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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in Defense Information Systems Agency's FEC/DDC4 at Fort Meade, MD.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides expert advice on all matters related to the Small Business Programs and on the feasibility and impact of small business plans, policies, and decisions.
    • Develops, manages and tracks procurement laws and regulations, particularly those affecting small business utilization.
    • Develops, participates, and represents the agency in small business advocacy and outreach events aimed at expanding competition across the industrial base.
    • Assesses and analyzes the effectiveness of established agency small business program initiatives and objectives to develop a strategy for achievement of objectives and accomplishment of the command or agency mission.
    • Manages the timeliness and accuracy of reporting goal achievements of the Agency?s small business programs.
    • Develops presentations and prepares fact sheets, information papers, reports and articles for staff reviews and analysis sessions.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S.Citizen.
    • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.

    Qualifications

    Specialized Experience at GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 level if outside the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience with advising and assisting key personnel on all matters that affect the program. Also, developing policy and interpreting guidance on statutes, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements along with higher echelon policy guidance.

    Specialized Experience at GS-13
    : You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-12 level if outside the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience with advising key personnel on all matters that affect the program. Also, developing policy and interpreting guidance on statutes, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements along with higher echelon policy guidance

    Applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required.

    Competencies: Communication, Proposal Evaluation, and Technical Competence

    Time-in-grade, if applicable:
    For entry at the GS-12 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in the federal service.
    For entry at the GS-13 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in the federal service.

    Qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at both grade levels.

    Additional information

    • A two-year probationary or trial period may be required.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination
    • Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.
    • This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here.
    • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are maybe authorized.
    • For more information on veterans' preference click here.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
    • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program. For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.
    • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
    • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10432682

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    • Résumé showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Résumé should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and salary;
    • Completed assessment questionnaire;
    • SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees, with the exception of current permanent DISA employees. Please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis;
    • Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable): For 5-Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military. For 10-Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.
    • ICTAP documentation (if applicable) - Copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available;
    • Military Spouse Preference documentation (if applicable) - Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.
    Your complete application package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 03/18/2019.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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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.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    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 provide a complete Application Package. See Required Documents section of this announcement.

    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    HR Customer Care Center

    Address

    DISA - FEC/OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
    6910 Cooper Road
    Fort Meade, MD 20755-7088
    US
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    If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you.

    DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the federal government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Information Systems Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.disa.mil//

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email (or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process) once this process is completed.

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/526637000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.