Federal Acquisition Service Supervisory Contract Specialist in San Diego, California
As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the management, planning, coordination, and successful execution of acquisition activities undertaken by the branch, within the Division.
Location of position: This position is located in the General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service,Information Technology Category, Office of IT (Non-MAS) Acquisition Operations, IT Services Contract Operations Division, in San Diego, CA.
GSA's Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) provides access to private sector IT & telecommunications solutions for federal, state & local government agencies. ITC works with federal agencies, OMB & industry to create common solutions for IT services, hardware, software, telecommunications, cyber security, & identity management. 98% of federal agencies use ITC solutions. ITC works with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy & the Office of the Federal Chief Information Office to develop & implement acquisition and technology initiatives such as strategic sourcing, category management, cloud, cyber, enterprise licensing agreements for software, desktop configurations & data center optimization. ITC plays a unique role in supporting agencies with acquisition & technical expertise to make better buying decisions reduce duplication & improve mission results. See www.gsa.gov/its for information on ITC programs & contracts.
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You will have access to many benefits including:
- Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options
- Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Training and development
- Flexible spending accounts
- Long-term care insurance
- Training and development At this time we are only filling 1 vacancy; however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement for other GSA organizations within the same commuting area. Learn more about this agency
As A Supervisory Contract Specialist you will:
- Review assigned employees' work in progress and upon completion to determine the quality and quantity of work produced by each employee; assess employee performance and prepare formal evaluations. Informs and instructs employees on technical and administrative matters, and answers technical contracting questions and solves technical problems presented by workers.
- Handle the organization's most complex, sophisticated and sensitive acquisitions, requiring an in-depth knowledge of contracting rules, regulations and procedures. The incumbent represents the organization in negotiations with leaders in the IT industry, both within and outside the Government and interacts with representatives at the highest levels.
- Direct subordinates in the development of contract modifications, negotiation changes, exercising of contract options, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance assessments, and resolution of claims and termination of contracts for the convenience of the government or for default by the contractor.
- Direct the acquisition planning and development of contractual strategies for the specific acquisition and issuance of large-scale, complex solicitations performed by subordinate contract specialists. Provides leadership to evaluation teams, leaders of contract negotiation teams to ensure the award of contracts meets the highest quality level and legal sufficiency.
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Your application will be considered if you are a:
- Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only - must be employed in FAS in the San Diego, CA commuting area
- Land Management current or former employee Internal Employees must be serving on career or career-conditional appointment, or under a noncompetitive Special Appointing Authority which provides for conversion to a permanent position in the Competitive Service.
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Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
- Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive,* if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee*
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
- Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
- Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
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The GS-14 salary range starts at $96,713.00 per year.
You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:
- All of the following: (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements; or FACC Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.
- Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.
- Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position, you must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that includes planning and evaluating programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex preaward and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and selfmotivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.
Bargaining Unit status:
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.**
- Knowledge of acquisitions, acquisition practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and operations.
- Ability to analyzge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, federal rules and regulations related to contracting program to develop an effective strategic acquisition program.
- Ability to supervise, manage, and lead a subordinate staff to successfully meet program goals and work effectively with a diverse team.
- Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, federal rules and regulations related to contracting. If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
- Required Documents
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
If you areICTAP/CTAP* eligible* - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
Current or Former Land Management Agency Employees - Submit a and b:
(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
(b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, youmust submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.
*Contracting Documentation: Submit A or B:*
A. Mandatory contracting training - submit a or b:
(a) all required course certificates
(b) list of completed courses including: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completes
B. Proof of contracting certification - submit both a and b; or c:
(a) FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)
(b) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to current period.
* (c)* If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. On your "My Continuous Learning" page, click on the "approved" link under Achievement Status to print a copy of your most recent certificate.
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.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
- Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
- Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
- Click the Apply To This Vacancyand complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
- Note:Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTSsection of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information). * Need Assistance in Applying?* Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions
Agency contact information
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration Washington Area Operation Center (WAOC) Washington, District of Columbia United States
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After the closing date/deadline:
- ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
- REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
- SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
- FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
- FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications. Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496912200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 04/30/2018
Salary: $114,286 to $148,572 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 14
Work schedule: Full-time
Appointment type: Permanent