1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Contract Spec/Administrator/Negotiator, Procurement Analyst (Supvy/Non/Lead)

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:General Services Administration - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:1300006TC01-DHA

SALARY RANGE:

$50,154.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Thursday, April 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time/Part-time - Permanent, Temporary, Term

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
San Francisco County, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Newark, NJ View Map
Central Islip, NY View Map
Kings, NY View Map
More Locations  (3)

WHO MAY APPLY:

TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED IN JOB SUMMARY. Who May Apply: All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island). This Public Notice will be used to fill vacancies through OPM's Direct Hire AuthorityFor information on OPM's Direct Hire Authority, please visit https://www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

On 4/11/14, this Public Notice was updated to change the San Francisco telephone number to 415-522-2660. If you have specific questions on vacancies at each location, please call the individual location(s) at the following numbers:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Metropolitan Area: 817-978-4160
  • Denver, CO Metropolitan Area: 303-236-8073
  • New York, NY Metropolitan Area: 212-264-0116 (Includes: Brooklyn, NY; New York, NY; Queens, NY; Newark, NJ; Central Islip, Suffolk NY
  • Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Area: 215-446-4973
  • San Francisco Bay Area. CA: 415-522-2660
  • Seattle/Auburn, WA Metropolitan Area: 253-931-7742
  • Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: 816-823-4900
The directions for applying can be found in the "How to Apply" section of this Public Notice. If you are having difficulty applying, you may call 816 823 4900 or email the Talent Management Center at cp.talentcenter@gsa.gov.The "rule of three", veteran's preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.If selected for a position below the GS-15 grade level, the position may or may not have promotion potential, also known as full promotion level (FPL), to a higher grade.  The system will not allow for a lower FPL to be entered than the highest grade listed; therefore, we had to enter a FPL of GS-15.
This is to notify the public that GSA is using Direct Hire Authority for hiring in the 1102 series and to solicit applications for the seven metropolitan areas listed to fill current and future contracting positions at the GS-09, GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, GS-14, or GS-15 grade levels, with or without a higher FPL. Offers may be made at any time throughout the open period of this notice.

To submit an application, follow the directions in this public notice. Pay rates will vary based on the location of the position. Please click on link to view pay tables: OPM Salary Table (http://www.opm.gov/oca/11tables/indexGS.asp). GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government". GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including: Federal health insurance plans, Life insurance coverage, Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan), Flexible work schedules and telework, Transit and child care subsidies, Training and development.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Apply online (See How to Apply Section.)
  • U.S. Citizens or Nationals
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Serve 1 year probationary period unless previously satisfied requirement

DUTIES:

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As a contracting professional you will be responsible for the procurement of highly specialized equipment, components and systems for high-rise buildings and their operating systems, the construction of specialized equipment or special purpose buildings, information technology equipment and systems, professional or technical services, and/or a variety of supplies. The duties at the GS-09, GS-11, and GS-12 may also include:

  • Pre-Award, Post-Award and Termination Activities such as: analyzing requirements, recommending revisions to statements of work/specifications, determining the appropriate type of contract, establishing milestones, procurement planning, conducting post-award and contractual terminations, initiating briefings with contractors to ensure full understanding of terms, handling modifications, resolution of issues related to non-compliance, and the termination process.
  • Developing, implementing and analyzing data requirements for planning and measurement systems.
  • Analyzing performance of procurement activities against various procurement indicators and goals.
  • Analyzing data to determine trends.
  • Assistance in tracking/monitoring contract actions to ensure compliance with GSA policy, administrative procedures, regulations, and statutes.
The duties at the GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 may also include:
  • Pre/Post Award functions for highly technical contracting work emphasizing customer requirements and relationships to achieve results that further the mission of agency clients.
  • As an advisor, identifying procurement objectives and methodologies; assisting with statements of work; performing analyses of elements of cost; making competitive range determinations; conducting pre-proposal conferences; planning comprehensive negotiation strategy; coordinating with technical experts, leading negotiations and awarding contracts.
  • Developing, coordinating, and revising a wide variety of Government-wide procurement policies, reviewing proposed changes to existing regulations and determining whether they should be addressed.
  • Providing principal policy advice, analyzing comments and proposed legislative changes.
  • Developing and presenting authoritative presentations and defending complex and often controversial positions which are subject to considerable Congressional scrutiny and preparing expert response to Congressional correspondence.
  • Identifying and analyzing acquisition process problems, trends, and emerging needs. Formulating and justifying new statutory initiatives to address unique problems, to meet newly emerging acquisition needs, and to resolve critical procurement process problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • For positions with supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • Be able to make a direct deposit to a financial organization of your salary check.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • Complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • These positions may require occasional/frequent travel (varies by position).
  • If selected, you may be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA.
  • Positions filled from this Public Notice may be designated as Public Trust Positions and have variable position sensitivity requirements. Appointment may be subject to background investigations and favorable adjudication prior to entering on duty.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet both the Basic AND Specialized Experience requirements described below: 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the GS-09, GS-11 and GS-12: Applicants must have 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15: Applicants must meet the training, experience, and educational requirements listed in (A) & (B) below. Applicants may also qualify for this position if they meet the exception requirements described in (C) or the Waiver requirements listed in (D) below.

(A) Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of GSA 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.

(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: Federal employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupied on 01/01/2000 and meet the specialized experience requirements. 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: The senior procurement executive of GSA will only consider granting waiver requests for education and mandatory training. 

