Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 26, 2019
Closes
Apr 03, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1-5 days per month


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

    If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

    This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation.  Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

    1102 Basic Requirements

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

    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.

    C) 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 under Paragraph D.

    D) Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

    In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as researching and applying legislation, regulations, policies and methods used in contracting (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulation); negotiating contracts to develop contract prices and terms; applying price/cost analysis techniques to evaluate contractor proposals; and administering contracts.

    Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of contracting procedures, types, and methods.
    2. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and rules as they relate to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
    3. Ability to develop procurement plans.
    4. Skill in using simplified acquisition procedures.
    5. Skill in written communication.
    6. Skill in oral communication.

    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.

    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    If you have part-time work experience, read this:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.  

    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

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

    This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide direct-hire authority.  Under the provisions of the direct-hire authority, category rating, veterans’ preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply.  We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  All applicants who meet these requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration.  If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.


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