Job Overview

Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs  is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from within VA, the Federal government and the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process and now only require you to submit a 5 page resume to apply for this position.

The Associate Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the VA's Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) which provides comprehensive acquisition support for VA's highly complex information technology (IT) requirements.  The TAC Associate Executive Director formulates and recommends policies, acquisition approaches, plans, and strategies for acquisition planning, comprehensive procurement functions, and contract administration related to VA's IT services and commodities which support the delivery of medical care and benefits to the nation's Veterans.  The TAC Associate Executive Director oversees the development of contractual actions having high level of significance and criticality to the VA, and frequently having national scope.  The TAC Associate Executive Director leads/manages a comprehensive outreach program to ensure high quality and timely acquisitions, including the execution/improvement of a comprehensive education and training program for TAC customers.  The TAC Associate Executive Director is responsible for executing VA's IT strategic sourcing program and procurement of TAC's advisory and assistance contracts.  The TAC Associate Executive Director make recommendations concerning overall resources needed and participate in developing and executing procedures for reducing operational costs without impairing overall organizational effectiveness.

 

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 2 position and the salary range is $119,554-$173,600. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.

 

A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout may be authorized.

Duties

The incumbent in this position serves as the Associate Executive Director, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC). The TAC provides comprehensive acquisition support for VA's highly complex requirements, primarily computer systems and hardware.  The incumbent in this position reports directly to the Executive Director, Office of Acquisition Operations. The incumbent's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Formulates and recommends policies, acquisition approaches, plans, and strategies for acquisition planning, comprehensive procurement functions, and contract administration related to VA's IT services and commodities which support the delivery of benefits and medical care to the nation's Veterans.
  • Serves as a key member of the Executive Director, Office of Acquisition Operations management team, consulting in the functional areas under the incumbent's responsibility and serving as a high-level VA resource on acquisition related matters.
  • Oversees the development of contract actions that have high-level significance and notability and may be national in scope.
  • Develops a comprehensive outreach program with his/her customers to ensure quality and timely acquisitions, including the development of a comprehensive education and training program for TAC customers.
  • With his/her customers, develops acquisition strategies and timelines for all acquisitions exceeding $5 million.
  • Collaborates with VA executive-level leadership to ensure the work of the organization is strategically linked to the direction of the Department.