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Job Title:Supervisory Contract Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-15-EI-00469

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Thursday, April 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov 

The Office of the Assistant Administrator for Resource & Technology Management (RTM), Office of Planning, Budget, Procurement and Evaluation, provides a program performance and evaluation function covering all EIA activities, including evaluating program outcomes to support EIA’s and DOE’s strategic plan and in support of EIA’s budget formulation strategy; integrates EIA program planning, project management, budget and procurement activities, including leading the development of EIA strategic plans, roadmaps, annual operating (procurement) plans, and other relevant planning activities; develops, interprets, and implements near- and long-range operational financial and procurement management policies for EIA; coordinates and manages the strategic planning process for EIA; manages an agency-wide financial reporting system; and formulates, defends, and executes the EIA budget.

 

As the Supervisor of the Procurement Team, one of two teams reporting directly to the Director, PBPE, the person selected for this position will exercise program responsibility for a multi-faceted contract and procurement program for human capital and technical resources and associated materials encompassing a broad range of services and program operations.  

 

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-13-MP-15-EI-00469. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation is at your own expense.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As the Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will: 

exercise program responsibility for a multi-faceted contract and procurement program for human capital and technical resources and associated materials encompassing a broad range of services and program operations.  Contracted services include services never previously outsourced, such as extensive statistical and economic analytical studies, and the development of systems and quality controls for information dissemination operations.  The selectee conceives, plans, and oversees development of innovative systems to organize and evaluate in different formats and integrations a myriad of data pertaining to contracts and contractors, performs analyses of contracting program operations throughout the different program offices, and plans, organizes and leads comprehensive studies of contractor deployment within EIA, to determine optimal deployments by organization, occupation and/or function of contractor resources. Procurements range from entire functional staffs devoted to specialized support and information dissemination services to independent consultants and contractors to plan and conduct complex state-of-the-art statistical, economics, and operations research studies, or continuing data acquisition, data compilation, data analyses and data reporting operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as 

One year or more of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level that demonstrates experience in negotiating contractual arrangements, preparing contractual documents, participating in contractor evaluation arrangements, participating in contractor evaluation and selection, and performing contract administration functions for complex state-of-the-art, long-term multiple-year, and multi-million dollar contracts. The experience should also demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on a full range of contracting activities.

 

 

 ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below:

1. Ability to analyze and review issues, develop conceptual studies for execution by others, and to prepare and/or lead the preparation of resource studies, especially human resource cost and skill mix related analyses.

2. Ability to develop, present, negotiate and/or defend comprehensive recommendations, in both verbal and written format that if adopted, would change an Agency's administrative/operational policies and procedures.

3. Ability to research, analyze, interpret and apply Federal rules, and regulations for procedures pertaining to human resources, procurement and/or financial issues.

4. Ability to collect, organize and compile, analyze and/or present a wide variety of organizational, strategic planning and resource related data.

 

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above

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.

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.

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.

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.

*This is an acquisition position. There are statutory requirements as described in the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program, DOE Order 361.1, that must be met or waived prior to appointment. For GS-13 and above positions, certification to Level II (Level III must be met within 18 months after appointment) under the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program or an equivalent acquisition program is required for this position. These requirements include completion of the following courses, or equivalent: CON 101, Fundamentals of Contracting; CON 104, Fundamentals of Contract Pricing; CON 202, Intermediate Contracting; CON 204, Intermediate Contract Pricing; and CON 210 Government Contract Law. (Applicants must provide proof of certification level and/or documentation of course requirements met.)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

 

New supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of supervisory training of which 40 hours must be completed during your first year as a supervisor.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position.

The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your résumé is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits.

You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received. Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

NEED HELP?

If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.

If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mrs. DeVee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: deveel.bullock@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.


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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-CAT-15-EI-00469

Control Number:

340157800