Acquisition Project Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time


As an Acquisition Project Management Specialist, you will serves as an acquisition project manager and technical consultant and advisor for a variety of projects involving the procurement of various commodities and professional service solutions

This position is located in the Office of the Regional Commissioner, in GSAs Federal Acquisition Service in Washington DC.

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We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed for other GSA organizations.

The Acquisition Project Management Specialist develops partnerships with the federal community and industry to establish new business opportunities.

In this capacity, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Independently prepares or assists in finalizing customer statements of work, performance work statements or statement of objectives, evaluates proposals, prepares negotiation objectives and supports negotiations with vendors. Coordinates with Contracting Officer, and assists in preparing acquisition/procurement documentation.
  • Develops partnerships and networks with the federal community and industry experts to establish new business opportunities. Extensive coordination to determines the type of contract that is most suitable to meet agency requirements. Makes technical and project management decisions in development of agency requirements/specifications to ensure efficient development and implementation of each task is consistent with terms and conditions.
  • Independently conducts meetings with high level officials of Federal agencies to explain services, procedures and processes, rates and billing procedures, and functions provided by the organization. Adept at sales generation as well as establishing government/contractor/customer kick off meetings and progress reviews to establish reporting requirements, task progress, financial management issues and deliverable due dates. Also leads or co-chairs Source Selection Panels or Technical Evaluation Boards along with the contracting officer.
  • Independently develops IGC (Independent Gov't Cost Estimate)modifications to task orders to effect funding adjustments to task orders, close out actions, or other technical and administrative matters.
  • Coordinates with FAS contracting officers to ensure the acquisition strategy is the most appropriate and considered the best utilization of available contract offerings. Monitors and advises contracting officer of performance related issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility requirements 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
  • Participate in Direct Deposit of Pay

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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


Qualifications (1 - 7000 characters)

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).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace corps, Americorps), we encourage you to include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $121,316 per year.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Special experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience where the individual independently managed information systems projects that included the following: identifying customer information technology requirements; planning and developing information systems and/or major changes to existing systems; developing project plans/proposals; and marketing applications to customers.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: 1217

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.

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.
  • Knowledge of acquisition procurement regulations, acquisition terminology, acquisition planning and contract administration procedures and practices; agency regulations, and the missions/functions of other Federal agencies in order to coordinate effectively with vendors and user agency representatives on sensitive issues.
  • Knowledge of agency operating procedures, interagency agreements and methods used in developing agreements with other Federal agencies in order to meet the requirements of Title 31. This includes agency interface, appropriation law, billing procedures, invoice acceptance/rejections, laws governing privacy of data, personal services, security, confidentiality of data and other proprietary information and codes of conduct.
  • Ability to meet/deal with high level agency and contractor executives in order to communicate, defend and/or justify extensive, complex recommendations to customers.
  • Ability to conduct management reviews and present proposals to a variety of individuals at all levels of the agency or customer agencies.
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills to accurately and concisely translate a variety of requirements or specifications and perform relevant and persuasive briefings to audiences that can include technical specialists and high level officials with diverse needs.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

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

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.
  • If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:
  • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
  • If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1)completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
  • If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.
  • If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.
  • If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.
  • If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:
  • 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.
  • 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 have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.
  • If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
  • If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
  • Superior Academic Achievement: Submit transcripts as described above. If you qualify based on your class rank or honor society membership, submit documentation of it.

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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