About the Agency
This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Logistics Management (A/LM). Logistics Management involves all aspects of procurement, contracting, warehousing, transporting and receiving of goods and services, and managing the movement of diplomatic pouch and mail for the Department of State worldwide consisting of the Department's domestic offices and approximately 256 Foreign Service posts, totaling several billion dollars in total assets and hundreds of millions of dollars in new expenditure projects.
As the Director of Logistics Operations (A/LM/OPS), the responsibilities of the position include the management of staff and overseeing the provision of expert advisory, policy, and operational support for functions that include, but are not limited to, logistics assistance, travel, transportation, pouch transportation, warehousing, supply and materials management, and the evaluation of new and different business methods and contract vehicles to domestic offices, Foreign Service Posts, other federal agencies, and overseas special project needs throughout the world. In addition, the Director of Logistics Operations has oversight of Washington, DC offices and personnel in three subordinate Divisions, five domestic and one overseas Regional Logistics Centers, and numerous warehouses in support of the Departments logistics operations.
The Director maintains contact with counterparts in other federal agencies and the private sector in order to stay abreast of and leverage the latest methods and procedures, regulations, policies and laws related to any aspect of the A/LM/OPS portfolio. As a recognized management authority in interagency settings, represents the Bureau and/or Department in leading the development and implementation of policies, business processes, and approaches to improve customer service and organizational efficiency and effectiveness that cut across the Department and other client agencies.