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Job Title:Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-14

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:13-1479-HQ-RR-DHA

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:

Friday, March 29, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority: http://www.opm.gov/directhire/factsheet.asp

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

 

This position is located at the DHS/U.S. Coast Guard; Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology Service Center (C4IT SC), Contracting & Procurement (COCO) Division, TISCOM Procurement Branch, Alexandria, VA.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent serves as the Supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer and TISCOM Procurement Branch Chief and as such is responsible for the full range to plan and execute all contractual actions for the Branch.

 

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:

 

- Providing support in the planning, management and oversight of contracting programs. 

- Performing technical review of all contracts, solicitations, file documentation, cost and price evaluations, pricing documentation, contract changes and modifications, etc. 

- Reviewing and approving acquisition instruments, documentation and correspondence to assure adherence to acquisition regulations and policy, comprehensive treatment of information, clarity and proper formatting and structuring.

-Performing business and administrative oversight to include: contract administration and oversight; policy; and procurement quality assurance.

-Assisting in the development and implementation of procurement policies, regulations, and standard operating procedures for C4IT SC COCO.

- Providing technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees related to the procurement process.

-Cooperating and participating fully in the development of an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plan and efforts regarding staffing, motivation, and training to develop all employees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1) Completed 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. A copy of a college transcript from an appropriately accredited educational institution must be submitted to document completion of this educational requirement. Transcripts must show the number of credit hours earned for courses successfully completed. AND 2) Completed all of the following mandatory training requirements for progression to a Level III (i.e., GS-13 or higher level) contracting position with Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Basics of Contracting (Defense Acquisition University (DAU) CON 101 or equivalent); Principles of Contract Pricing (DAU CON 104 or equivalent); Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 202 or equivalent); Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 204 or equivalent); Government Contract Law (DAU CON 210 or equivalent); Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (DAU CON 353 or equivalent); Two Targeted Electives - each should be a minimum of 16 hours of assignment or individual specific learning identified as developmentally beneficial for the individual for career progression. Electives can include formal training or education, seminars, conferences, special projects, or other developmental activities in the procurement field. Day-to-day work experience may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Substitution of DAU CON 301 (Executive Contracting) or DAU CON 333 (Management for Contracting Supervisors) completed prior to 9/30/03 is allowed in the following manner: If DAU CON 301 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 333: two electives are considered to have been met - DAU CON 353 is still required. If DAU CON 333 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 301: one elective and the requirement for DAU CON 353 are considered to have been met - elective is still required. If DAU CON 301 and DAU CON 333 were completed prior to 9/30/03: the DHS training requirements are considered to have been met. NOTE: Only courses offered by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or by a recognized equivalent provider may be used to meet the training requirements. Information on DAU equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.asp. AND 3) Completed at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.

 

Examples of specialized experience include: developing, preparing and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contract; negotiating and awarding contract, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; administering terms and conditions of contracts, including such aspects as preparing contract modifications, evaluation of performance under contract, and contract termination; analyzing proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating cost through various types of overhead and general/administrative expenses; and formulating policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods or services, participating in procurement management reviews and contract clearance, or developing positions on claims and protests related to contract.

 

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. WAIVERS: The agency may obtain a waiver for an individual that does not meet the training requirements. The Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer. The Head of the Contracting Activity must certify that the individual is the best qualified candidate for the position and that the individual will obtain the required training at the earliest opportunity. If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in the Qualification Requirements.

 

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

 

In addition to the basic education requirement, the following additional experience and/or education is required: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service is required. Examples of specialized experience include procurement, purchasing, rental, or lease of supplies, services, and equipment through open-market methods, placement of purchase orders, placement of orders under blanket purchase agreements or under indefinite delivery contracts such as Federal supply schedules, or other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting.


This position has a positive education requirement. Please see Qualifications Section for specific requirements. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

A copy of an official college transcript from an appropriately accredited educational institution must be included with your application in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. Information on Defense Acquisition University equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.aspx.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to
serve a one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service.  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6303.  Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and supporting documents) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

    Resume
    Responses to on-line core questions
    Supporting documents


If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

A copy of your transcripts from an accredited college or university must be submitted at the time of application.  If selected, official transcripts will be required.  

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the vacancy announcement number on the documents.  A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),
ATTN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL,
US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ)
Civ HR Operations Div, STOP 7130
4200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 800
Arlington, VA
20598-7130
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1479-HQ-RR-DHA

Control Number:

340804500