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Contract Specialist – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 177101Start Date: 12/09/2019End Date: 06/09/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of their submitted application package. Time-in-grade: 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. Example for a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. Basic Requirements for GS-12
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 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. 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. Specialized Experience for GS-12 Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include 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 close out of contracts. Various types of contracts, including firmfixed price, firmfixed 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. Commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data. Program objectives, technical terminology, and uses of equipment, architect engineering services, or construction services to be procured to plan, negotiate and administer the contract. Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. There is no educational substitution for Specialized Experience at the GS-12 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 . Preferred Requirements: FAC link: www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
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