Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-15

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will serve as the C5I Contract Operations Division (CG-9124), Supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer with complete responsibility to plan and execute all contractual actions for the Division. You will serve as the Division Chief, and as a senior advisor, consultant, and liaison to top management officials, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations and institutions on challenging, new developments in contracting/procurement initiatives which are Coast Guard-wide in scope.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Supporting the contracting and procurement mission by primarily managing the contractual requirements process for the program office, assisting in the development of acquisition strategies, developing the solicitation and contract award documentation, contract administration and closeout.
  • Performing all functions required to manage all aspects of the contracting office, which includes the award and administration of contracts valued at greater than $1B; is involved in all aspects of the acquisition process from acquisition strategy development, acquisition planning, solicitation preparation and issuance, proposal evaluation, contract award and administration; performs business and administrative oversight to include: policy compliance; and solicitation/contract quality assurance.
  • Managing and supervising the procurement functions for the two Branches within the Division; providing mentorship, leadership and supervision to the immediate Division office staff.
  • Working with officials of other units or organizations, and advising management officials of higher rank on acquisition, contracting and related management issues; assuring comparable equity in the assessment by subordinates of the adequacy of contractor capabilities or of contractor completed work; providing direction on the administration of contracts exceeding $1B.
  • Providing internal and external information, as needed, to support contract management and decision making activities, budget processes, and marketability of contract services and outcomes; providing broad, general guidance on unique, controversial and sensitive issues; reviewing and clears procurement instruments of a political and particularly sensitive nature and/or those requiring a higher level review as mandated by law or regulation; and preparing and presenting briefings as required.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Employment and Financial Interest Statement is required
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

For the GS-1102-15 positions:

You must meet all three requirements listed below; unless you are covered by an exception:

1) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, 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.

Note: Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.

NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

AND

2) Completion of at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Directly related experience must have involved applying contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures sufficient to plan, develop, implement, and maintain all aspects of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities; and anticipating problems and providing advice to project personnel on effective implementation and time frames required.

EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants who have been in a GS-1102 position, at or above the GS-13 level, since January 1, 2000 without a break in service only need to meet the 1-year of directly related experience in order to qualify. The educational, training and additional years of contracting experience requirements do not apply to these individuals.

AND

3) Training refers to the May 7, 2014, Memorandum on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Applicants must meet the FAC-C requirements and be certified at Level II or III at the time of application. Possession of certification must be indicated as part of application submission. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. A valid Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification is equivalent to a FAC-C at the same certification level, provided the FAC-C education and continuous learning requirements have been met. Certification requirements may be viewed at click here.

NOTE: The agency may obtain a waiver for any individual not meeting the training requirements. The Coast Guard Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the DHS Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer.

NOTE: If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in Qualification Requirements #1.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above:

GS-15: Applicant must possess at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include:
  • Interpreting and implementing acquisition policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of its acquisition responsibilities and directing the allocation of resources to effectively support assigned workload.
  • Reviewing and clearing acquisition documents and instruments of a political and sensitive nature, as well as those requiring a higher level of approval as mandated by law or regulation.
  • Ensuring development of quality and timely work products (i.e. solicitations, pre-negotiation memorandum, award support document, etc.) as required by regulations, procedures and other directed guidance.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade and number of credits earned. Official transcripts will be required if selected prior to establishing an entrance on duty date. Information on Defense Acquisition University equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.aspx.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6307. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation