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Job Title:Contract Specialist - Vets 2 Feds (V2F) Career Development Program

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:U.S. Marshals Service

Job Announcement Number:CK1053795TW

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 $67,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to Wednesday, March 05, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

If you are interested in a contracting career, this job is for you! You will learn to act as a business consultant to program managers, advising them on critical decisions in planning for and acquiring the goods and services needed so the United States Government can accomplish its mission.

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

Vacancy ID: 1053795

Job Title: Contract Specialist - Vets 2 Feds (V2F) Career Development Program, GS-1102-9

Promotion Potential: 13

Duty Location: Arlington, VA United States 5 vacancies

Open Period: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Salary Range - $52,146.00 - $67,787.00 Annually

You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National.

The Vets to Feds (V2F) Career Development Program in Contracting is an inter-agency program designed to recruit and support the development of our nation's veterans for careers with the Federal Government.

Contracts are the principal method for obtaining supplies and services from the private sector. Trainees will support the purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise obtaining supplies or services to support the mission of the respective Federal agency.

The positions are located in various locations across the United States. This announcement is designed to establish a list of candidates to fill the positions available with this program.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Completed education background. (See Qualification Requirements)

DUTIES:

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The incumbent:

  • Works with customers to identify their needs.
  • Learn to write requests for proposals for services or supplies.
  • Assists in the evaluation of bids or proposals.
  • Assists in the purchase of services, supplies, equipment or other items.
  • Monitors contracts.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements: Must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field (MUST SUBMIT YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS)
OR

Must have successfully completed 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. (MUST SUBMIT YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS)
OR

On January 1, 2000, must have held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and my position was at one of the following grade levels: GS-9 or GS-11. Must have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000. (MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50)
Minimum Qualifications: Must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that involves: Administering the procurement of goods and services, examining proposals for compliance, interpreting acquisition regulations and policies within the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), establishing working relationships with program and contract or management personnel, AND a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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.
OR

Must have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. Note: 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.
OR

Must have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of 18 graduate semester hours may be used in combination with specialized experience.) NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Training: Candidates will complete the specific technical training (i.e., Contracting (CON) courses), plus additional skills training in order to attain Level II Certification and program completion. Candidates will be required to complete the specified Federal Acquisition Certificate in Contracting (FAC-C) Level I & II or the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for training and certification for the contracting career field.

Training and development will be provided using a variety of learning strategies - classroom, online, rotational assignments, etc.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
  • Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic procurement procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of contract methods and contract types in order to assist with pre-award and post-award procurement actions.
  • Ability to present information orally.
  • Ability to prepare written material.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:   http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc .



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap 

Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 to receive consideration.

Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID CK1053795TW. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USMS FSD
CS-3
Washington, DC
22530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

EEO Statement: click here

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: click here

Selective Service: click here

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.


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Job Announcement Number:

CK1053795TW

Control Number:

362074400