Lead Contract Specialist
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The Team Leader contract specialist position is located within the Office of Contracts (CON), Office of Management Services (OMS). The Office of Contracts is organized into a policy branch and two procurement branches. Each procurement branch is headed by a branch chief who supports one of the two major organizational customers within the agency and several other customers, including those in our overseas news bureaus and transmitting stations in 42 countries around the world.
The ideal candidate has experience leading teams, performing all pre and post-award acquisition duties and functions in a federal environment and possesses comprehensive knowledge of federal contracting regulations, policies, procedures and laws to effectively and independently lead a team in the development, solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and close-out of contracts.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must meet the mandatory education and specialized experience requirement for the grade at which you are requesting consideration, and the certification requirement.
Basic Requirements for GS-13 positions and above in the 1102 Contracting Series:
A) 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.
B) 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.
Exceptions: Employees in 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.
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. With respect to each waiver granted, 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants cannot be promoted to the GS-14 grade without meeting all educational and experience qualifications for the GS-13 grade.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=rn. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:
To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience performing the full range of pre and post-award acquisition activities.
- Experience serving as a subject matter specialist for a range of contracting procedures, types, and methods related to pre-award and/or post-award phases of contracting for a variety of services, including information technology projects.
- Experience in negotiation techniques, such as developing pre-negotiation strategies, conducting negotiations for the acquisition, and directing or performing post-award negotiations involving contract changes or modifications.
- Experience in performing procurement process reviews and documenting best practices.
- Experience leading teams.
- Experience assigning, tracking and reviewing the work of others.
- Experience collaborating with other organizations and conducting independent research and fact finding to resolve complex procurement matters.
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.
Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC): In addition to the basic education and specialized experience requirement, in order to qualify for this position, you must possess OR have previously possessed a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) at the Level II or III issued by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), or DoD's equivalent certification issued in accordance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). The agency will also consider candidates holding a similar industry certification.
Applicants can verify FAI certification and training requirements at the following website:http://https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
Current or previous possession of the required FAI or DAWIA certification in contracting evidences satisfaction of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
1. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=4881.
3. 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.
4. If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit.
5. If selected you will subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of our credit and legal history.
6. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.
- Basic Requirements
- Decision Making
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Read more Security clearance Q - Nonsensitive