Lead Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jul 23, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Lead Contract Specialist, you will serve as Leader/Facilitator with responsibility for leading a team of Contract Specialists.

This position is located in General Services Administrative (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Acquisition (OOA), Washington, DC.

We are currently filling multiple vacancies and additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or in other GSA organizations
within the same commuting area

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Responsibilities

As a Lead Contract Specialist in the Building Services, Construction Services or Special Programs Divisions, you will perform the following duties:

Serve as senior-level Lead Contract Specialist for pre-award and post -award functions involving highly specialized procurement of significant Regional and Government-wide importance.

Represent the highest level of management in GSA in day-to-day contacts with contractor officials (e.g., presidents, senior vice -presidents, contract managers, auditors and controllers). Must be extraordinarily sensitive to the political impact of the decision-making process.

Performs procurement planning, develops procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range. Responsible for construction of contractual vehicle Including use of pricing arrangements, subcontracting policy, set-aside policies and similar considerations

Plan the negotiation strategy, coordinates with negotiation team and other necessary activities such as legal counsel, audit and subordinate activities. Leads negotiations conducted with contractors to develop the contract prices and terms. Award the contract.

Advise and train team members (e.g., Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives) to evaluate and monitor performance of contractors (including that of any subcontractors) related to contracting issues such areas as delivery schedules, cost, progress payments, use of Government-furnished property, use of facilities, and management of maintenance and repair.

**This position must be capable of possessing and maintaining a Contracting Officer warrant.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residence of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • College Transcripts are Requirements.


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.


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-13 salary range starts at $103,690 per year.

Specialized experience is experience in contracting or related positions and must have included: providing leadership and professional expertise in the interpretation and execution of contracting laws, regulations and policies; providing acquisition management oversight and professional guidance and assistance; and developing, recommending, and implementing changes to contracting policies and procedures

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must meet the requirements set forth in 1, 2, or 3 below:
  • All of the following: (a) GSA's Mandatory Training Requirements which can be met by one of the following: Completion of Training listed in Level 1 & II of FAC-C Course Requirements ; (Use the link to view specific courses.); or If you have a FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. If the certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. A Certificate of Achievement or other applicable documentation will be required as proof of maintaining certification; (b) Have at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level as 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.
  • Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupied on January 1, 2000 or positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, for promotions to a higher grade, they will have to meet Option 1 unless granted a waiver.
  • Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above and certify 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.

  • To qualify, you must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade level (GS-12) in Federal service.

    Examples should detail evidence of professional potential, business acumen, strong oral/written communication, and relationship building in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .

    Education

    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.

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: 1213

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

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means or not at all.

    Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    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.

    1. Ability to fully research pertinent data, including regulations, legal cases, and policy before making independent decisions which bind the Government.

    2. Ability to analyze the Government's requirements and industry's capabilities so as to devise the most effective, efficient, and economical procurement methods to meet GSA's and other Federal agencies' requirements in a timely manner.

    3. Knowledge of and ability to interpret laws, regulations, principles, and policies to generate new procurement concepts and to recommend to top management approval of procurement for the largest, newest and/or critical Government-wide programs within the design and construction industries

    4. Ability to serve as coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members.

    5. Ability to ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans and work products and services.

    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.

    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) Mandatory contracting training - submit a or b below:

    (a) GSA's Mandatory Training Requirements which can be met by one of the following: Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements (use the link to view specific courses); or if you have a FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification.

    (b) list of completed courses including: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

    (B) Proof of contracting certification - submit the following:

    (a) FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

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

    (b) 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 current period.

    (c) 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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