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This is a Term Appointment Not to Exceed Four (4) Years.
This position is located in the Office of Mission Support (OMS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in Washington, DC.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
At the full performance level, incumbent monitors and evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of Departmental policy, regulations, directives, and procedures governing the award and administration of contracts, purchase orders, and interagency agreement policies, regulations, and sound business practices through the conduct of on-side reviews of contracting activities. Assists in planning, designing, and implementing overall risk management processes for the organization by developing models; in assessing as well as identifying, describing, and estimating quantitative and qualitative risks affecting the organization. Assists in developing and delivering training and technical assistance for personnel involved in procurement and contract development, execution, and oversight administration. Reviews requests for contract to ensure completeness, adequacy of scope of work, availability of funds, and compliance with laws, regulations and policies. Develops, coordinate, and participates in internal acquisition performance review programs. Researches trends in order to develop new approaches, criteria, or proposed policies. Presents briefings on procurement related topics.
Basic Qualification Requirements:
A. Have a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field from an accredited college and/or university. (You must provide a copy of your transcript. Failure to provide will result in an ineligible rating).
B. Have at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, or organization and management from an accredited college and/or university. (You must provide a copy of your transcript. Failure to provide will result in an ineligible rating).
C. Have been continuously employed in a GS-1102 position since December 31, 1999, or earlier.
For GS-11 Grade Level: A. Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, performing pre-award and/or post-award functions for a variety of supply services, and/ construction contracts; providing guidance in the development of statements of work; preparing solicitations, determining sources to be solicited, conducting bids; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities, or the performance, of contractors; analyzing cost and pricing data and contract proposals; and participating in contract negotiations.
B. Have three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education of Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree 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 from an accredited college and/or university. An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will satisfy the one year of full-time study requirement.
C. Have a combination of specialized experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
For GS-12 Grade Level:
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing a wide range of contracting procedures, types and methods relating to administration of major contracts for the procurement of complex equipment, services and/or construction; administering pre-award and post-award phases of contracting to include price/cost analysis; planning and negotiating contracts price, technical requirements, and terms/conditions; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities, or the performance, of the contractor; and applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation.
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 may be authorized: No
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
11. Student Loan Repayment Incentive may be authorized: No
12. Annual Leave for Non Federal Service may be authorized: Yes
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of contracting laws and policies to develop guidance to subordinate activities.
2. Skill in the development and review of procurement reports and studies.
3. Skill in oral communication in order to conduct training, briefings and presentations on a variety of procurement issues/initiatives.
4. Skill in written communication to develop reports and a variety of other documents for various projects.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
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.asp .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).
For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
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.
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