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    Summary

    Are you interested in a entry-level federal government job? Want to make an impact while enjoying flexible work schedules, fantastic benefits, and enriching career development opportunities? Join our team at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and find out why we’re one of the Best Places to Work in the federal government!

    This Notice is to advise you that we will soon hire Contract Specialists under our Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

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    Responsibilities

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    This is to advise you thatwe will SOON be accepting applications for the following career track within Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) (a component of GSA that focuses on procuring goods and services for the rest of the federal government):

    • Contract Specialist: As the federal government’s premiere contracting agency, GSA is the ideal place for applicants interested in a contracting career. As a Contract Specialist, you will have opportunities to work on a host of contracts in various programs that support the entire federal government. Contract Specialists perform the full range of policy-related work, price analysis, cost analysis, contract negotiation, administration, and termination. Some examples of contracts include the Airline City Pairs Program, which provides negotiated airline rates to meet the government’s air travel needs; Emergency Management Services, which support disaster relief; and Environmental products and services, which support sustainability initiatives. Contract Specialists work in conjunction with Contracting Officers and play an integral role in GSA’s acquisitions.

    Who We Are:

    GSA’s core mission is to help federal agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, provide efficient, cost saving technology and create a better, faster federal government. We leverage the tremendous buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our federal customers. Our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, which makes us a great place to start, build, and expand your career!  

    We employ nearly 12,000 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we have eleven regional offices located across the country; Atlanta, GA, Auburn, WA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Lakewood, CO, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC.

    Who We Are Looking For:  

    Talented, motivated students who are looking to build their career at GSA, and who:

    • Will graduate by June 30, 2019
    • Will be available to start work in August 2019
    • Have graduated within the past 2 years (or within 6 years for eligible veterans)
    • Are U.S. Citizens (As a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. Citizens)

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

    If you participate in our Pathways Recent Graduates program, you will be required to:

    • Receive at least 40 hours of formal training directly linked to your employment field in addition to soft skill training
    • Serve a trial period, which will allow your supervisor to evaluate your conduct and performance on the job and determine if our appointment will become final
    • Sign a participant agreement

    You must apply online via application links on our Students and Recent Graduates website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    Qualifications

    You may qualify for this position based on education, experience, or a combination of the two. Specific qualification requirements
    will be found on the Students and Recent Graduates website when we are accepting applications.

    Education

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    In order to be placed in a permanent position after completing the Pathways Recent Graduates program, you must:

    1. Meet the qualification requirements for the position you are being placed in.
    2. Maintain an acceptable performance under GSA's approved performance management system.
    3. Receive a favorable recommendation from your supervisor at the end of the program.
    4. Meet all the training and development requirements outlined in the GSA Pathways policy.

    GSA is not obligated to make an offer of permanent employment to you after you have completed the Program.

    Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:

    • You will answer job-related questions, which will measure your overall possession of the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    • Within the 3 categories, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    When you apply to this position via the link on our Students and Recent Graduates page, you will be asked to submit
    documentation of your qualifications and education. This will include:

    • Resume (with current cumulative GPA and expected date of graduation)
    • Current Transcript (official or unofficial are accepted)
    • Documentation of veterans preference (if applicable)

    Specific information will be outlined in the job posting.

    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.

    If selected, you will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development

    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

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because you cannot apply for these jobs via this Notice. You must apply online via application links on our Students and Recent Graduates website.

    Check our Students and Recent Graduates website regularly. When we are accepting applications for this position, links to apply will appear on that site. The applicant link will include specific instructions on the application process.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    Agency contact information

    National Recruitment Ctr.

    Phone

    816-823-2006

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    nrc@gsa.gov

    Address

    GSA, Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
    National Recruitment Center
    2300 Main St., 2NW
    Kansas City, Missouri 64108
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Federal Acquisition Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/26570/

    Next steps

    YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR Students and Recent Graduates website.

    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523358600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.