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Job Title:Contract Specialist, MC-1102-4b/4a

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-1066778-14-035-DAF-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,000.00 to $117,160.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 06, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

MC-1102-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov/ to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!

MCC’s mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

 

This position is located in the Department of Administration and Finance (A&F), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The Department of Administration and Finance is responsible for planning and directing all activities related to financial management and budgeting; human resources management; information technology infrastructure, resource, and website management; procurement and acquisition; personal security; facilities management; administrative services; and corporate records management.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some domestic and international

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days

DUTIES:

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As a Contract Specialist you will apply extensive knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods to plan and carry out assignments which include a variety of pre- and post-award functions associated with the procurement of various goods and services. You will also:

  • Serve as a technical resource and advisor to organizations in the procurement of goods and services needed in the successful accomplishment of MCC programs and operations. 
  • Perform pre-solicitation functions by working closely with program personnel to assist with development of the procurement package.
  • Prepare contract supporting documentation and issues solicitations pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 8, 12, 13, 15, and 36. 
  • Perform pre-award functions by analyzing bids and proposals including cost/price proposal.
  • Manage the source selection process, conducts negotiations and prepares award documentation. 
  • Perform post award functions by monitoring the performance of contractors and negotiates and prepares contract modifications as necessary. 
  • Analyze business needs and determines the most appropriate contracting vehicle to use in acquiring various goods and services. 
  • Develop procurement plans by reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical packages. 
  • Develop contract justifications and statements of work. 
  • Serve as a central point of contact with operating offices and vendors to respond to inquiries.
  • Plan, monitor and track contract delivery, invoice payments, and financial status.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Selective Factor (Screen out):  All applicants must have completed requirements for Federal Acquisition Certification – Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or the equivalent Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II in Contracting.  (If you do not meet this factor your application will not receive further consideration).

 

Basic Requirements for Pay Band 4b:
 
A. A. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in the 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.
 
Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must have had one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 4c or GS-11 or an equivalent level conducting a variety of pre-award and post- award functions associated with the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
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C. Exceptions (Applicable to Status Applicants Only):   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 position 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 Requirements for Pay Band 4a:
 
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to Pay Band 4a or GS-12 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions.   At least one year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position (Pay band 4b or GS-12) performing a variety of pre-award and post- award functions associated with the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services. NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

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 (Applicable to Status Applicants Only):  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.

Note: Your application should clearly and specifically show possession of the required specialized experience described above and must include a copy of your college transcript or a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed and grades received to verify the required education.


Highly Desired:  Federal Acquisition Certification – Contracting (FAC-C) Level III or the equivalent Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III in Contracting[ELC(1]


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:

  1. Knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out pre-award and post-award procurement actions.
  2. Knowledge of the FAR, contracting Laws, and source selection procedures to perform the acquisition of goods and services.
  3. Knowledge and ability to perform cost price analysis, contract negotiations, and contract reporting activities in applicable systems.
  4. Knowledge of contract supporting documentation and issues solicitations pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 8, 12, 13, 15, and 36. 
  5. Knowledge of contracting and oversight management processes to oversee and monitor contracts for goods and services.
  6. Skill in oral and written communications to exchange information and ideas within the office, and with vendors and program personnel.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted.  Please follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.


BENEFITS:

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MCC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. More information: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/benefits.asp#icc. Other benefits include convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of
an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • This position may be filled at the MC-4b or MC-4a level. If selection is made at the MC-4b level, promotion to the MC-4a level may occur without further competition. Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current MCC employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.
  • If you are not a current MCC employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50 indicating competitive status, current or highest previous grade level held in the Federal service, tenure group, promotion potential and
    salary.http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Candidates who do not submit complete a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes. For tips on preparing your resume view the following resume writing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk[MG(1]
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary
  • Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

Determining length of general or specialized experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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 complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 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 complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 1066778. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online: 

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire
    View Occupational Questionnaire,
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary. 
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate), if applicable.
  • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility.
  • If qualifying based on your education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education. 
  • If you are applying as a status candidate, you must submit a copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating competitive status, current or highest previous grade level held in the Federal service, tenure group, promotion potential and salary.http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp# 
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individualswith disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment.For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities, http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: HRAPPLICATIONS@MCC.GOV
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Administration and Finance
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If a selection is made, a tentative job offer will be extended, and a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.  Once this process is completed, generally within 4—6 weeks, you will receive a notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process. 

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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-1066778-14-035-DAF-MP

Control Number:

363605500