Senior Contract Specialist (Team Leader)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation
  • 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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Applicants must meet the requirements of either A or B:

    A. Qualifications based on meeting all of the following criteria: 1 )Certification at the level of FAC-C Level III, DAWIA Level III or equivalent courses (see note below) and 2) A minimum of 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions of which at least 1 year is specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the upper range of the NY-03 pay band which is at,or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience includes contract negotiation, termination and administration of complex awards over $150,000; advising management on procurement/contracting policy, regulations and processes; processing requirements from acquisition planning through contract closeout; and leading a team responsible for planning, negotiating or managing various aspects of the procurement process.

    B. Meeting the qualifications based on OPM's "grandfathering" provision after having occupied a position equivalent to the GS-14 level in the 1102 series, on or prior to January 1, 2000, without a break in service. Such experience includes working with a wide range of contracting methods and contracts to plan and carry out pre-award and post-award procurement actions.

    NOTE: Classes taken for FAC-C certification purposes starting with CON must be taken from a training provider (commercial vendor, college or university, or another organization) whose class has been determined by DAU to be DAU Equivalent. A class taken for FAC-C purposes starting with FCN must be taken from a training provider (commercial vendor, college or university, or another organization) whose class has been verified by FAI.

    DAU Equivalent Providers: A list of DAU Equivalent vendors and classes can be found in DAU's iCatalog under Equivalent Providers.

    FAI Verified Providers: A list of FAI Verified vendors and classes can be found on the FAI Verification Program page. The FAI Verification process is continuously being updated and can be found here.

    In addition to meeting the qualifications above, applicant who qualify under the requirement of "A" must also meet the following:

    Completion 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. An unofficial transcript from your college/university must be submitted with your application package or you will be eliminated from consideration.

    Waiver: The hiring manager may, at his or her discretion, waive any or all of the requirements of experience and education if it is determined 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. These exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

    Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

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

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Customer Service
    • Problem Solving
    • Technical Competence

    Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
    2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
    3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

    NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
    1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
    2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

    Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

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