Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 18, 2018
Closes
Jul 26, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.

    Basic Requirements for GS-13 and GS-14: 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 of 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 a 4-year course 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 of 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 a promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver.

    You will be asked to identify the education, training and experience you possess as it pertains to the mandatory occupational requirements for GS-1102 positions.

    Completion of FAI FAC-C Level III, or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Contracting Certification training.

    Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcements. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

    For GS-13: Specialized experience includes procuring one or more of the following: IT hardware, software and facilities and operation support services. In addition, negotiating contract changes and modifications; analyzing, interpreting and applying acquisition laws, rules and regulations; and resolving contract disputes and claims.

    For GS-14: Specialized experience includes procuring one or more of the following: IT hardware, software and facilities and operation support services. In addition, leading contract negotiations; developing and implementing acquisition plans; analyzing, interpreting and applying acquisition laws, policies, rules and regulations; resolving complex contract disputes and claims involving legal counsel; and processing and serving as Contracting Officer with signatory authority for complex high dollar value procurements.

    A 4-year course 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.

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

    All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;
    2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and
    3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.

    An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position.

    Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process 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. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST 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.

    A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.

    Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.

    There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:

    1. the core questions
    2. the vacancy questions
    3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and
    4. your resume.

    Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.

    You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):

    1. Experience performing acquisitions planning, solicitations, and contract administration.

    2. Skill in applying, interpreting, and implementing the FAR and organizational acquisition procedures.

    3. Skill in leading negotiations, and briefing senior level management on control issues.

    4. Skill in writing clear and concise contractual documents.


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