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Job Title:Supervisory Contract Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number:200076

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,902.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Vancouver, WashingtonView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bonneville Power Administration has been powering people and careers for 75 years. We are a non-profit federal agency that provides clean, emissions-free electricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintains a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity. We are a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, the smart grid, fish and wildlife protection and initiatives to address climate change. We are a visionary and innovative agency that values diversity and creativity and encourages continuous learning. We are located throughout the Pacific Northwest with opportunities in cities, smaller communities and rural areas. You can learn more about BPA at www.bpa.gov.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Bonneville Power Administration applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=UMBDC.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent of this position serves as the Director, Contracts and Sourcing Services within the Sourcing Services (NSS) organization. The purpose of this position is to establish overall strategic direction and oversee, conduct, and actively manage the end-to-end strategic sourcing, contracting and procurement process; set standards; develop and implement contemporary performance improvement measures to optimize efficiency and effectiveness; use innovative technology to consolidate and reduce complexity and redundancy; and leverage opportunity by analyzing market conditions. The position requires expert knowledge of all phases of sourcing/contracting/procurement to effectively supervise performance managers and to make independent decisions that impact Bonneville policies and programs. The incumbent reports to the Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Supply Chain Services (NS) is a value added, full service provider of procurement, fleet, supplemental labor, Supply Chain operations, warehousing, and logistics services; providing its internal customers a collaborative, seamless and timely method for obtaining equipment, materials, and services to support their work requirements, while ensuring ethical, risk appropriate business practices that are compliant with internal controls. NS monitors and manages the effective and efficient execution and conduct of all Agency Supply Chain functions across the Agency.
NS provides certain specialized services in support of its customers including contracting for services, materials, and equipment; materials management, including warehousing of inventory; inventory management; order filling; transportation and fleet management; asset utilization and investment recovery; hazardous materials processing and disposal; Information systems management as it applies to Supply Chain, including management of material and equipment catalogs.
NS is responsible for continuous improvement of Supply Chain processes and implements Agency-wide initiatives that consider planning, design, purchasing, delivery, and the payment of goods and services. The Supply Chain organization works closely with the Supply Chain Policy and Governance Office and the Accounts Payable staff, as well as the Program Offices, to implement industry Best Practices and to ensure efficient, "low touch" supply chain solutions across all BPA supply chain activities.
The Sourcing Services organization is responsible for inventory management of over $100M and the acquisition and contracting of all materials and services of approximately $1B needed by the Agency in accordance with applicable law and Bonneville Purchasing Instructions. This organization is responsible for fully integrating strategic planning and sourcing into all spend categories; monitoring critical regional, national, and global issues that may affect BPA's purchasing, contracting, and inventory performance; managing the Supplier Diversity, Procurement Sustainability, and Supplier Qualification programs; and acting as a central point of coordination for projects, materials, inventory, contracts, and material procurements to ensure that activities are carried out in a coordinated and efficient manner.

Monitors outstanding contracts to ensure satisfactory progress, to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, and to identify problems that threaten contractor performance.

Monitors: The examination and evaluation of contractor's prospective cost estimates or price proposals to determine the necessity, fairness, and reasonableness of proposed contract costs. Review of past performance reports and reference checks to determine the financial and technical capability of award candidates for the purpose of assessing risk to the government for the successful attainment of program goals and to determine if the award candidate has an acceptable level of integrity and is financially and technically responsible. Program officials in the drafting of proposal analysis reports documenting the technical evaluation process for selecting sources.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to develop and promote a diverse workforce.

Knowledge of acquisition regulations and ability to provide advice regarding contracts and agreements.

Ability to analyze markets, suppliers, industry value chain, and key supply chain and vendor cost drivers.

Ability to develop and implement a category management methodology.

Ability to communicate in writing in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to meet and deal with others in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to supervise.

Ability to develop and lead complex process improvement programs, projects, and activities.

