Supervisory Contract Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 11, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for exercising independent judgment to perform and manage complex, sensitive, high level work.

Location of position: National Capital Region, Federal Acquisition Service, Contracting Operations Division (COD)

The COD is responsible for planning, managing, directing and coordinating GSA internal and Government-wide programs and activities.

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

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will:
  • Perform pre-award and post-award functions involving procurements of significant importance to the agency.
  • Provide leadership, assistance and authoritative advice and interpretation to program officials in procurement planning meetings, identifying the procurement objectives and methodologies to be used and assists in the preparation of statements of work.
  • Prepare determinations and findings and solicitation documents.
  • Function as a first line supervisor. Guides and controls the day-to-day work of the Team. Advise the Branch Chief and higher management officials of the status of work, and work-related problems. Evaluate the performance of employees.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences and training.

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 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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • 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 $121,316 per year.

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

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 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.
  • 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 is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in evaluating or implementing contracting programs; OR leading or supervising contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies and services (professional and non-professional); OR contracting experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award 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 and services.

    This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

    Education

    This position has a positive education requirement and transcripts must be submitted.

    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.

    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: Ineligible

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

    We are currently filling two vacancies, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area; 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 acquisition strategy planning methods and techniques sufficient to develop acquisition plans and policy. Have comprehensive knowledge of provisions of law and regulatory guidance, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
    • Knowledge to recommend improved methods on actions under review, and to develop new policy and practices for future actions.
    • Ability to plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities by preparing schedules for completion of work. Reviews employees' work ensuring that the contracting is done correctly.


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

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

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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)

    If you are 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, 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) List of completed courses as described in the requirements section of this announcement. The list must include: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

    (B) Proof of contracting certification: FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

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

    (a) 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 the current period.

    (b) 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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