously developing, fielding and sustaining every system a soldier wears rides, flies or employs. Your skills and experience can add greatly to the collective ability the AAC needs to ensure that soldiers have all the capabilities required to succeed wherever and whenever called upon.

Who May Apply:

  • 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.
  • DoD employees who are Acquisition Corps members eligible for promotion/re-promotion to GS15 or equivalent broadband converted grade.
  • DoD employees who are Acquisition Corps Members interested in lateral to GS15 or change to lower grade from an equivalent broadband converted grade or SES.


  • May be required to travel to overseas locations.
  • Applicants are subject to background investigation screening prior to being selected for, or assigned to, this position.

Additional Site(s) to be determined after selection is made. However, duty locations are NOT negotiable.


(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 a TDA organization with facilities responsible for producing materiel and services for Army and Joint customers, or an MTOE unit responsible for deploying within a theater of operations in order to procure and contract goods and services for an Army or Joint command.  Testing organizations are responsible for providing and operating facilities in order to conduct tests which ensure materiel solutions meet program or end user requirements.

Major Duties:
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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required