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Monday, November 24, 2014
FDA (HHS)- Supy Contract Specialist (Branch Chief)
Job Title:Supy Contract Specialist (Branch Chief)
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:FDA-OO-14-DH-1207304KT
$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year
Monday, September 15, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location: Rockville, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation
ICTAP/CTAP eligibles are encouraged to apply.
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the Office of Acquisitions & Grant Services (OAGS).
This vacancy has been extended until December 31, 2014.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, DHHS is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.
This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.
Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.
This position is located in the Office of Operations, Office of Finance, Budget & Acquisitions; Rockville, MD.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
Serveasanexperttechnicaladvisorforthedevelopmentofacquisitionstrategynecessaryforthe procurementofvariousprogrammaticrequirements.Provideinputandadviceconcerningsuch issuesas,ContractingOfficerTechnicalRepresentativeresponsibilities,contractreviews,and fiscalobligations. Review,analyzeandimplementacquisitionpoliciesandproceduresissuedby the office as well as variousfederalorganizations.
Provideguidanceintheselectionstrategy,evaluationprocess,negotiationofbusinessandtechnicaltermsandthesubsequentadministrationandformalcloseoutofthearea'scontracts.Directthegroupintheformalproposalevaluation,negotiationandsourceselectionformajoracquisitionsto ensureimpartial,equitableandcomprehensiveevaluationofcompetitiveproposals and the selectionofthesourcewhoseproposaloffersthemostadvantageoustermsandconditions totheGovernment.
Specialized experience for the GS-14:One year experience at the GS-13, in the Federal service or gained experience in the private sector that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform in this position. Specialized experience includes provide leadership and direction to a staff in the area of contracting and acquisitions. Experience analyzing and evaluating contract matters, initiating, developing and recommending contracting policies, procedures, guidance and control of contracting activities and experience in providing various support services including workforce planning and training, as well as acquisitions.
Basic Requirements for the GS-13 and above:
Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to the 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 or perform successfully the work of the position.
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.
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, you must meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for a promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment? This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to receive consideration.
1.To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2.Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
3.It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
4.To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
5.To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): ·Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: ·Cover Letter ·DD-214 ·OF-306 ·Other Veterans Document ·SF-15 ·SF-50 ·Transcript
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID is 1207304.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to receive consideration.Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire (1203FX form) and submit via fax:
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
4. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Rockville Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD: Rockville/Bethesda Use (800) 877-8339; Baltimore Use (410) 786-0727, email firstname.lastname@example.org; please cont the Customer HelpDesk Telephone (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: Atlanta Use (866) 539-4484; email HRCS@CDC.GOV. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
FDA Helpdesk Phone: (888)478-4340 Fax: (478)757-3144 Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information: HHS OHR Enterprise 200 Independence Ave Suite 801 Washington, DC 20201 Fax: (478)757-3144
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).