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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Contract Specialist/Procurement Analyst

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-HQ-MA-13-04-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Tuesday, April 01, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent, Term, Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is being advertised to fill positions under the Office of Personnel Management's Government-wide DIRECT-HIRE AUTHORITY for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens.

This vacancy is for positions NOT COVERED under the bargaining unit under NTEU.  This vacancy is also being advertised for BU positions under announcement number - DOE-HQ-MA-13-03-DH.  You must apply for both to be considered for both.

*Vacancy amended to include acquisition certification requirements.*

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Office of Management is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for exciting full-time permanent positions located in the Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM), in Washington D.C. 

To learn more about the Office of Management and APM, please visit the website at the following link: 
Office of Management

This vacancy was previously advertised under announcement number DOE-HQ-13-MA-02-DH2. To be considered for any additional vacancies, you must reapply under this announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • So travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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Positions under this series may contain the following duties:

  • Soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and State, local or foreign governments for furnishing products, services, construction or research and development to the Federal Government;
  • Administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties;
  • Terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; 
  • Analyzing and evaluating cost or price proposals and accounting systems data;
  • Planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures;
  • Formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of Federal socioeconomic goals, such as those affecting small business, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms;
  • Developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and
  • Providing staff advisory services in one or more of the specializations in this occupation.
Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must meet the basic requirements:

Basic Requirements for grade levels GS-9 through GS-12: 
 
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.

*Below describes how you can substitute your education for experience at the GS-9 and 11 levels.  At the GS-12 level, in addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one  year of experience  equivalent to the next lower grade.*

Education substitution for GS-09 positions:
2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.

OR

A combination of specialized experience and education as described below.

Education substitution for GS-11 positions:
PhD or equivalent doctorate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.   Qualifying education must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled.

OR

A combination of specialized experience and education as described below.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Note - For positions at GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.

  1. Exceptions: Employees in 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 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. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
Basic Requirement for positions GS-13 and above

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 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to 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.) A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.) Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.

D.)  Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the 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. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. 

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as identified below for the grade level identified below.

GS-9 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level.  Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Participating in the administration of a group of firm-fixed price contracts, requiring the employee to monitor progress of contractors, advise contractors, and coordinate requests for deviation.
2.  Reviewing offerors bids and preparing advertisements for public notice.
3.  Determining appropriate method of procurement.
4.  Preparing and issuing solicitation documents.

GS-11 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level.   Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Review  procurement requests.
2.  Develop procurement plans based on previous history, market conditions, and specifications.
3.  Prepare draft of final contract.
4.  Prepare and issue solicitation documents
5.  Perform detailed analysis of bids or proposals received.

GS-12 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level.  Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Develops solicitations.
2.  Evaluates bids or offers
3.  Performs price analysis
4.  Plans and conducts negotiations
5.  Performs contract administration

GS-13 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level.  Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Responsible for preaward and postaward functions.
2.  Reviews requests for procurement of complex equipment and services.
3.  Prepares solicitation documents, analyzes proposals, negotiates with potential contractors.
4.  Administers contracts, prepares Department’s position on protests, closes out contract.


GS-14 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level.  Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Performs procurement planning.
2.  Advises program officials in procurement planning meetings.
3.  Identifies program requirements for the contract.
4.  Serves as contract negotiator, leads negotiations with contractors.
5.  Conducts contractor site visits
6.  Participates as a member of Source Evaluation Boards.

GS-15 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level.  Examples of specialized experience may include:
1.  Team lead or supervisory experience in a contract and/or procurement position.
2.  Performs most complex, large dollar contracts/procurements.
3.  Serves as lead negotiator.
4.  Serves as principal contracting advisor and account executive to program management offices.
5.  Unlimited signature authority for large dollar or complex procurements.

*This is an acquisition position. There are statutory requirements as described in the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program. Certification under the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program, FAC-C or an equivalent acquisition program, is required to be obtained and maintained for this position. At the GS-9, 11 and 12 levels, candidates MUST be certified at the Level I (Level II certification must be obtained within 18 months of appointment). For the GS-13 level, certification MUST be at the Level II (Level III must be obtained within 18 months of appointment.) Applicants are required to submit a copy of your certification and/or transcripts to show that these certification requirements are met.*

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Only experience obtained at the time of application will be considered, however, you can update your resume and application submission at any time during the opening period of this vacancy announcement.

A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. 

Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service.

Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.


Applicants for certain positions may be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Eligible candidates for these positions may have to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

The duties and responsibilities of this position may require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues.  If it does, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.

This position may or may not have been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection
or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

Candidates will be referred to the Selecting Official, when requested, throughout the opening period of this announcement.

Veteran's Preference, category rating and tradition rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under Direct Hire.

You will be notified via email when you are being considered for any new positions that becomes available.

If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit required documentation, you may be rated 'ineligible' or 'not qualified'.


You can make updates to your resume and/or documents during the open period of the announcement.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.
  • The full performance level of the position will be established when positions become available.  Not all positions will have full performance level to the GS-15.
  • Applications for this announcement may be considered at any time during the open period of this announcement.
  • This position is covered under the bargaining unit under NTEU.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:
  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices are now accepting uploaded resumes OR resumes that you have a completed within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions (if applicable), carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, your application may be rated 'incomplete'.

 
NEED HELP?
  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience.

    Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tyesha Bennett
Phone: 202-586-1444
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: DOEDirectHire1102@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-HQ-MA-13-04-DH

Control Number:

359908200