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    jobs_top-300x2381Job Title:Regional Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service

    Department:General Services Administration

    Agency:Federal Acquisition Service

    Job Announcement Number:15110021


    $120,749.00 to $173,720.00 / Per Year


    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to Friday, October 31, 2014




    Full-Time – Permanent


    1 vacancy – New York, NY View Map


    All qualified applicants with U.S. citizenship.
    You MUST apply online to be considered for this vacancy. Please review this announcement in its entirety for specific information on how to apply.


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    About the Agency

    The General Services Administration is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from within GSA, the Federal government and the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process for this position using the resume-based hiring method which will require you to submit an online resume (not-to-exceed 5 pages, including an optional cover letter) to apply for this position.

    GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) provides more than $55 billion of best-value products, services and solutions to federal customers, increasing government’s overall effectiveness and efficiency. As a FAS Regional Commissioner (RC), you will serve as the chief executive of one of eleven geographic regions. Primary responsibilities include the execution of national strategy, running of day-to-day operations, and management of personnel and budget. FAS serves as the government’s expert in the acquisition of goods and services. Programs managed by FAS include: the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (FSSI), which drives significant savings and value for federal agencies; the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) with more than 18,000 contracts available to agencies for commercial supplies and services; Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) for information technology; travel programs including the City Pairs Program (air travel), FedRooms (contract lodging), and freight transportation and logistics; the SmartPay purchase card program; GSA Fleet (vehicle purchasing and leasing), and assisted acquisition and project management support.

    Federal Acquisition Service
    Region 2 (Headquartered in New York, NY) – serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.



    • Yes
    • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses and/or a relocation incentive may be authorized for this position and may be paid by the General Services Administration as allowed by regulation. A one-year service agreement is required if relocation expenses are paid.


    • Resume-based hiring method
    • Resume must not exceed 5 pages, including an optional cover letter
    • Resume must be received by the closing date of the announcement
    • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES
    • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    • Apply online (See How to Apply section)


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    The Regional Commissioner (RC) executes national strategy, runs business operations, and manages federal personnel and a large annual operating budget within their region. In addition, the RC oversees the day-to-day management of acquisition and customer relations for federal, state and local government customers. Regionally focused FAS business lines include: assisted acquisition services; integrated technology services and telecommunications; general supplies and services, including acquisition operations and personal property disposal;; as well as customer accounts and research. FAS is a matrix organization, meaning that strategy is centralized, and some of the business lines whose personnel are physically located in the region(s) may report nationally. Increasingly, the RC is accountable for growing the business and customer base in order to realize efficiencies and cost savings for FAS customers, while allowing agencies to focus on their core missions.

    FAS is undergoing strategic and cultural change; the RC serves as a change management agent and leader, who is accountable for maintaining an effective outcome-oriented workplace, a sustainable workplace (where people want to work), and an organization that engages and inspires its employees; the RC establishes and maintains a collaborative culture in which business lines work together to meet customer requirements, while encouraging FAS employees to use their own and the organization’s collective expertise to create customer-centric solutions.

    Further, the Regional Commissioner:

    • Is responsible for positive customer experiences, successful business outcomes, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence among regional staff.
    • Serves with other FAS RCs and Assistant Commissioners on the FAS Leadership Council to develop and implement business strategy, set the organization’s vision and monitor progress on achieving goals and is expected to participate in, and occasionally lead, national programs or initiatives.
    • Leads and serves as the accountable executive for the planning, development, implementation, and administration of critical FAS initiatives for the region. Specifically, this region houses one of four acquisition centers for FAS, a large assisted acquisitions group, and a network of customer service directors.
    • Using a metrics-driven approach to management, the individual applies national business measures for regional programs and sets additional specific regional goals and holds the region accountable for adherence to Federal laws, regulations, and GSA policies. The RC ensures accountability and transparency in financial planning, decision-making and reporting, and ensures sound investment of government financial resources and integrity of the Federal acquisition process.
    • Serves as the top customer account executive in the region, responsible for maintaining current customer relationships and stimulating new business opportunities.
    • Consistent with national strategy, the individual is responsible for preparing and executing annual and long-term plans, budgets, and human resources for FAS programs within the region to optimize customer service delivery and achieve sustainable business growth.
    • Oversees the recruitment and retention of personnel and is responsible for assuring equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, promotion, training, awards, assignments, and special programs.
    • Represents the region and the FAS Commissioner to regional customers (federal and, in some cases, state/local), members of Congress, industry partners, and the general public.
    • Serves as the top advisor to the FAS Commissioner and other GSA officials on all matters relating to FAS programs in the region, the RC helps to maintain positive relationships with community and business organizations, the general public, and Federal, state, and local government representatives.


