Program Liaison Specialist

Expiring today

Washington, D.C
Jan 07, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time


The employee works with the Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Travel, Employee Relocation and Transportation (QMC), Travel, Transportation and Logistics Category (TTLC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Location of Position: GSA, FAS (QMC), Washington, DC

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  • Responsible for carrying out a variety of important assignments relative to the management of Travel, Employee Relocation, and Transportation (QMC). The employee provides analysis and assistance on special projects and major management issues of a critical, controversial and confidential nature.
  • Responsible for presentation, support, and justification of products supporting QMC's initiatives, strategic plans, and evaluation methods for outside groups, organizations, other Executive Branch agencies, OMB, GAO, and Congress, as required by the Assistant Deputy Commissioner.
  • Reviews incoming inquiries, assigns correspondence to appropriate staff or program office for research and preparation of draft responses, imposes suspense dates in accordance with Agency expectations, tracks progress in the preparation of timely responses. Provides technical assistance to other specialists on style and format issues, reviews and edits draft responses for proper tone and adequacy of response, and ensures that appropriate concurrences and signatures are obtained, and deadlines are met.
  • Provides executive and strategic planning support for the various Governmentwide programs in travel, employee relocation and transportation programs ensuring program delivery is optimized for the Government. Ensure cross functional strategies and resources are aligned amongst the various QMC programs for optimum performance and use of resources.
  • Reviews QMC documents to determine whether changes in policies or internal guidance are desirable and effective. As required by the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, meets with other QMC direct reports to obtain consensus upon support of policies and actions that will improve the quality of QMC operations.

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

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 2 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.


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 $122,530 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.


Specialized experience is experience providing comprehensive coordination, tracking, and analyses of program operations, support functions, and projects by performing such duties as researching and participating in the development of proposed and new legislative programs or administrative changes; recommending new approaches and facilitating discussions of effective solutions; facilitating teams in projects or programs; tracking projects or program operations and support functions; and conducting analyses and preparing reports for high level management.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

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.
  • Mastery knowledge of pertinent issues and problems related to QMC programs especially with acquisition issues and program management in order to make policy recommendations and to review program modifications.
  • Expert skill in planning and executing a variety of projects and making decisions requiring considerable technical judgment.
  • Skill in independently planning and executing a variety of projects and making authoritative and final recommendations requiring considerable judgment.
  • Skill in interpreting complex and ambiguous data pertaining to the QMC programs and operations.
  • Skill in generating new ideas and techniques as a result of analysis and study of office programs and operations and developing consensus within the QMC and Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

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
Moderate Risk (MR)

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.
  • GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)
  • 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.

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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