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Air Force Materiel Command ACQUISITION TEST MANAGER in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Acquisition Test Manager responsible for developing, establishing, implementing, and controlling contractual, financial and technical aspects of a project/program through designated phases of the acquisition cycle for which no closely related precedents exist. Responsibilities Provides technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance on test and evaluation (T and E) matters, such as test planning and implementation, test conduct, resource control, and reporting Represents the organization at executive levels within the Government and to contractor/industry representatives and provides status on assigned test and evaluation projects and programs as required Reviews and directs the progress of contractors in meeting program objectives. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of functional specialists including contracting, engineering, manufacturing, program control, configuration/ data management, test, and logistics Develops, implements and controls contractual, financial and technical aspects of a project/ program through designated phases of the acquisition cycle for which no closely related precedents exist. Chairs or participates in a variety of ad hoc groups such as the Integrated Test Team (ITT), study teams and committees established to address test and evaluation matters. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, General Business and Industry Series, 1101. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes developing, monitoring, implementing process to manage contractual, financial, and overall strategy of the acquisition cycle in the area of test and evaluation. NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Expert knowledge of laws, principles, policies, and practices of system acquisition program management. Expert knowledge of business, industrial management, contracting procedures, technical concepts, and production practices to evaluate contractor proposals and activities. Knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structures and operation of the Department of Defense, Air Force and other entities that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely and with technical accuracy. Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with individuals and groups within the office as well as outside the immediate work unit. Ability to plan, organize, lead and manage critical aspects of research, development, production and support of subsystems or equipment and integrate, analyze and manage a variety of acquisition functions and personnel in support of the process. Detailed knowledge of the Air Force T&E planning process and its implementation in systems and equipment acquisition programs; thorough understanding of Air Force T&E policy and procedures including test program documentation; understanding of the program/project office responsibilities in planning for a supporting T&E; understanding of the budgeting process and T&E funding. General knowledge of the capability and availability of major DoD and civilian test resources and facilities including test ranges, simulators and test support aircraft. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11489593 To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.