Contract Specialist (Regional Contract Specialist) Job in Kansas City, Kansas – Department of Justice



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Contract Specialist (Regional Contract Specialist) – Kansas City, Kansas
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 650800
Start Date: 01/11/2023
End Date: 02/03/2023

Qualification Summary
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: GS-11 and GS-12: A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree is defined as possession of a bachelor’s degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4 year course of study. Simply being enrolled and working toward a degree does not meet the qualification standard. OR B. 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. Exclusion: Employees currently occupying a GS-1102 position at grades 5 through 12 since January 1, 2000, is considered to have met the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at the GS-12 level. NOTE: Current federal employees not employed by the Bureau of Prisons and former Bureau of Prisons’ Employees MUST submit documentation (i.e., SF-50(s) covering the period from January 1, 2000) for verification of the above referenced exception criteria to receive consideration. Failure to provide these documents will result in non-consideration for this vacancy. AND Education: In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one of the following: GS-11: Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Graduate Education: To qualify for this position on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this grade level. OR Experience: GS-11 and GS-12: In addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GS-11: Experience in providing guidance in procurement interpretation as it relates to type, authority, and limitations. Experience in reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of work, soliciting pricing proposal or quotations, awarding purchase orders and/or contracts. Experience in conducting price analysis, using previous price history, commercial price lists, market prices, or technical catalogs to assure reasonableness of prices. Experience in negotiating settlements for changes and approving contract payments. GS-12: Experience in analyzing performance of procurement activities against various procurement indicators and goals. Experience in tracking and monitoring contract actions to ensure compliance with bureau policy and other regulations and statutes. Experience in identifying and analyzing acquisition process problems, trends, and emerging needs. Experience in identifying procurement objectives and methodologies; developing statement of work; performing analyses of elements of cost; conducting pre-award conferences; planning comprehensive negotiation strategy; coordinating with technical experts; leading negotiations and awarding contracts. OR Combination of Education and Experience: GS-11 only: A combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

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