Contract Specialist

Department Of Justice Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Summary

Incumbent will join a team that assist's to establish agency wide Information Technology contracts for all of the Department, maximizes the leverage of the Department's combined buying power to produce huge cost savings annually and presents a single negotiating Planning Staff (PPS), Contract Management Service (CMS) in Washington, D.C. position to lending vendors to produce large discounts.

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Overview

  • Accepting applications

  • Open & closing dates

10/03/2022 to 10/14/2022

  • Salary

$89,834 - $138,868 per year

GS 12 Salary: $89,834 - $116,788 / GS 13 Salary: $106,823 - $138,868

  • Pay scale & grade

GS 12 - 13

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Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Washington, DC

  • Remote job

No

  • Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

Not required

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

  • Appointment type

Permanent -

  • Work schedule

Full-time -

  • Service

Competitive

  • Promotion potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

  • Supervisory status

No

  • Security clearance

Not Required

  • Drug test

Yes

  • Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

  • Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness

  • Announcement number

JMD-CIO-PPS-22-11671057-DHA

  • Control number

681177800

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This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is being filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority for STEM positions for grades GS 11-15. This serves as a public notice for the use of the Direct Hire Authority in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3327 and 3330 and 5 CFR 330. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed. Veterans preference does not apply.

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Duties

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

The duties and responsibilities for a Contract Specialist GS 1102 position generally include, but are not limited to, pre-award and post award functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration for services, materials, and equipment associated with research, development, test, evaluation for OCIO contract services.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.

  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and a drug screening.

  • Selective Service registration is required, see the "Requirements" section for full details.

  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.

  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.

Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Contract Specialist at (GS-1102-12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade.

There may also be a positive education requirement for some occupations, please see the Education section for details. If there are licensing or certification requirements, please see the Required Documents section for details on how to verify you license or certificate.

Basic Requirements for GS 12 position:

  • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;

or

  • 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: You must provide a copy of your official transcripts)

Basic Requirements for the GS 13 position:

  • 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. (NOTE: You must provide a copy of your official transcripts)

  • 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.

GS 12 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes pre- and post-award functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration services, materials, and equipment associated with research, development, test, evaluation for OCIO contract services.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

GS 13 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes developing acquisition plans/strategies, negotiating contract procedures and analyzing pre- and post-award contracts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2022.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the "Required Documents" section for important notes about what information you must include in your resume!

Education

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below.

Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

This announcement is being advertised under a government-wide Direct-Hire Authority issued by OPM for positions in certain hard-to-fill occupational fields. Veterans Preference and other Category Rating procedures do not apply to this announcement.

Applicants must simply be determined to possess the specialized experience and basic qualifications required of the position. The hiring office may interview and select any qualified candidate of their choosing from the qualified pool. See OPM, Direct Hire Authority for more information...

Other Information:

  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 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 hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf

  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccination:

1.To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

2.Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on10/14/2022), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position. Per Direct-Hire Authority requirements, all qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring office for consideration. The hiring office may select any qualified candidate without regard to special eligibility considerations. Veterans' preference is not applicable.

  • Contracting/Procurement

  • Influencing/Negotiating

  • Writing

When addressing the specialized experience statement, applicants must present evidence of the experience in their resume. If the specialized experience statement is repeated, in the applicant's resume, Human Resources will deem the applicant as ineligible.

Career Transition Programs (CTAP or ICTAP): These programs apply to Federal and/or DOJ employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:

  • Meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;

  • Be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and

  • Submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

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