New job Contract Compliance Specialist in New Mexico
Contract Compliance Specialist
Company : US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
Salary : $53,433 - $84,049 a year
Location : New Mexico
“The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.” We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.
Serving as a Contract Compliance Specialist makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. This position is located in the Artesia Administration Division (AAD), Mission and Readiness Support Directorate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Artesia, New Mexico. The primary purpose of these positions is to plan and exercise management control and to provide administration and quality assurance functions of assigned on-going service contracts.
Typical assignments include:
- Providing management support for assigned contracts and serving as an appointed Contracting Officer’s Representative.
- Collaborating with contractors, FLETC functional activities, partnering organizations, other government agencies and industry, and the Contracting Officer to identify methods for improvement to enhance successful completion of contracts and customer satisfaction.
- Reviewing planning and programming documents and data affecting assigned contracts, to determine impact on training aspects of logistics support and implementing applicable portions.
- Developing a budget analysis for each contract annually and preparing the necessary documents to obtain yearly contract funds.
- Preparing and presenting oral reports and formal presentations to senior management and other Federal and state agencies.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
11 - You may be non-competitively promoted without further competition when the supervisor determines that the higher level graded duties level are being performed and meets all regulatory requirements.
Job family (Series)
1101 General Business And Industry
Conditions of Employment
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
- You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.
- Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license to conduct official government business.
- Occasional travel may be required.
- This position is designated as Emergency Essential and required to sustain FLETC’s operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.
- You may be required to work weekends and federal holidays.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain FAC-COR Level III certification.
- This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
- Overtime work may be required.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Selective Placement Factor: In order to be considered for this position you must possess and maintain Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting Officer Representative (FACCOR) Level II certification; or have the requisite training/experience to obtain certification without any additional training.
In addition to the Selective Placement Factor:
For the GS-09 grade level: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service planning and developing procurement related documents and performing inspections to assure compliance with specifications and safety measures.
Successful completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B., or J.D., that is related to the work of the position to be filled;
An equivalent combination specialized experience and graduate education as described above. (Only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used).
If this position is filled at the GS-09 grade level, you may be non-competitively promoted without further competition when the supervisor determines that the duties of the higher grade level are being performed and all regulatory requirements have been met.
Time in Grade GS-09: Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
In addition to the Selective Placement Factor:
For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service planning and developing procurement related documents; performing property management processes and procedures, forms, documentation and record keeping requirements; applying fact-finding and investigative techniques to gather clear-cut factual evidence of compliance with contractual requirements and regulations; conducting studies, analyzing findings, and making recommendations.
Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M. that is related to the work of the position to be filled.
An equivalent combination specialized experience and graduate education as described above. (Only graduate education in excess of the first 36 semester hours will be combined with the specialized experience).
Time-in-Grade: Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Re-employed annuitants’ annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.
Physical Demands: In addition to work performed at a desk, the position is involved in frequent stooping, bending and walking to perform inspections and witness contractor performance.
Work Environment: The work is performed in a typical office setting but involves visits to contractor work sites as well as maintenance shop activities. Heat, dirt and dust are present at these facilities and require the use of safety equipment such as boots and glasses.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Any Offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Personnel Management guidance and U.S. Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
1. Knowledge of administrative, budget, and procurement regulations, principles and procedures as they relate to specifications, surveillance, inspection, cost estimation and evaluation, negotiation and administration of service contracts.
2. Knowledge of regulations and operating procedures plus skill in applying fact- finding and investigative techniques to gather clear-cut factual evidence of compliance with contractual requirements and regulations and overall program objectives.
3. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of contractual requirements, along with knowledge of the mission, organization, and work processes of programs throughout the Center.
4. Proficient in written and oral communication techniques.
Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.)
Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
1. Your resume. Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
2. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans’ information.
4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
5. Are you a current or former federal employee? You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates your tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).
6. Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks? You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
7. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.
8. You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Disabled veteran leavewill be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
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This job is open to
Individuals with disabilities
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
Status Candidates: • Federal employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility • Individuals with disabilities, peace corps, former overseas employees, military spouses, 30% disabled veterans, and those eligible under other special hiring authorities • Persons eligible under Interchange Agreements • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)