Supervisory Contract Specialist
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This is a Critical Acquisition position.
Selectee must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of appointment for the position or have been granted a waiver.
Selectee must execute, as condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position for at least three years.
This is a critical acquisition position and requires a SENIOR LEVEL III certification in the acquisition career field of CONTRACTING within 24 months of being appointed to the position.
The incumbent must obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET (SCI) security clearance.
Drug Test designated position IAW Top Secret clearance requirement.
The incumbent may be required to travel on TDY up to 25%.
The incumbent must file an initial and annual financial disclosure form (OGE-450).
The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant (dollar amount to be determined by supervisor) with signature authority IAW the Army Contracting Officer Warranting Program policy.
Supervisory Probationary Period MAY be required.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities
- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education AND experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Documentation to support you meet the basic requirement must be provided at the time of application, failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Supervisory Contract Specialist
Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and 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. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.) Transcripts are required to show you meet this basic requirement.
Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.
Documentation to support your exemption must be provided at the time of application.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
GS-15 Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14); or equivalent pay band which includes: 1) Experience writing contracts for research and development. 2) Experience in workload management for multiple employees. 3) Experience in answering high level correspondence; such as Congressional inquiries. 4) Experience in preparing or reviewing cost analysis, cost realism and price analysis in determining fair and reasonableness. 5) Experience with managing resources. 6) Experience in negotiation skills and advising Mission Partners in Acquisition Strategy.; AND 7) Experience in briefing at the Senior Executive Service (SES) or General Officer level.
To be creditable, specialized experience MUST have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Procurement Analysis
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 14 - Contracting Acquisition position.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement..
- 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.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY be authorized.
- Supervisory Probationary Period MAY be required.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.