This position is located In the AQM WO Procurement Support Branch in Washington D.C.
The position is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and direction to the Acquisition Management program as a Branch Chief.
For additional information about the duties of these positions, contact Daniel McCusker at 703-605-4665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this position is being extending for an additional 5 days.
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Researches, interprets, formulates, disseminates and implement procurement policy guidance. Reviews pre-solicitation package and contract award instruments.
Conducts cost/price analysis reviews and provides advice, support and policy. Answers protests and congressional actions. Administers appeals, claims and disputes.
Participates and advises in acquisition planning for new mission requirements and conducts special studies related to the acquisition process. Establishes internal metrics and controls ensuring compliance with Forest Service and USDA policies and federal rules.
Plans and directs the overall operations of the Procurement office and determines distribution within the office for assigned projects and workload. Plans for work to be performed during the fiscal year, considering acquisition plans, historical data, and specifically known requirements; sets priorities, assigns particular workload to subordinates and subordinate supervisors, and insures implementation of work plans.
Analyzes internal operations, identifies those areas where additional emphasis is needed, develops plans and goals, and conducts periodic evaluation of overall office performance in those regards. Develops plans for achieving client program office acquisition goals, and initiates appropriate corrective action.
Makes final decisions on procurement technical matters referred by subordinates and subordinate supervisors, and provides technical guidance as needed.
Serves as a Contracting Officer with unlimited monetary authority.
Provides national leadership and direction for the management of assigned activities in a manner which will best serve the needs of the public.
Promotes progressive actions which enable the assigned programs to spearhead innovative and non-traditional solutions to complex issues and problems.
Leads, coaches, and coordinates with others a large variety of issues to achieve effective and efficient management, ensure a creative learning work environment, and provide measurable, quality service to the public and internal customers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - 10% or less, mainly for meetings.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above:
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the specialized experience and selective placement factor(s) listed below.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. Examples of specialized experience are: (1) initiating, developing and recommending contracting policies or procedures for a procurement unit, (2) leading a team or subordinate staff toward accomplishment of an agency's goals and objectives and (3) experience in awarding complex procurement actions, such as national contracts, national Blanket Purchase Agreements, or multi-agency contract awards.
Selective Placement Factor(s): Applicants must possess a current active FAC-C Level III or equivalent certification.
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.
Time In Grade Requirement: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
See above for education requirements.
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