Deputy Chief Procurement Officer

District of Columbia, D.C
Feb 19, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


WHAT DOES THE DEPUTY CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER DO? The Deputy Chief Procurement Officer ensures that all acquisition programs and contractual commitments for equipment, supplies, and services are made within the framework of federal and departmental statutes and regulations. The incumbent ensures that goods and services acquired by the Service are procured in a timely, efficient, effective and ethical manner and meet the needs of the Service at an equitable cost to the government.

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Major Duties:
  • Serves as the principle consultant and advisor on all procurement and contract administration matters, interfacing with top executives to provide procurement advice and counsel.
  • Provides leadership in the development of IRS policies, programs and objectives to assure their proper execution in accordance with applicable laws and Federal policy and regulations.
  • Determines program emphases and goals, and establishes standards and procedures for the effective, efficient and ethical implementation of IRS procurement activities. Evaluates agency-wide procurement effectiveness, economy, and customer service and identifies and develops improvement strategies.
  • Directs and reviews agency-wide studies for formulation of and compliance to policies relating to the delivery of IRS procurement services. Oversees audit and risk management of procurement activities.
  • Ensures all employees meet the mandatory training requirements of the Treasury Procurement Career Management Program and are provided basic and continuing education to familiarize them with the technical areas of the customers they serve.
  • Effectively manages human capital, physical assets, information technology support and financial resources assigned to the organization and allocates these resource in support of the overall goals and objectives of the IRS.
  • Provides executive leadership and direction to a geographically diverse population of employees through subordinate executives and managers. The incumbent delegates sufficient authority to allow all subordinates the necessary flexibility to effectively manage their staff and provide an environment where creativity and innovation are supported.
  • Applies sound position management decisions in assigning work, combining/separating duties, establishing and abolishing positions and fulfilling other personnel management duties and responsibilities.
  • Supports affirmative action programs to further equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or other non-merit factors.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Senior Executive Service employees are required to be geographically mobile to accomplish the Service's mission.
  • 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.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (; one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • A pre-employment federal income tax verification.
  • Federal law requires verification of identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification) and may provide information from your Form I-9 to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and/or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure a work authorization. You will receive written instructions and contact information for SSA and DHS if this information cannot be confirmed.
  • Salary for Senior Executive Service jobs will vary depending on qualifications.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and with an annual review.
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your résumé must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under:
1) Technical Qualifications (TQs)
2) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
  • Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Competency and Executive Core Qualification factors will result in your application being disqualified.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants must submit a written narrative to address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy Initiatives undertaken and the results of your actions. Applicants should not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer.

The narrative must not exceed 10 pages.

NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:
  • 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)
  • Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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)
  • 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)
  • Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
  • 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)

  • Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting; and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives.

    Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide.
    • Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
    • Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
    • Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
    • Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.


    In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Please give examples and explain the complexity of the knowledge possessed and the sensitivity of the issued you handled.

    Technical Qualifications (TQs)-- Your résumé must show that you possess the following TQs:
    • 1. Broad knowledge of current Federal procurement regulations, laws, practices, procedures and techniques, and the expert ability to interpret and determine their appropriateness to situational needs. Meet the mandatory training requirements for a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C).

    • 2. High level of ability to identify and articulate the organization's procurement needs, integrate and prioritize these needs, and provide advice to other executives concerning impact.

    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 resume.


  • 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.

  • Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver.

  • Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

  • Additional information

  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.
  • Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time of the closing date.

  • One (1) vacancy which may be filled in either Washington, DC or New Carrollton, MD.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    1. Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of their leadership skills, technical experience and accomplishments, as described in their Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Qualification (TQ) narratives (defined above).

    2. Applicants are required to submit separate narrative statements specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). These narratives are mandatory for consideration in the process. The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the specific technical competencies. To assess the executive potential of each candidate, applicants must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each ECQ. A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired (e.g.; organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources) and a narrative discussion of the qualifications.

    3. For noncompetitive consideration:

    a. Current or former Senior Executive applicants are not required to address the ECQs but it is MANDATORY to address the TQs for this position in the resume and submit a SF-50 that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

    b. SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) applicants who have not been placed on a career Senior Executive appointment are not required to address the ECQs, but it is MANDATORY to address the TQs for this position in the resume and also submit a copy of your OPM-QRB certification.

    4. Applicants will be evaluated by a Senior Executive Panel and those determined best qualified may be referred to participate in a selection interview.

    If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current or former OPM certified SES executive. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications is available at

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    You must submit:
    • Resume to describe qualifications. Resumes are limited to a total of five (5) pages. Pages beyond the first five (5) will not be considered in the process.
    • Separate narratives addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    • Narratives addressing the ECQs are limited to a total of ten (10) pages. Pages beyond the first ten (10) will not be considered in the process.
    • Narratives addressing the Technical Competencies Qualifications (TQs) must be included in the resume.
    • SF-50 for current and former career SES members must be provided to verify status or reinstatement eligibility
      • Current Federal employees/SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) applicants must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.
      • Current or former Senior Executive employees must submit an SF-50 that documents your career appointment status in the SES.
      • SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) applicants must submit a copy of your SESCDP OPM-QRB certification.

    • Transcripts from an accredited college or university


    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.
    • DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

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

    Non-competitive consideration (current or former Senior Executives and SES Candidate Development Program applicants with OPM-QRB certification) are not required to address the ECQs but it is MANDATORY to address the TQs in the resume.


    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) .

    We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

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