This National Guard position is for a Contract Specialist, Position Description Number T5200P01 and is part of the United States Property and Fiscal Office - Purchasing and Contracting Division, New Jersey Army National Guard.Learn more about this agency
The purpose is to serve as Chief of the Contracting Office and supervise personnel engaged in procuring various supplies, services, and construction.
As a SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-13, you will:
- Exercise supervisory personnel management and contracting responsibilities
- Ensure timely submission of technical progress reports and performance metrics
- Execute post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts
- Resolve problems that limit competition and modifies clauses that discourage potential offers
- Analyze price and cost elements of the proposed change(s) and obtain audits when required
- Monitor and evaluate contractor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts
- Advise and provide counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management
- Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements
- Select appropriate contracting approaches, techniques, and procedures to solve a variety of acquisition problems
- Prepare final contract to include appropriate standard clauses and special provisions, final pricing and payment terms, and incentives
- Initiate, establish, maintain and complete contract file documentation using electronic business systems including PD2 and VCE modules
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory
- Must possess Active, Confidential Security Clearance
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
- Current T5 employees within the USPFO
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification
The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requires specific training requirements for current contracting and acquisition employees. To be considered for this position, you must have completed the required DAWIA training for Level II certification and possess that certification in order to be eligible for this announcement.
QualificationsGeneral Experience - All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-1102 positions, must be certified at the next lower grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level.
To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Certification awarded. Must have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiencesand competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles to includeNegotiating Contracts and Service, Supply, and Construction Contracts. Must have at least12 months of broadening supervisory contracting experiences in planning and schedulingwork in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning workrequirements. Experiences include training and guiding employees on contracting programsand assigning tasks. Experiences involved balancing contracting work requirements andproviding advice, mentoring, and direction on a wide variety of contracting policies andemployee performance administrative issues. Experienced in structuring that assignmentsthat created effective and efficient procedures with measured and improved task processes.
Supervisory experiences improved training applications and career development resulted inthe employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, andwork efficiencies. Must have demonstrated supervisory experiences and/or endorsements onmentorship competencies provided to employees. Must have working knowledge of equalemployment and affirmative action programs. As a condition of continued employment inthe position, employee must complete Level Three Certification within 24 months ofappointment to the GS-1102-13 supervisory position.
- Must have a four year course of study leading to an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's Degree) with a major in any field; with 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
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail, Contracting/Procurement, Planning and Evaluating, and Terms and Conditions
If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.
- 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the supporting documentation as required by the SF-15.
- 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
2. You must provide college transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
3. Proof of certification for all requisite certification requirements as outlined within this job opportunity announcement is required.
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.
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
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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