Director for Acquisition Services

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Commerce Enterprise Services seeks an innovative and energetic professional to execute a transformational federal contracting model relying on process efficiencies and economies of scale and be responsible for full lifecycle, end-to-end acquisition services for bureaus without procurement authority, and a robust Strategic Sourcing program Commerce-wide. The incumbent assures world-class customer service and collaborates with peers and counterparts throughout the Department.

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Responsibilities

The Director of Acquisition Services will work closely with the Executive Director of Enterprise Services in managing and executing the Department of Commerce's acquisition portfolio. The incumbent serves as chief liaison with the Department's Senior Procurement Executive. Duties include:
  • Leading a transformational federal contracting model relying on process efficiencies and economies of scale
  • Directing the work of the Enterprise Services Acquisition line of business with unlimited procurement authority
  • Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work
  • Overseeing execution of competition management, acquisition planning, and business and contract strategy
  • Supervising a multi-faceted and diverse workforce to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Enforcing Departmental policy to ensure compatibility of business processes across multiple organizations
  • Complying with federal acquisition statutes, regulations, and policies
  • Providing full life-cycle acquisition support services to stakeholders within ES and across the Department
  • Managing the Department's strategic sourcing portfolio and growing it as needed to maximize cost avoidance.
  • Negotiating best-in-class purchasing instruments that drive the costs of supplies and services lower in support of public interest
  • Creating a collaborative environment with technical, legal, fiscal and acquisition representatives to achieve higher success rates
  • Monitoring contracting activity performance and resolving problems necessary to meet service level agreements
  • Anticipating the effects of legislative and administrative changes and initiatives and ensuring development of effective, legally-compliant, fully responsive acquisition strategies to provide for implementation of programmatic priorities
  • Advising the Executive Director of Enterprise Services and other senior leadership on the entire range of acquisition matters, and building consensus among executives, senior managers, and internal or external stakeholders regarding strategies that contribute to more efficient allocation of resources
  • Designing and implementing strategies that maximize employee potential, connecting the organization horizontally and vertically, and fostering high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, with the support of the Executive Director of Enterprise Services
  • Providing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others to their full potential
  • Making decisions on personnel policy matters affecting the operation, including personnel actions involving subordinates, employee grievances, workforce reductions, and adverse conditions, with the support of the Executive Director of Enterprise Services
  • Working collaboratively with peers and counterparts within ES and across the Department


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position may require some travel - 25% or less

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Recruitment incentives are not offered.
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographical mobility.
  • 1 year probationary period for new SES members.


Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each mandatory Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each mandatory PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative.

All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in leading and managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants do not need to submit any separate narrative response to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.(Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

Applicants do not need to submit any separate narrative response to address the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below:

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):
  • Demonstrated experience working with Agency Executive stakeholders to achieve transformational changes that resulted in increased Federal Acquisition performance in support of stakeholders' missions and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of strategic sourcing and strategic sourcing portfolio management (in excess of $100 million) with a proven track record of achieving significant savings or cost avoidance through strategic sourcing for government entities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and refining a wide variety of acquisitions strategies in collaboration with other acquisitions professionals across a large, functionally diverse enterprise.


  • Education

    This position and/or series do not have an educational requirement.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation: This position is designated as non-critical sensitive, moderate risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.
    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
    Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
    Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
    The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
    Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
    You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All qualified applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    In addition to your online application, the following documents must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement:

    1. Resume (uploaded as attachment or USAJOBS resume created with USAJOBS Resume Builder), ECQ and PTQ narrative responses.

    2. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

    3. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

    4. For SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You must submit your SESCDP OPM-Certification documentation.

    Applicants who fail to submit requested documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an "Incomplete" rating.

    If you are unable to upload documents, you may fax your documents using the instructions below. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

    You may be directed to FAX specific documentation to verify information about your civil service status, your education, and/or other information. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

    FAXING INSTRUCTIONS:

    Please fax legible documents using the appropriate coversheet. Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to http:/www.usajobs.opm.gov

    1. Log into MYUSAJOBS

    2. Click on "Applications"

    3. Locate the vacancy you applied to

    4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click on "More Information"

    5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue"

    Do not submit any additional information that is not required: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

    number; starting and ending dates (month and year); hours per week; salary; if a federal position, list the title, series and grade/pay band.
    • Education. Provide name, city and state of all schools attended; i.e., high school, colleges and universities, vocational, trade, business, technical. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    • Other Job Related Qualifications Information. Provide training courses, special skills you possess, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc., applicable to the position.

    2. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility - You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

    3. For OPM-certified Candidate Development Program graduates - you should also submit your proof of eligibility (i.e., OPM certificate of ECQ approval as part of CDP program)

    4. For current Federal employees - You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level. Any documents that are not listed above including writing samples, recommendation letters, narrative ECQ or PTQs, and proof of veterans' preference will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

    Applicants who fail to submit requested documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an "INCOMPLETE" rating.



    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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