Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Chief)
25% or less - 1-5 nights per month for training and conferences
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
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: 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, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.)
At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions - 1 year of which is specialized experience or equivalent to work at the next lower level in the Federal service.
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Current Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or higher CERTIFICATE or Defense Acquisition Workforce Certification (DAWIA) in Contracting Level II or higher CERTIFICATE;
Completed Level I training courses as required by the Federal Acquisition Institute. Individual training courses are listed below:
CON 100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements OR FCN 101 Contracting Basics;
CON 121 Contract Planning;
CON 124 Contract Execution;
CON 127 Contract Management;
FAC 023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules;
FAC 031 Small Business Programs;
CLC 057 Performance-Based Payment & Planning for Cash Flow;
CLC 058 Introduction to Contract Pricing;
CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis;
CON 090 (DOD) FAR Fundamentals OR FCN 190 (FED) FAR Fundamentals. The training curriculum for GS-1102s is completion of FAC-C Level II mandatory training courses.
***FAC-C courses are listed below, DAWIA equivalents are also acceptable. Training requirements can also be viewed at the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) webpage.
Level II mandatory training:
CON 200 Business Decisions for Contracting
CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting
CLC 056 Analyzing Contract Costs
CON 270 Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis
CLC 051 Managing Government Property in the Possession of Contractors
HBS 428 Negotiating
CON 280 Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts
CON 290 Contract Administration & Negotiation Techniques in a Supply Environment***Legacy FAC-C courses are acceptable if Level II training was completed and the individual FAC-C Level II was certified prior to October 1, 2015. For Level II training completed after October 1, 2015, individuals must have completed FAC-C Refresh courses. DAWIA equivalents are also acceptable.
**Applicants certified at Level II, must achieve Level III certification within 24 months of appointment.
(NOTE: COPIES OF THE CERTIFICATION OR TRAINING CERTIFICATES AS OUTLINED ABOVE MUST BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.)
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level for this position includes assignments that involve developing and implementing contracting plans that typically include: Planning, leading, reviewing, and auditing complex procurement functions; acquisition planning, procurement of supplies, services, or equipment through formal advertising or negotiation procedures to include financial assistance transactions and research and development contracts; Developing solicitations for bids, evaluating contract bids/proposals; Performing price/cost analysis, contract award, administration, termination, and close-out; Providing expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation in a functional area of procurement including responsibility for formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation; Making decisions or recommendations that significantly affect the content, interpretation, or development of complex, long-range, or interrelated agency policies or programs concerning the management of procurement matters.
Exception: Employees in the 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. If using this exception to qualify you MUST submit an SF-50 that supports the title, series, and grade occupied on 01/01/00.
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
A written test is not required.
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.)
Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Career Transition Assistance Program: 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 CTAP 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 CTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp).
Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
If selected, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Selection may require completion of a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.
This position is subject to random drug testing.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days
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 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):
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Strategic Thinking
- Technical Competency - Contracting / Procurement
- Written Communication