Supervisory Contract Specialist Deputy Director Pd11r161 Office Of Acquisitions Management & Policy

Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Operations, Office of Acquisitions Management and Policy. The duty location for this position is located in Rockville, MD. **Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/20/2022 to 09/27/2022Salary$148,484 - $176,300 per yearSalary range listed includes locality pay.Pay scale & gradeGS 15HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Rockville, MD1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)1102 ContractingSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testNoAnnouncement numberHRSA-OAMP-22-IMP-11644779Control number677617900HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyThis position is only open to CURRENT Career/Career Conditional Employees of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)in the Competitive service; DHHS Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP); and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers billeted with HHS.PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers will be referred as CC personnel and not as a candidate for conversion to a permanent federal appointment.HelpDutiesAs a Supervisory Contracting Specialist, you will serve as the Deputy Director performing a full range of supervisory duties and responsibilities and as an advisor on contract program and policy matters. Your major duties and responsibilities include: Serving as an advisor on contract program and policy matters and working with HRSA's Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) to ensure effective and timely processing, execution, Administration, termination, and close out of negotiated contracts and other acquisition instruments. This includes: reviewing contracts regarding legality, fulfillment of HRSA's long range objectives, and conformance to established procurement policies, regulations, and procedures; defending detailed findings and determination documents to justify approval by DHHS or approval by HRSA Administrators; representing HRSA's OAMP t DHHS, OMB and other authorities; and, reviewing and recommending action on requests for ratification of unauthorized procurements, protests against awards, disputes with contractors, mistakes in bids, etc.Providing leadership and assistance to Bureau/Office components in all procurement matters.Formulating, implementing, and coordinating the development of policies, systems, procedures, and instructions designed to provide efficient and effective contracts programs to meet the varied needs of HRSA's mission.Encouraging and providing direction to studies of systems and procedures, contractor relationships, execution of delegated responsibilities and authorities, and other aspects of contracts, inter/intra agency agreements, and materials management. NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentU. S. Citizenship is required.All qualification requirements and time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement.Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.This position has an education requirement, transcripts are required.A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.Recruitment incentives are not authorized.Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (ie, background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)QualificationsTHESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 09/27/2022 Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for this position at the GS-1102-15 grade level, you must meet all of the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 1. Selective Factor: In order to meet minimum qualification requirements, you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor for this position. Selective factor includes: Professional Acquisition Certification: To be considered for this position, must possess at least one of the following and provide the required documentation for verification by the closing date of this announcement. Please note that if contacted for an interview, you will need to provide documentation that your FAC-C Level III, DAWIA, ACRB or Department of Defense Contracting Professional/Foundational (along with your DAU transcript) certification is still currently active. Selective factor is included in minimum qualifications assessment: Applicants must possess and provide documentation that allows HR to verify one of the following certifications:A current/active Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III certification. (Acceptable documentation is the initial certificate dated no more than two years prior to the closing date of the announcement).A Certificate of Achievement (for completion of continuous learning points (CLPs) requirement) with a certification valid date through at least the closing date of the announcement.A current/active Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification, or Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) showing proof of a DAWIA Level III certificate, or Department of Defense Contracting Professional/Foundational Certification along with your DAU transcript.2. Education: You must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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. You must provide unofficial transcripts as verification that you meet this education requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade. 3. Training: Completed all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years' experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. 4. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance. In order to qualify for this position at the GS-15 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-14 level in the federal service. Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-14 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:Serving as a Contract Officer responsible for leading the complete life-cycle (ie, pre-award and post-award) of acquisitions for equipment, software, and services; ANDProviding technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation in any phase of the contracting process (eg, pre-solicitation, solicitation, negotiation, award, post-award administration). Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A competency is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions. CONTRACTING/PROCUREMENT - Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques or requirements (for example, FAR) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. ACQUISITION PLANNING - Develops and guides program management through a comprehensive plan for fulfilling acquisition needs in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost in accordance with Federal and Departmental regulations, policies and procedures. LEADERSHIP - Inspires, motivates & guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches & mentors subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, & respect for individuals by applying these values to daily behaviors. TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s: Please Note: Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2022 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG). Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions).Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 09/27/2022. Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package.EducationThis position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work. Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. For further information, visit: informationHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact your HRSA Ethics Advisor at HRSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process.Read moreHelpA career with the US 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.HelpA career with the US 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays). Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package which includes: 1. A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, then you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:Job titleName of employerBeginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)Your resume must show the series and grade or equivalent for all federal positions you have held. (if a federal position)You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire. 3. Other supporting documents to be submitted with application:SF-50: Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows status and time-in-grade, and its full performance level. If you are an HHS employee you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from eOPF.Personnel Orders: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.College transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education). For Resume and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/27/2022.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US 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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