U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
$61,218.00 to $79,586.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full-time.
Permanent - This is a permanent position.
Few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Due to BLM Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current BLM non-competitive applicants for this position.
This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.
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. This position is located in Reno, Nevada. Information about Reno and the local area can be found at Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary, with infrequent periods of walking and bending.
Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office. The incumbent may be required to perform on-site inspections as needed. Occasional travel may be required.
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As a Contract Specialist you will perform pre-award and post-award funtion, including cost/priceanalysis, contract administration, and close out or termination for a variety of complex and/or diversified supply, service, equipment, construction research and development, and/or similar contracts.
Review procurement packages to determine the adequacy of documentation of requisitions, noncompetitive justification, evaluation and award factors, bid schedules, specifications and statements of work, special provisions, etc.
Research and investigate Government’s position in matters of contractor disputes, protests, claims, and terminations.
Occasional travel - Work is performed primarily within the office. May be required to travel for training and site visits.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), Veterans more than 30% disabled eligibles
. Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals w/disabilities
. All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
Direct deposit is required.
Background Investigation is required.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. There are Individual Occupational Requirements for the Contracting 1102 job series. This position has an individual qualification standard.
This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) program. Work requires the appropriate FAC-C certification and the employee will be required to maintain certification, through appropriate training, with established deadlines.
The incumbent is required to meet Continuing Acquisition Education Requirements.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the basic and specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
Basic Requirement: This position has an educational requirement; therefore, you will need to submit all undergraduate/graduate/doctoral college transcripts which are relevant to determining your qualifications to the position applied.
You will be rated ineligible if you do not submit transcripts to determine whether you meet the educational requirements:
(A) 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; 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; OR
(C) Current Federal employee serving in a GS-1102 position and have been in this series since January 1, 2000.
For the GS-11 Level: Meet the basic requirement AND have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 in the federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience having prepared and issued Requests for Quotations (RFQ), Invitations for Bids (IFB), and Requests for Proposals (RFP); performed contract administration and closeout of contracts and procurement operations--OR--meet the basic requirement AND have three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contract, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management--OR--meet the basic requirement AND have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate education described above.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP
. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450
. You will need to provide the information annually.
May require completion of a one year probationary period.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Occasional travel may be required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position may be suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge of contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of specialized equipment, services, and/or construction.
KSA 2: Knowledge of a variety of fixed-price and cost contracts, use of special provision and incentives, and unique regulatory requirements pertinent to diverse procurements, e.g., construction, ADPE, complex equipment, and/or services.
KSA 3: Knowledge of cost and price procedures and techniques to evaluate bids or offers on the basis of competition, historical costs, reports from auditors or technical specialists, contractor cost breakdown, or other evaluation criteria.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Sensitive
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Positive Basic Education Requirements: All Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education
. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.
Career Transition Assistance Program ( CTAP
) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP
eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”
Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile:
Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
Uploading Documents: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6510 or email us at email@example.com. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Agency contact information
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Nevada State Office
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.