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Job Title:Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Federal Acquisition Service

Job Announcement Number:12110071

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, September 17, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012




Full-Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US


All qualified applicants with U.S. citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications are only being accepted via email to If we do not receive your application through, you will not be considered for this position.


GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) generates, steers, and guides nearly $95 billion in government spending annually. The Commissioner will lead FAS to drive greater savings to taxpayers and agencies through cost-effective, high-value contracts. The Commissioner will deliver value and savings through innovative tools and solutions, acquisition expertise, and a customer experience that is friendly, convenient, efficient, and preferred.

Please Note:  The closing date is extended to November 16, 2012

OFFICE AND LOCATION FOR THE VACANCY: Federal Acquisition Service; Washington, DC Metro Area.



  • Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.
  • Applications are only being accepted via email:
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.
  • Selectee must undergo a security background investigation.
  • Selectee must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report.


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The FAS Commissioner reports to the Administrator of GSA. The Commissioner is the senior executive responsible for FAS and the primary advisor to the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator on all FAS matters. The Commissioner will lead the FAS organization and is responsible for:

  • Holding to the highest level of ethical behavior and decision making as a fundamental value.
  • Supporting GSA so it functions as an integrated and synergistic enterprise.
  • Setting FAS strategic direction which includes disciplined inquiry into its core business models and fit with its markets.
  • Sourcing, developing, and challenging the current FAS leadership team and a successor layer of talent.
  • Positioning FAS as a source and sophisticated user of sustainable solutions.
  • Functioning in a transparent manner so customers, employees, stakeholders, oversight bodies, and GSA colleagues can all understand and be full partners in FAS's mission.
  • Holding to a paced rhythm of planning, measuring and reporting necessary for responsible management of an enterprise of this size and complexity.

The ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • Integrity.
  • Experience with developing and implementing large organizational strategies.
  • Ability to work at scale (global organization, many people, large budgets, multiple stakeholders).
  • Customer and market facing mentality.
  • Understanding of risk management.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • A bias for innovation.
  • An appetite for solving problems.
  • Facility with collaboration technologies and techniques.
  • Knowledgeable about organizational transformation.
  • A track record of growing leaders and unlocking talent.
  • Communications skills that are effective and agile across various media and audiences.
  • Expertise in a significant sub-set of: acquisition, information technology, consulting, strategy, sustainable businesses, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, change management, consumer goods, financial management, outsourcing, marketing, and project management.

Specially, the FAS Commissioner is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Administration's goals:

           - Reforming Government Contracting

           - Strategic Sourcing

           - Small Business Participation

           - Sustainability

           - Open Government

           - Acquisition Reform, specifically developing the acquisition workforce

           - Workplace Flexibility

  • Creating and supporting GSA's strategic direction, in partnership with the GSA leadership team.
  • Supporting customers in delivering on their missions by:

           - Helping agencies to reduce administrative costs through cost-effective

              tools and solutions for contracting, fleet, travel, and card services.

           - Operating and continuously improving current programs (multiple awards

              schedules, and government wide area contracts) which offer a wide

              range of products, solutions, information technology and

              telecommunications products and services, and related professional


           - Assisting customer agencies in the acquisition process for information

              technology products and services and broader solutions.

           - Providing acquisition services for a wide range of general products, supply

              chain and distribution services, energy and environmental services,

              language services, furniture, office supplies and administrative services,

              facilities maintenance and hardware products and services.

           - Supporting travel, relocation, freight management, vehicle purchasing,

              fleet management and card services.

  • Growing leaders and talent.


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All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position. Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements.


  1. Demonstrated ability to manage a large, complex, multifaceted organization involved in the marketing, sales, acquisition, and provisioning of state-of-the-art, cost effective solutions driving and supporting the business of government.


  1. Leading Change
  2. Leading People
  3. Results Driven
  4. Business Acumen
  5. Building Coalitions

For guidance on how to address the ECQ's, please refer to the "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" at



This position is a critical-sensitive national security position and appointment requires that you undergo a single scope background investigation and the GSA security office must grant you a Top Secret national security clearance. Applicants do not need this level of clearance in order to apply. If you are not a GSA employee, the security office must grant the clearance before you are appointed to this position unless a pre-appointment waiver of this requirement is approved.

If tentatively selected, you will be required to submit a Declaration for Federal Employment.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 will be required to complete a certification document confirming their selective service status.

Persons selected for their initial appointment to an SES position must have their executive qualifications approved by the Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before being appointed to the position.

If selected, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously successfully completed a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service.

Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

If selected, you must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment to the position will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.


Applicants must provide evidence of possession of each Mandatory Technical Competency and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed above in a supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5 -10 pages for all five ECQ's. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.
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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see


TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized for this position and may be paid by the General Services Administration as allowed by regulation. A one-year service agreement is required if relocation expenses are paid.

TELEWORK: GSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and keep talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework by Federal employees also reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion. At the discretion of the position's supervisor, this position may be designated as telework eligible.


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Applications must be emailed to and must be received by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

If we do not receive your application through, you will not be considered for this position.

GSA is not accepting online applications for this position, and you do not need to register in USAJOBS to apply.

Applications will be accepted from all qualified candidates within the area of consideration.

Applications received under this announcement will not be returned.


Your application must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to this position. You must submit a resume, and a supplemental statement addressing the Mandatory Technical Competency and the Mandatory ECQ's stated in this announcement. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5-10 pages for all five ECQ's. YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT EITHER OF THESE TWO SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS.


Exec. Resources
Phone: 202-501-1207
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-735-2966
Agency Information:
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service
Office of Executive Resources (CX)
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. You will be notified of the outcome.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please submit your question(s) via e-mail to or call the Office of Executive Resources on (202)501-1207.

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