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    Duties

    Summary

    The salary reflected in this announcement does not include locality pay and will differ based on the locations selected. View the links below for more information:

    Channel Islands National Park: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/LA.pdf
    Point Reyes National Seashore: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/SF.pdf

    Note: California is one of the states with the highest cost of living.

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    Responsibilities

    • Plans the overall approach to meet contract program objectives for procuring a variety of complex, non-standard, high visibility, politically sensitive requirements including architecture/ engineering requirements, complex construction, supplies, and/or services which may include several functional areas within an organizational component or in a geographical area.
    • Performs in-depth research of procedures, policy, and regulations, and develops guidance material for managers and customers.
    • Performs all work related to the pre-award process, contract administration, contract close out, and/or termination.
    • Determines the correct method of acquisition and implements the appropriate process application.
    • Prepares written requests for proposal or requests for quotes, publicizes requirements, and issues the solicitation documents.
    • Coordinates post award conferences to ensure understanding of contractual requirements, and evaluates and monitors contractual performance.
    • Ensures compliance with contract requirements and initiates appropriate remedial action.
    • Negotiates, prepares and issues contract modifications, and resolves issues that develop after contract award.
    • Provides advice to management, contract specialists, and other functional areas in the application of acquisition rules and requirements, including the use of innovative or non-standard contracting methods.
    • Support, participates in, and provides technical assistance to project management teams.
    • Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public.
    • Uses desk-top computer systems and automated acquisition software to create contract documentation and correspondence.
    • Uses acquisition systems such as Interior Department Electronic Acquisition System (IDEAS), Federal Financial System (FFS), and
    • Fixed Assets System (FAS) to develop and document contracts.
    • Creates spreadsheets to examine and evaluate contractors' prospective cost estimates or price proposals and to perform in-depth price/cost analysis.
    • Prepares resource management plans and environmental assessment documents; prepares preservation documentation, compliance, and background materials for clearances, permits, planning and construction projects that involve cultural resources in park undertaking.
    • Promote, enhance, and maintain effective working relationships with park partners, the public, researchers, and American Indian Tribes and individuals, through written and oral communication.
    • Negotiates acquisitions; clarifies specifications; explains contract terms and conditions, and resolves differences; advises on controversial contractual position about which there are conflicting options or interests; expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations, including preparing and presenting training workshops; and listens to others, attends to nonverbal cures, and responds appropriately.
    Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You will be expected to occasionally travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
    • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
    • Occupancy of government quarters is not required but may be available for rent.
    • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
    • If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
    • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
    • Applicants must have or be able to obtain within two years of appointment a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C Level II) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II or III Certification in contracting.

    Qualifications

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: This position has a Basic Education Requirement. Your responses to the Basic Education Requirements and Specialized Experience questions, as well as the other questions in the questionnaire, in conjunction with the information provided in your completed application, will be evaluated to determine your qualifications for this position. To qualify for this position you must possess one of the following Basic Education Requirement. NOTE: Applicants who meet the basic education requirement are automatically qualified for the GS-05 grade level.

    EDUCATION: At least a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's with a major in any field. You must provide transcripts.
    -OR-
    COMBINATION: At least an equivalent combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 24 semester hours) in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above. You must provide transcripts.
    -OR-
    As of January 1, 2000, I held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contracting series at one of the following grade levels: GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12. I have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000 to the present.

    - AND -

    To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

    EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrated experience for the award, administration and closeout of standard contracts for supplies, services and construction. You must include hours per week worked.
    -OR-
    EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. You must include transcripts.
    -OR-
    SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement provisions: (1) Class Standing: ranked in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average: earn a grade-point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B " or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum. Note: grade-point averages will be rounded to the one decimal place, for example, 2.95 = 3.0, 2.94 = 2.9, and 3.45 = 3.5; OR (3) Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society: elect membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. Freshman scholastic honor societies cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. In order to use your education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution. Transcripts do not need to be official at the time of application, but if you are selected for this position, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
    -OR-
    COMBINATION: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.

    To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

    EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrated experience for the award, administration and closeout of standard contracts for supplies, services and construction. You must include hours per week worked.
    -OR-
    EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. You must include transcripts.
    -OR-
    COMBINATION: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.

    Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    You must include months/years, hours per week work and salary to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

    Education

    You must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

    If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    Additional information

    For additional information about this position please contact:
    Yvonne Morales, Supervisory Contract Specialist
    Yvonne_Morales@nps.gov
    (415) 464-5221

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

    Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

    Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary with some travel to construction sites and/or contractor facilities.

    Working Conditions: Work is normally performed in an office setting. Periodic on-site visits prior to and during contract performance may be required.

    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only on an intermittent status.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

    Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Oral Communication
    • Technology Application
    • Written Communication

    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/11/2019.

    1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, complete work addresses, supervisors name and phone number, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    3. Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation:
      • Current permanent Federal employees of the Department of Interior must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.
      • Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
    4. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
      • Veterans Preference Documentation:
        • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
        • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
        • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    5. Performance Appraisals and Awards: All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level). Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
    6. College transcripts.
    7. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
    Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    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://home.nps.gov/aboutus/benefits.htm

    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. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/11/2019. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

    1. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
    2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
    3. Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
    4. Select documents you want included in this application.
    5. Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
    6. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
    7. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
    8. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
    9. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
      • Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
    10. Review and Submit Application.
    11. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
    12. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
      • To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select "Update Application" for this job.
      • Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

    Agency contact information

    Mistee Hall

    Phone

    (702) 293-8930

    Fax

    (702) 293-8954

    Email

    mistee_hall@nps.gov

    Address

    Pacific West-Mojave and Mediterranean Regional Human Resources Office
    601 Nevada Way
    Boulder City, NV 89005
    US
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at National Park Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/index.htm/

    Next steps

    Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

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/543926400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.