Assistant Director, Office of Contracting Job in Cincinnati, Ohio – Department of Energy



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Assistant Director, Office of Contracting – Cincinnati, Ohio
Department of Energy, Department of Energy
Job ID: 412990
Start Date: 02/23/2021
End Date: 03/09/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Qualification Requirements A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to 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 equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.AND 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. C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupied 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 as outlined in the OPM qualification standards. However, for these recruitment purposes, waivers are not the norm, and use of this authority will be limited or not applicable.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as at least one year of supervisory/managerial and technical contract specialist work equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 or EJ-III level in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) that demonstrates managerial and leadership experience in directing, and overseeing an acquisition workforce performing very complex, mission-critical contract administration and negotiation work. Ensuring policy, practices and procedures are in compliance and in accordance with applicable acquisition management laws, rules, regulations and agency policy. Examples of technical expertise would include: Experience leading and directing acquisition and contract programs and/ activities.
Experience in applying and interpreting contracting laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Experience managing a workforce in accordance with Human Capital Management principles and policies. Candidates who currently hold or have held unlimited warrant signatory authority for significant systems or programsare preferred.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the Competencies/KSAs identified below: Extensive knowledge of and experience with the laws dealing with the award and administration of Government contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, and skill in the preparation and negotiation of such instruments to accomplish assigned programs and to protect the interests of the Government.
Knowledge of and experience with the business and industry practices sufficient to evaluate, monitor, and maintain uniform management controls over the prime contractor’s performance, and to provide direction and leadership as the Government’s principal post-award representative with authority to commit the Government.
Ability to lead and motivate a large and diverse workforce through subordinate managers, and a strong grasp of contemporary management and leadership skills leading to delivery of quality services and an engaged workforce.
Ability to deal effectively with individuals (including contractors, members of the public, and state and local government officials) through oral presentations, effective writing and ability to provide decision-makers and other senior advisors with sound advice. “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service Programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must have a score of at least 85.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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