Supervisory Contract Specialist
This position is located in the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Budget Accounting and Procurement Office (BAPO), Procurement Management Division (PMD). The PMD manages a comprehensive procurement program for the Federal Judiciary. As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, the incumbent has statutory procurement responsibilities for the Federal Judiciary, and leads a staff of procurement professionals responsible for providing contracting services for the AO as well as the entire Judiciary. The incumbent serves as Branch Manager responsible for all contracting requirements for the Department of Technology Services. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Supervising a staff of professional contracting officers; Providing technical and program guidance, leadership and direction on acquisition planning, contract formation, and contract management matters; Serving as a principal technical authority for AO and nationwide contracting programs; Acting as one of the principal representatives of the Procurement Management Division to customers within the AO and at all court units nationwide; Making presentations, conducting training and consulting with Federal judges and high ranking Judiciary executives; Conducting negotiations and meetings with contractors on sensitive and/or controversial issues as the authoritative contracting representative of the AO; and Advising senior level management on the status of procurement actions, including problems encountered and proposed solutions to program difficulties.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience as a warranted contracting officer providing guidance, leadership and direction on acquisition planning, contract formation, and contract management matters. Basic Qualifications: The basic qualifications requirement can be met in one of three ways: A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, or a passing score on an equivalent examination. AO employees classified within the PB 1100 family as of January 1, 2000 are deemed to have met basic qualification requirements for all PB 1102 Contract Specialist positions. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for non-citizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment. You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation. Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO. The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.
The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.