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Contract Specialist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/ PD#11002-A

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Authorized

Telework: Authorized

Virtual Position: No

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Responsibilities

This recruitment is for two positions with the VHA Regional Procurement Office East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 7 located at .

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Augusta, Georgia
  • Dublin, Georgia
  • Tucker, Georgia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Columbia, South Carolina

Vacancies can be filled at any of the duty locations listed.

Contract Specialist/ PD#11002-A

The purpose of this position is to serve in a developmental capacity to the full performance level of GS1-10209 as a Contract Specialist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with responsibility for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and agency policy. Some examples of equipment, supplies, and services procured include but are not limited to: medical or facility equipment, medical/surgical supplies, nursing home services, readjustment counseling services, medical services, architect engineer services, Construction, information technology (IT) services to include hardware and software. Other unique requirements include intra/interagency agreements, sharing agreements, contracts under the selling authority, contracts with affiliates, research and development, and real estate leases.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 1-5 nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

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Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure report

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The subject position is primarily of an administrative nature in an office setting, however where travel to work sites is required there may be light physical work required, such as walking over uneven surfaces or assisting technical personnel in taking measurements or elevations. Government travel for training, meetings, or customer interactions will be required in this position.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/14/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

Basic Requirements: 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.

Applicants who meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement qualify for positions at the GS-7 level.

The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions GS-7 thorough GS-12 covered by this standard.

Specialized Experience GS-07T9:

Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Conduct acquisition planning to develop acquisition strategies. Prepare solicitation proposals to ensure adequate competition. Evaluate bids and proposals in order to obtain fair and reasonable price for the organization. Performs market research for acquisitions to determine acquisition strategy. Assist in resolving protest, mistakes in bids and coordinates with small business administration for certificates of competencies to ensure contractual actions are in compliance with federal regulations. Responsible for effective and timely procurements to enable the serviced organization to carry forth their various missions. Prepare contract documents using agency electronic contract writing systems to ensure contractual documents can be accurately tracked. Conducts negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements to obtain the best value. Conducts pre-award and post-award conferences, with customers to resolve and clarify contract discrepancies.

OR

1 full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement

OR

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Note - For positions at GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/.

Education

NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

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