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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Contract Specialist, GS-1102-14 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DACS-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 08, 2013 to Thursday, August 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.

JOB SUMMARY:

Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

This position is located in Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, Division of Acquisition & Cooperative Support. This organization is responsible for providing comprehensive acquisition and cooperative agreement award leadership; solicitation, negotiation, award and administration of NSF contracts and of complex cooperative agreements for NSF's research facilities, and major centers' programs such as Science Technology Centers (STC's) and Engineering Research Centers (ERC's). The organization is also responsible for overseeing NSF procurement systems, contracts policy, processes and guidance.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • US citizenship
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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Contract specialists at the National Science Foundation are responsible for preaward and postaward functions involving highly specialized procurements of significance to the agency. Requirements typically involve duties such as:

    Conducting procurement planning; establishing milestones and schedules for each procurement; Analyzing the draft government estimate developed by program officials to determine realism by applying data from acquisition histories and market research; Reviewing proposed non-competitive procurements to determine validity of source selection; Assuring compliance with regulations for synopsizing requirements; Preparing and issuing solicitation documents using the Uniform Contract format or other appropriate formats; Conducting pre-solicitation and/or pre-proposal conferences; Selecting the methods of financing to incorporate into the contract, to include progress payments, loan guarantees, and advance payments.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by 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 AND have 4 years of specialized experience with one year equivalent to the GS-13 level developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts; negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts; or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; administering the terms and conditions of contracts. Your application package must include proof of meeting educational requirements. OR Currently hold a GS-1102-14 or higher position or held a GS-1102-14 or higher position on January 1, 2000.


Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-9347
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-9347

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DACS-2013-0007

Control Number:

349149500