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    The Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), Acquisition Program Management (APM), reports to the Assistant Administrator (AA) APM and serves as a principal advisor on matters regarding designated acquisition program (by the DHS or TSA), certification requirements of program management staff, and ensures that security technologies and processes delivered to end users meet the overall mission, vision, goals, and objectives of TSA and DHS.

    High level duties include:

    • Acquisition responsibility and management accountability for all TSA major and non-major acquisition programs. Incumbent will have the authority to designate program as “special interest” in accordance with DHS and TSA policy.
    • Exercising centralized program authority, assuring that individual acquisition programs are being managed in consonance with current program management and acquisition management policies, procedures, and approved baselines.
    • Strategically guiding subordinate acquisition programs, develops effective acquisition strategies that include determining and applying flexibilities that ensure TSA interests are fully represented and integrates the expertise of employees and contractors developing new acquisition programs and initiatives.
    • Managing acquisition programs through a Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process. Responsible for budget formulation for programs within area of responsibility. Ensuring the effective execution of annual budgets approved by Congress and allocated through appropriated programs.
    • Providing a strategic look across the Program Management Offices (PMOs) to ensure priorities are aligned with executive/Agency goals. Acting with the authority of the APM and reviews acquisition activity across the PMOs. Providing a high level of strategic service to the APM and PMOs.
    • Leading executives to develop and implement effective acquisition strategies to meet mission needs with stakeholder input. Leading other executives and program representatives to identify best acquisition options, industry engagement, and address/resolve various and complex issues that arise in relation to product quality, operability, maintenance, scheduling impacts, return on investment, etc.
    • Providing leadership and strategic direction in addressing and resolving complex acquisition issues within the DHS and TSA. Assessing impact of the issue taking into account legal requirements, impact on operations, political implications, and options available. Works with executive stakeholders to arrive at best solution and when needed exercises authority to direct resolution.
    • Serving as the Executive Agent for Acquisition Career Manager.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25 percent of the time with little advance notice.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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