Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The selectee is responsible for procuring and advising on acquisition actions with requesting offices; interprets procurement regulations and policies for USCCR procurement activity; advises contracting activities in formulating programs or concepts to reflect optimum utilization of resources and an efficient and effective organization; and providing a variety of critical administrative services essential to the operations of USCCR mission.
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Responsibilities

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Plans and/or accomplishes special projects related to the subject program areas listed in this vacancy announcement.

Provides contract/procurement advice and assistance to program managers, technical and financial specialists, co-workers, and/or others on contract or procurement policies, problems, or issues.

Performs tasks related to the administrative management of an organization. This includes activities such as interpreting administrative policies, developing and implementing organizational policies, defining administrative requirements, and/or providing advice to management on related issues.

Plans, directs, and coordinates a variety of service functions that are principally work-supporting, i.e., those functions without which the operations of an organization or services to the public would be impaired, curtailed, or stopped. Such services functions include (but are not limited to) communications, procurement of administrative supplies and equipment, printing, reproduction, property management, space management, records management, mail service, facilities and equipment maintenance, and meeting/event logistics.

Maintains liaison with individuals both inside and outside the organization in coordinating support services programs.

Acquires supplies and services to meet the purchase, rental, or lease needs of an organization. Analyzes items purchased and processes the associated paperwork necessary for transactions. Negotiates with suppliers and evaluates vendor responsibility. Selects methods for confirmation or placements of orders, such as purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, and imprest fund accounts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.


As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the close of this announcement.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Grade 11:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
OR
B. Successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
OR
C. EXCEPTION: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the basic requirement for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-9.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by successful completion of three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in an accredited college or university, in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
An appropriate combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements.
Grade 12:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
OR
B. Successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
OR
C. EXCEPTION: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the basic requirement for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-11.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
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Education

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Additional information

The selectee is responsible for procuring and advising on acquisition actions with requesting offices; interprets procurement regulations and policies for USCCR procurement activity; advises contracting activities in formulating programs or concepts to reflect optimum utilization of resources and an efficient and effective organization; and providing a variety of critical administrative services essential to the operations of USCCR mission. This position will be filled at the GS-11 or 12 level; however, upon completion of all qualification and performance requirements, the selectee may be promoted to the GS-13 level. This vacancy announcement may be used to fill more than one vacancy for the Contract Specialist, up to one year.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Status applicants must attach, fax, or mail (by the closing date) a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

The Veterans Employment OpportunitiesAct (VEOA) allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, in addition to the other required application materials, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 to the HR contact annotated in the vacancy announcement.

Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military designated campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans both in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and in retention during reductions in force. Preference does not have as its goal the placement of a veteran in every vacant Federal job; however, preference does provide a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified veterans seeking Federal employment. When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume.
To be entitled to preference, a veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions which is documented on Member Copy 4 of the DD214. If the appropriate copy of the DD214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, the candidate will not receive credit for their claimed active duty military service.
If claiming 5 points, applicants must submit Member Copy 4 of their DD214. If claiming 10 points, applicants must submit Member Copy 4 of their DD214 and an SF-15 along with the documentation specified on the reverse side of the form. If the SF-15 is not submitted, the documentation required by the form verifying the service connected disability (e.g., letter from the VA confirming the disability) must be submitted in order to receive 10-point preference consideration. If you are claiming derived preference (relative of the veteran), you must submit Member Copy 4 of the DD214, the SF-15 and the supporting documentation specified on the reverse side of the form. All candidates must submit all other required application materials as specified in this vacancy announcement.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans' preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

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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