Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 15, 2018
Closes
Aug 23, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Direct hire authority: This position is being filled using 5 U.S.C., Section 3304 and 5 CFR Part 337, Subpart B, which is the OPM approved government-wide direct-hire authority.

    Basic Requirements for GS-09-12:
    1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; or
    2. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, or organization and management.
    Grade 09:

    In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-7.

    Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform sucessfully the duties of the position to be filled, such as participating in negotiations of cost based contracts; developing standard statement of work; etc.

    Substitution of Education for Experience

    The experience requirements for the GS-9 level may be met by sucessful completion of two (2) full acadenic years of progressively higher level graduate education in an accredited college or university, in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, OR master's or equlvalent graduate degree; OR LL.B, or J.D. A year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours which the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study. If that information is not available. 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the one (1) year of full-time study requirement.

    Grade 11:

    In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-9

    Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform sucessfully the duties of the position to be filled, such as participating in negotiations of cost based contracts; developing standard statement of work; etc.

    Substitution of Education for Experience

    The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by sucessful completion of three (3) full acadenic years of progressively higher level graduate education in an accredited college or university, in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, OR Ph.D or equlvalent doctoral degree A year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours which the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study. If that information is not available. 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the one (1) year of full-time study requirement.

    Grade 12:

    In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-11.

    Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform sucessfully the duties of the position to be filled, such as participating in negotiations of cost based contracts; developing standard statement of work; etc.

    Basic Requirements for the GS-13

    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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph three.
    3. 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 one and two 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 under this paragraph, 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.
    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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

    ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

    A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

    This position does have a positive education requirement. Therefore, transcripts are required.

    Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position. Please include a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) that demonstrates that you meet the education requirement listed above prior to the closing date of the announcement. If you do not include this information prior to the closing date of the announcement, your application will be marked as incomplete unless your SF-50 shows that you were/are already in the 1102 job series.​

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

    Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

    https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf.

    EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement.

    Veterans' Information: Veterans Information.

    Telework: https://www.telework.gov/.

    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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

    Basis of Rating: This position falls under the government-wide direct-hire authority, granted by OPM, therefore, all applicants who meet the basic requirement (education, specialized experience) for the position will be referred for further review and consideration of the relevant expertise.

    Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy.
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