Ability to plan and execute work.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. Examples of specialized experience include all of the following: (1) Experience supervising an acquisition or procurement workforce; (2) experience in procurement/contract law, regulations, and internal policy for the development and management of materials and services contracts including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracting; (3) experience in the application of leading practice sourcing and procurement solutions (e.g., delivering successful solutions in organizational development, spend portfolio/category management, spend analytics, strategic sourcing, catalog management, materials and inventory management, supplier management, supplier diversity, supplier qualification, or LEAN/continuous improvement); and (4) experience in the application of procurement technologies (e.g., Enterprise Resource Planning systems, eCommerce, electronic catalogs, eSourcing, contract management systems, materials & inventory management systems, or A/P interface).

AND

B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.

OR

C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.

OR

D. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.


See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicants are responsible for reviewing the OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS section of the vacancy announcement. This section can be viewed by navigating to the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement link after you have logged in to the system.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THE AVUE SYSTEM BY 8:59 PT (11:59 ET).

This position is located in the Sourcing Services (NSS) group.

All United States citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered under a variety of appointing authorities including Delegated Examining, Merit Promotion, VRA, and VEOA (if applicable).

The sensitivity level of this position is designated as 'Moderate Risk' Nonsensitive, which requires that the selectee pass a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) personnel investigation and receive a favorable suitability determination. Under existing OPM regulations, current Federal employees transferring from another department or agency who have successfully passed this level (or higher) personnel investigation will not be subject to re-investigation under OPM suitability regulations. Further, employees with unescorted access to facilities, systems, and equipment, which, if destroyed, degraded, or otherwise rendered unavailable, would affect the reliability or operability of the bulk electric system, or have access to critical cyber assets that are essential to the reliable operation of the bulk electric system will be required to undergo a Special Agency Check every seven years, thereafter (or sooner if for cause.)

How to Apply: Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for BPA applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. Information regarding this position can be accessed at the following URL: www.avuedigitalservices.com/bpa/applicant.html. Use the 'Search Jobs' criteria to search by job title, location, and/or grade of the position.

College transcripts are required for this position. You will be prompted to upload an electronic copy of your transcripts during the online application process. You will have until the announcement closing date to upload these documents.

If you are applying as a reinstatement or status candidate from another Federal agency you will be prompted to upload an electronic copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50).

Veterans: To be considered for VEOA or VRA consideration, a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) is required. 10-point veterans must also provide a copy of their SF-15 and associated documentation.

Veteran's Preference: To be considered for veteran's preference, a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) must be provided prior to appointment. Veterans claiming CP or CPS preference must also provide a copy of their SF-15 and associated documentation. You will be able to upload electronic copies during the application process.

If your application does not provide all the information requested in the vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration.

Applications must be completed in the Avue system by 8:59 PT (11:59 ET).

Benefits: BPA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on BPA benefits can be found at: http://www.careers.bpa.gov/Benefits/

EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance

Veterans Information: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

Basis of Rating: Candidates eligible for consideration under Delegated Examining criteria will have their application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Candidates determined to be qualified will be placed in a quality category: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority. Clearly articulating your work experience is critical to determining your qualifications for this position. Please describe your experience and thoroughly address the questions through your resume, cover letter, and/or other supporting material you choose to submit.

Basis of Rating: Candidates eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion criteria will have their application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Candidates determined to be qualified will have their applications rated against the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) and ranked against other candidates. If your final rating places you among the best qualified, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. Clearly articulating your work experience is critical to determining your qualifications for this position. Please describe your experience and thoroughly address the questions through your resume, cover letter, and/or other supporting material you choose to submit.

Federal Employees: Federal transfer relocation is not available for this position.

All Applicants: A relocation bonus may be available.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Bonneville Power Administration applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=UMBDC.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Lori Brockmeyer at (503)230-5318 or email at careers@bpa.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

College transcripts are required for this position. You will be prompted to upload an electronic copy of your transcripts during the online application process. You will have until the announcement closing date to upload these documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lori Brockmeyer
Phone: 5032305318
Fax: 8779754272
Email: careers@bpa.gov
Agency Information:
Bonneville Power Administration
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon
97208-3621
US
Fax: 8779754272

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

200076

Control Number:

331781800