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    Summary

    DUTY STATION WILL DEPEND ON THE LOCATION OF THE SELECTEE. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ALEXANDRIA, NEWPORT NEWS, NORFOLK or RICHMOND.

    For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) Contracting Officer, exercising a delegation of authority to contract for a variety of services, supplies, and equipment. In addition, provides a variety of administrative support services in such areas as purchasing, budget, space management, internal controls, reproduction services, forms management, and communication services. Conducts management analytical studies and analysis of assigned program areas. Typical work assignments will include:

    • Responsible for both pre-award and post-award actions for the acquisition of complex professional services and equipment requirements for the USAO.
    • Reviews requisitions and determines the appropriate method of procurement; contract type; formal advertising; or, other means adhering to appropriate policy, procedures, and processes.
    • Develops procurement plans by reviewing market conditions, specifications, and technical requirements.
    • Prepares Statement of Work or Statement of Objectives, and other documents necessary to insure all appropriate specifications are clear prior to a formal solicitation process.
    • Evaluates proposals, unsolicited proposals, and other bid documents.
    • Drafts final contract documents, including specifications, packing and shipping requirements, inspection instruction, and all other special and standard contract clauses.
    • Performs an in-depth analysis of support services budget requests, employing techniques such as cost-benefit analysis, program trade-offs, and alternative approaches to funding.
    • Plans and procures support services and equipment, printing, reproduction, publications, word processing, furniture, property management, office supplies, and law library information.
    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    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.
    • FAC-C Level I Certification required. If selected, you must possess a FAC-C Level I Certification or obtain one within 12 months from the entry on duty date. https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
    • Knowledge of U.S. Attorney's Office Operations and Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) preferred.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Requirements: You must have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field or 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.

    Specialized Experience is defined as: developing policy, compiling procurement data, reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of objectives and/or performance work statement, determining allowable expenditures of appropriated funds, soliciting price quotations or proposals, awarding purchase orders, preparing documentation to support award decisions, and resolving contractor performance issues. To be eligible for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent.

    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; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
    Attention to Detail, Contracting/Procurement, Decision Making, and Writing

    The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
    -Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process. There's nothing to download or print).
    -Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
    -Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the "Qualifications" section of this vacancy announcement.
    -Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
    -Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP eligibility documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
    - Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/22/2019 to receive consideration.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)

    3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    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.

    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10415166

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online, contactColeene Rychalski at (703) 299-3932 or Coleene.Rychalski@usdoj.gov as soon as possible to arrange an alternative application process.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

    Special Employment Consideration- Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, please click the link below.
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments

    You must specify in your questionnaire under what authority you wish to be considered and submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

    Agency contact information

    Coleene Rychalski

    Address

    Eastern District of Virginia
    2100 Jamieson Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

    The USAO serves as the federal criminal and civil litigating arm of the U.S. Department of Justice within EDVA and employs over 200 attorneys and support staff district-wide with offices in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News. Working with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, EDVA has investigated and prosecuted a number of high profile and nationally significant cases across a wide range of criminal activity, including terrorism, espionage, violent gangs, human trafficking, narcotics, financial crimes, public corruption, and cybercrimes. The USAO also is responsible for litigating civil lawsuits by and against the U.S. government, and taking actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.justice.gov/usao//

    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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/523892000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.