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Job Title:NIH Recent Graduate (Contract Specialist) - GRU - Pathways

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-GR-13-795150

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $51,630.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, January 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

9

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Frederick, MD United StatesView Map
Baltimore, MD United StatesView Map
Hamilton, MT United StatesView Map
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
Durham, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen, national or legal permanent resident. Non-citizens may apply;
  • Must be U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to competitive appointment;
  • Must have completed, within the previous 2 years, a qualifying associates,
  • bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree
  • or certificate from a qualifying institution; and
  • Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

DUTIES:

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The NIH Recent Graduates Program offers mentorship throughout the program, individual development planing, professional development, training activities and opportunity for career advancement.

 

 As a Contract Specialist, your major duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage, perform, and/or develop policies and procedures for work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures.
  • Evaluate contract price proposals.
  • Manage the administration or termination and close out of contracts.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Education requirement

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

Exception: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000.  Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

You must demonstrate in your resume you have at least one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.  Examples of specialized experience include:  Reviewing requisitions for supplies or services to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; evaluating bids or proposals for supplies or services to ensure compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions; or evaluating the prior contract performance of potential suppliers to determine their financial responsibility. 

OR

Completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full year of progressively higher level graduate education or an LL.B. or J.D. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management

OR

Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

 


You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.  Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does apply.

 

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application will be manually evaluated by a subject matter expert.  Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  The rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles.

If you are a veteran, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

·        Veterans

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,Friday, January 11, 2013 , to be considered.

 


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

You may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position after completion of the one-year program (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill. 

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in an ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 795150.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, January 11, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sorel Barcelo
Phone: (301)402-8121
Email: BARCELOS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, January 11, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-GR-13-795150

Control Number:

334904100