FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION, OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT - ARLINGTON, VIRGINIALearn more about this agency
The selectee of this position serves as a Supervisory Contract Specialist. You will be responsible for serving in a leadership role as the first line supervisor to Assistant Chiefs, administrative staff, and contractors that support the Office of Procurement.
As a Supervisory Contract Specialist at the GS-1102-15 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
- Developing the procedures that guide the procurement activities.
- Evaluating and interpreting a variety of Division level procurement data.
- Managing and facilitating all workload of a procurement program.
- Acting as a Supervisor/Mentor for subordinate employees.
- Supporting higher level vision in support of overarching organizational mission.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.
May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
QualificationsGS-15 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).
You may qualify at the GS-1102-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:
A) Successfully completed 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 of 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 GS-14 level of the position; and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position; AND Successful completion of a full four-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. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.
B) On January 1, 2000, held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and
position was held at the grade 13 or higher. Applicants must have continually held this occupational series
since January 1, 2000. NOTE: In order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade you will have to meet
the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements for this position (MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50)
In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, all applicants must possess the following specialized experience to be considered minimally qualified for this GS-15 position:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing duties such as 1.) Planning, developing, and establishing of long and short range procurement and contracting plans, strategies, and approaches for overall acquisitions and life cycle programs; 2.) Use of data analytics to manage and support procurement or related activities; 3.) Developing procurement policies, regulations, procedures, instructions, and business rules; and 4.) Providing guidance, suggestions, recommendations, and problem resolution strategies personally and through subordinates to leadership and supervisors at all levels
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
Education must be from an accredited school or institution. Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
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.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.
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:
Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
Recruitment incentive may be authorized
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Organizational Awareness
- Technical Competence
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
- Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
- Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
- Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
Click the following link to preview the application https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10449879
Agency contact information
AddressUS MARSHALS SERVICE
FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
ARLINGTON, VA 22202
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application. We expect to make a job offer within 120 days after the closing date of this announcement.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527342000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.