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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Contract Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-029

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs 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=DXLOK.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a Direct Hire Public Notice.

DUTIES:

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

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Provides procurement advice and assistance to program managers, technical and financial specialists, co-workers, and/or others on contract or procurement policies, problems, or issues.

Performs work related to the review of contract actions or provisions to determine regulatory compliance or to improve contract competition.

Examines and evaluates the contractor's prospective cost estimates or price proposals to determine the necessity, fairness, and reasonableness of proposed contract costs. Reviews past performance reports and conducts reference checks to determine the financial and technical capability of award candidates for the purpose of assessing risk to the government for the successful attainment of program goals and to determine if the award candidate has an acceptable level of integrity and is financially and technically responsible. Advises and assists program officials in the drafting of proposal analysis reports documenting the technical evaluation process for selecting sources.

Negotiates contract modifications and the terms and costs of contract changes.

Procures products and services using negotiation techniques. Negotiates with prospective contractors on pricing, performance, technical terms, and other provisions. Prepares written requests for proposal; publicizes requirements; issues solicitation documents; analyzes offers received; prepares negotiation positions; evaluates technical and cost proposals; negotiates cost, fee or profit as well as technical issues; and enters into a formal contract with the offeror.

Performs work related to the termination of contracts for either convenience of the Government or default of the contractor. Negotiates the termination settlement with the contractor, including equitable adjustments, change proposals, costs, profit, and other related matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

Ability to supervise, plan, and execute work.

Knowledge of contracting laws, regulations, principles, policies, and procedures to develop and issue solicitations and contracts, advise senior management on procurement strategies, and provide guidance and leadership to staff.

Experience in the use of a comprehensive automated contract writing, processing, and work flow tracking system.

Ability to communicate effectively with others and in writing in order to establish and maintain cooperative relationships, develop policy and guidelines, prepare solicitations, define roles and responsibilities of staff and stakeholders, communicate requirements, and monitor contractor performance.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

I have the following certification: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 14:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Successful completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-14 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 a GS-13, 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-1102-14 positions will be qualified if they have held a GS-1102-14 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Specialized experiencxe is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: identifying and implementing acquisition reform initiatives, recognized agency procurement expert advising on contracting actions including policy interpretation for contracts on national scope; developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in proposals; and/or providing acquisition services etc.



All applicants who qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience are required to submit an unofficial transcript. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify with Selective Service (SS) System, or provide proof of exemption from SS registration. See www.sss.gov.

Applicants chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period if he/she has not previously been a supervisor or manager.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


Bargaining Unit Status: This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=DXLOK&statement=BENEFITS

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: OJP 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: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Bargaining Unit Status: This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations. Agencies may appoint without regard to Veterans' Preference.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION should be submitted with your Avue application. If you have difficulty with the application or require assistance attaching documentation, please contact Avue through the 'Live Chat' or by eMail to: JoeAvue@avuetech.com

How to Apply:.The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/OJP/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement.

We will notify you of the otcome 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.

Bargaining Unit Status: This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.



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 Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs 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=DXLOK.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please email at the Avue Help desk at JoeAvue@avuetech.com

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.

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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide documentation as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

The 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 score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit documents to confirm your status.
If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.
- Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "Position Occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "Tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.
If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or other official agency documentation showing that.
You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joe Pagano
Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. 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.
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
Applicants will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their online application.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

This is a Direct Hire action. Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations. Agencies may appoint without regard to Veterans' Preference.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


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Job Announcement Number:

JP-14-029

Control Number:

363811100