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    All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below to be eligible for consideration. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant’s training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.


    1. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a large, diverse and complex organization to include a commercial acquisition function; a clear demonstration of knowledge as it relates to the laws, rules,and regulations of federal acquisition and contract administration is required. Experience must include strategic sourcing as well as the execution and/or project management of the design, acquisition and implementation of large, highly complex solutions.

    2. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a sales/marketing/customer service organization and/or consultancy.

    3. Demonstrated experience in leading organizational change and fostering innovation; assesses and adjusts to changing situations, implementing innovative solutions to make organizational improvements, ranging from incremental improvements to major shifts in direction or approach.


    1. Leading Change – This core qualification involves 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 – This core qualification involves 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 – This core qualification involves 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 – This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions – This core qualification involves 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.

    For guidance on how to address the ECQ’s, please refer to the “Guide to SES Qualifications” at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.

    • This position is a critical-sensitive national security position and appointment requires that you undergo a single scope background investigation and that the GSA security office grant you a Top Secret national security clearance. Applicants do not need this level of clearance in order to apply. If you are not a GSA employee, the security office must grant the clearance before you are appointed to this position unless a pre-appointment waiver of this requirement is approved.
    • If tentatively selected, you will be required to submit a Declaration for Federal Employment.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 will be required to complete a certification document confirming their selective service status.
    • Persons selected for their initial appointment to an SES position must have their executive qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management before being appointed to the position.
    • If selected, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously successfully completed a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service.
    • Veteran’s preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
    • If selected, you must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for this position, you may be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment to the position will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.


    An SES review panel will evaluate your resume based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, you must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current or former career SES member or have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive QRB certification before you can be appointed to the position.
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    You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/performance/benefits.asp


    TELEWORK: GSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and keep talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework by Federal employees also reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic congestion. At the discretion of the supervisor(s) of these positions, they may be designated as telework eligible.


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    GSA is only accepting online resumes for this position. Your complete application package must be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on the closing date in order for you to be considered. Errors or omissions may result in your application package not being considered for this vacancy. A description of the online process is provided below.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume. Please note: Your resume (not-to-exceed 5 pages, including an optional cover letter), should show possession of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed in this announcement.
    2. Once you have completed this step, select “Apply for this Position Now!”
    3. Complete your personal information within GSAjobs. Once you’ve been redirected to GSA’s automated system, follow the prompts to create, review, or update your personal information.
    4. Respond to all of the vacancy specific questions.
    5. If you are eligible for Non-Competitive Consideration* submit proof of non-competitive eligibility. A “Vacancy Documents” page will automatically be displayed by the GSAjobs system. Though other documents will be listed, the only document that should be submitted via this page is your proof of non-competitive eligibility (if applicable). Review the Required Documents section of this announcement for further information on proof of non-competitive eligibility. You may choose one of the following options to submit your document(s): (a) Upload (b) USAJOBS, or (c) FAX. 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.
    6. Click the “FINISH’ button. 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 submission by selecting the ‘Save PDF’ button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE ‘FINISH’ BUTTON to complete and submit your application package.

    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 package can be considered.Applicants who fail to submit all required information may not receive further consideration for the position.

    *Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career SES appointee, reinstatement eligible SES, or a QRB certified graduate of an SES candidate development program. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application package as noted under Required Documents. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.


    You must submit the following items:

    • Resume (not to exceed 5 pages, including optional cover letter) which demonstrates your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards, indicating possession of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed in this announcement. Information beyond the five page resume will not be evaluated. PLEASE DO NOT submit the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) in lieu of a resume. PLEASE DO NOT submit separate narrative responses to address the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
    • Non-competitive applicants: Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. Proof consists of an SF-50 showing your status as a current career SES appointee or reinstatement eligible SES OR a certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (SES CDP).
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