A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Assistant Manager for Procurement and Contracts, planning, directing, and implementing the acqusition and financial assistance activities.
This is an excepted service position. This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status. This means if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement. DOE employees who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded "fallback rights" to a pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.
As the Assistant Manager for Procurement and Contracts, you will:
Execute contracts and financial assistance awards on behalf of the government within delegated authority,
Participate, as a member of senior management, in the development of local procedures and standards,
Furnish advice to customers on matters pertaining to contract and financial assistance policies and procedures,
Serve as Source Evaluation Board Chair for sensitive, critical, and/or high dollar value procurements,
Direct Oak Ridge Office small and minority business programs,
Serve as the permanent Chair of the ORO Contract and Financial Assistance Review Board, and
Manage the Office of Procurement and Contracts, including providing the full range of supervisory functions for the staff.
25% or Greater
Relocation expenses may be considered.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal Employees only
USAJOBS is currently down for maintenance. Therefore, the closing date for this vacancy announcement has been extended to August 5, 2014.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test and random testing after appointment.
See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
Basic Education Requirements for GS-13 and Above
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 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 level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. and
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.
Exceptions: 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 under Paragraph D.
Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the 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. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
Experience applying laws, regulations, and business policies and practices applicable to procurement and contracting,
Experience accomplishing the mission and vision of a large professional organization through implementation of results-oriented management and leadership techniques, and
Experience serving as the primary point of contact to represent a large, professional organization, both orally and in writing, to corporate executives, stakeholders, partners, and other government entities.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
Knowledge of procurement and contracting laws, regulations, and business policies.
Skill in applying organizational leadership and management techniques.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Per the OPM qualification standard for 1102 positions at the GS-13 level and above, applicants must have completed all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires applicants to be Level III certified in the DOE Acquisition Career Management Program or equivalent contracting certification program with a Federal agency (such as Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting, or FAC-C) to be eligible for placement into an EJ-IV contracting position. You must demonstrate you meet this requirement to receive consideration for this position.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Selection for this position may require you to disclose information about your financial holdings and/or interests in order to assure no conflicts of interest exist.
Q - Nonsensitive
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