Supervisory Contract Specialist

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Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 24, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May be Required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS May Be Authorized

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: PCS May Be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Providing expertise and interpretive guidance for all procurement operations; overseeing the preparation of solicitations and contractual vehicles for selection of appropriate clauses and provisions
    • Directing, reviewing, and approving all aspects of the negotiation or discussion process to include planning negotiation strategies, leading negotiations or discussions in accordance with the methods of procurement being utilized and obtaining revised proposals
    • Resolving complex acquisition and business problems which may have long-term effects on procurement operations
    • Presenting sensitive recommendations that are well thought out and compliant to higher authority to obtain their approval

    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.

    In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series.

    In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series.
    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND you must have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

    Exception: Employees currently in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions if they have been in an 1102 position since October 1, 2000. An SF-50 much be provided to show applicant is a current 1102 and has been in this series since October 1, 2000 if using this exception.

    *NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    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 U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
    NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

    Other Notes:
    This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III, Contracting certification. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

    This position is subject to the statutory requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).

    The incumbent must fully comply with provisions of the DoDD 5500.07 Standards of conduct, DoD 5500.07-R, The Joint Ethics Regulation (JER), 5 CFR 2635 Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and 5 CFR 3601 supplemental Standards of conduct for employees of the Department of Defense.

    The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays. work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station. The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.

    Incumbent is required to file an annual Office of Government Ethics (OGE) form 450 "Confidential Financial Disclosure Report".

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


    • Mastery of contracting laws, principles, and regulations to include specialized knowledge of DoD procurement and eBusiness systems policy and procedures
    • Skill in oral and written and oral communications
    • Knowledge of effective leadership and management tools and techniques

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