New job Contract Specialist 1102 11/12/13/14 in West Virginia
Contract Specialist 1102 11/12/13/14
Company : Federal Bureau of Investigation
Salary : Details not provided
Location : West Virginia
Position: Contract Specialist GS 1102 11/12/13/14
Division: Finance and Facilities Division
Location: Huntsville, Alabama and Clarksburg, West Virginia
Working Hours: M-F 09:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GS-11 $66,824 - $86,876
GS-12 $80,095 - $104,127
GS-13 $95,242 -$123,816
GS-14 $112,548 - $146,309
Clarksburg, West Virginia:
GS-11 $64,649 - $84,049
GS-12 $77,488 - $100,739
GS-13 $92,143 - $119,787
GS-14 $108,885 - $141,548
Full Performance level: GS-14
Number of Positions Available: Multiple
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
- Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance may be required. If so, certain disclosure forms will be required.
ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking for Contract Specialist 1102 for the FBI’s Procurement Section located in Huntsville, Alabama and Clarksburg, West Virginia.
- Provides guidance to technical personnel involved in the development of the statement of work or data requirements. Formulates the contracting approach to best satisfy the requirements.
- Negotiates settlements for changes; monitors contract payments; assesses liquidated or actual damages for nonperformance; issues show cause or cure notices; terminates contract for default or convenience; negotiates settlements; and prepares replies to other involved agencies, appeal boards, or Congressional inquiries.
- Informally advertised procurements, ensures that the bid schedule is properly structured, prepares the solicitation, ensures adequate sources are solicited, conducts pre-bid conferences, processes protests, and determines the responsiveness of bids and the responsibility of the apparent low bidder.
- In negotiated procurements, coordinates the procurement action with technical, legal, and other cognizant personnel.
GS-12: In addition to the above, the selectee:
- Performs a complete range of contract functions relating to highly complex and large dollar value projects.\
- Receives and reviews requests from technical project managers for the procurement of complex equipment, services and/or construction. Analyzes the requirements, recommends revisions to or expansions on the statement of work, or specifications as necessary, and determines the type of contract, establishes milestones, and develops the procurement plan.
- Prepares solicitation documents, incorporating numerous provisions, such as cost accounting standards, requirements for technical proposals with appropriate weighting factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, cost data requirements, and socioeconomic programs. Solicits proposals ensuring maximum practicable competition is obtained for each requirement.
GS-13: In addition to the above, the selectee:
- Responsible for the award, administration and termination of complex long-term contracts in support of major Bureau programs.
- Performs a wide variety of administrative tasks involving Post-award orientation, ensuring acceptable and timely performance, quality assurance, engineering surveillance, Post-award audits, forward pricing rate agreements, allowable costs, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), progress payments, cost overruns, modifications, property administration, and acceptance and rejection of waivers and deviations. Resolves disputes that may arise with the prime contractor and/or any subcontractors.
- Analyzes new or revised rules and regulations on procurements and contracts issued by General Accounting Office, General Services Administration, Comptroller General Executive Orders, and others, for any effect or potential effect on Bureau operations.
- Provides staff advisory services to management officials and to other personnel relative to any aspect of the contract function.
GS-14: In addition to the above, the selectee:
- Directs the full range of contract administration actions required for the acquisition program, including the issuance of contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options, investigation and resolution of contractor delays and contractor performance appraisal, dispositions of claims, and similar matters.
- Serves as principal contracting advisor to the program management office and represents the FBI as the program's contractual authority at conferences and meetings.
- Analyzes for impact or potential effect on Bureau operations new or revised rules and regulations on procurement and contract matters issued by the General Accounting Office, General Services Administration, Comptroller General, Executive Orders, and the like.
- Provides guidance and assistance to lower level employees, ranging in grades GS 7-13. As required, reviews their work to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, and FBI policies covering Government procurements.
- Provides staff advisory services to management and other officials relative to any aspect of the contract function.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience or equivalent education can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
Specialized Experience (SE):
GS 11: Applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience (SE) equivalent to the GS 09. GS 09 level specialized experience include the following:
Experience applying contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of specialized equipment, services, and/or construction.
Experience identifying problems, reporting findings, developing conclusions and making recommendations to management.
In addition to the specialized experience above, GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
Experience recommending revisions to or expansions on the statement of work, or specifications as necessary, and determining the type of contract, procurement plan and establishing milestones.
Experience performing cost, price, and/or best value analysis, which includes review of cost breakdowns, and cost technical tradeoff to determine reasonableness and best value for the FBI.
In addition to the specialized experience above, GS-13: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
Experience planning, developing, and establishing of long and short range procurement and contracting plans, strategies and approaches for overall acquisitions and life cycle programs.
Experience interpreting and applying relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards and procedures to specific contracting issues.
In addition to the specialized experience above, GS-14: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
Experience meeting and advising high level industry official to conduct negotiations in the procurement of systems and projects.
Experience preparing solicitation documents and incorporating Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other provisions such as service contract acts, cost escalation factors, negotiation, execution and pre/post award management.
Experience analyzing complex contractual issues, identifying course of action by coordinating activities sufficient to control a variety of contractual actions occurring to control several simultaneous interrelated contracts with different contractors.
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status or result in a lowered score.
Positive Education Requirement for GS-11 through GS-12:
This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic educational requirement by submitting a copy of their college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
To minimally qualify all applicants must meet the basic requirements from A or B as listed below:
A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field
B. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following field: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Basic requirements for GS-13 and above:
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to the 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 that position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of the position.
B. 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.
Additional Educational Information:
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, unless granted a waiver under the following waiver paragraph.
Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of paragraph A and B above if the 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. With respect to each waiver granted under this paragraph, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position in the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
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