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    Summary

    The position is located in Resource Management Directorate in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The incumbent provides procurement liaison advice and administrative assistance to CIO Managers. The incumbent assists CIO Contracting Officer Representative (CORs) and Technical Point of Contact (TPOCs) in contract administrative functions, such as reviewing procurement actions for accuracy, adequacy, appropriateness, and procedural requirements. Ensures all actions have been taken to adhere to Office of Contracts and Grants Management (OCGM) guidelines workflow expectations and other applicable procedures.

    This position is located in Resource Management Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

    The position description number for this position is 163555.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    YOU MUST PROVIDE A LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPT OR A LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES SHOWING COMPLETED COURSE WORK, SEMESTER HOURS EARNED, AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED IF SELECTED.

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    Responsibilities

    As the recognized procurement expert for a major segment of the agency, advises CIO managers and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) and/or Technical Point of Contact (TPOCs) on matters pertaining to technical infrastructure, digital information services, and other related procurements, some with new or complex unusual or unprecedented contract actions. Advise on matters such as contracting actions, including procurement procedures and policy interpretations for major CIO services and related programs. Serves as primary advisory support to CORs and/or TPOCs in the preparation of technical procurement documentation such as Statement of Work (SOW), general technology, media, service, and related industry and vendor research analysis, technology equipment specifications, etc. Serves as principal liaison contact with the service unit CORs and the agency's procurement office. Reviews the organization's procurement actions for accuracy, adequacy, appropriateness, and procedural requirements. Serves as liaison between OCGM Contracting Officer (CO) and SU Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on problem situations encountered by OCGM in processing of procurement, timely resolves problems on the processing of new or existing procurements.

    Performs contract administration activities for significant, highly specialized procurements related digital to technology and related services acquisitions. Plans contract monitoring activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Monitoring includes all types of contracts (fixed price, cost-plus­ fixed-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, incentive provisions, escalation provisions, etc.) for the procurement of major digital technology support services, new media and web services and associated support services and peripherals. Prepares comprehensive reports and recommendations to CORs as a result of the reviews. Monitors vendor service delivery or performance issues through vendor telephone conversations, drafting correspondence, preparing reports, processing vouchers, and scheduling meetings.

    Plans and formulates new or improved contracting policies in a functional area of procurement related to digital information technology products and services. Provides ongoing technical advice, policy analysis and interpretations and acts as primary contract office liaison for complex contracts within CIO. Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems impacting program initiatives. Develops annual plans for requisition for the procurement office. Performs a wide range of duties to support contract policy implementation and contract workload analysis for the organization.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE STAFF OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. (EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION.)

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    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    No additional requirements to those listed above.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

    Ability to provide advice and assistance on Federal contracting/procurement issues and activities.**

    Ability to build and maintain professional relationships.

    Ability to negotiate and monitor contracts.

    Knowledge of Federal contracting laws and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) principles, policies, and procedures to develop, issue and manage contracts.

    Ability to utilize computer technology.

    Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and methods.

    Ability to communicate in writing.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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    Additional information

    Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

    Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

    Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Applicable

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    Required Documents

    Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

    YOU MUST PROVIDE A LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPT OR A LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES SHOWING COMPLETED COURSE WORK, SEMESTER HOURS EARNED, AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED IF SELECTED.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Must have completed at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions AND 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 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 under Paragraph D.

    Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies 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. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

    You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

    Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

    Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

    Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

    Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

    (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

    (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

    Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

    Step 6: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

    If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

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    202-707-5620

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    000-000-0000

    Email

    JobHelp@loc.gov

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    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    Human Resources Dept.
    101 Independence Ave. SE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    United States
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    Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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