U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Acquisition Management Specialist in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Summary About the Position: This Acquisition Management Specialist position is assigned to the Program Executive Officer, Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors, Systems Engineering Division, located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Responsibilities Serve as a senior advisor, technical expert, and recognized authority to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) or Project Manager (PM). Assist in the review of cost, scheduling, and performance of subordinate Program Manager Offices. Serve cross functional areas as integrator for logistics, systems engineering, and budget as related to Acquisition Program Management and oversight. Manage the integration of separate functions to include funding, procurement, test, quality assurance, configuration management, logistics, engineering, production, transportation and/or fielding of assigned systems. Determine if existing programs effectively accomplish intended goals or if modifications are required to meet PEO, PM, and Department of the Army goals and procedures. Develop detailed plans, goals, and objectives that cover the entire life cycle of the system assigned. Coordinate, integrate, present, and defend all assigned programs. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforcePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as performing duties which include: 1) Utilizing knowledge of acquisition and management processes to prepare planning and execution guidance in accordance with agency policies and/or objectives; 2) Planning and/or evaluating major programs, systems developments efforts, acquisition, and/or research and development related initiatives; 3) Overseeing the integration of various functional areas to include programming, scheduling, financial management, and logistics planning; and, 4) Analyzing, balancing, and/or reconciling program requirements with available resources. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-03/GS-13). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Acquisition StrategyAdministration and ManagementCommunicationsProgram Management Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Materiel Maintenance Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This is a Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) position in the NH-04 broadband with an advertised pay range from the lowest equivalent GS 14 Step 1 to the highest equivalent GS 15 Step 10 in the broadband. 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 initiatives under the demonstration projects include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process, and expanded developmental opportunities. This position may be eligible for regular and recurring Telework. Supervisor approval will be required on a case-by-case basis.