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    Job Title: Director, Office of Acquisition Management

    Department: Department Of Transportation

    Agency: Federal Highway Administration

    Job Announcement Number: HF1002ES


    $119,554.00 – $179,700.00 /year


    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 to Thursday, December 09, 2010




    Full-Time Permanent


    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC


    Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens and all groups of qualified individuals.


    As a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration is dedicated to ensuring that America’s transportation system is the best in the world through its roles as Leaders for National Mobility, Stewards for National Highway Programs, and as Innovators for a Better Future.

    The Director, Office of Acquisition Management is responsible for overseeing $4 billion of annual procurement services, including the development of FHWA procurement policy, planning and procurement programs, recruitment and development of potential contracting services, and the provision of supply items required for the daily operation of the Agency’s technical offices.


    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    As Director, the incumbent leads and directs an Office in awarding and administering all phases of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements throughout FHWA. The incumbent also provides strategic leadership in developing and implementing innovative acquisition approaches to support FHWA and U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives and goals. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for directing the Agency’s space and property management program.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    You must meet the technical and managerial qualification factors identified below. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities in relation to the following eight (8) technical and managerial factors that are necessary to successfully perform the duties of this position.


    1. Knowledge of principles and techniques of contract and procurement regulations, procedures, practices and policies and their application to acquisition management programs.

    2. Ability to develop and formulate long-range acquisition management program improvement plans and objectives.

    3. Knowledge of business practices and supply sources in the Federal procurement marketplace.

    MANAGERIAL REQUIREMENTS: Additional information regarding the following five executive core qualifications listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s SES website at

    1. LEADING CHANGE: 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: 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: 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: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    5. BUILDING COALITIONS: 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.

    POSITION STATUS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a Career-Reserved position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). As a condition of employment, you will be required to enter the SES if not already a member. New SES members are required to serve a one-year probationary period. If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the Department of Transportation’s Standards of Conduct and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty.

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