As Director, Office of Acquisition Services, you will:
-Provide oversight to the overall fiscal and administrative management of the agency's acquisition program and contract awards to domestic and international organizations;
-Plan, manage, and coordinate the business related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of contracts throughout CDC/ATSDR;
-Direct and coordinate the functions of subordinate managers and specialized staff in the management of acquisition services on policies, procedures, operations, data management, training, and performance functions;
-Provide senior leadership in the formulation of policies and decisions affecting numerous aspects of the agency's programmatic administrative operations;
-Develop, approve, and implement new or modified policies, procedures, and internal controls concerning acquisition and contract management and administration;
-Provide oversight for the acquisition and contract management process in accordance with provisions of federal statues, regulations, and policies prior to and after the award of the contract;
-Develop, review, and evaluate acquisition and contract management policies, procedures, and operations which contribute to the accomplishment of the agency's goals and objectives;
-Provide executive leadership and direction to senior executive staff regarding acquisition and contract management policies, plans, and operational guidelines;
-Serve as the advisor to all respective committees and groups and represent the agency at the HHS level to develop new and/or revised policies;
-Manage the planning, design, and execution of ongoing internal audits of contract administration;
-Represent and respond on behalf of the agency as necessary with regards to audits, Inspector General and Government Accountability Office reports involving CDC/ ASTDR acquisition and contract program services and activities.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized:
Moving expenses may be authorized.
You must serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
Background and/or Security investigation, if selected for position.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.
Resume, no more than five (5) numbered pages, recommended.
Student loan incentive payment may be authorized.
The CDC vacancy announcement number for HHS-CDC-ES-20-10847133 was cancelled. All applicants who applied for this previous vacancy announcement must re-apply for this current vacancy announcement posting to receive further consideration.
Qualifications: All competitive candidates for SES positions with the federal government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the six Fundamental Competencies, the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, and results. This executive experience includes serving in a managerial capacity to a large and diverse organization with responsibility for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, applicants will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver. Also, these Exceptions apply to employees for SES-1102.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: One year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior managerial and leadership experience with coordinating the functions of subordinate managers and specialized staff in the management of acquisition policy/procedures, operations, data management, and program analysis of acquisition and contract management services.
FEDERAL ACQUISITION CERTIFICATION. For additional information, please go to www.fai.gov.
Applicants currently with a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III or equivalent certification are considered to have met all mandatory training requirements for this announcement. A copy of your current FAC-C Level III or equivalent certification is requested for the application process. Applicants who are eligible for FAC-C Level III certification and/or can achieve Level III certification within twelve months from the date of appointment to this position will also be considered.
For FAC-C Level III certification equivalency, a current and valid Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification is considered to be equivalent to a FAC-C at the same certification level.
Applicants selected for this position will be required to maintain the FAC-C Level III Certification which includes earning 80 continuous learning points every two years beginning with the date of certification to assure skills training is current every two years.
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) 1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.
1. Knowledge of federal statutes and regulations pertaining to the negotiation, award, and administration of acquisition and contract management services.
2. Extensive knowledge and senior management experience with fiscal and administrative management of acquisition and contract award processes, audits, and reporting requirements.
3. Demonstrated senior level experience with developing and implementing policies, procedures, and internal controls concerning acquisition and contract management.
4. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with individuals and organizations on acquisition and contract management activities and requirements.
If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs to be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) prior to being appointed to the position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft ECQs.
Additional Salary Information: Pay Scale and Grade: ES00
CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working to keep America healthy, safe, and secure. As a global leader in public health, CDC works to respond, contain, and eliminate disease. Whether we are protecting the American people from health threats, investigating emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in protecting the health and safety of people here and around the world.
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