Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 15, 2019
Closes
Feb 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be required up to 5 percent.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-13 salary range starts at $96,970 per year.  If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

    You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

    1. All of the following:  (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirementsor FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification.  If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position.  However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.  
    3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.

    To qualify, you must meet one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience in performing the full range of pre-award and/or post award activities utilizing various types of contracts such as fixed price, various cost types, requirements, performance based and multiple award schedules) and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, and drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services; OR experience requiring sufficient knowledge of contracting regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's program and technical requirements in order to conduct reviews of contracts or contracting actions, recommend or plan improvements to an organization's procurement program.

    Please see "Qualifications".

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Bargaining Unit Status

    Bargaining Unit status:  NFFE

    Relocation Not Paid

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.  

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    ·       Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

    ·       Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

    ·       Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Management Rights

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.  

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.  

    • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulatory and advisory guidelines and source materials. Knowledge of procurement policy and related fields of law, accounting, auditing and quality management; and has the ability to interpret laws, regulations, principles and policies.
    • Skill in negotiation techniques to serve as lead negotiator in conducting negotiations in both the acquisition of the service and the post award functions of the contract involving contract changes and modifications; and to meet and deal with high level business, industry, and/or Government officials.
    • Mastery of contract administration sufficient to administer a group of sensitive, service contracts requiring economic price adjustment provisions, and termination procedures sufficient to analyze termination settlements.
    • Knowledge of Acquisition planning. Knowledge of contract types and methods of contracting.
    • Skill in oral and written communication to award and administer contracts; and to develop business strategies and perform in-depth evaluations of contractor performance.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.


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    Drug test required No


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