Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-15 (DOC)

Silver Spring, Maryland
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be performing the following duties:
  • Develop innovative techniques to accomplish program requirements and advises program officials of their role in significant aspects of the procurement process, such as advance procurement planning, small and minority business considerations, emphasis on competition, statement of work preparation, preliminary establishment of evaluation criteria, technical review and negotiation responsibilities, year end spending needs determinations, administration responsibilities.
  • Serve as a Supervisory Contract Specialist and a Contracting Officer for the Division responsible for ensuring that all goods and services required to meet customers' needs are acquired in a timely manner, at a reasonable cost, and of the necessary quality to meet mission needs while maintaining compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage all functions of the office, including planning and assigning work; managing manpower and financial resources; providing management guidance to subordinate supervisors; resolving major problem areas; keeping subordinates informed of procurement operation goals, areas of emphasis, procurement trends, and work priorities; and establishing office policy to assist supervisors in the exercise of proper personnel management.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • Must submit a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE-450.

· As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

· Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


* A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: Contract Specialist .

To be qualified, all applicants must meet education, training, and experience requirements described below as of the close date of this announcement. Documentation supporting these requirements, including transcript(s), training certificate(s), and certification certificate(s) MUST be submitted with your application package. Failure to submit documentation will result in an ineligible status.

A. Education Requirements: Applicants must have completed at least 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.

Documentation of education requirements must include a copy of your transcript(s) that shows the degree(s) earned and lists each course by the number and department, course title, number of credit hours, and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university course catalog that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

B. Training Requirements: Applicants must have completed of all mandatory training prescribed by the Department of Commerce for progression to the GS-13 or higher level contracting positions or equivalent. For more information, please see the "Other Information" section of the announcement.

Candidates currently holding a FAC-C/DAWIA Level II or III certification are considered to have met all mandatory training requirements for this announcement. You must submit your certification with your application package. If you are not currently certified, but have completed the mandatory training, you must provide a training certificate for each course. Failure to submit documentation will result in an ineligible status.

Selectees holding a FAC-C/DAWIA Level II certification will be required to complete all prescribed mandatory training to become certified FAC-C Level III within 24 months of employment.

C. Experience Requirements: Applicants must have at least four years of experience in contracting or related positions, which must be documented on the applicant's resume. At least one year (52 weeks) of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, as described below. This specialized experience need not have been in the federal government.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level of the Federal service is defined as meeting ALL of the following experience:
  • Oversee the implementation of acquisition rules, policies, and guidance;
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of procurement strategies to accomplish mission objectives;
  • Reviewing complex solicitations, contracts, and other procurement documents to ensure compliance with regulatory and procedural guidelines; and
  • Preparing briefing materials and advising senior management on key contracting and procurement issues.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 at grades 13 and above are 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. This exception does not apply if there was a break in service after January 1, 2000.

Additional information

Applicants MUST submit a copy of their FAC-C/DAWIA certifications or training documents with their application materials. For more information regarding the Department of Commerce Acquisition Program please visit: Department of Commerce Acquisition Program Manual .

FAC-C Certification Requirements

DAWIA Certification Requirements

CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

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