The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Chief) in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Chief) – Multiple Locations
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 170904Start Date: 11/25/2019End Date: 12/05/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks 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 GS-13: 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. NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript. 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. 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 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. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. AND Specialized Experience GS-13: 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 www.opm.gov/qualifications. Preferred Requirements: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting. FAC link www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
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