Supervisory Contract Specialist
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.
May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
You may qualify at the GS-1102-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:
A) Successfully completed 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 GS-14 level of the position; and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position; AND Successful completion of a full four-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. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.
B) On January 1, 2000, held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and
position was held at the grade 13 or higher. Applicants must have continually held this occupational series
since January 1, 2000. NOTE: In order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade you will have to meet
the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements for this position (MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50)
In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, all applicants must possess the following specialized experience to be considered minimally qualified for this GS-15 position:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing duties such as 1.) Planning, developing, and establishing of long and short range procurement and contracting plans, strategies, and approaches for overall acquisitions and life cycle programs; 2.) Use of data analytics to manage and support procurement or related activities; 3.) Developing procurement policies, regulations, procedures, instructions, and business rules; and 4.) Providing guidance, suggestions, recommendations, and problem resolution strategies personally and through subordinates to leadership and supervisors at all levels
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 USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
Education must be from an accredited school or institution. Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) 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.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.
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:
Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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 visit:
Recruitment incentive may be authorized
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. 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:
- Organizational Awareness
- Technical Competence