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Contract Specialist GS-1102-11/12 Direct Hire

Company name
US Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Salary
64318.0

Location
Boulder, CO, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Contract Management, Accounting, Government

Posted on
May 21, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 03, 2020

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This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
This position is located in the NOAA in Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO), a corporate staff office of the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator, with two vacancies in Silver Spring, MD, two vacancies in Kansas City, MO, one vacancy in Norfolk, VA, one vacancy in Boulder, CO and one vacancy in Seattle, WA.,educationRequirements:College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Boulder,addressRegion:CO }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Silver Spring,addressRegion:MD }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Kansas City,addressRegion:MO }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Norfolk,addressRegion:VA }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Seattle,addressRegion:WA }}],responsibilities:AGO acquires products and services and awards the financial assistance necessary to meet the mission and goals of NOAA. Through the award of contracts and grants, AGO administers more than half the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlay each year. AGO plans, designs and coordinates acquisition and grants standards, practices, and procedures for all NOAA offices and their subordinate entities. It provides program direction and guidance to the NOAA headquarters and field procurement and grants organizations. AGO awards and administers all NOAA acquisition and financial assistance transactions and it provides acquisition and financial assistance services to DOC operating units and services other Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis.As a Contract Specialist you will perform the following duties:

Procures supplies and services with the most complex and difficult requirements.
Advises technical personnel on the development of statements of work, formulates contracting approach, secures supplies, services or construction through use of both formally advertised and negotiated procurements, administers contracts.
Plans and conducts detailed contract price/cost analysis.
Reviews procurement actions to determine cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

These duties are described at the full performance level GS-12, the GS-11 is developmental leading to such performance.,qualifications:
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.  This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy. 
EDUCATION: 
This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. CANDIDATES MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.    
TO QUALIFY FOR THE CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-11 POSITION:Qualification requirements for the Contract Specialist in the vacancy announcement is based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: Contract Specialist.    

A. 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.    

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.    

*SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION - All documentation supporting the Basic Education Requirement MUST be submitted with your application package. Failure to submit documentation may result in an ineligible status.    
AND    

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.  
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.  

To qualify at the GS-12 level:
Specialized Experience: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level of the Federal service is defined as meeting ALL of the following experience:

Applying contracting regulations, procedures, and methods to the solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and closeout of varied contracts associated with the acquisition of a wide variety of goods and services assuring that all activities performed are in compliance with the applicable procurement regulations and procedures.

To qualify at the GS-11 level:
Specialized Experience: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level of the Federal service is defined as meeting ALL of the following experience:

Performing independent contracting assignments in the award, administration and closeout of contracts for goods and services assuring all activities performed are in compliance with applicable procurement regulations and procedures.

OR

EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR

COMBINATION: A combination of graduate level education, beyond two years, or 36 semester hours in a related field or study and specialized experience that together, meet the qualification requirements for this position.

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US Department Of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Website : https://www.noaa.gov

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