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Job Title:  Supervisory Contracting Officer
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  MWRC-13-MP-0106

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Omaha, NE United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and Special Hiring Authorities)


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Government-wide career or career-conditional employees; Transfer and Reinstatement Candidates, Special Hiring Authority (non-competitive) Eligible: Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA), 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Schedule A Authority for people with disabilities, Peace Corp/AmeriCorps VISTA Hiring Authority, Public Land Corp Authority (PLC), etc. Indicate the type of special appointing authority you are seeking and submit documentation supporting your eligibility.  Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

You must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date Tuesday, July 09, 2013



Full-time Permanent.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • favorable adjudicated background investigation
  • Valid state driver's license
  • FAC-C Level II or DAWIA Level II Certification or equivalent
  • Required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Disclosure Financial Report


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Major Duties of the Position

The position is located in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service and has programmatic and supervisory responsibilities for the acquisition program in a 13-state region.   The position plans, develops, and implements long-term and annual acquisition strategies for regionwide application; develops regionwide guidelines and procedures; directs the full range of contracting actions from "cradle to grave" for construction projects, architect/engineering and other service contracts, and commodities; executes signatory authority for  large or complex contracts; advises senior managers and other staff on contractual matters; helps to facilitate project coordination and reviews; manages the Federal Financial Assistance program for cooperative agreements and grants; oversees the regionwide property management program, including fleet management and equipment replacement; and oversees the leased space program for the region.     

Area Information

The office is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and is the county seat of Douglas County with a population over 750,000. Located along the Missouri River, the 8-county metropolitan Greater Omaha area is home to five Fortune 500 companies; the CenturyLink Center Omaha which attracts top name entertainers, expositions, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming, and other events; the new TD Ameritrade ball park which hosts the NCAA Men’s College World Series; and other theaters, museums, and cultural amenities. The area also has 15 hospitals, including the state’s only Children’s Hospital, and two medical schools and research centers. Greater Omaha is also home to Offutt Air Force Base. The region’s cost of living index averages 10-15% below the national average, and there is a plentiful supply of reasonably priced new and pre-owned homes. The September 2011 unemployment rate was 4.2%, nearly half the national rate. On average, the warmest month is July with a mean temperature of 77 degrees and the coldest month is February with 28 degrees. Eppley Airfield is serviced by 8 air carriers, and the Greater Omaha area has passenger bus, Amtrak rail service, and affordable commuter bus and taxicab service.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Tuesday, July 09, 2013.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

This position has a Basic Education requirement in addition to a Specialized Experience requirement.  Both requirements must be met to qualify for this position.


Specialized Experience for the GS-14 level:

You must have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal Government Service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Supervisory Contracting Officer, managing comprehensive acquisition and property/fleet/leased space programs. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include mastery of acquisition management statutes, regulations, policies, and principles including the latest procedures and techniques; preparing, reviewing, and/or interpreting written guidelines and regulations for compliance; serving as a program authority and advisor on the acceptability and applicability of contractual actions; innovative recommendations to secure a variety of acquisition and property needs; applying analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve contractual issues; knowledge of supervisory concepts and practices; and facilitating cooperation with diverse groups to develop consensus and understanding.

Basic Education Requirement for GS-14:

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


B. 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. (offical transcripts must be submitted with your application package)


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. (To be eligible you must submit your SF50 that shows you occupied the GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000.)


QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and education as well as selective factors as described in the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.


Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .

Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.


1. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.
2. Pre-Appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration,
3. SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  This position requires completion of a one-year probationary period if one has not already been served.

4. Department of the Interior employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
5. If you are a current or former Federal employee you must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date of this announcement.


The rater will not make assumptions, guess, or use personal knowledge about your experience or education in the rating process. The rater will use the written information that you provide in your application to verify your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. Provide detailed evidence and descriptions of your experience, training, education, awards, hobbies, self-development achievements, pertinent unpaid or volunteer work, and any other aspect of your background as it relates to the position. It is important that you indicate the diversity, level of difficulty, and complexity of your experience. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Tasks. Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire was developed from these tasks:


1. Manages a comprehensive acquisition program.

2. Signs and executes contracts.

3. Manages a Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) program.

4. Manages a property, fleet, and leased space management.

5. Supervises people.

6. Communicates effectively


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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:


1. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

2. Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For more information on Veterans' Preference please visit .

3. VEOA: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. NOTE: If you are current federal employee applying under VEOA you are subject to meeting the time-in-grade restrictions.

4. Special Hiring Authority (non-competitive) Eligible: Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA), 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Schedule A Authority for people with disabilities, Peace Corp/AmeriCorps VISTA Hiring Authority, Public Land Corp Authority (PLC), etc. Indicate the type of special appointing authority you are seeking and submit documentation supporting your eligibility.  Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the current Federal Travel Regulations; however, there will be no guaranteed home sale.



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NOTE: applicants must submit their application packages electronically in USAJOBS  or by fax.  Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 09, 2013  to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to 11:59 PM (EST) Tuesday, July 09, 2013.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 908061.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmissionNote:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement, include the appropriate Office Code (IN) and VIN (908061) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM  

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs will not be forwarded to the hiring official.


The following documents are required:

Resumes must include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment -month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Applications lacking required information will be considered ineligible.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.       Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience (including dates of employment -month and year, and hours worked per week). Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire.  YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).

2.       Transcripts: (To meet basic education requirements transcripts must be included or If using education to qualify you must submit college transcripts)

3.       Qualifications (assessment questionnaire)

4.       SF-50: Federal employees must submit proof of their status (SF-50 showing current grade and tenure) and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different. Awards SF50s will not be considered as proof of status.

5.       Veterans Preference/VEOA:  1) Legible copies of DD-214s (showing honorable or general discharge, copy 4):  2) If claiming veteran's preference: 2) SF-15: Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference with required proof as stated on the form if applying as a disabled veteran or other veterans eligible for 10-point preference. 

6.       CTAP/ICTAP documentation if applicable

7.       Selective Factor documents (Certifications etc.)




Midwest Region Central SHRO
Phone: (402)661-1562
Agency Information:
Midwest Region Central SHRO
Call or e-mail us with your questions
Thank you, NE


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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