Job Overview


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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.


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.