Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required 10% of the time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This is an Excepted Service position. This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status. This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another Federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement. Applicants who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded “fallback rights” to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.
This position is designated as an Acquisition Position.
You are required to submit a copy of your current Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) COR Certification with your application. FAI and DAWIA FAC-C Level I contracting certifications also meet the minimum certification requirements. If you do not do so, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration.
Conditions of Employment
- Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance AND qualify for a Q clearance.
- Must successfully complete a CI Evaluation, which may also include a CI-scope polygraph examination.
- As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
- If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE-450) upon entering the position, and annually thereafter.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
For the GS-13 position, experience must be at least equivalent to the GS-12 level:
- Experience developing acquisition plans to include providing technical assistance to program officials in clarifying scope of work/specifications, supporting documents for requisitions, and determining most appropriate methods of acquisition.
- Experience formulating and executing appropriate actions required to maintain a diverse portfolio of contract services for the organization.
- Experience conducting and preparing contract performance reviews to evaluate performance.
- Experience completing pre-award and post award actions providing recommendations in a timely manner mitigating adverse impact to mission.
- Experience assisting in implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures relative to acquisition, contract, and purchase card transactions.
For the GS-12 position, experience must be at least equivalent to the GS-11 level:
- Experience participating in acquisition planning by determining and documenting the most appropriate methods of acquisitions.
- Experience assisting in formulating and executing appropriate actions required to award and administer contract services for the organization providing advice and technical assistance to program officials.
- Experience monitoring contracts performance by conducting internal reviews during various stages of the contracting cycle.
- Experience working on a diverse portfolio of contract actions timely completing required documentation.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of Federal and Departmental Acquisition Regulation, contracting and procurement laws, standards, procedures, and protocol sufficient to organize, execute, and maintain effective organization business activities in a timely and cost effective manner.
- Knowledge of the pertinent contractor pre/post-award laws, rules, regulations in order to conduct and monitor contracting activities.
- Knowledge of established acquisition, budget and financial standards and practices to effectively coordinate with program managers in the development of business arrangement's with private sector vendors.
- Ability to oversee studies/projects relative to procurement, acquisition and contracting activities within IN.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to conduct briefings and presentations.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
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.GS-13: Completion of 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 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 next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND 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. 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. 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.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
- This position is not included in a bargaining unit
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official. This position is in the excepted service and is being filled in accordance with 50 U.S.C. 3024(v). All candidates that meet all of the minimum requirements of this position as stated in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement will be referred to the selecting official.
Selecting official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration. References will be checked on the selectee prior to an employment offer.
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