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Job Title:  Supervisory Contract Specialist
Agency:  Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Job Announcement Number:  14-003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Q - Sensitive


The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is an independent agency in the executive branch chartered with the responsibility of providing recommendations and advice to the President and the Secretary of Energy regarding public health and safety issues at Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities.  The Board reviews and evaluates the content and implementation of health and safety standards, as well as other requirements, relating to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities to ensure that these activities are carried out in a manner that protects the public, workers, and the environment. 

This position is located in the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Office of the General Manager, Division of Acquisition and Finance.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.
  • Prior to appointment, applicants are required to undergo screening for i
  • After employment, individuals are subject to random drug testing.


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As the Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Serving as the Division Director with responsibility for planning, directing, and evaluating the policies, plans and programs related to the acquisition of goods and services;
  • Management of the Board’s budget, financial, travel, and supply operations. Operations managed include budget formulation and execution, financial management, and all procurement activities such as simplified acquisition, contract negotiation and award, and administration;
  • Establishing short- and long-term plans and strategic goals;
  • Negotiating and administering contract terms and conditions for a wide range of complex contracts (e.g. nuclear engineering technical support services, information technology equipment and services, intergovernmental accounting support, and other management support services required); and
  • Supervising a small staff of professional, administrative support, and contractor personnel, including evaluating performance, identifying training needs, and recommending personnel actions.


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In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet the basic requirement:


A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.  - OR -

B. I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102-15 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000.


In addition, you must possess for the GS-14  one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-13 grade level in the Federal service providing technical leadership for all phases of a contracting program (development, negotiation, implementation, and administration) under direction/supervision; providing technical advice and guidance to staff and management on contracting regulations, policies, and procedures; and evaluating policies and proposals to ensure they are in line with regulations and/or to determine their impact on contracting operations.


In addition, you must possess for the GS-15  one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-14 grade level in the Federal service directing all phases of a contracting program (development, negotiation, implementation, and administration); providing technical advice and guidance to staff and management on contracting regulations, policies, and procedures; monitoring agency budget formulation and execution operations and activities; and evaluating policies and proposals to ensure they are in line with regulations and/or to determine their impact on contracting operations

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.


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:

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered, Wednesday, April 02, 2014.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1. In depth practical knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation and associated procedures and methodologies necessary for managing (from award through administration) a wide variety of federal procurement activity, to include (but not limited to) simplified acquisitions, federal supply schedule orders, contracts, and interagency agreements.
2. Experience in effectively supervising the work of others, including setting and achieving goals, promoting teamwork and customer service, and building trust and commitment.
3. Knowledge of the federal budget process, including budget formulation and execution.
4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.





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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).



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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 02, 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 select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account ( and select the Application Status link.  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.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1066715.   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 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.


All application materials and supporting documents must be received by the closing date on this announcement, Wednesday, April 02, 2014.  Failure to submit any of the required documentation, or failure to follow instructions will eliminate applicants from consideration for this position.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
•    Completed online application and occupational questionnaire (required)
•    Resume showing relevant experience (required)
•    Transcripts (if using education to qualify)

•    Submit Additional Supporting Documentation, If Applicable (see below)


It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all required documents are submitted correctly and prior to the deadline,Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Additional Supporting Documentation, If Applicable:
The supporting documents outlined below will not apply to every applicant.  Submit only the documents needed to complete your application.

Status Candidates Applying Under Merit Promotion :  If you are a current or former Federal employee and applying for consideration under Merit Promotion, you MUST submit your latest promotion or within-in-grade SF-50, which also indicates competitive status Tenure 1 or 2 (block 24) and position occupied 1 (block 34) - or - that you are from an agency with an interchange agreement. You must meet time-in-grade requirements in order to be considered. There may be situations where more than one SF_50 is needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as eligibility for consideration.

Veterans' Preference : If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you MUST submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form.   Failure to submit such documentation will result in your loss of veterans' preference or special consideration under this announcement.  For more information about veterans' preference, please visit here.  Upload veterans documentation in Application Manager using the Veterans Documentation option in the drop down menu.

   For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see here; and as a CTAP eligible see here.  To be eligible, you must be in the local commuting area of the location in which you apply. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated and placed in the top quality category following each assessment phase.

Through Schedule A:
People with Mental Retardation, Severe Physical Disabilities, or Psychiatric Disabilities who have documentation from a licensed medical professional or other entity may apply for noncompetitive appointment through the Schedule A ( 5 CFR 213.3102(u) ) hiring authority. Indicate "5 CFR 213.3102(u)" on your resume or state you are a person with a disability eligible for a Schedule A appointment when applying for Federal positions on USAJOBS


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Agency Information:
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Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. 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. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks)

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