Contract Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Do you have a passion for public service? The United States Secret Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. In the USSS we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.

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Responsibilities

  • Researches applicable regulations and incorporates the required Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to insure that general provisions are in conformance with statutory requirements and other governmental regulations and policies.
  • Manages complex requirements that require extensive negotiations involving cost or pricing data and/or unusual contract terms needed to support the contracting issues and determines recommended course of action.
  • Identifies large-scale sub-systems, components, equipment, and services to be acquired by contract; develops procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range; constructs the contractual design, and prepares and maintains current acquisition plans, project timeline/milestone plans.
  • Plans, coordinates, and leads the negotiations, which are conducted with contractors to develop the contract prices and terms.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Obtain and maintain a Tier 5 Top Secret.
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)


Qualifications

You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

Specialized experience is defined as:

GS-9: performing duties such as reviewing acquisition documents and recommending appropriate methods of procurement; preparing and issuing solicitation documents; and with supervision, drafting final pre-/post award contract documents and files for Contracting Officer's review and approval or A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

GS-11: performing duties such as interpreting and applying contracting policies, compiling acquisition information, reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of work; soliciting pricing proposal or quotations, awarding purchase orders and/or contracts; and preparing necessary documentation to support award decisions and resolving any contractor performance issues or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or a combination of education and experience.

GS-12: performing duties such as interpreting and applying contracting policies, compiling acquisition information, reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of work; soliciting pricing proposal or quotations, awarding purchase orders and/or contracts; and preparing necessary documentation to support award decisions and resolving any contractor performance issues.

GS-13: performing duties such as developing preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in proposals related to the award of contracts: negotiating and awarding contracts, analyzing proposed price or costs; and formulating procurement strategies for the acquisition of supplies or services.

AND

OPMs Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) is defined as:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/

Certifications Required: At the grades GS-9 and GS-11 must obtain the FAC-C Level II certificate within 18 month after hire. At the grade GS-12 requires a FAC-C Level II certification. At the grade GS-13 requires a FAC-C Level III certification. Proof of certifications must be submitted with resume.

Education

See Qualifications section

Additional information

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy https://www.opm.gov/about-us/our-people-organization/support-functions/equal-employment-opportunity/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See Qualifications section

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

See How To Apply section

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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