Supervisory Program Manager (Contracts & Acquisitions)

Department Of Homeland Security DC (District of Columbia)
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Who May Be Considered:

* Current DHS Headquarters employees including FPS field offices (this DOES NOT include TSA, CBP, USCIS, ICE, FEMA, U.S. Secret Service, or U.S. Coast Guard), who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and have competitive civil service or eligibility for competitive service appointments;

* Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

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* Plans, develops and establishes procurement objectives and contractual strategies.

* Provides advice to management on related acquisition roles and the development and implementation of strategies needed to ensure supplies and services are available when needed to meet mission requirements.

* Leads the decision making in determination of the types of contracts and negotiation authorities to be used and prepares a consolidated acquisition requirements package including: the acquisition plan, the Statement of Work (SOW); Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE); market research, Contract Data Requirements List (CORL); source selection criteria; special provisions/requirements; etc.

* Directs, manages, performs and/or participates in all phases of the procurement process from requirements, through contract completion, including but not limited to: requirements definition, acquisition planning, procurement requests, documentation preparation, proposal evaluation, assist with contract negotiations, contract administration, etc.

* Participates in pre-proposal conference(s)/contractor capability briefings with prospective contractors to arrive at a clear understanding of what is required under proposed contract(s).

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position

You must successfully pass a background investigation

Selective Service registration required

Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements

You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret security clearance

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.

Conditions of Employment:

Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Training Certification Requirements: A COR Level II certification or equivalent with a minimum of 40 hours of training is required upon entering this position. In addition, the employee hired must acquire a COR Level III certification within 18 months.


To qualify for the position at the GS 15 grade level, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government performing the following duties: 1) Performing all phases of the acquisition process, which includes acquisition planning, documentation preparation , proposal evaluation, assist with contract negotiations, and contract administration; 2) Participating in post award conferences to ensure compliance with contractual requirements; and 3) Investigating and resolving contractor delays and performance issues

NOTE: To be found qualified for this position; the contents of your resume must fully support this response.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide

valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Must Be Met

The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade.


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