Contract Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • 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.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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 fully 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, 2021. We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, U.S. Secret Service 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 30 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.

If selected for this position, you must:
  • 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/

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