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    A successful candidate in this position will manage and provide leadership to a staff of federal contract specialists and administration of complex, large scale, long-term multi-million dollar acquisitions, highly specialized procurements for professional services and information technology.

    As the Supervisory Contract Specialist (Director) of the Acquisition Operations Division (AOD) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Region 9, you will:

    • Manage and provide leadership for the procurement and administration of complex, large scale, long-term multi-million dollar acquisitions, highly specialized procurements, including, but not limited to professional services and advance information technology projects.
    • Possess mastery of contract methodologies, including the full spectrum of firm fixed price, cost-reimbursement, time and materials and contract incentives. Diagnose and resolve complex procurement issues which may have national or international consequences.
    • Manage and provide leadership through subordinate branch managers of contract specialists who develop, issue, interpret, and implement policies, regulations, directives, objectives, standards, on complex contractual matters and issues relating to planning, selection, contract development, negotiation, price and cost analysis, administration, and termination on all procurement actions assigned.
    • Exercise full supervisory authority for subordinate staff and are responsible for decisions regarding organization structure, resource requirements, and workload management.
    • Provide leadership as a spokesperson for the Region/Agency on procurement issues, including emerging and innovative acquisition methods and solutions.
    This position is located in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), in San Francisco, CA.

    GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE about why you should choose GSA. 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; and Training and development.

    At this time we are only filling one vacancy; however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.

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    The AOD Director works under the general supervision of the Regional Commissioner (RC) and/or the Deputy Regional Commissioner (DRC). The Director is recognized as a technical expert in the acquisition and operates with extensive latitude to exercise independent judgment and decision-making to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Directs, coordinates, reviews, operationalizes and evaluates the regional acquisition program. Activities include, but are not limited to: Developing staffing and other resource plans with the Acquisition Oversight staff, long-range goals, and financial plans; provides overall direction to all acquisition operational personnel; ensures employees are trained to provide highly technical advice and assistance to our customers. Continually improves the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and customer service through re-engineering of acquisition business procedures and practices.
    • Develops goals and objectives for the regional acquisition program. In partnership with regional FAS business lines (Assisted Acquisition Service (AAS) and Customer and Stakeholder Engagement (CSE), ensures that AOD provides total acquisition integration and solutions. Ensures that appropriate FAS employees are knowledgeable about all FAS acquisition policies and procedures and that they adhere to all applicable policies and procedures when providing solutions for FAS customers.
    • Works closely with the Director, Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) Division within a fee-for-service environment and is aligned with the financial health of the AAS portfolio.
    • Maintains liaison with Central Office officials, FAS directors from other regions, management officials from other services and particularly with the Office of Integrated Technology Services.
    • Provides leadership, vision and strategic planning for FAS. Provides guidance, advice and assistance to subordinates in carrying out, and providing for, planned projects and day-to-day operations. Provides direction to arrive at the most practical means of obtaining scheduled objectives. Modifies and approves internal plans, projects and procedures; coordinates and integrates overall plans for program/business lines; justifies and supports plans and objectives. Serves as advisor to the Office of Legal Counsel on regional contracting matters.
    • Advises RC/DRC regarding problems foreseen in meeting established goals, including recommendations for accomplishment of these goals.
    • Serves as consultant and technical advisor to the RC/DRC, and other FAS business lines. In this role, incumbent is required to stay current with the latest changes and direction provided by Central Office and OMB regarding acquisition policies and procedures.
    • Has broad responsibility for FAS, Pacific Rim Region, acquisition related matters and will be responsible for outcomes. The incumbent will oversee the procurement process as well as ensuring GSA's contracting vehicles are appropriately coordinated and rationalized, inside and outside of GSA.
    • Ensures contracting officers are warranted and have appropriate FAC C Level certification, meet educational requirements and adhere to applicable regulations/laws and receive required continuing education/training.
    • Develops and implements plans for the operation of the acquisition program consistent with regional and national office policies/directives.
    • Analyzes, monitors and approves contracting processes, systems and products in relation to contractual requirements and customer needs, conducts technical research, sensitive complaint investigations and internal audits, performs comprehensive risk assessments, etc. Reports and discusses findings with the RC/DRC and management team. Provides written managerial and technical recommendations to the RC/DRC and/or Central Office.
    Performs the following supervisory/managerial functions:
    • Implements existing personnel management programs
    • Ensures timely performance of a satisfactory quality and quantity of work
    • Investigates work related problems to determine cause and formulate and implement solutions.
    • Advises, counsels, and instructs staff on professional and administrative matters.
    • Recommends personnel actions.
    • Evaluates performance and establishes performance standards.
    • Plans and approves leave schedule, determines training needs, initiates disciplinary actions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current career/career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service; Reinstatement eligibles; Special Appointing Authority eligibles; VEOA eligible Veterans; and OPM Interchange Agreement eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455902200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.