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    This position is part of the R10-Acquisition and Prop - Acq Construction AE Ops. As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will supervise contracting staff in the Service Delivery Areas (SDA) of Acquisition Construction/A&E Operations.

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    Serves as a senior advisor to the Section and Branch Chief and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all aspects of the assigned service delivery area (Construction/A&E) providing advice and guidance on especially complex acquisitions, the modification and interpretation of guidance in major duty areas, and recommendations regarding new policies and procedures based on investigations performed or on trends and patterns identified. The incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities:

    Plans and directs the work of the Section overseeing and coordinating the acquisition of supplies, systems, equipment, research, construction, and/or services in support of the Service's programs through the use of a variety of contract types. Acquisitions range from those for HQ programs to reimbursable contracts for multiple award task order contracts for other Bureaus.

    Directs a staff of Contract Specialists in preparing and administering contracts in one or more of the following areas: supplies, equipment, research, construction, and/or services through the use of informal or formal advertising and sole source procurements. Develops or oversees the development of proposals and justifications to meet the Service's contract requirements and researches and advises management on best practices available for application to projects. Drafts or oversees the drafting of requirements, solicitation documents, competitive range determinations, negotiations, final contract documents, and contract modification actions, in accordance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the Department of Interior (DOI) and Federal procurement regulations. Evaluates and examines the cost estimates or price proposals utilizing cost or price analysis techniques to ensure fairness.

    Personally, performs a wide range of highly complex assignments within the program area of responsibility typically requiring complex and involved contracting methods and types to procure multifaceted and/or nonstandard acquisition of supplies, systems, services, equipment, and/or construction. He/she serves as a senior acquisition advisor on the most complex contract matters within their assigned SDA and may also serve as a contracting officer on related major projects or teams.

    Responsible for assuring timely, accurate and economical accomplishment of a variety of complex work assignments that involve all types of procurement. Keeps management informed of anticipated workload demands. Anticipate problems and provides advice and guidance to staff and Service personnel on effective implementation and time frames required.

    Advises the Branch and Section Chiefs regarding contract problems. In collaboration with the Chiefs, develops recommended solutions for presentation to the Solicitor's Officer or Comptroller General, as appropriate. As needed, develops briefing materials and participates in meetings regarding recommended actions with the Division Chief and Deputy Chief.

    Provides guidance in the processing of requirements. Provides guidance and procedures on complex procurement issues for pre and post award. Prepares or oversees the preparation of positions on protests and claims and renders or recommends a decision for submission to the Office of the Solicitor to support the Government's position. If required, represents the Service with counsel, in defense of acquisition actions.

    Provides advice and guidance to managers and employees regarding acquisition laws, regulations, processes, procedures and methods. As needed, acts as the contractual authority at industry meetings and serves on project review committees.

    The incumbent serves as a first line supervisor, overseeing a staff of Contract Specialists. The incumbent assigns work and priorities to subordinates; evaluates work performance, advises, counsels, and/or instructs employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointments or promotions; hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level manager; effects minor disciplinary measures, recommending other action (s) in more serious cases; identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training, and makes decisions on costly training; promotes teamwork and improves business practices; develops and ensures Branch equity in performance standards and rating techniques; recommends awards and bonuses for employees; approves expenses comparable to with-in grade increases; and, exercises significant responsibilities in dealing program officials and advising higher level managers and supervisors.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel 25% for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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