Business Management Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Aug 03, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Full Time


As a Business Management Specialist, you will provide overall program leadership and high level technical expertise developing advanced strategies to promote category management.

The Office of Enterprise Strategy Management is responsible for leading enterprise-level strategic special projects.

We are currently filling one vacancy. Additional vacancies may be filled as needed and may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops innovative strategies that facilitate the growth of category management, enhances the organizational position, and provides expert leadership in efforts pertaining to strategies that cover category management principles.
  • Develops metrics and establishes benchmarks for assigned projects, conducts briefings, and prepares comprehensive reports to keep management apprised of specific project status. Analyzes program strategy effectiveness in stakeholder engagement, outreach, and program offerings.
  • Manages relationships with and advocates for stakeholders to ensure the Category Management PMO offerings are aligned with stakeholder needs. Identifies new category management opportunities and coordinates category management with strategic marketing approaches.
  • Assess problematic or potentially controversial situations which are out of the ordinary, unique or unusual in nature.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to present at or attend conferences, training or meetings.

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.
  • Register with 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.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • 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 apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $122,530.00 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 demonstrated success in developing, planning, organizing, communicating, implementing and evaluating complex strategic initiatives in support of a category management focused
operation. Significant experience in:
  • establishing goals and strategies to achieve desired outcomes;
  • managing multiple ongoing projects and priorities;
  • supporting or managing a government-wide program involving three or more distinct agencies;
  • communicating with various internal and external stakeholders;
  • making sound business decisions and recommendations based upon quantitative and qualitative data;
  • strategic relationship management and acting in an advisory capacity to stakeholders;
  • advising agency or industry stakeholders on Category Management principles and best practices.


There is no education substitution for this position.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: Not bargaining

Relocation Not Paid

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

Temporary Position

For information on temporary and term appointments go to USAJOBS .

Term employees are eligible to participate in most of the benefit programs available to permanent federal employees, e.g., the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:

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:
  • Expertise in Category Management to develop innovative strategies to advance the understanding and use of category management principles, concepts, and practices government-wide.
  • Expert knowledge of analytical methods used in government and business to determine business requirements, assess category management opportunities, and define current and future business environments.
  • Expert skill in meeting and dealing with top-level agency and contractor executives.
    Expert skill in conducting comprehensive management reviews, presentations, and proposals to top level officials.
  • Expert understanding of Category management and customer relationship management to serve as a subject matter expert on Category Management as well as to serve as an advocate for assigned stakeholders; create innovative ways to better serve the stakeholders; and establish a thriving Category Management environment.
  • Expert knowledge of marketing techniques and presentation styles.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication to present highly technical and/or complex information to a variety of audiences. Expert skill in applying marketing knowledge across all levels of customer and contractor
  • Analytical and data interpretation skills to identify problem areas and trends, conduct analysis and synthesize findings, make strategic business recommendations of a critical nature, and develop and deliver program data, focused Category Management (CM) information, or other content to inform management decision making.
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, theories, and techniques to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned programs, including management objectives, new initiatives, and issues relevant to strategic
    business goals which can be far-reaching and rapidly changing in nature.

Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified

We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.

Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

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

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

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

If you are claiming veterans' preference:
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.
(b) If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled 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 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.

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