Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 21, 2018
Closes
May 29, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises is prohibited
  • Bargaining Unit Position: (YES or NO)
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Trial or probationary period may be required.
  • In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, applicants must also meet the following requirement:

    GS-12 Specialized Experience:

    To be creditable, you must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-11 or equivalent level in the federal service that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience is defined as: performing pre-award, award, and post-award functions for the procurement of technical supplies, equipment, and/or services (e.g., engineering and design services).

    Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

    GS-13 Specialized Experience:

    To be creditable, you must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level in the federal service that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience is defined as: Applying contracting principles, laws, regulations, and procedures sufficient to plan, develop, implement, and maintain all aspects of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities or the performance of the contractor; and anticipating problems and providing advice to project personnel on effective implementation and time frames required.

    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 by the senior procurement executive of the National Transportation Safety Board.

    Basic Requirements for GS-12:

    A.) A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field

    or

    B.) 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.

    Basic Requirements for GS-13:

    A.) Completion of all mandatory training as described in the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program (FAC-C) 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.

    and

    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.

    NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION BUT SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS BEFORE ENTRANCE ON DUTY.

    • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. A variety of work life amenities are offered such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness benefits and transit benefits.
    • Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) ARE NOT authorized for this position.
    • If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.
    • Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
    • If you are an eligible Interagency 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 90 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.
    • Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
    • Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
    • The National Transportation Safety Board provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the National Transportation Safety Board directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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

    Applicants will be rated using the Category Rating System. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Screening Questions/Occupational Questionnaire for consistency. Applicants must first meet any mandatory education/licensure/certification requirements before experience is evaluated. Failure to meet any mandatory requirement as outlined in the qualifications section will disqualify you from further consideration. Based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training in relation to these competencies, you will be placed into one of the following three categories:

    • Highly Qualified - Applicants with a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all competencies.·
    • Well Qualified - Applicants with a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the competencies.·
    • Qualified - Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above and any education or selective factor if also required.
    The Category Rating Method does not add Veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Documented preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification/eligibility requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine your qualifications. Applicants must first meet any mandatory education and/or licensure requirements before experience is evaluated. Failure to meet any mandatory requirement as outlined in the qualifications section will disqualify you from further consideration. If education and/or licensure requirements are met, your application will be further evaluated based on training, experience and other factors critical to successful job performance such as:

    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Influencing/Negotiating
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning
    • Writing


    If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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