Federal Acquisition Service Supply Chain Risk Management Technical Expert in Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Duties



As the Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Technical Expert, you will serve as a recognized industry leader and independent advisor across FAS and GSA. You will monitor critical, Government-wide, state-of-the-art supply chain risk management (SCRM) programs and projects for all FAS portfolios, categories, and business lines that are essential to the mission of GSA and other federal agencies. Further, you will research, develop plans, and provide expert advice on supply chain risk management initiatives and implementations across FAS. In addition, coordination across federal agencies, OMB, Congress, other stakeholders, and with industry is a key component.

The SCRM Technical Expert is located in the Office of Policy and Compliance, FAS, and reports to the Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Compliance. The Office of Policy and Compliance is responsible for ensuring that FAS activities are fully compliant with all laws, regulations and policies, and that operating practices are consistent across business lines.

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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 This vacancy is also being announced under OPM’s Delegated Examining procedures as Vacancy Announcement Number 18110020DE. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration. You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures. Learn more about this agency

As the SCRM Technical Expert, you will:

  • Provide senior-level expertise and advice in the planning, developing and carrying out of vital projects related to supply chain, supply chain risk management and intelligence matters that are central to the Federal government. Recommendations resulting from this work involve highly significant programs and have an impact on GSA and other agencies, the results of which are critical to the mission of GSA and also have a government-wide impact affecting numerous federal agencies, industry, and substantial numbers of individuals on a long term and continuing basis.
  • Work in conjunction with the Assistant Commissioner for Policy & Compliance to develop and communicate leadership initiatives and related action plans that deliver SCRM business and acquisition objectives for all FAS portfolios, categories and business lines.
  • Work with each FAS category, program, and business line to implement SCRM practices and strategies into specific contracts and solutions.
  • Assess market conditions, risks, and trends that impact the U.S. Government (USG) supplier base and supply chain.
  • Provide senior-level expertise and guidance around SCRM activities, including but not limited to: risk analyses, acquisition strategy impacts, supplier analyses, market analyses, and work across USG and within GSA to develop and implement associated risk management strategies for FAS programs and contracts.
  • Consult with OMB, other federal agencies and the Administration (e.g., National Security Council) on operational activity, delivery, and implementation of government-wide initiatives, including providing expert analysis and input on decisions prior to implementation.
  • Support the FAS Leadership in communicating with OMB, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Serve as the lead FAS representative in various government-wide groups and meetings to discuss supply chain and intelligence based risks to USG.
  • Aggregate and analyze market, industry, and supply chain data to improve performance of FAS solutions and decrease associated risks to USG.
  • Work across FAS and GSA as a senior advisor/consultant to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan and coordinate with relevant organizations both inside and outside of GSA.
  • As an industry leader, stay current on new supply chain management methodologies and risk protocols and mitigations, and provide expert advice and knowledge sharing with FAS leadership, managers, and end users to foster and enhance mission performance.
  • Gather and interpret competitive market intelligence and review market research to guide FAS and GSA in making appropriate sourcing, demand management, and supplier relationship decisions.
  • Using the strategic direction and prioritization of GSA, establish concepts, develop criteria, and advise federal agencies regarding government-wide SCRM strategies in a collaborative and structured process.
  • Develop methods, procedures, and recommend policy to support enhanced SCRM strategies consistent with government needs.
  • Determine gaps between anticipated needs and current offerings to meet strategic goals and acquisition needs.
  • Develop and apply effective strategies, methods, procedures, and policies that help to support and grow the SCRM capability within GSA and to benefit government.
  • As the technical expert in SCRM, leverage existing and develop new professional networks as needed to support and proliferate the success of the SCRM program in FAS.
  • Serve as a catalyst for organizational change; build a shared vision with others; influence others to translate vision into action.
  • Consult on national and/or international special projects or studies, work groups, task forces and panels, frequently focusing on unprecedented problems, policy making and shaping the future direction of Government.
Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Your application will be considered if you:

  1. Reside in the Washington, DC local commuting area and are a:
  • Current Federal Employee
  • Former Federal Employee
  • Overseas Employee
  • Merit Promotion
  • Status Candidate
  • CTAP
  • VRA
  • 30% Disabled
  • Schedule A
  • Individual with a Disability
  • Military Spouse
  • Former Overseas Employee
  • Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps
  • Vista
  • Are a VEOA eligible veteran

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of closing date

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*
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can 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 Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) and obtain approval 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
  • Participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area).

To qualify, you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience in managing the development and implementation of efficient and effective strategies and processes to continuously identify and evaluate risk across the Supply Chain to reduce supply chain vulnerability via a coordinated holistic approach – an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program involving all supply chain stakeholders and development of mitigation plans to manage these risks for the purpose of ensuring supply chain continuity.

You will be asked a question by the job application system to self-certify your possession of the specialized experience. We will verify your self-certification using your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your self-certification, we may disqualify you, resulting in no further consideration of your application under this vacancy announcement.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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Additional information

The 1993 Hatch Act Reform Amendments prohibit oral and written political recommendations for Federal jobs.

Bargaining Unit status: This position is not covered by a bargaining unit.

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 Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

If it is determined that you meet the specialized experience requirement, you will be presented by the job application system with four additional assessment questions, one corresponding to each of the Mandatory Competencies listed below. You must enter your narrative responses demonstrating possession of each of the Mandatory Competencies there. Based on your responses, you will be scored by a review panel, which will measure your possession of the Mandatory Competencies.


  1. Describe your knowledge of current Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) landscape (threats and mitigation strategies) and your current involvement and relationships across the federal government SCRM community.
  2. Describe your experience implementing an SCRM program and initiatives across a complex acquisition organization, including identification of risks and mitigation actions taken. This should include experience with tools and services to support commercial due diligence, business intelligence, and analysis and monitoring of commercial activity to understand business relationships between and among entities.
  3. Describe your experience and the results you achieved in applying quantitative and qualitative analysis, analytical and evaluative methods, business process redesign, and root cause identification and problem solving to implement an SCRM program or initiative.
  4. Describe the role of stakeholder engagement and communications in a current or recent federal SCRM initiative that you are/were involved in and your role in shaping the stakeholder engagement and communications for that initiative. We will verify your answers to the questions using your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score. Applicants may undergo an interview, other assessments and a reference check and may be required to provide a writing sample, work plan or other written product. If so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. ALL applicants must submit a* Resume* describing your job related qualifications pertinent to this position.

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). For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

Review the following list to determine what additional documents you may need to submit. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

  • * If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:*
  1. Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
  2. If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  3. completed SF-15 form; and
  4. proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
  5. If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
  6. * If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible:* Submit your latest SF-50.
  7. If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.
  8. * If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.*
  9. * If you have a disability:* Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.
  10. * If you are applying under another special appointment authority:* Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
  11. 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.
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.

  • Benefits



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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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • 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.

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Agency contact information
Christopher Wright







GSA, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration Washington, District of Columbia United States

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Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:

  1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant eligibility and qualifications are reviewed.
  2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you are determined to be eligible/qualified, you may be referred to management for further consideration.
  3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security and ethics (i.e., financial)vetting processes.
  4. FINAL JOB OFFER: Once our Security and Ethics offices determine you can come on board, you will be given a final offer.
  5. 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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  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • 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/493455200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/08/2018 to 03/22/2018

Salary: $126,148 to $174,500 per year

Pay scale & grade: SL 00

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full-time

Appointment type: Permanent - Permanent