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    Steve Ressler

    Pretty big important gig…

    Job Title: Director of IT Schedule Programs

    Department: US General Services Administration

    Agency: Federal Acquisition Service

    Sub Agency: General Services Administration

    Job Announcement Number: 11110121


    $119,554.00 – $165,300.00 /year


    Monday, May 16, 2011 to Wednesday, June 15, 2011




    Full-Time Permanent




    1 vacancy – Arlington, VA


    Only current Federal employees or those with SES career reinstatement eligibility. U.S. citizenship is required.

    Applications are only being accepted via email to [email protected]


    The Director of IT Schedule Programs provides program direction to the IT Schedule Contract Operations and IT Schedule Business Programs with business volumes over $17 billion annually.


    Federal Acquisition Service
    Office of Integrated Technology Services
    Office of IT Schedule Programs
    Arlington, VA



    • Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.
    • Applications are only being accepted via email: [email protected]
    • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    • Veteran’s preference is not applicable to the SES.
    • Selectee must undergo a security background investigation.
    • Selectee must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Arlington, VA

    The Director of Information Technology (IT) Schedule Programs is located in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS), Arlington, VA and reports directly to the Assistant Commissioner for ITS.

    The Director of IT Schedule Programs provides nationwide leadership in developing, managing, and executing the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) IT Schedule Programs encompassing all of GSA’s IT schedules, which cover a wide variety of IT products, services and solutions required by Federal, State and local governments. The IT Schedule Progams total business volume is over $17 billion annually. Provides oversight and guidance to the operations of all IT Acquisition Centers nationwide. Manages and directs the IT Acquisition Center located in the Office of ITS in Central Office. Represents and speaks for the Assistant Commissioner for ITS on acquisition matters as it relates to the IT Schedule Programs before committees of Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and with other key officials of GSA, other Government agencies, industry representatives and the general public.

    Directly responsible for the IT Schedules acquisition program on a nationwide basis and for planning, developing, implementing, directing and/or administering all contracting functions/acquisition programs for professional services schedules for IT.

    Responsible for policy implementation and management oversight of all IT Schedule Programs. Prescribes procedures to ensure that all IT Schedule Programs comply with Government-wide standardization programs and all applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders. Supports small business and other socio-economic program goals.

    Provides oversight to the Office of ITS schedules acquisition program nationwide to ensure proper integration of the technical, contractual, budgetary, financial and agency/vendor liaison activities associated with the programs. Provides procurement support to the Office of ITS.

    Evaluate nationwide resource requirements for the proper performance of the acquisition and contracting functions and recommend allocation of resources available for those functions. Reallocate those resources made available to the Office.

    Maintain contacts with other Federal agencies and Federal user groups, professional societies, and business associations to exchange information and to improve Federal procurement programs. Provide advice and assistance to State and local governments on adoption of Federal standards or procurement practices.

    Develop and administer systems for quality control and for overall functional management of procurement activities and for the preparation of periodic and special reports to meet the needs of the Office and GSA management, other Government agencies, and the Congress.

    Provide leadership, mentoring, and supervision to subordinate directors. Foster the development of a world-class workforce and facilitate cooperation and teamwork. Entrust subordinate directors in their day-to-day activities providing executive level support, guidance, and final approval on all elevated decisions. Provide oversight, direction, and support to subordinate directors to ensure effective management of the organization and employees including: workload, performance, and administrative issues. Provide technical advice and assistance in the definition of training and career development programs for the Offices’ procurement personnel.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    All applicants must meet the Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification requirements listed below. 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 one or more of these executive positions. Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements.


    1. Demonstrated experience in the management and oversight of a large scale, complex, multifaceted information technology acquisition operation. This includes experience in leading an operation to implement acquisition initiatives across large organizations.

    2. Expert knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing the acquisition, management and use of government information technology resources. Prior experience must reflect responsibility for both pre- and post-award management and administration of major information technology and related services acquisitions.

    3. Ability to identify effective and efficient approaches for acquiring information technology solutions to meet complex customer needs utilizing knowledge of information technology industries and technologies and customer programs and businesses.


    1. Leading Change
    2. Leading People
    3. Results Driven
    4. Business Acumen
    5. Building Coalitions

    For guidance on how to address the ECQ’s, please refer to the “Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications” at


    These positions are critical-sensitive national security positions and appointment requires that you undergo a single-scope background investigation and the GSA security office must 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 any of these positions 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 Qualifications Review Board of 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 (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    These positions have been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for a position, you will be required to submit to a urinalysis screen for illegal drugs prior to appointment. Appointment to a position will be contingent upon your receiving a negative test result.


    Applicants must provide evidence of possession of each Mandatory Technical Competency and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed above in a supplemental statement to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5-10 pages for all five ECQ’s. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.
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    Benefits and Other Info


    GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see


    TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are 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.

    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 positions’ supervisor, these positions may be designated as telework eligible.

    NOTICE TO CURRENT SES MEMBERS: Current SES members who are making above $165,300 will not lose pay if appointed to either of these positions. Your pay upon appointment will meet or exceed the amount you earned in your previous position.

    How To Apply


    Applications must be emailed to [email protected] and must be received by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

    GSA is not accepting online applications for this position, and you do not need to register in USAJOBS to apply.

    Applications will be accepted from all qualified candidates within the area of consideration. Applications received under this announcement will not be returned.


    Your application must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to one or more of these positions. Either of the following application formats are acceptable: a resume; or an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), available at


    All candidates must submit a supplemental statement addressing the Mandatory Technical Competency(ies) and the ECQ’s stated in this announcement. Please limit Technical Competency responses to one (1) page each and ECQ responses to 5-10 pages for all five ECQ’s. YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT EITHER OF THESE TWO SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS.


    Oifice of Exec. Resources
    Phone: 202-501-1207
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 800-735-2966
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    General Services Administration
    Email applications to:
    [email protected]
    Washington, DC 00000
    Fax: 000-000-0000

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