Job opening: Program Manager
Salary: $132 368 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Acquisition, Acquisition Workforce and Knowledge Management Division, located in Washington, DC.
Joining Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Office of Acquisition, will allow you to utilize your expertise to oversee the planning an execution of significant initiatives, acquisition program, portfolio of acquisition programs, and providing staff support to senior acquisition officials on various aspects of acquisition program management. This position starts at a salary of $132,368.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $172,075.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $172,075 (GS-14 Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security functions.
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In this Program Manager position you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals involved in overseeing the CBP Acquisition Workforce, managing and directing the accomplishment of the mission and functional responsibilities of the Office of Acquisition that is directly responsible for the mission; planning, directing, reviewing, coordinating, analyzing, managing, executing, and monitoring the work of a subordinate staff of subject matter experts and technical support personnel; and interpreting policy, procedures, or regulations.
Typical Work assignments include:
Supporting the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), ensuring the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acquisition Workforce and programs meets CBP and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP acquisition Polices, Directives and guides.
Implementing and coordinating acquisition program policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure in conjunction with other major acquisition program managers.
Assuring that subordinates are trained and fully compliant with safety regulations and acquisition certification requirements and identifying training needs.
Preparing presentation and writing arguments for key decision points (e.g., Acquisition Review Boards, Acquisition Review Council, Resource Management Council, Operations Support Council, technical reviews, etc.). and preparing and delivering briefings to senior audiences on various program issues to include CBP, DHS, and congressional inquiries.
Overseeing and supervising a division of acquisition staff, performing a full-range of supervisory responsibilities.
Experience: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
Planning, organizing, and managing acquisition functions in support of the acquisition process.
Performing independent analysis or lead strategic planning activities.
Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
Implementing and coordinating acquisition program policies, practices, methods and organizational structure in conjunction with other major acquisition program managers or senior leaders.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements.
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.
Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 01/09/2024.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process.
Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government
Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibilityon OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
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Washington, DC 20229
- Name: CBP Hiring Center
- Phone: 952-857-2932
- Email: [email protected]