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Job Title:CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-13

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CHR-14-D-007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 27, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Reston, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

DEPARTMENT-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-13,

#2300046, DOI, Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Office of the Chief Financial Officer,
Division of Acquisition,
Reston, Virginia

GS-13: $89,924 - $116,901 Per Annum

 

 

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.

 

NOTE:  THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CA-14-17.  STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.

DUTIES:

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

· Leads negotiation planning team, assuring all pre-negotiation planning is documented.

· Prepares contract file documents.

· Assists program personnel in the preparation of justifications.

· Conducts acquisition planning/strategy meetings.

· Serves as technical advisor to management.

· Prepares solicitation packages for contracts other than Public Law 93-638.

· Performs full range of contract administration including cost and price analysis, proposal evaluation, contract award, modification negotiation, approves contract payments, progress payments, directs Contract Officer’s Representative

· Transition and manage the acquisition system.

· Train and assist with the requisition process for customers, data collections/analysis with the acquisition system with any requirement from the Department.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: The incumbent must meet all training and education qualifications established in the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) and within six months after appointment meet all FAC-C training requirements. The incumbent must be certified for signatory authority at either Level II or Level III as determined appropriate by the Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-1102 and Individual Occupation Requirements for Contracting Positions).

 

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13:


A.
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 of 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 grade 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.

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AS LISTED BELOW:

GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes responsibility for large-scale centralized procurement of supplies, services, equipment, or other material to meet the consolidated requirements of one or several agencies or departments; performing industry analysis to identify technological and performance changes in products; developing the solicitation; evaluating bids or offers; conducting negotations; and performing price/cost analysis. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).


 

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: 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 and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

 

OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required.  Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

U.S. citizenship is required.  Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship and employment eligibility.

 

Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veterans’ preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.

 

If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:

 

BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.

 

WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.

 

QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.

 

Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.  Veterans’ preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.

 

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

· KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

· KNOWLEDGE OF PRICE-COST ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES TO EVALUATE CONTRACT PROPOSALS AND PREPARE PRE-NEGOTIATION PLANS AND STRATEGIES

· KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CONTRACTS, METHODS, AND TECHNIQUES

· NEGOTIATION SKILLS

· ORAL COMMUNICATION

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

 

Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
  • Click on Application Status
  • Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

 

To Apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

 

Combination Online/Fax:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 1038784, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience and education.
  • References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors
  • Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
  • College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
  • GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

JENNY R. VASQUEZ
Phone: (405)247-1546
Email: JENNY.VASQUEZ@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
XXXXX, OK
73005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

CHR-14-D-007

Control Number:

360227400