The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the recognized leader as a corporate university, advancing the use of technology in all areas of education. Faculty members are "thinking partners" with customers and students, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and skills at the point of need. This position is for an Intermittent Institutional Standards Analyst, providing support to the DAU accreditation process.
As an Intermittent Institutional Standards Analyst, you will apply your knowledge, experience, and technical skills to serve as an ad visor and provide assistance and support to DAU's senior leadership and the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). In support of this job you will:
1.Provide specific expertise on Council on Occupational Education (COE) accreditation procedures and standards; review DAU policies and procedures and make recommendations to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
2.Prepare and deliver status/milestone reports to senior leadership.
3.Assist in preparation of the required COE Annual Report for review and approval of DAU senior leaders.
4.Maintain an archive of accreditation files (both electronic and hardcopy). The archive includes the annual report; standards and their supporting exhibits; and documentation of DAU policies and procedures.
5.With the ALO, oversee the final editing of DAU's self-study reports and host accrediting site visit teams when DAU is scheduled for reaffirmation of accreditation.
6.Prepare and submit monthly input to the DAU Dashboard, which tracks progress in meeting strategic and annual performance goals.
Occasional travel - Up to 30%
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
DAU participates in "e-Verify" with the DHS and USCIS
You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.
Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation standards and criteria set forth by the Council on Occupational Education for Federal schools.
Ability to assess business processes and educational programs against accreditation standards; identify strengths and weaknesses; propose solutions to eliminate weaknesses.
Ability to motivate others to participate actively and work together as a team for highly successful outcomes in the accreditation process.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to organize information from various sources into logical, coherent documentation for use in evaluating the university's programs and processes in meeting accreditation requirements.
As an Intermittent, you will not be eligible for a benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. DAU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
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Employment requires completion of the investigation with satisfactory results.
Initial appointment is made for a period of one year, conditional upon satisfactory completion of a DAU probationary period of one year. Every year, as part of an annual review, consideration is given to extending the appointment; thus service at DAU can be extended indefinitely.
If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 30 days of acceptance.
You will be required to join the DAU Faculty Plan as established by Title 10 of the US Code. This position is in the excepted service (non-career). Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to sign a statement indicating that they are leaving the competitive services voluntarily to accept an appointment in the excepted service.
lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.
Veterans' preference eligibility is treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies to substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.
Pay Band A: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 4 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either government or industry.
Pay Band B: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 6 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either a government or industry position.
Pay Band C: Minimum Prerequisites
You must possess a Master's Degree in a related area from an accredited college or university and have at least 8 years of experience in the appropriate functional area in either a government or industry position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Rsum: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire
Other Supporting Documents The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent DAU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
If you claim Veteran's Preference, (5 or 10 points) you MUST provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4) listing the dates of military service and rank. If you are claiming 10 points (10 percent or more disability), you must also provide a letter from the Veterans Affairs Office and a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference - ) substantiating your claim.
Other documents identified in the announcement. Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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