Program Manager

Vacancy ID: 836722   Announcement Number: FS-836722-AY13   USAJOBS Control Number: 337286300

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1. Title of Job

Program Manager
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 836722.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit:  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.

001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive & Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:


1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-15 level. Your answer must be supported by the content of your resume.

A. I qualify for the GS-15 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) developing, implementing, and managing strategies that coordinate and manage complex logistics and fleet management programs; 2) leading large and complex studies and projects that result in major proposals to establish and modify national policies, standards and procedures; 3) maintaining direct oversight of work performed and managing programmatic personnel/functions (i.e. planning work assignments, preparing schedules for completing assignments, assigning work to staff, identifying employee training needs, evaluating performance of employee and etc.); 4) preparing, justifying, and/or administering the budget for program areas; 5) interacting with senior government and industry officials as well as representing the director at conferences and meetings and 6) managing and directing the work of others.. (The contents of your resume "must" support your claim of specialized experience.)
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above therefore I do not qualify for this position.


This section is used to determine if you possess the experience needed to qualify for this position. For each task in the following group, choose the response below that best describes your training and/or experience. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

2. Monitor and modify standard management practices and procedures.

3. Evaluate and provide advice on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration.

4. Interpret legislation and department policies for requirements, goals and guidance to ensure division programs, activities and strategies are compliant and responsive.

5. Develop and implement division strategic plans, goals and performance requirements.

6. Participate with State and local governments and industry officials in evaluating cooperative programs to assess progress in meeting objectives.


7. Make an initial determination of the types of contracts and negotiation authorities to be used.

8. Prepare consolidated acquisition requirements package to include the acquisition plan, the Statement of Work (SOW), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE); the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), source selection criteria, special provisions/requirements, etc.

9. Prepare and maintain acquisition plans, milestones charts and related schedules.

10. Provide direction and advice in the areas of planning, contractual strategy, and execution of acquisition programs.

11. Direct and provide oversight to all phases of the acquisition process from requirements definition through fielding.

12. Provide guidance on the development of integrated acquisition strategies for acquisitions supporting major agency programs.

13. Conduct investigations and resolve Acquisition Program cost, schedule and performance challenges.


14. Develop and evaluate agency or company guidance for fleet management programs in the assigned areas of responsibilities.

15. Review, evaluate and report on the content of new, proposed, or modified legislation, executive orders, and directives for projected impact upon agency related programs.

16. Act as a subject matter expert on fleet management to provide recommendations in response to requests from management officials at all levels of the agency.

17. Determine, monitor and analyze motor vehicle fleet aspects (i.e. vehicle assignments, law enforcement status for law enforcement designated vehicles, maintenance and repair, fuel usage, environmental aspects, vehicle acquisitions, and vehicle allocation methodology).

18. Prepare and maintain accountable vehicle property records, reports, and plans.


19. Translate facility and real property directives into facility requirements and real property programs.

20. Provide oversight administrative responsibility for facilities management including real property facilities for energy and environmental considerations.

21. Participate in hardware acquisition planning and installation to ensure facility preparation is considered.


22. Determine and assure implementation of the goals and objectives of a department wide program.

23. Develop measures that evaluate performance and make recommendations for improvement.

24. Oversee the overall planning direction and execution of organizational program segments which are run by different organizational units.


25. Compose written statements or position papers concerning the impact of new or proposed legislation on existing programs or operations.

26. Develop written materials to persuade a variety of groups to significantly change procedures or programs.

27. Prepare reports that include highly complex and controversial findings, costly and extensive suggestions for improvement, and recommendations to headquarter officials for approval.


28. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations related to the administration of planning and programming operations.

29. Present briefings on significant program/agency privacy issues for senior officials in the public and/or private sectors.

30. Represent the organization at meetings with senior federal government officials, international counterparts, and community advocacy.


31. Evaluate work performance of subordinates and ensure performance standards among subordinate work units are equitable.

32. Develop performance standards and serve as reviewing official for subordinate positions.

33. Advise, counsel, and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters.

34. Hear and resolve complaints and grievances from employees.

35. Identify developmental and training needs of employees and provide or arrange for needed development and training.