Supervisory Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 17, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Please note, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency is operating in a maximum telework posture for all telework ready employees occupying a telework eligible position.
  • Supervises a staff of Acquisition Specialists with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and integrating their work.
  • Communicates and coordinates effectively with other areas, both internal and external to the Government, to resolve issues/ concerns and ensure that Purchase Requests (PRs) are awarded in a timely manner.
  • Performs full range of actions including: acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation and cost and price analyses, negotiations, contract administration, and contract award.
  • Performs Pre- and Post- Award Acquisition functions relating to more complex, higher dollar value procurements that are unusual, unique, non-routine or otherwise difficult to accomplish;
  • including processing purchase request solicitations and purchase orders, exercising options, and preparing any documents necessary to facilitate the maintenance of long term contracts and the award of purchase orders and contracts.
  • Performs evaluation of offers, comparative price analysis for reasonableness, and recommends award of contracts.
  • Performs market research, identifies potential vendors, and creates the solicitation package.
  • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Required


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Supervisory Probation: Required
  • Completion of Supervisory Certification Program: Required
  • Bargaining Unit Status: No
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.


Qualifications

To qualify for a Supervisory Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Basic Contracting Requirement: ) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR B.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "A" above.

B. Contracting Officer Requirement: Must possess at least 2 years of experience in a contracting position.

C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic DoD 1102 Requirement and Contracting Officer Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-12 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
  • Performing pre/-award actions such as: acquisition planning to include market research, identifying potential vendors, solicitation, evaluation and cost and price analyses, negotiations, and contract award, to include the establishment of long term contracts.
  • Procuring supplies using resources such as: the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of Defense (DoD), Agency supplements to the FAR, and local regulations and procedures.
  • Evaluating contract price proposals.
  • Mentoring other specialists on full range of Pre/Post-award actions.
  • Procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures.
  • Researching, interpreting, and using of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting, business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factor and requirements characteristics.
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.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.

For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx . As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.

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