Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
May 26, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Develops strategic plans in conjunction with program officials and Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs).
  • Prepares solicitation documents which incorporate required Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and HHS policies and provisions.
  • Performs cost/price analysis, including analysis of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness and conformance to applicable regulations, directives, and policies.
  • Prepares close-out documents to close contracts.
  • Negotiates and prepares documents for contract modifications.
  • NOTE: This is a developmental position leading to the full performance duties listed above. The primary difference between the grade levels is in the areas of supervisory control and level of responsibility.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
  • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.


Qualifications

ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Your resume must include detailed information as it relates to the responsibilities and specialized experience for this position. Evidence of copying and pasting directly from the vacancy announcement without clearly documenting supplemental information to describe your experience will result in an ineligible rating. This will prevent you from receiving further consideration.


In order to qualify for the GS-11, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector), to include: 1) Preparing acquisition documents and/or reports (examples: solicitations/contracts, market research, justifications & determinations, audit reports, negotiation objectives, or award documents); AND 2) Reviewing acquisition documents to ensure adherence to terms and conditions or regulations.
- OR -
Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute education for specialized experience at the GS-11 level by possessing a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Qualifying graduate education must be in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
- OR -
Combination of Experience and Education: Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the GS-09 grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. Therefore, only education in excess of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, may be used to combine education and experience.

TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement related to substitution of education for experience and combination of experience and education. Please see "Required Documents" section below for what documentation is required at the time of application.

In order to qualify for the GS-12, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) Gathering and analyzing information to draw conclusions about price/cost information; AND 2) Providing business-related advice, guidance or direction through communication; AND 3) Conducting negotiations on pricing, performance, compliance, or technical terms.

Substitution of Education for Experience: There is no substitution of education to meet the specialized experience requirement at the GS-12 grade level.

Combination of Experience and Education: There is no combination of experience and education to meet the specialized experience requirement at the GS-12 grade level.

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.

Education

Education Requirement: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, all candidates must have the following educational requirements:

A. Possess a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field from an accredited college or university. (Note: Unofficial or Official Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.)
OR
B. Completed at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (Note: Unofficial or Official Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.)
OR
C. On January 1, 2000, have held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and I have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000. (Note: SF-50s must be submitted at the time of application.)

TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement listed above. Failure to submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application WILL result in an ineligible rating. Please see "Required Documents" section below for what documentation is required at the time of application.

Click the following link to view the occupational questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11418323

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes-American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1923
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure: Not Required

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Expanded/Maximum Telework Posture: Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the CMS Master Labor Agreement.

Full-Time Telework Program for CMS Employees:CMS employees currently participating in the Full-Time Telework Program must discuss whether they can remain in the program with the hiring manager. If an employee in this program is selected, the pay will be based on the address on the current telework agreement (normally home address) and will be used as your official duty station for pay purposes. The listed salary range reflects the locality pay assigned to the duty location(s) listed in the vacancy announcement. For more information about pay based on locality, please visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Salaries & Wages Page .

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit the required documentation and be rated well-qualified for this vacancy. Click here for a detailed description of the required supporting documents . A well-qualified applicant is one who meets the qualification standard and eligibility requirements for the position, including any medical qualifications (if applicable), minimal educational and experience requirements; meets all selective placement factors (if applicable); is physically qualified, with reasonable accommodation where appropriate, to perform the essential duties of the position; meets any special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position; and is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

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