Air Force Materiel Command Acquisition Program Manager, NH-1101-03 in Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is an acquisition demonstration project position, NH-1101-03, equivalent to the GS-12/GS-13.**



For more information on Acq Demo please go to the following links:

DoD AcqDemo Homepage

Fact Sheet

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

Executive Order (EO) 12721

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

*Position Summary: *The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a staff acquisition program manager and supervisory oversight, responsible for providing life cycle management for the development, integration, field support and modernization of Air Force systems.

  • Develops complete strategic and tactical resource plans to support acquisition programs assigned to the Command.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities .
  • Provides technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance on a wide range of management issues.
  • Interprets Air Force acquisition, logistics, and program management directives.
  • Represents the organizations and higher management echelons and provides status information on assigned projects/programs, as required, in high level meetings and discussions with senior government officials, both within and outside the DoD.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • The work requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must be at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower broadband (NH-02), equivalent to the next to lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent in the Federal Service. Specialized experience must include one or more years of specialized journeyman level or higher experience as an Acquisition Program or Project Manager that includes ALL of the following tasks:

  • Assessing and managing the cost, schedule, and technical performance progress of assigned projects or programs through the required phases of the acquisition cycle, AND;
  • Developing and implementing program controls, AND;
  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating activities related to contracting, engineering, testing, and logistics, AND;
  • Reviewing and directing the progress of applicable contracts in meeting program objectives, AND;
  • Preparing briefings, studies, and other analyses for presentation to management officials and stakeholders.


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

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:

  • Knowledge of the laws, principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management.
  • Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the missions, functions, organizational structures, operations, and roles of DoD, Air Force, and entities that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process.
  • Skill to staff level planning, organizing, and overseeing critical aspects of development, production, and support of systems, subsystems, or equipment.
  • Ability to integrate, analyze, and manage a variety of acquisition functions in support of research, development, production, and support of a system, subsystem, or equipment.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.**


  1. Position might require employee to file an OGE 450; if so employee must within 30-days of assuming this position and by 31 October annually thereafter, file an OGE-450, "Confidential Financial Disclosure Report." Employee is required to attend annual ethics and procurement integrity training.
  2. This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). The employee must meet, or be capable of meeting Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification requirements applicable to the career category designated on the position description within 24 months of assignment. This position requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 80 Continuous Learning points every 24 months.
  3. This may be Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participate in random drug testing.
  4. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  5. The work requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.
  6. This position meets the administrative exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206).
Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

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 and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other 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 at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

EEO Statement: THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Selection will be made without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, politics, disability, or sexual orientation, which do not relate to successful performance of the duties of the position except where specifically authorized by law.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $73,755.00 to $114,013.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NH-1101-03/03

Promotion Potential: 03

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Federal Employees, Veterans, Individuals with a disability, Military Spouses, and Former Overseas Employees. See Job Summary for further information on “Who May Apply”.

Control Number: 472278100

Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1975150-947462-9X-SAW