Director, Acquisition and Business Services job

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Job Description


The Director for Acquisition and Business Services is designated as the Deputy FAA Acquisition Executive (Deputy FAE) provides executive leadership for the day-to-day business and internal management processes for all Acquisition and Business Services (ACQ) organizational elements, including overseeing the ACQ budget of over $100 million. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management and other FAA senior officials.

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Specific Responsibilities Include:

1. Leading the agency, as a strategic business partner, to achieve significant business value for FAA acquisitions. Collaborating with FAA executive leaders to shape the direction of the FAA, providing vision to enable and improve business processes for accomplishing FAA and DOT missions, goals, and program objectives. Directing the development of the Acquisition and Business Services strategic planning activities and long term enterprise-wide acquisitions.

2. Advising the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisition and Business Services on proposed agency acquisition policies, standards, and procedures. Advising agency senior leadership on major contracts. Advocating innovative uses of contracting to ensure sound capital and investment planning and to facilitate management's access to needed resources.

3. Providing executive oversight of Acquisition and Business Services, ensuring quality and efficiency of the services provided. Ensures Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are in place that articulate core responsibilities, functions and performance measures for services delivered to internal and external customers. Reviewing and evaluating the organization's performance to determine effectiveness and success in delivering services.

4. Overseeing the tactical execution of day-to-day operations in Acquisition and Business Services for related activities and ensuring the implementation of such activities are sustainable and in alignment with the strategic mission of the FM. This includes the establishment of design and operational standards for corporate and organizational systems. Collaborating and working closely with Acquisition and Business Services leadership sharing value added perspectives and insights in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance Manager's (FM) acquisition community.

5. Promoting the effective and efficient design and operation of acquisition management processes. Collaborating with the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisition and Business Services to provide financial and performance data for effectively monitoring program performance and ensuring mission accomplishment. Establishing, monitoring, and assessing the performance of acquisitions in support of program accomplishments based on appropriate measures. This includes establishing baseline performance and identifying performance goals.

6. Leading acquisition and property management systems modernization plans and programs to promote efficiency of operations and quality of data collection and reporting.

7. Providing executive direction and oversight for ACQ workforce matters, including strategic workforce planning; recruitment, hiring, and staffing; training and development; performance management; and succession planning. Speaking on behalf of ACQ for labor relations matters. Driving strategies to develop effective management and leadership skills and providing organizational support to ACQ’s managerial cadre to institutionalize a positive, effective, and performance based culture.

8. Leading ACQ communication strategies and activities to promote leadership transparency, information sharing, organizational learning, and employee engagement.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Qualifications

    As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

    Leadership Requirements
    1. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.

    2. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.

    3. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.

    4. LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.

    Technical Requirements
    1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading a multi-tiered and geographically dispersed organization performing mission critical or complex acquisition or acquisition support function(s).

    2. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience directing internal operations and organizational planning within an Acquisition or Business service environment.


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    Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    Additional information

    Position may be subject to a background investigation.
    A one-year probationary period may be required.
    Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
    The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

    This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

    This is not a bargaining unit position.

    Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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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.

    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    1. A resume
    2. An attachment or response addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements (located in the Preview Job Questionnaire link in this announcement). Applicants should address each of the requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
    3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming non-competitive eligibility as a current or former FAA Executive, member of the Senior Executive Service or member of a comparable Executive system.
    4. Your Candidate Development Certificate if you are claiming non-competitive eligibility based on your graduate status.

    NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials (i.e. DD Form 214, performance plans/evaluations, letters of recommendation, etc.); they will not be considered as part of the application package.

    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.

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    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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