Supply Chain Risk Management Technical Expert

Washington, D.C
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Full Time

Further, you will research, develop plans, and provide expert advice on supply chain risk management initiatives and implementations across FAS. In addition, coordination across federal agencies, OMB, Congress, other stakeholders, and with industry is a key component.

The SCRM Technical Expert is located in the Office of Policy and Compliance, FAS, and reports to the Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Compliance. The Office of Policy and Compliance is responsible for ensuring that FAS activities are fully compliant with all laws, regulations and policies, and that operating practices are consistent across business lines.

As the SCRM Technical Expert, you will:
  • Provide senior-level expertise and advice in the planning, developing and carrying out of vital projects related to supply chain, supply chain risk management and intelligence matters that are central to the Federal government. Recommendations resulting from this work involve highly significant programs and have an impact on GSA and other agencies, the results of which are critical to the mission of GSA and also have a government-wide impact affecting numerous federal agencies, industry, and substantial numbers of individuals on a long term and continuing basis.
  • Work in conjunction with the Assistant Commissioner for Policy & Compliance to develop and communicate leadership initiatives and related action plans that deliver SCRM business and acquisition objectives for all FAS portfolios, categories and business lines.
  • Work with each FAS category, program, and business line to implement SCRM practices and strategies into specific contracts and solutions.
  • Assess market conditions, risks, and trends that impact the U.S. Government (USG) supplier base and supply chain.
  • Provide senior-level expertise and guidance around SCRM activities, including but not limited to: risk analyses, acquisition strategy impacts, supplier analyses, market analyses, and work across USG and within GSA to develop and implement associated risk management strategies for FAS programs and contracts.
  • Consult with OMB, other federal agencies and the Administration (e.g., National Security Council) on operational activity, delivery, and implementation of government-wide initiatives, including providing expert analysis and input on decisions prior to implementation.
  • Support the FAS Leadership in communicating with OMB, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Serve as the lead FAS representative in various government-wide groups and meetings to discuss supply chain and intelligence based risks to USG.
  • Aggregate and analyze market, industry, and supply chain data to improve performance of FAS solutions and decrease associated risks to USG.
  • Work across FAS and GSA as a senior advisor/consultant to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan and coordinate with relevant organizations both inside and outside of GSA.
  • As an industry leader, stay current on new supply chain management methodologies and risk protocols and mitigations, and provide expert advice and knowledge sharing with FAS leadership, managers, and end users to foster and enhance mission performance.
  • Gather and interpret competitive market intelligence and review market research to guide FAS and GSA in making appropriate sourcing, demand management, and supplier relationship decisions.
  • Using the strategic direction and prioritization of GSA, establish concepts, develop criteria, and advise federal agencies regarding government-wide SCRM strategies in a collaborative and structured process.
  • Develop methods, procedures, and recommend policy to support enhanced SCRM strategies consistent with government needs.
  • Determine gaps between anticipated needs and current offerings to meet strategic goals and acquisition needs.
  • Develop and apply effective strategies, methods, procedures, and policies that help to support and grow the SCRM capability within GSA and to benefit government.
  • As the technical expert in SCRM, leverage existing and develop new professional networks as needed to support and proliferate the success of the SCRM program in FAS.
  • Serve as a catalyst for organizational change; build a shared vision with others; influence others to translate vision into action.
  • Consult on national and/or international special projects or studies, work groups, task forces and panels, frequently focusing on unprecedented problems, policy making and shaping the future direction of Government.


Conditions of Employment

  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

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 Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
  • 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 Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) and obtain approval that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required
  • Participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area).


To qualify, you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience in managing the development and implementation of efficient and effective strategies and processes to continuously identify and evaluate risk across the Supply Chain to reduce supply chain vulnerability via a coordinated holistic approach - an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program involving all supply chain stakeholders and development of mitigation plans to manage these risks for the purpose of ensuring supply chain continuity.

You will be asked a question by the job application system to self-certify your possession of the specialized experience. We will verify your self-certification using your resume. If your resume doesn't support your self-certification, we may disqualify you, resulting in no further consideration of your application under this vacancy announcement.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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Additional information

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. If selected and you are a current GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination if this requirement has already been met.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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Bargaining Unit status: This position is not covered by a bargaining unit.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

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

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

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