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Job Title:CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Job Announcement Number:F13-DE-945939-MR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Join the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Team, if you are looking for a challenging career opportunity and want to be an impact player helping individuals achieve the American Dream!  HUD is an integral partner in revitalizing and improving communities across America.

HUD offers a broad array of benefits and program activities to develop your career, such as:  professional development opportunities; work assignments that may consist of projects related to different housing program; advanced technology; networking opportunities; and recognition and award for creativity, exceptional performance, and teamwork.

Our mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.  HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.  For more information about HUD's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at:  http://www.hud.gov/ .

Headquarters offices are conveniently located at L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop, and within walking distances to great restaurants and museums, and the National Mall.  We also have a fitness center, childcare center, credit union, eateries, and other work-life conveniences.

Federal Status Candidates (and those eligible to be considered under HUD's merit promotion procedures) may apply for this position under announcement# F13-MP-947025-MR 

This position is located in the Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Information Technology and Financial Support Division.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Recruitment Incentive may be offered.

One or more selections may be made using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass and maintain a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is you are a male born after 12/31/1959.

DUTIES:

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  • Procures supplies and services with the most complex and difficult requirements.
  • Advises technical personnel on the development of statement of work.
  • Formulates contracting approaches.
  • Secures supplies, services, or construction through the use of formally advertised and negotiated procurements.
  • Administer contracts.
  • May also plan and conduct detailed contract price cost analyses; conduct reviews of procurement actions to determine cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS-12:   You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band which includes having experience with business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance and experience developing, implementing, and/or reviewing complex contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, and price cost analysis; leading, performing, or reviewing activities related to procurement of goods or services with specialized, critical or scarce requirements using formal advertisement or negotiations, where competition is limited and/or market conditions are unfavorable, and which require inclusion of special contract provision.

 AND

 In addition to the specialized experience for this position, this series requires that applicants must meet a positive education requirement.  This requirement is met if you possess the following:

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

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.

C. Exception:  Employees in the GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000.  Employees who occupy GS-1102 - positions at least grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for the GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.  This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12.  However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.


Please refer to the "Qualifications Required" section of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online self-assessment questionnaire. The KSAs/Competencies for this position are:

·        Knowledge of Federal contracting methods, contract types, contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award   and post-award activities.

·        Knowledge of business practices and acquisition strategies relative to purchase of general goods and services.

·        Skill in the use of negotiating techniques.

·        Ability to communicate in writing.

·        Ability to communicate orally.

·        Ability to independently formulate procurement documents for a variety of contract types (fixed price, indefinite quantity, cost reimbursement, small purchase) covering a range of procurement needs (services, supplies, construction, A&E services).

 Based on your self-assessment rating, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  1. Best:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria. 
  2. Better:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.   
  3. Good:  Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.   

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp .  To be considered eligible for placement under CTAP or ICTAP you must earn a score that places you in at least the "better" category.  In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Veterans with preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements of the position are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Information about Veteran's Preference can be found as http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.


BENEFITS:

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HUD offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible spending Account, retirement plan, life and long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid Federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers.  HUD is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.  For more information, go to http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Background Investigation:  To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, HUD requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet these standards, selected applicants must successfully complete and maintain a background investigation.  Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Travel:  Occasional travel may be required.

Probationary Period:  All employees new to the Federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent Federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment.  Current and former Federal employees may also be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):  Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes

HUD employees are prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulation from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving;

  • Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;
  • Finance interest in a project, including any single family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;
  • Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse or a dependent child owns.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin your online application, click the "Apply Online' button and follow the prompts to register or sign into Application Manager.  Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional information.  All application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

You are not required to submit official documentation as part of your application package.  However, if selected, you must provide the required official documentation prior to appointment.

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you are unable to upload your supporting documents, please complete and use the cover page located at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and fax them to 1-478-757-3144.  Please include on the cover sheet the following information:  the vacancy ID 945939, your SSN, the name you used to complete your assessment questionnaire, and your address.  If your documents were successfully uploaded into Application Manager, it is not necessary for you to fax those documents. 

If you are unable to apply online, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203 FX form, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf , and provide your responses to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203 FX form along with any required and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If any part of your application is not received, it will be evaluated solely on the information available.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume:  A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and must be in English.  It must contain your full name, address, phone number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, a detailed description of your duties and the dates you performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your work schedule and salary.
  • Completed online self-assessment questionnaire.
  • Transcripts are required if basing any part of your qualifications on education or there is a positive education requirement.  Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials.  If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.  For a listing of accrediting agencies, please see http://www.naces.org/members.htm
  • Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility:  You must submit a separate notice; SF-50; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. 
  • Veterans Preference:  To apply veteran's preference you must submit the following proof of eligibility:
  1. Five Point Preference:  DD Form 214 showing dates you served, type of discharge, and any campaign badges or expeditionary medals you may have earned.
  2. Ten Point Preference:  DD Form 214, as described above, and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference).  Click this link for a copy of the SF-15:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf.
  3. If you are currently serving on active duty.  A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.  If selected for this position, your preference will be verified using your separation DD Form 214, as described above.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans documentation, completed assessment) is received and accurate.    Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.  Please ensure that all documents are legible.  

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or e-mail.  The address below is for inquiries only.  You may apply more than once; however, only your most recent application will be used.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mandy A. Rinne
Phone: (678)732-2385
Email: MANDY.A.RINNE@HUD.GOV
Agency Information:
HQ EPMD Delegated Examining Unit
Five Points Plaza
40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA
30303

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the job announcement has closed, Human Resources will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and/or interviews.  You will be notified by e-mail upon completion of each step.  Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process.  To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status" and then click "More Information".  If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the vacancy.

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Job Announcement Number:

F13-DE-945939-MR

Control Number:

350222700