Supervisory Contract Specialist
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
As OJP's Senior Contracting Official, administers an acquisition program that provides for contract monitoring and oversight for both pre-award and post-award activities and which fosters a dynamic environment of communication and exchange for all process stakeholders.Exercises unlimited signatory authority for contracts and interagency agreements for goods and services involving large funding levels and commitment periods extending over long periods of time. Manages a wide range of acquisition actions which require substantial expertise in pricing, complex terms and conditions, and contract administration oversight in support of OJP's mission. Makes decisions on contracting issues which can substantially impact the overall agency mission.
,As the recognized agency procurement expert, participates in planning and decision-making sessions with the senior officials, e.g. Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, General Counsel, agency stakeholders, customers, and others to provide advice on contracting actions and interpret acquisition policy for contracts of a national scope. Partners with customers and stakeholders to achieve full collaboration of expertise in assisting them in determining their needs for, and application of, procurement data, strategies, and options to meet customer requirements.
Establishes organizational goals and objectives for the contracting function. Continually oversees the accomplishment of subordinate unit's duties and responsibilities. Evaluates accomplishments and methods and makes continuing adjustments to provide the highest quality customer service and to assure effective and efficient use of assigned resources.
Exercises a full range of supervisory authorities and responsibilities which include using subordinate supervisors to direct, coordinate and oversee work of the Division; communicate with internal and external customers and organizations; and provide advice and guidance to agency management officials. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Recruits and retains a highly qualified workforce. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee communication and performance management system. Observes staff performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques; and is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO).
BASIC REQUIREMENTSA. Successful completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-15 contracting positions, including at least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to a GS-14, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.ANDB. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR C. EXCEPTION: Applicants for GS-1102-15 positions will be qualified if they have held a GS-1102-15 position since January 1, 2000. OR D. WAIVER: Requirements of paragraphs A and B above may be waived if the agency's 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.ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSIn addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is defined as follows:-Demonstrated experience in planning and evaluating programs and operations and overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function. -Demonstrated experience serving in a leadership role directing and monitoring complex contracts, acquisitions, and procurement activities for technical qualify and achievement of key milestones; and providing a high level of customer service balancing the interests of a variety of customers and legal requirements of contracting and changing agency priorities.-Mastery knowledge of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out long-term pre-award and/or post award procurement actions.-Mastery knowledge of procurement principles and technical or program requirements to plan and manage or make decisions or recommendations that significantly affect the content, interpretation or development of complex, long-range, and/or interrelated agency policies or programs concerning the management of procurement matters.-Mastery knowledge of contract cost analyses techniques sufficient to gather and evaluate price and/or cost data for a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.Technical Qualifications:-Demonstrated ability to supervise, plan, and execute work.-Demonstrated ability to communicate with others and in writing in order to establish and maintain cooperative relationships, develop policy and guidelines, prepare solicitations, define roles and responsibilities of staff and stakeholders, communicate requirements, monitor contractor performance, and persuade or lead others.-Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply contracting laws, regulations, principles, policies, and procedures to develop and issue solicitations and contracts, advise senior management on procurement strategies, and provide guidance and leadership to staff.-Demonstrated ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions and corrective action.-Demonstrated ability to provide advice and assistance on contracting/procurement issues and activities.-Demonstrated ability to develop and promote a diverse workforce.-Demonstrated skill in the use of a comprehensive, integrated automated contract writing, processing, and work flow tracking system for the purpose of monitoring processing time, streamlining award notification and distribution, collecting and analyzing data, enhancing staff productivity, and facilitating effective and reliable reporting mechanisms. Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.
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 only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.See Other Information for further requirements.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc. OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs and offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations, most of which are located within walking distance.OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and on-site nurse for your usage.Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.
Other InformationThis position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.
This position is eligible for part time or situational telework.
OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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