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Acquisition Program Manager

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Job Details
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Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command
Physical Address

Scott AFB, IL 62225
Job Description


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA). This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Thank you for applying with USTRANCOM.


As a Acquisition Program Manager at the NH-1101-3/4 some of your typical work assignments may include: Assessing progress in assigned Information Technology projects/programs including cost estimates, schedules and performance supportability baseline requirements by applying known methods and procedures. Planning, organizing and coordinating activities of functional specialists including contracting, engineering, program control, configuration/data management, test and logistics. Reviewing and directing the progress of contractors in meeting program objectives. Planning, organizing, and overseeing program management activities of the command. Interpreting DoD and Service unique acquisition, logistics, and program management directives. Making periodic and comprehensive assessment and evaluation of program goals and objectives to provide a basis for long range planning. Representing the Command Acquisition Office on program related matters at higher levels within the organization, DoD and with contractor organizations.


Conditions of Employment


You may qualify at the NH-III , if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-II (GS-11) grade level in the Federal service as listed below: Planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of functional specialists to contracting, engineering, program control, configuration/data management, test, and logistics Providing input into source selection and contractors monitoring of acquisition phases from development through production and development You may qualify at the NH-IV , if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-III (GS-13) grade level in the Federal service as listed below: Developing complete strategic and tactical plans to support assigned acquisition programs Implementing and controlling contractual, financial, and technical aspects of a project though designated phases of the acquisition cycle Providing guidance, advisory support and assistance on a wide range of management issues Planning, organizing, and directing the organization with responsibility for the development of major aspects of key Air Force programs of national significant and/or essential operating programs 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional Information

Other Notes: May be a CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position. ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III Certification, but not essential prior to hiring, must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position. This is a Expedited Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year FY 2017, Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (USC) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require 180 day waiver package. Re-employed Annuitant: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

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