Assistant Director, Procurement

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 14, 2019
Closes
Jun 15, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Procurement.

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Responsibilities

As an Assistant Director, Procurement , you will:
  • Serve as CFPB's technical authority and business advisor on all aspects of the contracting/procurement program. Ensure proper implementation and compliance of all pre-award and post-award contracting functions pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and other government-wide and CFPB directives and policy statements, and good business practices.
  • Serve as the primary advisor to senior officials in establishing policy, plans, goals, and objectives for strengthening CFPB's contract/procurement program.
  • Institute and adopt a customer experience approach to all procurement and related activities; deploy and manage data driven tools and mechanisms for greater customer engagement and customer service throughout the procurement process; deliver high quality support with emphasis on relationship management to drive greater customer intimacy, satisfaction and engagement.
  • Formulate new or improved policies within the organization and provides ongoing technical advice and recommendations to subordinate staff and organizations within CFPB.
  • Manage and direct the overall design and implementation of CFPB's procurement program and makes necessary adjustments to reflect changing economic and program requirements. Identify innovative approaches to address emerging policy or program issues and communicates them to staff and program officials.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
81

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National
  • Public Trust background Investigation will be required


The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

Education Requirements: This position has an education requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

In addition to the specialized experience described in this job announcement, you must have at least 4-years' experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

AND

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

To qualify for this Executive-level position, you must have substantial specialized experience, which is defined as:
• Experience directing the full range of contract types and procurement methods and practices including special and unusual provisions, and terms and conditions that can be incorporated into contracts in order to ensure execution of organizational goals ; AND
• Experience providing strategic leadership to a procurement organization, including assessing the short and long term condition of the organization, formulating objectives and priorities, and implementing plans to meet the acquisition requirements of an organization. Prior experience must reflect responsibility for management and administration of major acquisitions; AND
• Experience leading a procurement organization with a customer centric focus, including implementing customer service metrics, service level agreements, stakeholder engagement strategy and reporting mechanisms; AND
• Experience applying procurement laws, regulations, policies, and practices in business dealings with senior leadership in government and industry

Education

Education Requirements: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

-Ethics: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau's ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov .

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating:

If you are found minimally qualified, you MUST submit a separate, concise essay (no more than 5 total pages), that addresses your experience applying the four Executive Competencies to manage and achieve the goals of the organization. The Executive Competencies include:
  • Modeling Inclusive Communications and Relationships - Delivers communications clearly and tactfully and demonstrates respect in interactions; sets the expectation that staff interact with others in a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive manner and broadly solicits and incorporates input from others; builds relationships with a range of diverse others; works collaboratively and seeks to identify mutually acceptable approaches; and, manages conflicts.
  • Managing and Inspiring High Performance - Manages employees in a fair manner while defining clear work expectations aligned with goals; plans and delegates work in alignment with team member skills and provides assistance, direction, constructive feedback, and support to staff; monitors progress and deadlines, ensuring work quality, responsiveness, and timeliness; contributes to team efforts and shares credit for accomplishments; and, adheres to performance management guidelines.
  • Accountability - Demonstrates through words and actions integrity, trust, and a commitment to serve the public; understands the Bureau's mission, why the agency exists, and how own and others' roles contribute to success; honors commitments; takes responsibility for own actions and the work of the team; models ownership of problem solving; and, complies with external rules and regulatory requirements.
  • Managing Resources - Ensures resources are directed at value-added activities; understands resources that must be managed; prepares plans for resources that are aligned with strategies and available resources; analyzes the linkage between resource management and team performance; evaluates resource usage and makes recommendations for improvement where needed; protects resources to ensure the prevention of fraud, waste, or abuse; and, forecasts staffing and contractual needs.

Your essay should include where and when the qualifications were obtained, and the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired (e.g. organization size, level, and assigned fiscal resources). A panel of Subject Matter Experts (SME's) will assess each applicant's responses to determine best qualified applicants for the position. A representative from the Office of Human Capital will contact you if you are found minimally qualified, and you will have 48 hours to submit your narrative.

Alternatively, you may submit your narrative with your application, simply attach your narrative under the ‘cover letter' or under a Narrative Response attachment category link before submitting your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in one or more selection interviews.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of "Cover Letter".

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES-- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
-If you are a current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee in a permanent, competitive service position you do not need to submit documents to confirm your status.

-If you are a current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.

You must submit an SF-50 which confirms both competitive status eligibility as well has highest grade/pay band level achieved. This may require that you submit more than one SF-50.
  • To verify your competitive status: Box 34 must have a "1" and Box 24 must have a "1" or a "2"

If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

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.

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