Professor Of Financial Management

Defense Acquisition University | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 7/01/2022
Description This position is covered under the Federal Excepted Service under Title 10 United States Code, Section 1746 and Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations Schedule A, Section 213.3106(h).


Selections may be made at any advertised grade/band: AD-11 (Band A), AD-12 (Band B). Each increasing grade/band level will entail further knowledge, skills and abilities and complex duties that may be commensurate with compensation.

Serves as a Professor of Financial Management in support of the DAU mission.

Conveys extensive financial management knowledge and experience relative to the financial resources of a DoD acquisition program or organization. Subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing, supervising, or managing administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting or budgetary nature.
  • Advising and performing analytical, technical and administrative duties in all phases of the budget formulation and justification, presentation and enactment or execution process.
  • Exercising effective control over the financial resources of a program or organization.
  • Coordinating and synthesizing financial and management data so as to interpret the composite financial results of operations to all levels of the organization's management.
  • Advising on, developing, coordinating, and carrying out financial policies, procedures, and plans.
  • Reviewing, analyzing evaluating, and reporting upon program accomplishments in financial terms.
  • Providing advice to program managers, agency administrators, and others on such matters as (1) the purpose for which money in the budget may legally be used; (2) the time frame within which available budget funds or authority must be used; (3) the amount and type of funding available; (4) trends in the obligation and/or expenditure of funds; and (5) the effects of budgetary changes on related activities (e.g., purchase of office supplies and equipment, maintenance of buildings and grounds, hiring of personnel, and payment for travel expenses); (6) issues pertaining to applicable regulations and policies.
  • Convey the competencies and skills required for the financial management of acquisition programs, or other acquisition organizational segments, such as:
  • Developing an integrated financial planning and reporting process that involves both long-range plans and the annual budget as a segment of those plans.
  • Using the end-products of the budgeting, accounting, and managerial-financial reporting to compare actual performance to planned objectives, program goals, and budget estimates.
  • Maintaining a balance between requirements and available resources that permit the attainment of program objectives with minimum costs and maximum efficiency.
  • Performing data analytics to support the program/organization in its strategic mission and support DoD DoD decision-making.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Faculty Duties:
  • Creates and/or delivers learning assets and content as needed, and coordinates with partner divisions that manage related curriculum, or that control DAU processes and tools.
  • Stays abreast of changes and trends in primary functional area, continuously researching, gaining and sharing knowledge in federal communities of practice.
  • Pursues and maintains digital and data analysis fluency that align with DAU and primary functional area best practices in public and private industry.
  • Maintains currency in, and actively uses university technology, digital and social media platforms.
  • Focus on the needs of the customer in a modern learning and business environment that is subject to continual change with respect to platforms, networks and delivery.
  • Serves as a thinking partner with stakeholders and customers, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and service the point of need through synchronous and asynchronous methods.
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with peers and program management leaders from all organizations within the area of responsibility.
  • Elicits feedback to shape the policies, processes and procedures that produce a frictionless experience for the customers and stakeholders.
Please reference the Education section of this announcement to review the DAU Faculty Pay Band Minimum Education and Specialized Experience Requirements

To qualify for this position at a respective band/grade level, you must demonstrate in your resume/application that you possess the required years of specialized experience equivalent to one band/grade-level lower (or equivalent) to include having 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 with the experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge in:
  • Experience and technical skill in financial management requiring an in-depth knowledge of acquisition financial management policies and procedures, program budget formulation, justification and execution, financial data analysis, and an understanding of government contracts and financial management for large and complex military systems.
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of the financial significance of past events and future plans.
  • Experience in the coordination and correlation of these financial functions into an effective and broad system of financial control that will ensure they become an integral part of the management of the organization.
  • Experience evaluating budget, program resources, and requirements of complex programs to determine the impact of changes and execution of funds.

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.

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