$134,789.00 to $164,200.00
Open & closing dates
$134,789 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Internal to an agency
This job is open to current employees of this agency.
As an Acquisition Program Manager, you will be an authoritative consultant, and expert advisor on highly complex and far-reaching matters, issues, and questions pertaining to the Professional
Services Schedule (PSS), and providing expert advice and responds to an array of questions enabling clients to conduct market research, issue Request for Quotations and procurement actions related to the PSS program.
Location of Position:
Federal Acquisition Service, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Strategies, Office of Program Operations, Program Management Division, in Washington, DC.
The Office of Program Operations is responsible for strategic and program oversight, marketing and customer engagement efforts, and reporting for: OASIS, Professional Services Schedule (PSS), Performance Management/ Continuous Process Improvement BPA, Identity Protection Services BPA, and Charge Card Management/GSA SmartPay and other major initiatives.
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You will have access to many benefits
Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
Life insurance coverage with several options
Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
Flexible work schedules and telework
Transit and child care subsidies
Training and development
Flexible spending accounts
Long-term care insurance
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who May Apply section, your application will not be considered!
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Responsible for the day to day operations of the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Program. Track the performance of the PSS on a monthly basis, serve as a subject matter expert on the offerings under the PSS umbrella, develop marketing strategies to capture spend to further expand adoption within the federal marketplace, assess need for new offerings/technologies, establish streamlined efficiencies for the programmatic operations, determine methodologies for transparency, cost of doing business, and a basis for determining return on investment, initiate business development strategies, engage with customer agencies, industry and trade associations as business advisor, and coordinate with other offices within the Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) portfolio and FAS to collaboratively grow the program.
Serve as an advisor to senior level officials involved in business line operations and as a liaison with stakeholders. As a consultant to senior level management, provide expert advice to generate and develop new theories of program components to explore state-of-the art in efficiency and effectiveness in PSS. Facilitate partnerships with stakeholders, establishing effective internal and external lines of communications, seek and advise senior level officials on best practices and coordinate meetings, working groups designed to improve PSS programmatic operations and activities. Identify leading industry best practices and collaborates with industry and subject-matter experts to develop optimal solutions to complex professional services and acquisition related issues. Develop authoritative papers and/or reports stating the agency's position and furthers the objectives of the organization's programs, publishing those which embrace new knowledge on subjects of far reaching interest.
Serve as a nationally recognized and respected authority and spokesperson on a diverse range of issues related to Professional Services Schedule as well as more widespread issues affecting the substantive agency mission in which his/her expertise is often sought due to extensive knowledge and experience in one or more program areas.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel as needed.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Your application will be considered if you are a:
Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only
Land Management current or former employee
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
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1101 General Business And Industry
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required
For each job on your resume, provide:
the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
Grade level for each position held (if applicable)
If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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The GS-15 salary range starts at $134,789 per year.
To qualify, you must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is
applying category management processes, laws, regulations, methodologies and/or policies to provide sound and authoritative technical guidance on all issues related to an acquisition program. Such experience must have included the following:
analyzing, interpreting, and applying the laws and regulations governing acquisition;
developing and implementing strategic plans; anticipating the customer's perspective and using such expertise to provide innovative solutions;
communicating highly complex ideas and recommendations in writing to senior level staff; and
managing, supervising, or leading teams.
There is no education substitution for this position.
Bargaining Unit status: Ineligible
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
Mastery of a variety of business/industry techniques intrinsic to project management including business process; investment assessment; and acquisition planning and risk management strategies required to develop and implement approaches designed to resolve critical problems impacting PSS operations, oftentimes generating nationwide impact.
Expert knowledge of FAS, PSHC business operations, Professional Services Schedule and its governing laws, regulations, methodologies and /or policies to provide sound and authoritative technical guidance on all related issues.
Expert knowledge of the current Federal Supply Program policies, procedures, and regulations as well as Socio-economic programs impacting the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) programs.
Expert knowledge of the core disciplines of PSS contracts including, but not limited to these areas of professional services, mission-oriented, business integrated services, Financial and business solutions, Environmental services, Language services, Logistics services, Advertising and Integrated Marketing Services, and Professional Engineering Services.
Expert skill in interpreting complex and ambiguous data pertaining to the effectiveness of PSS and skill in identifying potential impact to its operations. Expert skill in generating new ideas and techniques as a result of analysis and study of PSS operations and activities.
Expert knowledge in areas related to business model transformations involving acquisition solutions, supplier relationship management, and customer centric program development.
Expert skill in strategic planning in support of the PSS to successfully establish maximized competition strategies.
Skill in working in a collaborative and professional manner which is used to network and establish business relationships with professional services associations as well as the PSS MAS industry.
Skill in developing marketing strategies to capture and track professional services businesses.
Expert knowledge of project execution, management and delivery and its governing laws, regulations, methodologies and policies.
If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
, you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
Current or Former Land Management Agency Employees - Submit a and b:
(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
(b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “****
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After the closing date/deadline:
ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.
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