Supervisory Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the management, planning, coordination, and successful execution of acquisition activities undertaken by the Division.

Location of Position:

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, Office of IT(Non-MAS) Acquisition Operations, Shared Services & IT Products Contract Operations Division.

Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will:
  • Plans, manages, directs, and coordinates procurement activities for the pre-award and post-award functions associated with GSA's Strategic Solutions contracts which are inter-and/or cross-governmental, more specifically, administers various programs for three sub-component organizations that address electronic identification and management of software solutions for customer agencies.
  • Undertakes and directs special studies as needed and prepares special reports or position papers involving contracting issues relating to Strategic Solutions acquisition activities.
  • Manages the development of long-term goals and plans for the Division that are consistent with national performance goals and objectives and develops fiscal operational standards to ensure all operating costs are recovered.
  • Manages the human resources of the Division through subordinate supervisors. Assigns work, plans and schedules the work of subordinates.
  • Directs the full range of purchasing and contract administration activities, including but not limited to, the issuance of solicitations, awarding of contracts, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options for contracts, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance appraisals, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims and the termination of contracts for the convenience of the government or for default by the contractor.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel will be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

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 the 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.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
  • 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-15 salary range starts at $142,701 per year.

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:
  • 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 4 years 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.
  • 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.
  • Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.

  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position, you must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that includes planning and evaluating programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex preaward and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.

    Education

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: NONE

    This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station listed.

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

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

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your 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.
    • Knowledge of acquisitions, procedures, policies, regulations, and operations.
    • Ability to analyze acquisition alternative, existing acquisition program to develop an effective strategic acquisition program.
    • Ability to supervise, manage, and lead a subordinate staff to successfully meet program goals and work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, rules and regulations related to contracting.

    If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (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
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

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

    GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

    CTAP Eligible - Submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c)

    most recent performance appraisal.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    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 for this job, you will be asked to provide an official transcript. 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 a copy 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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