Federal Acquisition Service Program Manager in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia
As a Program Manager, you will serve as the Project Manager and product owner for modernizing GSA Fleet’s suite of acquisition and operating systems including: gathering, validating, analyzing, and defining user, functional and/or technical requirements; conducting research and best practice reviews; leading business process improvements, leading user engagements, overseeing testing; creating prototypes and transitioning GSA Fleet systems development and maintenance work processes to an Agile, iterative development approach.
Location of Position:
Office of Fleet Management Vehicle Automated Solutions Division Washington, DC
The Vehicle Automated Solution Division is responsible for promoting quality and integrity throughout the service, and developing approaches to enhance positive customer experiences.
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You will have access to many benefits including:
- Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options
- Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Training and development
- Flexible spending accounts
- Long-term care insurance
- Training and development We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who May Apply section, your application will not be considered!
Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.
Temporary promotion, NTE 1 year. This promotion may be extended to a period of no more than 5 years and/or be made permanent without further competition. Learn more about this agency
You will be resposible for the follwoing:
- Being the driving force behind the conceptualization and delivery of GSA Fleet software products and serves as the project manager to transform GSA Fleet’s software and systems development processes to an Agile approach.
- Participating in national high level policy making sessions/conferences on GSA’s Fleet Application Modernization (FAM) effort with the Director of the Automated Solutions Division, Director of Office of Fleet Management and other high level managers and government wide leaders to provide expert advice, recommendations, and comments for the development of critical software applications that support all phases of the GSA Fleet Business Model and service delivery.
- Analyzing and evaluating information issued by industry and intelligence gathered through personal contacts with key stakeholders (the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the General Accountability Office (GAO), members of the Motor Vehicle Executive Council, executives from the supplier network and Congressional staffers, etc., to determine whether action is required to modify systems modernization strategy and make adjustments as necessary to best represent the organization, the agency and the Federal Fleet community.
- Representing the agency on various nationwide interagency boards and committees in formulating Executive Branch positions for implementation of Law, Executive Orders, and Policy Decisions.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel maybe required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Your application will be considered if you are a:
- Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only
- Land Managementcurrent or former employee Internal Employees must be serving on career or career-conditional appointment, or under a noncompetitive Special Appointing Authority which provides for conversion to a permanent position in the Competitive Service.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
- Development Managers
- Managers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
- Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive,* if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee*
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 3 investigation level) before you start the job.
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
- Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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The GS-15 salary range starts at $134,789 per year.
If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must have one year of federal experience equivalent to the next lower grade. Specialized experience is providing leadership, strategic planning, program guidance and project management oversight. Experience must also include experience as a project manager for information technology system(s) development and/or enhancements for application(s) supporting diverse stakeholders.
Bargaining Unit status:NONE
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
- Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
- Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
- Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.**
- Knowledge of project management principles, practices and concepts and past work performance demonstrates success serving as an Information Technology (IT) project manager to construct, organize, and lead complex systems development projects delivering quality applications that addresses stakeholder requirements.
- Knowledge of agile based software development concepts and processes. Ability to apply that knowledge to transform software lifecycle development processes to an agile software development process.
- Ability to analyze data, synthesize information and formulate sound conclusions and business decisions that result in recommendations for program improvements and enhanced stakeholder experiences.
- Ability to lead change management activities persuading diverse stakeholders, through oral and written communications, to identify and agree upon sound courses of action and arrive at workable compromises.
If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
- Required Documents
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
If you areICTAP/CTAP* eligible* - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
Current or Former Land Management Agency Employees - Submit a and b:
(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
(b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
- Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
- Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
- Click the Apply To This Vacancyand complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
- Note:Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTSsection of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information). * Need Assistance in Applying?* Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions
Agency contact information
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration Washington Area Operations Center (WAOC) Washington, District of Columbia United States
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After the closing date/deadline:
- ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
- REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
- SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
- FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
- FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications. Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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- Financial suitability
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- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495670700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/03/2018 to 04/24/2018
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Work schedule: Full-time
Appointment type: Temporary - Temporary promotion, NTE 1 year. This promotion may be made permanent without further competition.