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Job Title:  Supervisory Contract Specialist
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Washington Headquarters Services
Job Announcement Number:  WHS-13-EH-873765-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 22, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) 

Acquisition Directorate

This position is located in the Acquisition Directorate (AD), Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) a Department of Defense field activity.  AD plans, coordinates, and manages the procurement programs essential to the mission of WHS, ODA&M, and OSD.  Our shared vision in WHS is to transform our organization into a creative, results-driven service provider recognized for excellence.  AD has a critical and central role in helping WHS provide its customers outstanding services and timely results at reasonable costs.  We enthusiastically embrace our stewardship responsibilities and optimize our policies, processes, tools, and metrics to achieve intended results. The incumbent serves as a member of the leadership team responsible for executing cradle to grave actions related to a broad range of acquisition including: specialized equipment, supplies, advisory and assistance services, security and force protection services, facility operation and maintenance, information technology, construction, professional studies, research, construction, architect and engineering services and renovation and repair as well as the award and management of grants and cooperative agreements; and support to Federal Advisory Commissions Boards and Tasks Forces.
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S Citizens; Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: or

This position may be filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM’s Direct Hire Authority.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Use Print Preview (below) for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Top secret clearance.
  • Recruitment/Relocation expenses may be authorized.


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As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will be responsible for the following duties:
•     Delivers high quality acquisition and contracting services in the Enterprise, Technology, Logistics, and Research Division.
•     Communicates with high level officials, congress and media regarding the Acquisition program.
•     First and/or second line supervisor to a staff of team leaders and contracting specialist.
•     Recruits, develops and leads staff to new organizational standards of professional excellence.
•     Develops Division policy, establishes priorities, and monitors team leaders and contract specialist responsible for pre-award and post-award functions in support of the OSD Studies Enterprise, Technology, Logistics, and Research Division.
•     Serves as a contracting officer with an unlimited warrant.


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Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as follows:

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree that included 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.

NOTE:  The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000.  Current civilian personnel in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administyer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement.

Transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.

The selectee must possess and continuously maintain the DAWIA Level III certification in contracting, to include satisfying the requirement for eighty hours of continuous learning credits each two-year period.  The selectee will be required to become certified at Level III in the Contracting career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
•     Providing technical guidance to management or high level officials on acquisition or contracting laws, regulations or directives.
•     Developed policy, established priorities and monitored lower level employees responsible for pre-award and post-award contracting functions.
•     Served as a contracting officer for complex or sensitive projects, negotiating contract impasses to resolution.
•     Performed studies, analyses, research, and evaluations to support contracting functions and activities.  These studies may have been used to improve operations or to correct current issues.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1.     Knowledge in the application of Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and general business practices as it applies to acquisition and procurement support.
2.     Knowledge of contract principles, policies, regulations, and procedures to effectively administer procurement and contracting division.
3.     Skill in oral and written communication
4.     Knowledge and skill to analyze proposals, programs against previous history, actual expenditures and rates to determine strategy for the acquisition program.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience is not applicable at this grade level.

OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL: Occasionally
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)

Other Notes:
•     Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
•     Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
•     THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the Federal service in this critical acquisition position.
•     This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Contracting.   Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 18 months after entry into this position.
•     If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
•     This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
•     This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to the competencies listed above to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.
Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into one of the 2 categories as described below.
1 – Qualified Category – meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
2 – Highly Qualified Category – meets the minimum qualifications requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.


MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.


The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on:


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

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ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, March 04, 2013.  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: f or  or SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:


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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.
To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire
Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for WHS HR Servicing Team at (614)692-0252 or email DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL for further assistance.


NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:

• Résumé
• Transcript(s)
• Assessment Questionnaire
• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.). 

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.    

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify:  the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge).  The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.  If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.


Drema C. Sergent
Phone: (614)692-0252
Fax: (614)693-1689
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services DoD Customers
3990 E Broad Street
Building 306
Columbus, OH
Fax: (614)693-1689


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.  All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. 


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