LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 26, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior Business Center (IBC), Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD). As a team leader and senior advisor, the incumbent provides expert advice and assistance to managers and staff on the acquisition of highly complex equipment, supplies, and services that have a significant impact on the operations of DOI, IBC, and other agencies.
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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Contracting Officer with significant contracting authority; authorized to solicit contractual proposals and negotiate, award, execute, administer and terminate public contracts;
  • Provides expert guidance and leadership to Contracting Officers, Contract Specialists/Administrators on performing the full range of procurement and contracting functions on unique, extremely complex procurement actions, which may set precedence;
  • Issues guidance, assistance, and oversight of work performed by team members engaged in procurement and contracting functions;
  • Coaches and directs performance of assigned projects and assuring continuous progress; conducts in-depth analyses of assignments and reports results to management;
  • Directs acquisition strategies for a series of complex, long-term, multi-agency acquisitions. Serves as focal point for formal source selection and makes final source selection decisions;
  • Furnishes assistance with on-the-job training of office personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • Supplies marketing advice to senior managers and promotes streamlined contract services with potential clients in other Federal Agencies or entities.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month for training and conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).


Qualifications

ALL APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

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 (NOTE: You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.

AND

At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions - 1 year of which is specialized experience or equivalent to work at the next lower level in the Federal service.

AND

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Current Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or higher certificate
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Certification (DAWIA) in Contracting Level II or higher certificate
  • Proof of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs)
***Legacy FAC-C courses are acceptable if Level II training was completed and the individual FAC-C Level II was certified prior to October 1, 2015. For Level II training completed after October 1, 2015, individuals must have completed FAC-C Refresh courses. DAWIA equivalents are acceptable.**Applicants certified at Level II must achieve Level III certification within 24 months of appointment.

NOTE: COPIES OF THE CERTIFICATION OR TRAINING CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

AND

One year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience in: developing procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range, and constructing the contractual vehicle including use of pricing arrangements, subcontracting policy, set-aside policies, and similar considerations; assigning and recommending acquisition strategy to team members as needed and monitoring the work of others through the acquisition life cycle; coordinating and assuring that procurement actions are consistent with policies and objectives; assuring that appropriate documentation is provided to support justification for sole source solicitation, justification for Federal Assistance, delegation of procurement authority, and other actions; performing on-site pre-award surveys and monitoring on-site benchmarking of proposals; using innovative procedures and techniques to award complex, competitive negotiated contracts; directing source acquisitions using Socioeconomic Programs (Small Business Administration 8(a)) and other contracts to produce a positive outcome for the client; conducting pre-award and post-award conferences; representing the organization at conferences, seminars, and meetings.

Exception: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupied 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, employees will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade. If using this exception to qualify, you MUST submit an SF-50 that supports the title, series, and grade occupied on 01/01/00.Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

A written test is not required.

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.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Education

You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.)

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Telework Suitability :

The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

A Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) will be required at the time an employee becomes a warranted contracting officer.

Work Schedule:

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous :

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

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 Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Influencing / Negotiating
  • Leadership
  • Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competency - Contracting / Procurement
  • Technical Competency - Technical Documentation


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. SF-50 or DD-214
  • Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible: You must submit your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis
3. College transcript(s)
4. FAC-C II, DAWIA II, or proof of 80 continuous learning points (Please see the Qualifications section of this announcement for details)

5. Other supporting documents:
  • SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Cover letter, optional
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

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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