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Supervisory Contract Specialist - GS 09 – 11 The candidate will be independently executes and administers contracts for supplies, services, or construction. Provides legal interpretation, counseling, training, technical support and guidance in all areas of contract and procurement, resolves contract disputes, establishes institution policy for Small Business Administration, minority, women owned, labor surplus area procurement and contracting goals. Analyzes requirements for supplies, equipment, and services for adequacy and obtains additional data from requisitioning activity, as appropriate. Determines the most suitable method of procurement and tries to find new ways to improve production while ensuring that all requirements of law, governing regulations, and security policies have been met. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with the responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis. The candidate should have following qualifications: GL-09 & GS-11: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree is defined as possession of a bachelor’s degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4 year course of study. Simply being enrolled and working toward a degree does not meet the qualification standard. OR 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. Education such as foreign education, home study and correspondence courses, academic credit for work experience, military education, continuing education units, life experience, etc., is acceptable to the extent that it is determined to be equivalent to conventional higher education programs of U.S. institutions. Such education must be accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university. For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications. Exceptions: The candidate 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 at 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. In addition to the basic requirements, Must have one of the following: GL-09: Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. GS-11: Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Graduate Education: To qualify for this position on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR Experience: Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-09: Experience in procuring supplies or services primarily through formal advertising, or through limited use of negotiation techniques. Experience reviewing requisitions to determine proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents. Experience in evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses. Experience meeting with commercial representatives to discuss procurement needs, quality of items or services, current market prices, or delivery schedule. GS-11: Experience as a contract specialist responsible for all aspects of the contracting transactions from initiation to recommendation of award for an agency, a department, or departments, procuring a variety of supplies, services and/or construction in support of an installation or activity. Experience performing detailed analysis of bids or proposals received. Experience developing procurement plans by reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages. Experience preparing and issuing solicitation documents, selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications. Experience in detailed analysis of bids or proposals received, ensuring strict compliance with specifications on advertised procurement.Experience in both formal advertised and negotiated acquisitions, performing detailed analyses to determine bid responsiveness and responsibility of offer or, reviewing past bids and awards, request of pre-award survey, and establishment of price reasonableness by either price or limited cost analyses. Experience drafting final contract including specifications, packing and shipping requirements, inspection instructions, and all other special and standard clauses, preparing recommendations for award, and documenting reasons for decisions. Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. Should have Knowledge of procurement techniques and contract formulation/administrative procedures. Ability: Ability to communicate orally. Ability to communicate in writing. Ability to interpret and apply procurement regulations. Ability to make decisions regarding contracts. Ability to assign responsibility and delegate authority. Deadline: 04/17/2018.
Announcement number: NCR-2018-0104. Control number: .495093000. Apply Online. No emails.
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