Procurement Executive

Washington, D.C
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

The incumbent will report to the Deputy Chief, Finance and Procurement Office and serve as the subject and technical expert on all matters relating to procurement. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading and overseeing the work of a diverse staff of approximately 40 government employees and overseeing a broad range of advisory and operational services directly supporting procurement activities in federal court units located throughout the nation.
  • Providing leadership and guidance in federal acquisition and contract management functions essential to effective procurement operations; recommending or initiating programs and procedures to implement official policies; and assisting with developing and maintaining the overall goals of the organization regarding procurement in the judiciary.
  • Ensuring the Procurement Management Division is adequately resourced to perform its mission and oversee day-to-day business activities in the office, including financial management, staffing, space, resources, travel, payroll, leave, and training.
  • Preparing and presenting briefings, acquisition updates, and regular status reports to the Chief, Finance and Procurement Office and other senior officials. Presenting sensitive recommendations to the Administrative Office (AO) Director and judicial officers; obtaining compliance with judicial policies, and articulating technically complex recommendations to AO managers, court unit executives, and other senior officials.
  • Serving as the principal advisor to the courts, federal judges, judiciary officials, committees and subcommittees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and advisory groups on all functions related to procurement, including director FPO sponsored councils and subcommittees (Risk and Financial Management Advisory Council, Financial Managers Working Group, and other related workgroups).
  • Implementing a contracting officer certification program to ensure procurement personnel meet specific certification requirements as a condition to maintain delegated procurement authority.
  • Developing and managing a robust communications program to provide information to judicial branch employees, management, and judges in support of procurement policies and programs.
  • Providing strong customer service in the administration of procurement and acquisition services to the judiciary's stakeholders, including the Courts (Appellate, District, and Bankruptcy) and the Federal Defenders and Probation/Pretrial communities.
  • Supervising a professional staff through effective workforce planning, recruitment, and equal employment opportunity, delegating work among subordinate employees; appraising employee performance; assessing individual capabilities and needs; and resolving issues of organizational concern.
  • Fostering professional development and growth among staff by implementing strategic training programs to enhance specialized skills, acquire necessary certification, and transition to new and innovative tools and techniques.
  • Directing procurement activities in accordance with the laws, regulations, and policies governing the federal judiciary, keeping informed of relevant federal government procurement rules and regulations to ensure that the judiciary's policies and procedures are in conformance where applicable and/or developing Judiciary specific policies and procedures.
  • Managing the development of acquisition or procurement policy updates in response to changes in program strategy or other drivers, both internal and external.
  • Overseeing, developing, and maintaining acquisition and procurement support services with appropriate internal control procedures.
  • Directing and conducting special analytical studies of acquisition programs and contracting vehicles.
  • Preparing, issuing, and updating relevant sections of the Guide to Judiciary Policy and other publications that outline procurement policies and practices; providing training and technical assistance to AO and court unit procurement staff and managers regarding acquisitions, contracting, and contract administration.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience which shows competence in the qualifications as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which includes interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL 31 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as follows:
  • Managing a staff of contract professionals AND
  • Serving as a senior procurement analyst in assessing and directing the development, administration, and improvement of a delegated acquisition and procurement services organization.
  • Additional Assessment : Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications : The MTQs listed below should be evident in your resume. A narrative response is not required for the MTQs. However, your experience MUST demonstrate the following:
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex procurement organization with national scope and impact. This should include leadership of an organization responsible for the management of all types of acquisition operations (i.e. Major Acquisition, Simplified Acquisition and Purchase Cards), utilization of information technology systems and services to ensure effective and efficient solutions for procurement services, and provisions dealing with major information technology systems.
    • Extensive experience managing and negotiating consensus on complex issues related to major service contracts, acquisition of software licensing, and contracts for staff support with senior levels of industry and government.
    This information should be evident in your resume.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) : A narrative response for each of the following ECQs is MANDATORY. Exception: applicants currently serving in an AOES position or under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to submit a narrative response for the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). All other applicants must submit responses to 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's 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. Leadership 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. Leadership 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. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management. Building Coalitions / Communication: 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.