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Job Title:Acquisition Key Billet - Project Manager or Acquisition Director

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies

Job Announcement Number:SWDM13999999919347

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to Saturday, November 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Huntsville, AL View Map
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD View Map
Warren, MI View Map
Fort Belvoir, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

See "Who May Apply" Section Below

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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(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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to that of a GS-14 step 1 pay grade. Specialized experience is defined as experience related to matters in cost, schedule and performance for programs and/or systems.

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 pay bands that typically encompass a range of grades.


Other Key Requirements:

  • 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 II in either Acquisition Career Field (ACF) A (Program Management) or ACFC (Contracting)
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • All positions are Critical Acquisition Positions.  Unless specifically waived by the appropriate Army official, (i.e., the Director of Acquisition Career Management, the Army Acquisition Executive, or the Secretary of the Army) 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:  (1) Selectee must be a member of an Acquisition Corps at the time of appointment; and (2) Selectee must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in the Federal service in this position for at least three years.  In signing such agreement, the employee does not forfeit any terms or conditions of employment.  You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for these positions. 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 www.opm.gov and www.cpol.army.mil
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
  • You will be required to travel frequently.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All eligible applications will be reviewed by a Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) Centralized Selection Board which convenes in January 2014.  Personal appearance before the selection panel is not allowed.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees, including health insurance, paid holidays, annual and sick leave, life insurance, a retirement program, flexible spending accounts and more!
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

• The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

• You may be required to complete annual Financial Disclosure statements.

• You may be required to travel to overseas locations, including current theaters of operation.

• Individuals selected from Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and other DoD agencies will become Army employees upon placement in the Position and will be reassigned within the Army after completion of the 3 (three) year assignment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE USAJOBS LINK! 

 

THEY WILL NOT BE RECEIVED  BY THE SELECTION AUTHORITY!


APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES.

•Applications may not be submitted by mail or any other electronic means other than the processes below. 
•YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES TO BE CONSIDERED.
You must submit your application so that it will be received by 2359 (11:59PM) closing date of the announcement.
•Army specific application requirements apply.
•Army Employees:  Applicants who are current Army Employees or who already have an Army Knowledge On-line (AKO) account should visit the HRC web page
https://www.hrc.army.mil/Officer/Acquisition%20Management%20Branch%20FA51 to review the contents of the entire announcement. 
•DoD Employees:  Applicants from outside the US Army, or those who do not have an AKO account, must apply and be approved for an AKO Guest Account in order to view the full announcement.
•Please visit AKO at
https://www.us.army.mil/suite/login/welcome.html.  The following information is mandatory, all other information is optional. 
•Click on 'New User' then click on 'Create Sponsored Account'.  On the first page enter the following information:  'Jeffrey.Cathcart' as the account sponsor then select 'Account Type' identifying the appropriate DoD agency, enter your First Name, Last Name and Social Security Number. 
•On the second page all fields are mandatory.  Once the forms are complete, an e-mail will be sent to the mail account Jeffrey.Cathcart, who will act as your sponsor in AKO.
•AKO will automatically produce an AKO e-mail account with the user name you select.  Guest AKO accounts will be set to expire in one year. After you receive an AKO account you may view the entire announcement at
https://www.hrc.army.mil/Officer/Acquisition%20Management%20Branch%20FA51

If you fail to provide all documents specified in the announcement, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and your application will not be submitted to the review board.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Jeff Cathcart
Phone:  502-613-6210
E-Mail: 
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.opmd-acquisition-mgmt-branch@mail.mil

Or Write:
Department of the Army
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue
ATTN:  AHRC-OPC-Q
Fort Knox, KY 40122

Agency Information:
US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND
OFF PERS MGT DIR
FORCE SUSTAINMENT DIV
Fort Knox, KY 40121



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE USAJOBS LINK!

THEY WILL NOT BE RECEIVED  BY THE SELECTION AUTHORITY!

If you fail to provide all documents specified in the announcement, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and your application will not be submitted to the review board.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jeff Cathcart
Phone: (502)613-6210
Email: USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.OPMD-ACQUISITION-MGMT-BRANCH@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W6ED01 FORT KNOX US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COM ACQ
OFF PERS MGT DIR FORCE SUSTAINMENT DIV
Fort Knox, KY
40121

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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) July of 2015.  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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Job Announcement Number:

SWDM13999999919347

Control Number:

352129800