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Job Title:Manager, Product Acquisitions (Amended to extend closing date).

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Government Printing Office

Job Announcement Number:13-836811-JW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Make Your Mark on the reinvention of a major government enterprise. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is Keeping America Informed by providing excellent publishing and dissemination services for official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Judiciary, Federal Depository Libraries, and the American public. We have developed new product lines, employed new strategies, reengineered processes, and significantly restructured our organization into a digital-based facility. Established by Congress in 1861, GPO was founded on values of integrity, teamwork, commitment, and dependability.  Be a part of history as we continue this tradition through new technologies and strategic initiatives.


This position is located in the Content Acquisition and Contact Center, Business Products and Services, Washington, DC. 


The selectee will work Shift 1 and have a Tour of Duty of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


The selectee for this position serves as the Manager, Product Acquisitions, for the Content Acquisitions and Customer Contact Center.  The selectee is responsible for identifying and cultivating key strategic business and partner relationships and conceptualizing, planning, evaluating, designing, and implementing product line development production acquisition, and inventory management programs and projects.  This position reports directly to the Director, Content Acquisitions and Customer Contact Center.  




  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Selectees must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses may be available.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a 1-year supervisory probationary period.


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The selectee of this position serves as an advisor on acquisitions and product management programs and projects that are largely defined, encompass very broad functions and processes, and require extensive analysis and evaluation to develop strategies, objectives, and recommendations that should be followed.  The selectee must devise new business and operational approaches in order to initiate complex projects.  In this capacity, the selectee will perform the following duties:


Strategic Business/Partner Relationships

Identify, develop and execute strategic business and Federal Agency partner relationships that will increase both revenues and customer-base for Publication and Information Sales. Direct the development of relationships with external agency customers through active participation and oversight in the acquisition of existing and new products for the sales program.  Identify new opportunities, quickly bring new and existing products to market, and recognize and leverage competitive advantage opportunities. Develop strong day to day relationships with agency and business counterparts; understand partner business and product strategic business and product strategy objectives and ensure those objectives are integrated into the Public and Information Sales product line management strategy. Work across the organization to support strategic business partner specific initiatives; and analyze overall performance and develop initiatives to grow business in new areas.  Support negotiations with other organizations in the Federal Government and private sector, as they relate to the acquisition, inventory management and disposition of products, resulting in streamlined product line management and continuous enhancement of existing distribution processes, revenue generation and reduction in costs.


Process Improvement and Metrics

Create metric reports and data summaries that support improvements within Sales Planning and Development that lead to cost reduction and/or revenue growth.  Provide measurements and statistics that support inventory management decisions and process change within the Sales Program. Plan, evaluate, design, and implement product line management programs and projects in support of the Publication and Information Sales mission and initiatives. Identify and capitalize on new business and agency publishing opportunities involving the acquisition and development of tangible and electronic products. Collaborate with private sector, federal executives and other representatives, assess cost and human resource implications, identify and validate product concepts and target markets; coordinate implementation/execution and evaluate effectiveness. Plan overall work operations, and establish objectives for the acquisitions, inventory control, and product line management portion of the overall marketing plan.  Identify and capitalize on new business opportunities involving state-of-the art information technology. Establish, develop and maintain solid, long-term customer relationships, and cultivate new business opportunities.  Develop product acquisition, product line management, and inventory control programs for tangible and electronic publications and subscriptions to support the overall marketing plan, as well as implement and evaluate them. Review and assist in evaluating the marketability of publications to determine their inclusion in the Sales Program.  Supervise and lead Acquisitions and Product Development Staff to achieve revenue and profitability goals. Perform other related duties as assigned.




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To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirement:


You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the PG-13 grade (or equivalent) level or higher. Specialized experience is described as experience: developing new approaches, establish innovative techniques and identify measurement and evaluative criteria to determine program effectives and to resolve complex problems; technical knowledge of acquisition and inventory management processes and procedures, and a practical knowledge of Government-wide information dissemination, principles, and processes.




All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, February 13, 2013.




If you meet the qualifications listed above, you will be further evaluated on your answers to the occupational questionnaire.  Your answers to the occupational questionnaire will allow Human Capital to evaluate you on the following factors which are considered to be essential for successful job performance in this position.  By answering the occupational questionnaire, you will address these factors (no additional, separate narrative statements are needed). 


-Skill in planning, evaluating, designing, and implementing product acquisition product line and inventory management programs and projects in support of publication and information sales mission and initiatives.   


-Demonstrated ability to establish, develop and maintain solid, long term customer relationships, and cultivate new business opportunities by diagnosing information dissemination needs, and presenting solutions. 


-Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques and basic data collection techniques, including the application of systems analysis, statistical methods, and related techniques to identify trends in printing and procurement associated with Acquisition Analysis.


-Ability to maintain an up-to-date awareness of publishing and IT advancements in order to communicate and recommend effective products and service solutions to clients.     


-Skill in oral and written communication in order to effectively express ideas concisely and convincingly, to negotiate agreements and to gain buy-in.         


-Skill in supervising, guiding, directing and evaluating the work of others with-in a deadline driven environment.






We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and/or compentencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these compentencies.


If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents.  Your application will be placed in one of the three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet your needs, as well as your family's needs.  These benefits include, but are not limited to:  health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual and sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans.  For more information about these benefits, please visit:


  1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement.  Please read all the instructions carefully.  Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.
  2. To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
  3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section). 


Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement.  Please read all instructions before you begin. 


The completed Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.


To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.


    2. Submit required documents by either uploading them or faxing them.
        • Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.  If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area in Application Manager approximately 1 hour after you upload them  


        • Fax your supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144 using the official cover page. You may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. Be sure to fill out all blocks on the form. 

    Option B: Fax (Alternative Method)

    If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager to complete the occupational questionnaire.View Occupational Questionnaire

  • Follow these steps to fax your responses and/or your supporting documentation:

    1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read and respond to the questions offline.
    2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers.  The form URL is:
    3. Use the instructions below to fill in your answers.  Be sure to double check your application before submission to ensure you have responded to all questions.
    4. Respond to all questions contained in the occupational questionnaire on a separate sheet of paper.
    5. Attach your resume and all required documents (e.g., SF-15, DD-214, etc.).
    6. With your completed OPM Form 1203-FX as the front page (where your name, social security number, etc are shown), submit your materials to fax number 1-478-757-3144. Do not use a different cover page.


    In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:


    • For Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4)
    • For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4), SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (indicating % disability).

    All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

    • Content of Resume:  Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate, and complete.  To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use our checklist at:


    Janet Washington
    Phone: (202)512-1308
    Agency Information:
    Human Capital Operations
    732 North Capitol Street NW
    HCO Room A-638
    Washington, DC


    After a review of your resume, required documents and occupational questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your application status.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  Applicants will receive notification when a final selection has been made.

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