Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-14, Census-DE-TLH

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 20, 2018
Closes
Mar 20, 2018
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You will be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Basic Entry Requirements:
    1. Completion of 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 at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

    For further information concerning required mandatory Level III training go to: http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/commerce_acquisition_manual_cam/documents/CAM-1301-6-ContractingCertificationWarrantProgram.pdf.

    AND

    2. 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.
    NOTE: Applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts.

    3. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 at grades 13 and above are 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, unless granted a waiver. This exception does not apply if there was a break in service after January 1, 2001.

    4. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. The senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. Waivers will only be granted in rare and unusual circumstances such as when there are no qualified candidates readily available.

    A. Proof of mandatory contracting training - (submit i or ii):

    (i) all required course certificates

    (ii) list of completed courses including: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

    B. Proof of contracting certification - (submit both i and ii; or iii):

    (i) FAC-C (Legacy or Refresh) or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

    (ii) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to current period.

    (iii) If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. For additional information click on, https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/certification-and-career-development-programs. Also see the Required Documents section.

    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

    EXPERIENCE:
    You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience developing and implementing or reviewing complex contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, price/cost analysis, and/or staff functions characterized by requirements for extensive coordination, a wide variety of procurement activity, and unknown factors, changes or conflicts in the issues. You led, performed, or reviewed activities related to procurement of goods or services with specialized, critical or scarce requirements using formal advertisement or negotiations, where competition is limited and/or market conditions are unfavorable, and which require inclusion of special contract provisions.

    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 cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) policy and procedures.
    • Ability to interpret FAR requirements and apply them to Census acquisitions.
    • Ability to supervise others.
    • Ability to analyze and determine stakeholder issues, communicate with principals, and provide responses in a timely manner.
    • Ability to conduct presentations or briefings in an effective manner to higher level management as well as other internal and external stakeholders.
    For more information on category rating, please go to:
    http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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