Contracting Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE EMPLOYEES. OTHER APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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Responsibilities

This announcement provides the opportunity for a reassignment/promotion to the position of Contracting Director in Mission Support located in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and directing the contracting team within Mission Support.

This position is being advertised at the Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15 . The salary range for this position is $144,128.00 - $172,500.00. The salary figures include locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
  • Leads a team of contracting professionals, including contracting officers and contract analysts;
  • Develops performance measures, best practices, and operating procedures for the contracting team, and measures team performance;
  • Serves as the technical expert in contracting and procurement, advising senior management on procurement techniques and tools;
  • Plans, negotiates, leads, and/or administers the complex procurements of goods, systems or services with specialized and/or state-of-the-art requirements;
  • Recommends the appropriate contracting vehicle and best-value approach for procurement of goods and services;
  • Audits or reviews major acquisitions; presents findings and recommends corrective actions and policy or procedure improvements to senior management;
  • Develops contracting policy and procedures, as well as innovative solutions for procurement with an emphasis on customer service.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Background Investigation security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, 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.
  • Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher-level contracting positions, including at least 10 years of experience in contracting and negotiating or related positions.
  • Previous supervisory or team lead experience.
  • Must have a current certification as a Contracting Officer at a federal department, agency or establishment.
    • Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy 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, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver.
    • Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision-making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
    • DAWIA Level III or FAC-C Level III Certification
    • NCMA Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)

    EVALUATION FACTORS
    You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Federal Acquisition Regulations Postal Service Supplying Principles and Practices, and/or other federal acquisition policies, processes, and procedures. Knowledge of both Federal Acquisition Regulations and Postal Service Supplying Principles and Practice preferred.
    • Extensive experience issuing orders from GSA schedules, GSA IDIQs, NASA SEWP.
    • Superior customer service skills, including the ability to work with a team and develop and maintain effective working relationships with others from within and outside the agency with differing backgrounds and points of view.
    • Demonstrated experience developing creative solutions or innovations to create efficiencies in work processes.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

    Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.

    Education

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

    Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

    For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

    Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

    Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

    Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:
    https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

    This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to jobs@uspsoig.gov. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 11170617, by closing date 07/27/2021.

    1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).

    2. WRITING SAMPLE. Required: Sample Business Clearance Memorandum or Pre/Post-Negotiation Memorandum that you have authored. (upload and save as "Writing Sample" document.)

    3. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, OR WARRANTS. Required: DAWIA Level III, FAC-C Level III, CPCM, CPFM, ISM certification or equivalent Postal Service certification. Equivalency may be demonstrated by certification transcript from similar professional training organizations. (upload and save as "Professional Certification" document)

    4. TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . (Required: Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)

    5. SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)

    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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