Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$74,088.00 to $96,314.00
Open & closing dates
$74,088 to $96,314 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointees or reinstatement eligible.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
For further information on eligibility identified under Who May Apply:
Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ReinstatementEligibility#icc
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Contract Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy serving as a Supervisory Contract Specialist responsible for the supervision and oversight of personnel performing the planning, development, solicitation, award and administration of contracts ranging from simple to extremely complex and/or controversial.
LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Acquisition and Assistance Management Office, Simplified Acquisitions Group, Boulder City, NV.
Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com/
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com/
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointees or reinstatement eligible.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
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Serves as a Supervisory Contract Specialist responsible for the supervision and oversight of personnel performing the planning, development, solicitation, award and administration of simplified acquisitions generally meeting the requirements under Federal Acquisition Regulations parts 8, 12, and 13.
Provides contracting support and guidance to the Bureau/Agency customers and team members and performs pre-award and/or post-award functions of simplified acquisitions, commercial item IDIQ contracts, task and/or delivery orders using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure supplies and services, including construction.
Prepares acquisition plans, which may include: statement of need, risks, evaluation strategy, inherently governmental functions, budgeting and funding, competition, socio-economic considerations, contract type, contract vehicle, appropriate milestone charts, related schedules and/or other relevant elements of acquisition planning.
Provides consultation for post-award contract administration. Negotiates contract modifications and the terms and costs of contract changes. Negotiates the termination settlement with the contractor which may include: equitable adjustments, change proposals, costs, profit, or other related matters. Reviews termination notices for extent of action (partial or complete), and for special conditions or instructions.
Performs the full range of supervisory duties. Develops performance standards and evaluates work completed by subordinates accepting, amending or rejecting work as appropriate. Interviews candidates for vacant positions, and makes selections, promotions, or reassignments. Counsels subordinates and makes decisions on presented work problems.
Occasional travel - 10%
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal Employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment in competitive service; and those eligible under the following: former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP Applicants; Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National;
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
Position requires filing a financial disclosure report;
Resumes must include dates of employment, specifically year, months & hours
You must apply online to be considered for this position.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions as outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12: Applicants must meet the Basic Qualification Requirements listed:
A. 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.
B. 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, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12: 1 year equivalent to at least the next lower grade level performing contract concepts, procedures, and precedents to award and administer a variety of simplified acquisition, commercial item contract types and complexities, and to independently resolve complex and critical problems. Your resume must reflect experience using a wide range of contracting methods, especially those methods outlined under FAR parts, 8, 12, and 13, and contract types to plan and implement pre-award and post-award procurement actions, analyzing and resolving difficult contracting issues, and modifying standard contracting procedures and terms to satisfy specialized requirements. Experience should demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance and direction to acquisition professionals on the full range of acquisition activities and experience in representing the office in meetings with senior managers within Reclamation and other government or contractor organizations; and mentoring and training junior specialists for more responsible positions.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements and specialized experience listed above, resumes must reflect completion of the training requirements, as defined below.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (LEVEL II or III) Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) -OR- DAWIA (LEVEL II or III): The incumbent of this position may be delegated as Level II or Level III contracting officer. As such, applicants must already possess the training requirements to obtain a FAC-C III certification.
Level II training requirements can be met by: 1) Having a current DAWIA or FAC-C Level II certificate on record in the FAITAS database or (2) Completion of all Level I courses and CON 200; CON216; CLC 056; CON 270; CLC 051; HBS 428; CON 280.
Level III training requirements can be met by: (1) Having a current DAWIA or FAC-C Level III certificate on record in the FAITAS database or (2) Completion of all Level I and Level II courses plus CON 360; HBS module other than HBS428; and one of the following – ACQ265, ACQ315, ACQ370, CON244, CON252, CON370 or 32 hours of electives.
AGENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEVEL II CERTIFICATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Certification: Current FAC-C Level I or DAWIA Level I -AND-
Experience: 2 years of hands-on contracting work experience conducting progressively more complex acquisitions under FAR procedures and administration of contracts sufficient to have full comprehension of required contracting duties -AND-
Education: Bachelor’s degree with a major in any field –or- a minimum of 24 semester hours in any combination of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management -AND-
Current Training Requirements: Completion of all the classes required for Level I plus the following: CON 214, CON 215, CON 216, CON 217, CON 218, plus 2 electives.
AGENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR A LEVEL III CERTIFICATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Certification: FAC-C Level II or DAWIA Level II -AND-
Experience: 4 years of contracting work experience -AND-
Education: Bachelor's degree AND at least 24 semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management -AND-
Current Training Requirements: CON 353: Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (classroom), 2 electives, plus all Level I and Level II training -AND-
Previous Courses that Satisfy Training Requirements: CON 333 is an equivalent course. In addition, the individual needs to complete two electives. Note: CON 301 may be used to meet one of the two required electives.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. Failure to include this verification with foreign transcripts will result in an incomplete application.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor
Supervisory Probationary Period: An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.
Financial Disclosure: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty and annually thereafter.
Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.
Telework:Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Full time telework is not available for this position.
E-Verify:DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.
KSA 1. Ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction on acquisition processes and activities to a team of acquisition professionals.
KSA 2. Ability to effectively manage workload and to manage expectations.
KSA 3. Knowledge of Federal laws, executive orders, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Office of Management and Budget circulars, and Federal property management regulations.
KSA 4. Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet established timeframes.
KSA 5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Experience should also demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on planning, development, award and administration of contracts.
Supervisory Competencies: Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication. Additional information on supervisory competencies: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/Specialty-Stds/GS-SUPV.asp
Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training, you will be rated ineligible.
Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official. You must be clear when describing your experience, we may not make assumptions in determining qualifications. If your resume does not clearly reflect all of the above experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of employment; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
Resume: For qualifications determinations, your resume MUST contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment identified in months and years. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf
SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: If you are applying as a career or career-conditional status federal employee as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your most recent, non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which documents your federal career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. The Human Resources Specialist needs this document to verify that you are eligible to be considered, and failure to submit this form will result in your application being marked as incomplete.
If you are applying as a reinstatement eligible as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status (block 24) Tenure coded 1 or 2 and (block 34) Position Occupied coded 1.
If applicable, please also submit an SF-50 supporting the highest grade level held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.
Transcript(s): You must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial copy acceptable). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts.
Training Certificate(s): All applicants MUST provide proof of Level I, Level II and/or Level III Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C) or DAWIA. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
CTAP/ICTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF 50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least (90) on the assessment questionnaire as established.
VEOA: Applicants must submit a copy of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 Copy).
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Boulder City, Nevada
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After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.
After all application packages have been received, we will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants may check the status of their application via public status notification through USAJOBS.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
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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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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