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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:OCFO-12-MP-528JH

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$49,071.00 to $104,689.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 to Wednesday, October 10, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 2 years




1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map


All current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (VEOA, and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligibles (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.).This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement OCFO-12-DEU-427JH for all U.S. Citizens.



Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.


This position is located in the Division of Procurement and Facilities Management. The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist responsible for responding to customer requests and inquiries. Provides procurement related data, information and advice to agency staff.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of a Background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Probationary period may be required.


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*Assists in planning and development of programs for the administrative management of contracts for NCUA.

*Coordinates all vendor registration requests, and database entries.

*Provide assistance and guidance to users in the development and processing of procurement-related documents in the Delphi system.

*Conducts an analysis of agency documentation to ensure requirements are clearly defined.

*Draft contract provisions to ensure NCUA’s rights and requirements are met and defined.

*Ensure all contracts files are maintained in accordance with the current guidelines.

*Gathers pertinent data and assists Contracting Officer and Office of General Counsel with settlement negotiations on contracts. *Purchases supplies and services supporting NCUA Programs using an agency purchase card.

*Contact suppliers to resolve discrepancies in invoice amounts, quantity or other terms and conditions.


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To qualify at the CU-09:  

You must have two years of graduate education,

OR A master's degree or equivalent degree,

OR You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-07 level in federal service. Specialized Experience includes advised applicants on requirements for submitting proposals for grants and on appropriate ways to develop program proposals; Evaluated proposals under consideration for awards of grants; Ensured program requirements are met and appropriate rules and regulations are utilized; Consults with program staff and makes recommendations regarding the renewal of on-going projects. Experience, education or training which demonstrates the ability to recognize causes of and analyze problems and recommend practical solutions; to deal satisfactorily with others and to negotiate with operating personnel, AND must be experienced using computer and automation systems.


To qualify at the CU-11

You must have three academic years of graduate education,

OR A doctoral or equivalent degree,

OR You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-09 level in federal service. Specialized experience may include: serving as a contract specialist responsible involving the solicitation, analysis of firm fixed-price or similar contracts, and evaluation of contractor, bids and vendor proposals in the procurement of complex supplies, equipment and services; OR comparable experience.

Basic Education Requirement:

A. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;




B. 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.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

*Knowledge of wide range of contract administration, policies, procedures, rules and regulations, to plan and carry out contract assignments.

*Knowledge of negotiating techniques to conduct negotiations.

*Possess a working knowledge of the agency's Financial Management System Procurement (FMSP) program (Delphi).

*Knowledge and understanding of the system and techniques accredited to cost estimating and accounting.


First, your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. Second, if you have a complete application package, your RESUME will be reviewed to determine if you meet basic qualifications and the specialized experience requirements (see "Qualifications and Evaluations" section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. Third, if you are determined to be qualified for the position, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questions. The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions. If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.


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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.


This position is being filled as a Term Appointment/Temporary Promotion Not-to-Exceed 2 years.

If you are not a current NCUA employee, you will be placed on a Term Appointment for up to 2 years. Your employment will end on the expiration date of the Term Appointment unless you are separated earlier.

Permanent NCUA employees may apply for this Term Appointment and, if selected, will be converted to a Term Appointment.  However, employees who convert from permanent status to non-status Term Appointments face termination upon the expiration of the appointment and are not entitled to placement back to former permanent positions.

If you are selected for this position at the CU-09, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-11 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position.

SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's National Pay Rate (NPR) which includes a locality rate of 24.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area.



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To apply for this position, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to create or log in to your USAJOBS account.

1. Submit your resume.

2. Complete the online questionnaire (See "Qualification and Evaluations" tab).

3. Submit all required documents (see "Required Documents" section).

4. Click the "Submit My Answer" button at the end of the process.


YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower or ineligible rating.


NOTE: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:


To Fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: (754139). Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and

2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the assessment questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit all of the above documents. Please put your name and vacancy identification (754139) on all documents.


If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at:



1. After you have answered the online questionnaire, you will be prompted to submit required documents.

2. You have three options for submitting your documentation: you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; upload documents from your personal computer; or fax documents. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents.

3. Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.

4. Each document type must be uploaded separately.


All required documents must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement.



VETERANS: If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, VRA, 30% DISABLED Veteran's Authority, you must submit a copy of your Veteran's Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter, SF-15).


SF-50: Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status and tenure. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.


NON-COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES: If you wish to receive consideration under NON-COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 reflecting the effective date of your grade level to the CU-11 or higher, or an SF-50 that reflects you competed and were selected for a position with the target grade level of CU-11or higher on a permanent basis in the competitive service.


ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:

  • Copy of agency notice;
  • Most recent performance rating; and
  • SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click


DISABILITY: You can apply for a noncompetitive appointment if you meet the eligibility requirements. You must submit proof or your disability and a certification of job readiness. If you are a veteran with a disability, you should contact a Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation counselor for proof of disability and certification of job readiness.


TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (if qualifying based on education or combination of specialized experience and education) from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to verify that you meet the basic education requirement. You must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Failure to provide transcripts will result in loss of consideration for this position. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. For graduates of foreign universities, an evaluation of all course work from an organization recognized as specializing in interpretation of credentials is required.


Jillian M. Hunt
Phone: (703)518-6513
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA


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