Defense Contract Management Agency Supervisory General Engineer in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself!

The Defense Contract Management Agency serves as the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners, delivering actionable acquisition insight from the factory floor to the front line around the world. We are an independent combat support agency within the DoD. We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.

The pay band NH-04 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS-14/15.

Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.

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Who May Apply:

  • Current Department of Defense Employee
Duties
  • Serves as the first-line supervisor over a region staff of multifunctional technical specialists. Senior principal advisor to the Regional Commander and Deputy in the deployment and oversight of policies, plans, programs and procedures relating to the implementation of contract administration services (CAS) for technical functions (Engineering, Manufacturing, Major Program Support, Software, and Earned Value Management).
  • Works with appropriate Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Headquarters Directorates/organizations to establish CAS processes for the technical functions across the region and the agency. Establishes, directs and monitors region programs to ensure efficient, effective CAS support is provided to program offices and buying commands. Ensures the consistent interpretation, as determined by Agency, of regulations, directives, instructions and other policy from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and DCMA Headquarters. Develops and/or approves region level implementation direction and guidance pertaining to all aspects of the contract administration process.
  • Sets overall business and technical direction of the team and assures on-time delivery, high quality and total contract compliance by identifying customer outcomes and DCMA strategies to influence those outcomes. Measures and analyzes DCMA and contractor processes to promote performance management and continuous process improvement. Interfaces with Headquarters Directorates on matters related to the Technical Team.
  • As the senior Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Regional Command Staff, provides technical assistance, guidance and policy/procedural interpretation to assist subordinates in monitoring complex engineering and manufacturing processes producing components, subsystems, and systems.
Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Business Travel is required 25% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS may be authorized

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is Required
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: No
Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower broad band/level NH-03. Specialized experience is defined as experience directing a group of professionals and technical employees responsible for the oversight and implementation with engineering/industrial operational functions of manufacturing and production; monitoring of contractor delivery performance, and production management systems. Experience formulating, developing and interpreting policies and procedures. Experience planning, directing, managing and integrating the workload of a diverse group of employees and acquisition experience on weapon system programs.

Education can not be substituted for experience.

Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as quality level of experience, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the Closing date of the announcement.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Engineering Series):

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

  1. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  2. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

  3. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.

NOTE: You must provide a letter of reference stating that you have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. The letter must be signed by the engineer who provided the professional engineer supervision. It must also include their name, phone number, and engineer credentials (i.e. engineer education or professional certificates). Lack of this documentation will make you ineligible to be referred.

NOTE: A SF-50 reflecting that you currently or formerly served as an Engineer for the Federal Government is NOT qualifying supporting documentation for the basic requirement. You MUST submit either your transcripts, current registration as a engineer, EIT examination results, and/or supporting documentation based on your claim of the basic requirement, as applicable. Lack of this documentation will make you ineligible to be referred.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education. Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements:

  • This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III within 24 months of entrance on duty.

  • CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION. This is a designated Critical Acquisition Position. Individuals selected must either be an acquisition corps member or be eligible for a waiver prior to entrance on duty.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • One-year supervisory probationary period may be required.

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • May require overtime work.

  • Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized.

  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.

Condition of Employment:

  • This position requires a Non-Critical Sensitive Secret Clearance.
  • This position requires an annual Financial Disclosure in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R Joint Ethics regulation.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be subject to the rotation requirements of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Civilian Mobility Program.
  • This position requires travel to other duty locations approximately 25% of the time.
Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

For general information regarding this vacancy announcement, you may contact the DCMA Job Information Line at

785-239-3529 DSN: 856.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil. Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance

  • Competitive salaries

  • Generous retirement programs

  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules

  • Paid employment related training and education

  • Possible student loan repayment

  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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Other Information

Special Employment Consideration: DCMA 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. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/opportunities/hiring-programs/.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472193100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $111,801.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NH-0801-04/04

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Current Department of Defense Employee Only

Control Number: 472193100

Job Announcement Number: SWH817P71098521973887