Job Title: Program Support Contract Specialist GS-1101-11/12 DEJob Announcement Number: PLR-2013-0001
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Friday, September 13, 2013 to
Friday, September 27, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
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Arlington, VA, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All US citizens.
If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.
At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you’re seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF! More about NSF.
This position is located in the Directorate for Geosciences, Division of Polar Programs which is the NSF focal point for basic research and its operation support in the Arctic and Antarctic. The funds are provided as NSF grants to institutions (mainly U.S. universities), whose scientists perform the research at the institutions or in a polar region, and as cooperative agreements or contracts to support organizations including contractors and the U.S. military.
- Background investigation.
- US citizenship.
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- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
Prepares documentation for the Program Office to support funding actions for contracts and interagency agreements. Researches appropriate regulations/policies and prepares documentation for the Program Office to support funding actions for contracts and interagency agreements.
Collaborates with the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on preparing and maintaining files. Provides advice and guidance on best practices and approaches for managing file content.
Tracks and reconciles approved budgets to actual expenditures, available funding and invoices submitted by Federal agencies and contractors. Serves as the technical expert in reviewing invoices submitted by Federal agencies and contractors.
Collaborates with the COR on the development and tracking of contract performance metrics and provides technical assistance for the development of award fee reports. Provides support to the COR for program management reviews by tracking major action items, resolving issues and developing recommendations for corrective actions.
Serves as the subject matter expert on developing and implementing processes and procedures for monitoring receipt of contract deliverables and review of documents for compliance with contract terms and conditions.
Provides guidance, advice and technical consultation to the COR on monitoring the contractor's change management process.
Oversees the process for identifying most advantageous contracting options for meeting operational requirements, researches and analyzes requirements and compares to level of services or technical expertise from various vendors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-11 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service using qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program contracts and interagency agreements. Examples of specialized experience include: researching appropriate regulations/policies and preparing documentation to support funding actions for contracts and interagency agreements; interacting and conferring with subject matter experts in the areas of science support, logistics and infrastructure to provide contract support to meet operational needs; researching and analyzing the requirements and comparing them to the level of services or technical expertise various vendors may offer; evaluating the effectiveness of methodologies and approaches for securing contracts; performing biweekly invoice review and assisting Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) with verification of receipt of supplies and services; providing support to the CORs for program management reviews by tracking major action items. OR Possess a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate educastion leading to such a degree OR Possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service applying analytical and evaluative methods to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, i.e., contracts and interagency agreements. Examples of specialized experience include: preparing documentation to support funding actions for contracts and interagency agreements; overseeing the process for identifying the most advantageous contract options for meeting operational requirements; performing analysis and research to resolve situations in which there is conflicting information from vendors; tracking and reconciling approved budgets; collaborating with Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) on the development and tracking of contract performance metrics and providing technical assistance for development of award fee reports.
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:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. 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. Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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