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Job Title: Superivory Contract Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Superivory Contract Specialist

MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Chief) PD# 70009A

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: not available

Telework: may be available 1 day

This recruitment is for two positions with the Service Area Office (SAO) East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 7 located in Tuskegee or Birmingham. Vacancy can be filled at any of the duty locations listed. Indicate which duty location (s) you are interested in on your application.

Supervisory Positions: The selectee will be subject to a one year probationary period if one has not been previously completed.

Who May Apply:

Current permanent VA employees only.
Current permanent VA employees employed under VRA and Schedule A appointments.
Current permanent Title 38 & Hybrid employees including permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees employed on a full-time basis (Interchange Agreement)

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade: Applicants must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-13 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level.

Basic Requirement:

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.

AND

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.

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.

AND

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and non-competitive negotiations. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term and long term priorities, and prepare completion of work. Assures reasonable equity of performance standards and rating techniques. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees. Ability to give advice, counsel or instruct employees on both work and administrative matters. Makes minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands. Ability to take appropriate action related to issues of non-compliance. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in writing in a clear and concise manner. Maintains good interpersonal skills when communicating with internal and external customers.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level.

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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1 - Knowledge of Federal and/or similar laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to contracting programs.

Competency 2 - Knowledge and ability to use qualitative and quantitative analytical measurement techniques.

Competency 3 - Ability to develop, review and mentor subordinates.

Competency 4 - Knowledge of and ability to supervise a Federal work unit.

Competency 5 - Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary. Some travel may be required. 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.

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

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade: Applicants must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-13 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level.

Basic Requirement:

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.

AND

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.

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.

AND

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and non-competitive negotiations. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term and long term priorities, and prepare completion of work. Assures reasonable equity of performance standards and rating techniques. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees. Ability to give advice, counsel or instruct employees on both work and administrative matters. Makes minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands. Ability to take appropriate action related to issues of non-compliance. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in writing in a clear and concise manner. Maintains good interpersonal skills when communicating with internal and external customers.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level.

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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1 - Knowledge of Federal and/or similar laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to contracting programs.

Competency 2 - Knowledge and ability to use qualitative and quantitative analytical measurement techniques.

Competency 3 - Ability to develop, review and mentor subordinates.

Competency 4 - Knowledge of and ability to supervise a Federal work unit.

Competency 5 - Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

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