CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 20, 2019
Closes
Mar 20, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
  • AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Current career or career conditional Federal employees, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, including employees who are eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority in the Washington, D.C. local commuting area are eligible to apply. Status applicants including employees who are eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority (e.g. Peace Corps, Severely Disabled, 30% disabled, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), and VEOA etc.) are eligible to apply without restriction to geographic area. Note: Applicants applying under LMWFA must apply under competitive merit promotion procedures. For more information regarding the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, P..L. 114-47, please visit: https://www.chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibilitiy-act.

    Applicants MUST MEET the following Basic Qualification Requirement AND Specialized Experience at each grade level:

    BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
    A BA/BS degree with a major in any field OR 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 are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.) -AND-

    GS-12 Specialized Experience:
    One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience at the GS-12 level includes experience in the following:
    (1) soliciting and awarding contracts using GSA ordering and simplified acquisitions Federal Acquisition Regulations procedures;
    (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and contract terms and conditions;
    (3) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures;
    (4) administering policies and procedures to ensure achievement of socioeconomic goals;
    (5) developing acquisition strategies and managing procurements subject to supervisory or Contracting Officer review and approval; and
    (6) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.

    GS-13 Specialized Experience:
    One year of specialized experience or equivalent work at the GS-12 level for this position includes but is not limited to experience in the following:
    (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts using GSA ordering, simplified, and negotiated acquisitions Federal Acquisition Regulations procedures;
    (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and contract terms and conditions;
    (3) analyzing, negotiating, and settling contract termination claims and proposals;
    (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals;
    (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures;
    (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to ensure achievement of socioeconomic goals;
    (7) developing acquisition strategies and independently directing or managing procurements; and
    (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.

    -AND-
    Applicants must possess at least 4 years experience in contracting or related positions, one (1) year of which is specialized experience

    NOTE: All applicants must submit proof of certification for the Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) Level I or Defense Acquisition Workforce Certification (DAWIA) in Contracting Level I at entrance on duty while allowing the 24 month period to obtain/maintain Level II at the GS-12 level and Level III at the GS-13 level.

    Exceptions for 1102s: 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.Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).A written test is not required.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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This position has a positive education requirement, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Only education from institutions which are accredited or preccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    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; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp).

    Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
    Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, P..L. 114-47 - https://www.chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibilitiy-act.
    Telework Suitability:
    The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment:
    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    If selected, you will be required to file, prior to entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).

    Work Schedule:
    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous:
    OPIC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

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

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Influencing / Negotiating
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
    • Oral Communication
    • Technical Competency ? Contracting / Procurement
    • Technical Competency ? Technical Documentation

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    Drug test required No


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