Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management
Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2021
The CMS Head of the Contracting Activity and Director of the
Office of Acquisition and Grants Management (OAGM) works across the
entire CMS organization to ensure that program and information
technology acquisitions and discretionary grants effectively
support the CMS mission. The Director of OAGM serves as CMS's
principal official responsible for ensuring that procurements meet
all legal, ethical, and financial requirements in addition to sound
business management practices.
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- Oversees the development, negotiation, execution, management,
and closeout of all CMS contracts, grants, IAAs, and purchase card
transactions valued at approximately $9B annually (FY 2020).
- Serves as the CMS's Head of the Contracting Activity and Chief
Grants Management Official, with responsibility for all CMS
- Directs CMS's comprehensive acquisition and grant management
planning, coordinating the immediate and long-range plans of
- Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of
innovative acquisition strategies to support legislative
initiatives to reform and streamline acquisition laws.
- Oversees the development and implementation of
procurement-related training for contracts and grant personnel, as
well as other acquisition personnel across the CMS enterprise.
- Plans, develops, and directs a comprehensive control system
which assures the accountability of sound and ethical procurement
practices and integrity in the acquisition and grant
- Serves as the CMS contact point with HHS and other Federal
agencies relative to grant and cooperative agreement policy
- Serves as the lead for developing and overseeing CMS's
acquisition planning efforts.
- Advises CMS senior officials on all aspects of acquisitions and
grants management in support of the implementation and execution of
all key CMS programs.
- Oversees the planning, development, interpretation of
comprehensive policies, procedures, regulations, and directives for
CMS acquisition functions.
- Ensures that the customer-focused team delivers excellent
service across all aspects of CMS acquisition and grants
- Represents CMS at all HHS acquisition and grant forums and
- Oversees the development of agency-specific procurement
guidelines for the utilization of small and disadvantaged business
concerns in achieving an equitable percentage of CMS's contracting
- Ensures that all programs under his/her direction reflect the
principles of workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their
management and operation in such areas as recruitment, employee
development, staff assignments, and communications.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- One year SES probationary period required.
- The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant
selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure
statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually,
and upon termination of employment.
- Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies
- All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on
approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee
has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate
- All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have
registered for the selective service. You will be required to sign
a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must
demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
- Only experience obtained by the closing date of this
announcement will be considered.
All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal
Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of
senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum
qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your
resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five
Executive Core Qualifications, and the Professional/Technical
Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be
incorporated into your five page resume. Separate narratives for
the Executive Core Qualifications and/or Professional/Technical
Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically,
experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade
level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local
government, the private sector, or nongovernmental
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty,
Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
- Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change,
both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational
goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an
organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously
- Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the
organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is
the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the
development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and
supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
- Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and
customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make
decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical
knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
- Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and
information resources strategically.
- Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally
and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments,
nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or
international organizations to achieve common goals.
Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs)
This position also requires that you possess PTQs that represent
knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this
role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.
- Expert and comprehensive knowledge of acquisition management
principles, policies, and practices, including knowledge of the
laws, regulations, principles, policies and practices applicable to
all phases of the acquisition process.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a large diverse acquisition
activity, including expert experience applying Federal acquisition
laws, regulations, principles, policies and practices to the
management and operation of such acquisition activity.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office
of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information
regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.
If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by
drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and
certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order
to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a
career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the
SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development
Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you
will not need to draft the ECQs.
You must possess, or have waived, the following education,
training and experience requirements under the authority of 41
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that
included or was supplemented by at least twenty-four (24) semester
credit hours (or equivalent) from among the following disciplines:
accounting; business; finance; law; contracts; purchasing;
economics; industrial management; marketing; quantitative methods;
organization and management;
At least 4 years of experience in an acquisition position either
in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of the above
experience must clearly show that you possess the experience,
knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of an
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