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Job Title:  Business Development Specialist, GS-1101-07
Department:  General Services Administration
Agency:  Federal Acquisition Service
Job Announcement Number:  1305021LBOTR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$39,497.00 to $51,350.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 07, 2013 to Thursday, June 20, 2013
Full-time - Two year VRA appointment with potential for conversion to permanent position.
FEW vacancies - Fairborn, OH, US  View Map

Military veterans eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA).




You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings...We're a vehicle management and acquisition service...a real estate IT solutions provider...a global supply chain manager...and more! GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.


As a Business Development Specialist, you will serve as an acquisition project manager, technical consultant and advisor for a variety of projects procuring goods and services. You will also develop partnerships and networks with the Federal community and industry in order to establish new business opportunities.


This position is located in the Federal Acquisition Service, Assisted Acquisitions Services Division. The Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) program offers value-added, customized, acquisition, project management, and financial management services for large and/or complex Information Technology and Professional Services solutions. 



GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development



  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)


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The selected candidate will work with higher-graded specialists to learn the role and responsibilities of a Business Development Specialist. Examples of duties may include:

  • Developing partnerships and networks with the Federal community and industry to establish new business opportunities.
  • Serving as an acquisition project manager, technical consultant and advisor for a variety of projects procuring goods and services.
  • Responsibility for receipt and analysis of customer agency requests for AAS and development and evaluation of extensive, complex technical proposals to procure and meet the needs of Federal agencies.
  • Analyzing customer needs to integrate state of the art technology requirements with the optimal product or service offering available through GSA.
  • Coordinating work efforts between customers and contracting offices relying on a variety of tools such as interagency agreements, diverse professional service contracts and other technical and business data.


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The GS-7 salary range starts at $39,497 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


In order to qualify at the GS-7 level, you must possess one of the following:

  • Completion of one academic year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent). OR
  • Completion of all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree, in a qualifying major field of study, from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to qualify for Superior Academic Achievement, you must meet at least one of the following:
    1. Graduation in the upper third of the college, university or major subdivision such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration based on completed coursework.
    2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded in the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place).
    3. A GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place).
    4. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities).
  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service.

GS-5 or equivalent work experience is defined as providing basic assistance to higher level staff and management with project management for acquisition of various goods or services. Such experience includes applying basic project management principles and practices; basic familiarity with various types of contracting approaches; gathering data and applying analytic and evaluative techniques to identify and resolve issues/problems related to project management and/or business development activities.


  • You may also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience that when combined together qualify you for this position.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You may be required to serve a one to two year trial period.
  • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
  • Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.
  • Undergo a single scope background investigation and be granted a Top Secret national security clearance by the GSA security office. Non-GSA employees must be granted this clearance before you enter on duty. This position is designated as a Critical-sensitive National Security Position.


Applications will be reviewed to determine applicant eligibility for the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) and to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position being filled.  Qualified applicants will be referred by veteran's preference category.

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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.



Bargaining Unit status: NFFE


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.


If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.



Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


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You must submit a complete application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job We will only consider applications submitted through the online process listed below unless an exception has been approved by a representative of the HR Office listed on this announcement. A description of the online process is provided below:

  1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account. Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs. First time users will be asked to respond to "Account Creation" questions. If you are a return GSAjobs user, click the links on the left to review and update any necessary profile information before continuing on with the application process.
  4. You will be prompted to respond to "Eligibility Questions" which will be used to determine your eligibility to apply for various types of vacancies. If you are a return user, these fields will pre-populate with your previous responses. Please review and make any necessary changes before proceeding.
  5. Next, you will be asked to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position.
  6. Submit any required documents (see below). A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update. You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file. For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column:
    • "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer;
    • "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy.
    • "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
  7. At this point, if you are determined to be qualified for the position based upon your previous responses, additional assessment questions may be presented.
  8. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to submit your application.

Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.


Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.


Veterans:  In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty (member 4 copy). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form. 



College Transcripts:

Provide a copy of your college transcript(s) if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements for this announcement. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. Additionally, submit proof of class rank or Honor Society membership if you are using those provisions to qualify. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.  


Theresa Gibbs
Phone: 312-353-8177
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration
Human Resources Division (5ADH)
230 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
Fax: 000-000-0000


If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Qualified applicants will be referred by veteran's preference category for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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