Supervisory Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You will serve as a Supervisory Contract Specialist, in the Office of Contract Operations, Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC).

Location of position: FAS, PSHC, 1800 F St. NW, Washington, DC

The office is responsible for providing leadership and overall executive and program direction to ensure the mission and responsibilities of FAS are effectively carried out.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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Responsibilities

Major duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serves as the FAS authority on contract matters related to highly specialized procurements of significant importance to the agency. Oversees and leads pre-award, award and post award functions.
  • Serves as contracting officer with authority to award and sign advertised and/or negotiated contracts within the dollar amounts assigned by the Director or prescribed under delegated authorities from the FAS Commissioner. Performs the full gamut of acquisition functions (e.g., conduct market research, sign acquisition plans and reviews, review offers, award contracts, administer contracts, terminate contracts) as necessary.
  • Operates as a senior acquisition expert in analyzing and evaluating procurement policies and practices. Initiates, develops and recommends new/revised procurement procedures and guidelines impacting a large number of acquisition professionals. Works with the Division Director to monitor and evaluate the Branch's procurement programs. Recommends modifications or alternate methods to accomplish program objectives.
  • Directs the work of the associates as a first level supervisor. Manages the branch contracting workload and the assignment and distribution of work and resources. Ensures proper allocation of resources and workload to accomplish FAS program objectives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Limited travel will be required for Program reviews and to PSHC Leadership Off-Sites.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191 per year in Washington, DC. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must meet the training, experience, and educational requirements listed below. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

1. All of the following: (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements; or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.

2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.

3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as either A or B listed below:

A. Experience utilizing contracting regulations, policies, and procedures to: perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities on various contract types such as fixed price, fixed price economic price adjustment, various cost type contracts, requirements contracts, performance based acquisitions, and multiple award schedules; perform delivery/task order placement and administration against multiple award contracts and/or requisitions; defend pre-award and/or post-award protests, contract claims, and contract disputes; lead or work as part of an effective, integrated project team and serve as principal contracting advisor to junior contract specialists and coworkers.

B. Leading or supervising contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies and services (professional and non-professional). Examples must detail evidence of professional potential, business acumen, strong oral/written communication, and relationship building in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services.

Education

Please see "Qualifications" tab.

Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status

Bargaining Unit status: Ineligible

Relocation Not Paid

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Mastery of acquisition principles and program requirements to plan, evaluate, manage and make decisions that significantly affect the development and administration of complex, long-range and interrelated programs, and to develop innovative contractual language, terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to manage all contractual aspects of major programs involving coordination of a number of contracts requiring long-term acquisition planning, a thorough knowledge of program objectives, scheduling, interrelations with other programs, and proficient skill in interpreting policy to solve unprecedented problems.
  • Skilled and proficient in expressing and conveying positive solutions or creative ideas on required corrective actions involving contractual matters and presenting to top level managers, industry or customer agencies.
  • Skill at interpreting and conveying procurement and supply regulations, policies and procedures to the customers and industry.
  • Knowledge and skills sufficient to provide expert technical leadership in formulating guidelines and providing policy interpretation.
  • Ability to multi-task by managing and controlling a variety of contractual actions among different constituencies (e.g., associates, contractors, stakeholders, customers, and management).
  • Knowledge of managerial and analytical techniques to evaluate controversial issues, complex situations, unique contractual matters, and arrive at a given solution.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.

    Contracting Documentation: Submit A or B:

    (A) Mandatory contracting training - submit a or b below:

    (a) GSA's Mandatory Training Requirements which can be met by one of the following: Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements (use the link to view specific courses); or if you have a FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification.

    (b) list of completed courses including: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

    (B) Proof of contracting certification - submit the following:

    (a) FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

    If certification is over 2 years old, also submit (b) or (c) below:

    (b) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to current period.

    (c) If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. On your "My Continuous Learning" page, click on the "approved" link under Achievement Status to print acopy of your most recent certificate.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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