Job- Regional Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service- GSA – Auburn, WA

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  • #125685

    Tarryn Reddy

    Announcement Number


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    Position Title

    Regional Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service

    Hiring Agency

    GSA, Office of the Regional Administrator

    Open Period

    02/04/2011 – 03/07/2011

    Duty Locations

    1 Vacancies in Auburn, WA


    ES – 0340D 99

    For More Info

    Office of Exec. Resources
    [email protected]


    $119554 – $172000

    Who May Apply
    All qualified applicants with U.S. citizenship.

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications are only being accepted via email to [email protected]

    Duration Appointment

    The Regional Commissioner (RC) for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is responsible for the executive leadership, planning and direction of all FAS regional programs and activities.

    OFFICE AND LOCATION FOR THE VACANCY: Northwest/Arctic Region; Federal Acquisition Service; Auburn, WA


    Key Requirements
    Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration. 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. Position includes supervisory responsibilities.

    Major Duties
    The Regional Commissioner (RC) for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) in the Northwest/Arctic Region is responsible for planning and directing the overall support and administration of FAS regional functions. The area serviced includes the Northwest/Arctic Region states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Incumbent provides executive leadership to a regional office of a nationwide organization involved in the strategic assessment, marketing, sales, acquisition, and provisioning of a wide range of reimbursable, value added, state-of-the-art, and cost effective supplies and services to/for customer agencies. The incumbent directs and manages a major acquisition operation and coordinates all program and integrator offices assigned to the regional FAS organization, including Integrated Technology Services, Fleet Management, Personal Property and Customer Accounts and Research [no mention of the Region’s Supply operations which include the Management Services Center]. Directs, manages and coordinates all activities assigned to the regional FAS organization. The RC reports to and serves under the operational control of the GSA Regional Administrator (RA), Northwest/Arctic Region. Further, adheres to and executes policy, program and financial guidance provided by the Commissioner of FAS.

    Provides executive leadership, overseeing FAS program operations, meeting regional and national performance goals and objectives. Directs day-to-day operational activities and makes management decisions, with signatory authority on matters not requiring the FAS Commissioner’s review. Within delegated authority, executes on behalf of the United States, contracts and modifications of contracts through subordinate staff. Directs and executes a wide variety of regional and national programs and activities relating to the assessment, marketing, sales, acquisition, and provisioning of supplies and services.

    Maintains, coordinates, and promotes the highest standard of quality relationships with other organizations within GSA, field offices of other Federal agencies, state and local governments, trade representatives and associations and other organizations and groups to improve the adequacy and performance of all programs and operations relating to the mission, goals and services of the regional FAS organization. Conducts, directs, and coordinates program and administrative reviews for the regions; replies to internal and external audit reports; and oversees FAS management information systems and office automation efforts.

    Serves as key advisor to the Regional Administrator of the Region and other GSA regional/Central Office officials on the overall operation of the regional FAS organization. Provides expert advice and assistance to the Regional Administrator in the development and execution of regional policies and plans. Coordinates with other members of senior management teams on common issues, and participates in the development of overall regional and agency-wide strategies to fulfill customer needs. As a member of the FAS Leadership Council, collaborates in the development and execution of strategic plans for FAS programs. [No reference to enterprise-wide approach to Regional issues specifically interactions with PBS.]

    Represents and speaks on behalf of the GSA Administrator, FAS Commissioner and Regional Administrator in the regional organization, on important and complex program matters, questions and problems in services, contracts and negotiations with key officials, public figures and other individuals within and outside of the Federal Government.

    Participates in high-level conferences, meetings and forums with senior representatives from GSA, other executive departments and agencies, Congressional committees, and the Office of Management and Budget. In this regard, incumbent interfaces and coordinates with personnel at the SES, General Officer and corporate management levels throughout the Federal Government and the public and private sectors. Ensures and directs timely and accurate responses to internal, external, Congressional and U.S. Government Accountability Office audits and inquiries.

    Responsible for the financial management of appropriated, reimbursable and revolving funds. Manages and directs the operations of the funds. Prepares and executes annual plans and budgets for the regional FAS organization, consistent with established policies, guidance and regulations.

    Provides executive leadership and fully participates in the development of plans and reports for the General Performance Review (GPR) in order to ensure program performance excellence through financial stability, revenue growth and customer satisfaction.

    Provides leadership, mentoring, and supervision to subordinate directors. Fosters the development of a world-class workforce and facilitates cooperation and teamwork. Entrusts subordinate directors in their day to day activities providing executive level support, guidance, and final approval on all elevated decisions. Provides oversight, direction, and support to subordinate directors to ensure effective management of the organization and employees including: workload, performance, and administrative issues.

    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 this executive position. Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements.


    1. Ability to lead an organization involved in the marketing, sales, acquisition, and provisioning of state-of-the-art, cost effective information technology and telecommunications services, fleet services, and/or professional services. Expert knowledge of telecommunications and information technology and the ability to assess and meet customer requirements with value added solutions. Extensive knowledge of a program(s) which include(s) fleet management and/or personal property services. Demonstrates skills in fostering and leading an enterprise-wide approach in service deliver to customers.

    2. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a customer service program, including customer service staff and websites, fostering a marketing focus for an organization’s business lines, products, services, and partnerships. Demonstrates understanding and expertise in providing superior customer experiences in the delivery of services.

    3. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to oversee a commercial acquisition function providing access to a vast array of services, including an extensive range of professional services. Prior experience must include the program and/or project management of the design, acquisition, and implementation of large, highly complex solutions.

    4. Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations relating to acquisition and contract administration.


    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


    This position is a critical-sensitive national security position 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 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 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.

    This position has been designated under Executive Order 12564 as being subject to random drug screening. If tentatively selected for this position, you will 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.

    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 five (5) pages for all five ECQ’s. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit.

    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.

    Required Documents
    Your application must describe your job-related qualifications pertinent to this position. 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 five (5) pages for all five ECQ’s. YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT EITHER OF THESE TWO SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS.

    What to Expect Next
    Once your application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. You will be notified of the outcome.

    If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please submit your question(s) via e-mail to [email protected] or call the Office of Executive Resources on (202)501-1207.

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

    Other Information
    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 position’s supervisor, this position may be designated as telework eligible.

    NOTICE TO CURRENT SES MEMBERS: Current SES members who are making above $172,000 will not lose pay if appointed to this position. Your pay upon appointment will meet or exceed the amount you earned in your previous position.

    [May wish to add language stating that employee must serve in COOP/COG-related events.]

    See USAJobs link:*&FedPub=Y&vw=d&ss=0&sort=rv&re=3&FedEmp=Y&jbf565=1&pg=1&AVSDM=2011-03-10+16%3a32%3a00

  • #125687

    Mary Davie

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