Contracting Officer Specialist
- Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- Plans, negotiates, leads, awards, and/or administers complex procurements of goods, systems or services with specialized, state-of-the-art, critical or scarce requirements. The procurements are characterized by a lack of any previous pricing data, usually require the use of labor hour or fixed price contracts, multi-year contracts and extensive use of subcontractors, funding that may need to be committed, obligated and expended within the same fiscal year, involve frequent changes in terms, and conditions, and similar difficulties.
- Develops innovative contractual arrangements to meet complex requirements, such as incentives, performance-based quality assurance planning, or tasking instruction contracts.
- Ability to procure complex studies, technical and professional services, training services, specialized equipment or IT supplies & services.
- Audits or reviews major acquisitions of similar complexity. Presents findings and recommends corrective actions and policy or procedure improvements.
- Reviews, advises on, develops, and recommends operating unit-wide or agency-wide procurement processes, systems, procedures, and/or policies.
- Researches and advises on best contracting practices across the Government, using resources such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation, benchmarking, other agencies' policies, blogs, discussion boards and GAO findings.
- Works independently, with minimal supervision, on complex procurement actions. Exercises good judgment and discretion.
- Responsible for all actions related to acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation, negotiations, contract award, contract administration and contract management functions.
- Provides excellent customer service to clients, works well in a team setting, responsive to clients' inquiries and issues, demonstrates flexibility and agility in procurement strategies, and good judgment.
- Ability to prioritize workload and effectively juggle multiple, competing requirements.
You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 24 semester hours in subject related to purchasing, such as accounting, business, finance, commercial (business) law, economics, quantitative analysis, marketing, contracting or purchasing, organization, or management.
- At least three years of specialized experience in contracting, either as a warranted Contracting Officer or as Contract Specialist.
- Experience using PRISM
- Certified Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III, FAC-C Level III, CPCM, CPFM, Institute of Supply Management (ISM) certification or equivalent Postal Service certification.
- Experience with Postal Service contracting policies, rules, and practices.
You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume. You must clearly address each one of these factors in your resume or cover letter. Resume should not exceed 2 pages.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Postal Service Supplying Principles and Practices, and/or other federal acquisition policies, processes, and procedures.
- Experience working with multiple contract types and arrangements, such as Labor Hour, Time and Material, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, Basic Ordering Agreements, multiple award contracts, incentive contracts, performance-based contracting.
- Extensive experience in cost and price analysis and developing Business Clearances or Pre-negotiation Memorandums.
- Experience in acquisition planning, solicitations, evaluation, negotiations, contract award, contract administration and contract management functions.
- Experience in specialized equipment; or IT supplies/services.
- Superior customer service skills, including the ability to work with a team and develop and maintain effective working relationships with others from within and outside the agency with differing backgrounds and points of view.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.
Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:
Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.
For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.
Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.
Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.
Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.
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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).
This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.Read more Security clearance Other Drug test required Yes