This position is the Manager of the Procurement and Real Estate Policy Branch in the Acquisition Policy Division of the Acquisition Policy and Oversight Directorate within the Office of Acquisition and Business Services. The incumbent provides leadership and guidance to formulate and implement FAA-wide procurement policy.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance to formulate and implement FAA-wide procurement policy for products, services, and real property. Identifies and directs projects and manages a subordinate staff that performs legislative and policy research and analysis and authors policy, guidance, contract and lease clauses, forms, and other documentation for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Acquisition Management System (AMS). Reviews and evaluates proposed changes to procurement policy created by others and oversees content of systems and tools used to deliver AMS related information.
Directs the work of subordinate employees and/or managers for multiple organizational units/projects/programs and across multiple functions and/or disciplines within a major subdivision. Work includes complex projects/programs based on the objectives of the major subdivision, the LOB/SO, and frequently the FAA. Managerial duties typically affect managers and employees for more than one organizational unit/project/program, and include: strategic planning; communicating the organization's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational units, managers, and employees; coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.
Applies innovative thinking to improve FAA acquisition policy and guidance (unique because the FAA is exempt from the Federal Acquisition Regulation) to best serve the FAA's need for an acquisition system that enables the FAA to acquire and maintain all of the products, services, and real property the FAA needs to meet its mission, including complex major air traffic system acquisition programs.
Leads research and analysis of acquisition related laws, policy, guidance, best practices, and lessons learned and collaborates with peer managers and stakeholders to ensure AMS policy best addresses Agency requirements. Leads analysis of complex procurement practices that cross different functional areas and/or multiple organizations. Identifies improvements to significant or systemic issues, reconciles differing points of view, and solves problems related to developing and implementing AMS. Provides expert advice on AMS policy, and frequently works with or advises senior leadership and program officials on specific complex policy issues that impact Agency performance or strategic goals. Provides management advice and direction regarding AMS to subordinate staff, senior management officials, headquarters and field offices, vendors, and evaluators and auditors.
Presents briefings to senior leaders and policy boards. Represents the FAA on intra or inter-agency work groups and committees dealing with wide-ranging procurement management matters, and at meetings with the Department of Transportation (DOT), DOT Office of Inspector General, and other external federal and non-federal organizations.
Applies a detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the work that is directed; a detailed knowledge of budget, human resource management, and other administrative policies and procedures; and a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of the major subdivision, the LOB/SO, and the FAA. Also applies a thorough understanding of the principles of management and strategic planning, and the ability to integrate the work of multiple organizational units/projects/programs to accomplish mission objectives.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
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To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS 14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience providing advice and guidance to management and staff on acquisition policies, processes, practices, and procedures. Experience reviewing and evaluating procurement policy changes and oversees content of systems and tools used to deliver Acquisition Management Systems related information.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
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Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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Permanent Change of Station (PCS): IAW FAA Travel Policy, fixed rate PCS is authorized. Current federal government employees (transfers without a break in services) are eligible for fixed rate PCS up to $27K. All other selectee(s) are eligible for a fixed rate PCS up to $10K.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
FAA Employee's MUST provide an SF-50.
Selection may also be made from the following announcement: ACT-AAQ-20-AAP110-64306.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (609) 485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.
If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.
Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
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ACT Regional HR Services Division
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Atlantic City, NJ 08405
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