GSA Mandatory Training Courses These are the current mandatory training courses required by the General Services Administration to qualify for positions in the 1102 series at the GS-13 level and above. Acceptance of course equivalencies extend only to those courses recognized by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Information on FAI equivalent courses and training providers offering equivalent courses can be found on the FAI website at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/node/90. Please note: If you have a FAC-C Level II or III or a DAWIA level II or III certification in Contracting, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. CON 110: Mission Support Planning; CON 111: Mission Strategy Execution; CON 112: Mission Performance Assessment; CON 120: Mission Focused Contracting; CON 214: Business Decisions for Contracting; CON 215: Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support; CON 216: Legal Considerations in Contracting; CON 217: Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques; CON 218: Advanced Contracting for Mission Support; Three elective courses (must be acquisition/procurement related).

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-09, GS-11 and GS-12: Applicants must meet both the basic requirement and one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position to be filled, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
  • GS-09: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of procurement regulations, procedures, and techniques in order to perform recurring and developmental contracting assignments. Examples of such experience are: drafting contracts including standard clauses and special provisions; recommending award and necessary documentation to support award; assisting with negotiations or conducting noncomplex negotiations; analyzing bids or proposals for responsiveness, assisting with monitoring the contractor's performance; and reviewing contract files for completeness and closure.
  • GS-11: Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of formal advertising and negotiated procurement procedures sufficient to develop solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate prices and terms and recommend award of contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services; or knowledge of contracting principles and procedures sufficient to administer contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services.
  • GS-12: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of contracting procedures, methods, a variety of contract types and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out pre-award and/or post-award contract assignments for the acquisition of products, professional or non-professional services, or construction; or experience which required a sufficient knowledge of contract regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's technical and program requirements in order to participate in planning, improving, or carrying out the organization's procurement program.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In order for graduate level education to substitute for specialized experience for the GS-1102 series, 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.

  • For the GS-09 level a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.B. or J.D. may be substituted for one year of specialized experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and specialized experience.
  • For the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of progressively higher level related graduate level education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.M. may be substituted for one year of specialized experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and specialized experience.
  • For the GS-12 and above there is no substitution of education for specialized experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-13 and above: Applicants must have both the basic requirement and one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work to the next grade of the position to be filled.

  • GS-13: Experience in performing the full range of pre-award and/or post-award activities utilizing various types of contracts such as fixed price, various cost types, requirements, performance based and multiple award schedules, and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, and drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services; OR experience requiring sufficient knowledge of contracting regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's program and technical requirements in order to conduct reviews of contracts or contracting actions, recommend or plan improvements to an organization's procurement program.
  • GS-14: Experience in evaluating or implementing contracting programs; OR leading or supervising contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies, services (professional and non-professional), and/or construction; OR contracting experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.
  • GS-15: Experience that includes planning and evaluating programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete or missing the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or dismissing you if hired.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Each metropolitan area set up its own criteria for reviewing the applications to review and who to interview.  Questions on the selection process can only be answered by each metropolitan area contact listed in the public notice.
  • BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: Varies based on location/position.
  • GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
  • Travel, transportation, relocation expenses, recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be paid when authorized and approved by appropriate agency officials on a case by case basis.
  • Each position filled may or may not have a higher full performance level. If you are selected for a position at a grade lower than the full performance level of that position, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations.  However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.


HOW TO APPLY:

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This Direct Hire Public Notice will be used to build a list/inventory of applicants that may be referred as vacancies become available. If you fail to complete the application process fully, your application will be incomplete and you may not receive consideration for any vacancies that may be filled from this Public Notice until all of the required information has been submitted. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for these vacancies. For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job A description of the online process is provided below:

 
  1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account. Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs. First time users will be asked to respond to "Account Creation" questions. If you are a return GSAjobs user, click the links on the left to review and update any necessary profile information before continuing on with the application process.
  4. You will be prompted to respond to "Eligibility Questions" which will be used to determine your eligibility to apply for various types of vacancies. If you are a return user, these fields will pre-populate with your previous responses. Please review and make any necessary changes before proceeding.
  5. Next, you will be asked to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position.
  6. Submit any required documents (see below). A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update. You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file. For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column:
    • "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer;
    • "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy.
    • "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
  7. At this point, if you are determined to be qualified for the position based upon your previous responses, additional assessment questions may be presented.
  8. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to submit your application.
Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in your not being considered for the vacancy.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

PHONE #: SEE JOB SUMMARY
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: CP.talentcenter@gsa.gov
Agency Information:
GSA-Multiple Departments
cp.talentcenter@gsa.gov
See Duty Locations , DC
00000-0000
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

This Public Notice will be used to fill vacancies through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. The "rule of three", veteran's preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. For information on OPM's Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp. For questions on specific vacancies or the selection process in the different metropolitan areas, please contact the specific location at the followiing number(s):

 
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Metropolitan Area: 817-978-4160
  • Denver, CO Metropolitan Area: 303-236-8073
  • New York, NY Metropolitan Area: 212-264-0116 (Includes: Brooklyn, NY; New York, NY; Queens, NY; Newark, NJ; Central Islip, Suffolk NY
  • Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Area: 215-446-4973
  • San Francisco BayArea. CA: 415-522-2660
  • Seattle/Auburn, WA Metropolitan Area: 253-931-7742
  • Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: 816-823-4900
 

 Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
San Francisco County, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Newark, NJ View Map
Central Islip, NY View Map
Kings, NY View Map
New York, NY View Map
Queens, NY View Map
Auburn, WA View Map

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Job Announcement Number:

1300006TC01-DHA

Control Number:

342451100