Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 05, 2019
Closes
Mar 05, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Basic Qualifications Requirements for the GS-12 grade level: To meet the basic requirement you must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR Have 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. OR have been continuously employed in a GS-1102 series in the Federal Government after January 1, 2000, in one of the following grade levels: GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12.

    In addition to the basic qualification requirements above, you must also meet the minimum qualifications requirements listed below.

    Minimum Qualifications Requirement for the GS-12 Grade Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Government (or equivalent) performing all of the following: 1) determining appropriate contract strategies, types and methods, 2) assisting with the preparation of procurement plans, 3) preparing and issuing solicitation documents, 4) preparing contract award documentation.

    Basic Requirements for the GS-13 Grade Level:To meet the basic requirement you must have a 4-year course of study, from an accredited college or university, 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. (The exception is if you have been continuously employed in a GS-1102-13 position in the competitive Federal Service since January 1, 2000).

    In addition to the basic qualification requirements above, you must also meet the minimum qualifications and training requirements listed below.

    Minimum Qualifications Requirement for the GS-13 grade level: Applicants must have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions which includes at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as performing all of the following: 1) preparing statements of work, 2) preparing procurement plans, 3) preparing and issuing solicitation documents, 4) providing advice on the evaluation of cost proposals and performing procedures associated with administering contracts and purchase orders (tracking contractor performance, market analysis and closing out contracts upon completion).

    Training Requirement for the GS-13 Grade level: Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by OPM (as defined in the Education section) for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions. If you have a FAC-C Level II/III or a DAWIA Level II/III certification in Contracting, your training is fully qualifying for OPM's Mandatory Training requirement. You may request the senior procurement executive of OPM consider granting a waiver for the training requirement if you can demonstrate extensive training pertaining to federal procurement. Acceptance of course equivalencies extend only to those courses recognized by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Information on FAI equivalent courses and training providers offering equivalent courses can be found on the FAI website at http://www.fai.gov.

    Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

    This position has a basic education requirement listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    The full performance level of this position is GS-13.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
    requirements visit the following websites:

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Registration-Info.)

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Oral Communication
    • Reasoning
    • Writing


    All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

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    Drug test required No


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