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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC

Agency:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Agency Wide

Hiring Organization: CSOSA, C/O Avue Help Desk

Job Announcement Number:MAP-13-063-DEU-CP

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 08, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!! Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration within the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) has an opening for a Contract Specialist in the Office of Procurement, Office of Management and Administration. CSOSA presents our nation's capital with a unique opportunity to be a nationwide model for effective community supervision of offenders and provide a safer environment for our citizens.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11/12/13:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=AKEZV.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist and completes pre-award and post-award contract actions, and performs the full range of contract administration to procure and administer contracts. Performs contracting work using formal advertising procedures. Advertises, solicits, locates sources, and procures a variety of products and/or services. Prepares an invitation for bid, publicizes the requirements for items and services to be procured, issues the solicitation document, reviews the bids for responsiveness to the solicitation, determines financial responsibility and performance capability of the bidders, and awards the contract. Uses a variety of contract types, such as performance based, fixed price, purchase orders, cost-reimbursement, cost-plus-fee (including fixed fee, incentive fee, and award fee), as well as grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions to procure items and/or services. Reviews procurement submissions for adequacy and completeness, and resolves any problems prior to initiation of contractual action.

Monitors outstanding contracts to ensure satisfactory progress and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, and to identify problems that threaten contractor performance.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Knowledge of contract administration rules, laws, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award actions sufficient to perform the full range of contract administration to procure and administer contracts for a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, formulate guidelines, implement developments, and provide policy interpretation.

Knowledge of contract and procurement management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or systems to perform contract and procurement administration and management.

Skill in interpreting and applying procurement guidelines, policies, and procedures to develop procurement and contract documents and reports.

Skill in oral communications required to provide technical information to a variety of audiences and explain regulatory material to a variety of users, interpret and explain procurement rules and procedures to staff, contractors, vendors and all technical personnel.

Skills in written communications to develop a variety of documents and reports to develop, implement, and supplement contract administration rules, laws, regulations and procedures.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 11: BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
OR
B. Successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
OR
C. EXCEPTION: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the basic requirement for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-9.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled as a Contract Specialist. Specialized experience at GS-09 includes advertises, solicits, locates sources, and procures a variety of products and/or services as directed.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by successful completion of three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in an accredited college or university, in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
An appropriate combination of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements.

Grade 12: BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
OR
B. Successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR

C. EXCEPTION: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the basic requirement for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-11.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled as a Contract Specialist. Specialized experience at GS-11 also includes selecting and independently using full range of contract types including performance based, fixed price, purchase orders, cost-reimbursement, cost-plus-fee (including fixed fee, incentive fee, and award fee), as well as grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions to procure items and/or services. Specialized experience includes independently reviewing procurement submissions for adequacy and completeness, and resolving any problems prior to initiation of contractual action.

Grade 13: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Successful completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

AND

B. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

OR

C. EXCEPTION: Applicants for GS-1102-13 positions will be qualified if they have held a GS-1102-13 position since January 1, 2000.

OR

D. WAIVER: Requirements of paragraphs A and B above may be waived if the agency's senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least a GS-12.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to contracting work and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled as a Contract Specialist. Specialized experience at GS-12 also includes reviews procurement submissions for adequacy and completeness, and resolves any problems prior to initiation of contractual action. Specialized experience also includes independently monitors outstanding contracts to ensure satisfactory progress and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, and to identify problems that threaten contractor performance.


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CSOSA presents our nation's capital with a unique opportunity to create a new level of offender supervision, which in turn will provide a safer environment for our citizens. We are currently seeking well qualified individuals who share this devotion. If you would like to learn more about CSOSA's mission, strategic goals, employment opportunities, and other information, we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated under the Category Rating Procedures. In Category Rating the agency will use three. category ratings as Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as: Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs, Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs, Successful performance on the job, Level of the job.


BENEFITS:

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Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, alternate work schedule, Telework, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=AKEZV.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Joe Avue at AVUE Help Desk at 253-573-1877 Ext 209 or electronic mail to JoeAvue@AvueTech.Com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a 'Notice of Personnel Action' (SF-50) documenting separation; 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 or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.htmlIIf you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commissionthat provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.
Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.
Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.
If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 'Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty' or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, 'Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference' plus the proof required by that form.
Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joe Avue at Avue Help Desk
Phone: 2535731877209
Fax: 2535739869
Email: JoeAvue@AvueTech.Com
Agency Information:
CSOSA
1145 Broadway Plaza
Suite 800
Tacoma, Washington
98402
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants will be notified upon completion of rating process. Applicants will be notified upon completion of selection process.A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.
For professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.


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Job Announcement Number:

MAP-13-063-DEU-CP

Control Number:

355165600