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Job Title:Contract Specialist (Contracting Officer)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BPD)

Job Announcement Number:13-BPD-333AS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 26, 2013 to Tuesday, August 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Parkersburg, WV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, borrowing, collections, payments, and shared services. This position is located in one of the Branches of the Division of Procurement in the Office of Administrative Services. As Contracting Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, negotiation, administration, and termination of contracts.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the review, analysis, and recommendation of contracting procedures or policy revisions covering a variety of contracting issues.

Key Information:   
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. 

Who May Apply:   
1. Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service, or former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or
2. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles from the local commuting area; or
3. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement,

4. Individuals who are eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    As a Contract Specialist (Contracting Officer), you will:
    * Review requisition requirements; ensures compliance with Government regulations and specifications, market conditions, ability of industry to modify existing equipment, and urgency of delivery requirements; determines proper procurement strategy. Make necessary changes for specific changes or unclear statement of work language. 
    * Prepare or direct the preparation for requests for proposals or invitation for bids. Ensure their contractual sufficiency and responsiveness to the Government's requirements.
    * Explain Public Debt's procurement process, and channels of communication to offerors who are developing a proposal for meeting Public Debt's needs. Coordinate pre-proposal conferences with prospective offerors to ensure an understanding of requirements under a solicitation. 
    * Evaluate proposals to determine compliance with regulations, adequacy in meeting Public Debt's needs, and reasonableness of cost or price to the Federal Government; prepares contracts for award. Recommend or establishes competitive range and pre-negotiation objectives, if appropriate.  Negotiate with offerors and requests revised proposals. Evaluate revised proposal and prepares appropriate documentation to support award recommendation.
    * Determine whether bids are responsive to Public Debt's requirements and whether the bidder is responsible and capable of providing the product or service and reasonableness of price. Prepare documentation supporting award recommendation.
    * Interact with manufacturers, representatives and distributors, or other suppliers to negotiate contractual agreements, and provides guidance to contractors and suppliers on procurement regulations and procedures.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    You must meet the following requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement.


     

    You must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
    1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR
    2. 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.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    * Experience with Federal procurement regulations and experience in pre-award/award or administration of both simplified acquisitions and large contracts; AND
    * Experience with Federal procurement regulations and processes in order to purchase or administer commercial items and services.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
    Time In Grade: For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Knowledge and experience in application of Procurement regulations and procedures, Ability to handle a variety of work assignments and long-term projects simultaneously and the Ability to communicate orally and through writing with persons at a variety of organizational levels. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    - We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    - Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.
    - This is a bargaining-designated position covered by BPD. 
    - This position is a non-critical sensitive position.
    - The incumbent will be able to work an AWS/Flexitime schedule. 
    - This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. 

    Fiscal Service may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement, and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; non-competitive sources such as reinstatement or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.

    In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    - Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    - Successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

     ALL APPLICANTS: All applicants are required to submit a PDF 4828-1 OR a resume.

    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

    - Submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2."

    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

    SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: In order to show you meet the required basic education, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a.

    Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
    - List of awards received while employed with the Federal Government. 

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call Center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 304-480-8725
    Email: BPDInquiries@bpd.treas.gov
    Agency Information:
    Bureau of Public Debt (BPD)
    ***We Do Not Accept Mailed Applications***
    Parkersburg, WV
    26106
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-BPD-333AS

    Control Number:

    348228200