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USD 65190 to 92290 Annually
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Jun 21, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
May 12, 2022
Contract Specialist, GS 11
Duties: Aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans; Ensures specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government's requirements without restricting competition; Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability; Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisition; Selecting the appropriate method of procurement i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed bidding, negotiations; Responsible for advertising all applicable requirements and preparing the solicitation document using agency contract writing systems for issuance, insuring regulatory and legal sufficiency, and promoting maximum competition; Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding; Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts; Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract; Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency; Resolves problems of delivery, production, quality, differing site conditions, inspection, and other pertinent matters; Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements; Administers payment provisions of the contract for partial payments, progress payments and final payments using the VA Online Certification system; Establishes position of the Government in disputes and issues final decisions of the Contracting Officer; Closes out contract upon completion of the contract, resolution of all conflicts, and final disposition of payment and obtains adequate release of claims documents to protect the agency; Fully utilize contract writing system (i.e., Electronic Contract Management System), contract reporting system (i.e., Federal Procurement Data System), financial management system (i.e., Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting, and Procurement), and prosthetics application suite (i.e., Graphical User Interface), in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and ExperienceQualification: 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. A GS-11 position must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade. Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet the basic requirement for this position. To meet the basic requirement for Contract Specialist GS-05 through GS-12 positions, applicants must have 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. 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 in 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. Specialized Experience GS-11: Applicants must also meet the specialized experience and/or education requirement for the GS-11 grade. may qualify based on experience and/or education described below for the GS-11 Contract Specialist position: Specialized Experience: must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience includes experience with: Federal Acquisition regulations (or similar), VA Acquisition regulations (or similar), contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and closeout of contracts; Various types of contracts including firm-fixed-price, firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement, and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost-sharing, multiple awards, commercial items, and special provisions; Cost/price analysis techniques used in evaluation of contractor proposals, change order proposals and to conduct negotiations; Negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications and settlements; Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level must have 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR, Combination: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at this level. must have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that equates to 100% of the requirements for the GS-11 (only graduate education in excess of 2 years, 36 semester hours, can be used towards crediting a combination of education and experience). Note: This job is open to career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL); Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee; Federal employees - Competitive service; Current or former competitive service federal employees; Federal employees - Excepted service; Current excepted service federal employees; Individuals with disabilities; Military spouses; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista; Special authorities; Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations; Veterans; Clarification from the agency. Deadline: 11/04/2022.
Announcement number CBZY-NCO10-11282690-22-HB. Control number
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Hiring CoordinatorU.S Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration6100 Oak Tree BlvdIndependence, OH 44131Phone: 216-447-8010x49875
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