Contract Specialist

Expiring today

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team within the Procurement Unit of the Administrative Division and will serve as a District-level Contracting Officer that is responsible for exercising delegation of authority to contract for a variety of services, supplies and equipment.

Typical work assignments will include:
- Participates with management staff in obtaining agreement to, or negotiating settlements with, official who have competing or conflicting interests.
- Develops appropriate internal operating procedures based on impending changes of policy.
- Compiles bidders' lists and utilizes other sources lists to facilitate requirements.
- Provides purchasing support by acquiring supplies and services to meet the needs of the district.
- Performs cost analysis and other evaluation actions determine best value or lowest bid in Award decisions.
- Prepares recommendations for award documenting reasons for decisions including justifying basis for not recommending lowest bidder.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine, subject only to such exceptions as required by law.


Qualifications

To be qualified for this position, you must meet both the basic requirement and the minimum qualifications.

Basic Requirements for GS-11 and GS-12:
A. Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher with a major in a related field.
OR
B. Completed 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.
OR
C. 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.

You must submit your transcripts (unofficial or official) to verify basic qualifications for this position. Failure to submit your transcripts will result in disqualification for this position.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements as described above, applicants must also meet the education and/or specialized experience as defined below.

GS-11:
To qualify as a GS-11, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service, have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, or a combination of education and experience.

Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience is defined as performing, directing, and leading contracting specialist with the development and management of all aspects for pre-award and post-award functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration for services, materials, and equipment associated with the organization; using solicitation methods or a combination of methods identified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulations, processes and procedures; developing, preparing and overseeing Statements of Work (SOW) typically involving specialized equipment, professional or technical services; reviewing and analyzing requests for the procurement of off-the-shelf, items that are manufactured to order, specialized services, expert witness, litigative consultant services, construction, IT and complex equipment and services; determining sole source and other required document; preparing solicitation documents and incorporating specific provisions; analyzing proposals for conformance with the solicitation; conducting extensive negotiations before and/or after contract award; negotiating with potential contractors; awarding contracts within delegated contracting officer authority; and/or administering complex contracts, including monitoring contractor's performance.
OR
Education:
A Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
OR
Combination:

A combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of 2 full year.

GS-12:
To qualify as a GS-12, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience is defined as performing and leading contracting specialist with the development of all aspects for pre-award and post-award functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration for services, materials, and equipment associated with the organization; using solicitation methods or a combination of methods identified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulations, processes and procedures; developing, preparing and overseeing Statements of Work (SOW) or typically involving specialized equipment, professional or technical services; reviewing and analyzing requests for the procurement of off-the-shelf, items that are manufactured to order, specialized services, expert witness, litigative consultant services, construction, IT and complex equipment and services; determining sole source and other required document; preparing solicitation documents and incorporating specific provisions; analyzing proposals for conformance with the solicitation; conducting extensive negotiations before and/or after contract award; negotiating with potential contractors; awarding contracts within delegated contracting officer authority; and/or administering complex contracts.

Must have successfully completed the applicable certification requirements including mandatory training as prescribed for federal procurement functions, which includes those prescribed as FAC-C (Level I) requirements or equivalent certification.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; Federal Employees Retirement System.

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 health benefits; and participation in 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, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the office's telework policy.

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