Job Overview


Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan," - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the VA Acquisition Academy, Enterprise Shared Services Group in Frederick, MD.

Area of Consideration: To be eligible under Merit Promotion, you must have an eligibility listed below.

Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles: current Federal or former employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service that hold, or have held a career or career-conditional position at a lower grade level as the position being announced. An SF-50 must show appointment in the competitive service.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • ICTAP/CTAP eligibles
  • Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA
  • Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments)
  • Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: Military spouses under E.O. 13473; Certain former overseas employees; Present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; Former White House staff; Present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; Certain National Guard technicians.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria outlined in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement
  • Transfer or reinstatement eligibles that hold, or have previously held a career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as the position being announced.

This position is also being announced under VY-14-JS-1199019-DEU to all U.S. citizens. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply under both announcements.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities) and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


The incumbent serves as a stakeholder engagement lead to identify operational business needs with senior acquisition leaders that will inform VAAA curriculum development efforts aimed at improving performance of the acquisition function. Major duties include:

·         Utilizing information to drive and influence acquisition's continuous improvement efforts based on feedback from internal and external stakeholders

·         Collaborating with other entities to leverage Government-wide acquisition training capabilities and reduce redundancy/duplication

·         Implementing stakeholder engagement and evaluation methodologies to ensure organization is responsive to business and acquisition workforce development needs

·         Serving as Contracting Officer Representative and liaison to facilitate the development of contract-wide requirements, requests for contract packages, etc.

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Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No