WHAT DOES A CONTRACT SPECIALIST DO? As a Contract Specialist you will be responsible for a full range of planning, directing and administering complex acquisitions which are often Servicewide in scope and for pre-award and/or post award.Learn more about this agency
WHAT DOES THE OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT DO? The Office of Procurement provides acquisition services for all Business Units of the IRS and other Bureaus and Offices within Treasury. Our contracting professionals deliver quality service and support throughout the acquisition life cycle, from planning to close out. Our goal is to deliver quality acquisition services to ensure the IRS can meet its mission of effective tax administration.
5 vacancies to be filled in the Office of The Chief Procurement Officer, All Offices, either in the New Carrollton, MD., location at 5000 Ellin Rd. Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland 20706-1348 (MD0278) or the Vienna, VA., location at 7980 Quantum Drive., Vienna, Virginia 22182-4015 (VA0008)
As a Contract Specialist you will:
- Assist customers in developing statements of work and procurement strategy. Develop evaluation plans, pricing methodologies, and administration plans.
- Recommend streamlining initiatives; utilize the use of innovative principles to improve procurement operations and customer service.
- Serve as an advisor on acquisitions for complex equipment, supplies and services, which have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the entire tax system nationwide.
- Solicit contractual proposals, negotiate, execute, administer and terminate public contracts for the Service.
- Perform contract administration function, such as verifying evidence of contractor's progress, negotiating modifications, issuing termination notices, reviewing contract claims, approving payments, and conducting contract closeouts.
- Insure that all requirements of law, executive orders, regulations and other applicable procedures have been met and report all unlawful behavior.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
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Conditions Of Employment
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QualificationsBASIC REQUIREMENTS (GRADE 13 & ABOVE):
You must complete all Mandatory Training requirements as described in DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HANDBOOK. AND 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND 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. OR Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: A comprehensive knowledge of and the ability to carry out all aspects of the procurement regulations, official guidance and contracting principle, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to plan, develop, and implement all contractual aspects of a Procurement Program, and apply regulations under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Examples may include: Contract Cost and Price Analysis Techniques; Sophisticated pricing arrangements, cost accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting standards, generally accepted government auditing standards, and life cycle costing sufficient to plan; Knowledge of industry trends pertaining to the acquisitions of highly specialized equipment, supplies and services; and Knowledge of public and private sector and legal principle and practice.
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
-To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
POSITION DESCRIPTION: 94846
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP) You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
Exception: Based on the OPM Qualification Standards, if you occupied a GS-1102 position at GS-5 through GS-12 on or after January 1, 2000, you meet the basic education requirements for GS-1102 positions up to the GS-12 level. If you held the 1102 series outside IRS, you must provide a copy of your SF-50 showing you held the series or a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please email Colleen.M.Staines@IRS.GOV if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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- 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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