Supervisory Contract Specialist
Government of the District of Columbia 23 reviews - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-1102-14

Agency: Office of Contracting and Procurement

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening Date: January 9, 2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

First Screening Date: January 22, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Services (MSS) - At-Will

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $88,545 - $123,963

Tour of Duty: 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM


Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent manages the overall supervision and operation of an organizational unit. Directs the development, coordination, facilitation, management and planning of the annual acquisition of goods and services through contracts and procurement. The incumbent advises senior management with respect to all contract and procurement issues and the nature of corrective actions. May assist the Assistant Director with the development, preparation and administration of the annual budget for the office and recommend the most cost-effective and efficient strategies to accomplish the objectives of the agency.


Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Basic Requirements: A four (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.

Selective Placement Factor #1: Demonstrated participation in a professional procurement organization, achievement of a recognized professional procurement certification or academic certificate, i.e., Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional In Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II or III, Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), etc.

Selective Placement Factor #2: Skill in managerial and supervisory responsibilities with regard to personnel management, including leadership and motivational skills.
It is preferred that the applicant have completed at least five (5) term contracts with each valued at $1 million or higher.

Education Requirement: Master's Degree preferred.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Expert knowledge of contracting and procurement, including policy development and implementation, training staff, procurement law and negotiation.

Ranking Factor #2: Demonstrated experience utilizing project management skills and techniques to plan for and manage procurement systems and staff, ability to communicate to staff and customers verbally and in writing.

Ranking Factor #3: Skill in managerial and supervisory responsibilities with regard to personnel management, including leadership and motivational abilities.

Ranking Factor #4: Strong understanding of RFP process, knowledge of drafting RFPs and responding to critical issues related to the RFP process and evaluation of proposals submitted for award; managing and leading a staff that is responsible for such projects that are deemed critical by the requesting department that typically exceed a contract value of several million dollars. Provide information relative to your level of involvement and authority in the RFP process, and your experience with the development and evaluation of RFPs for the procurement of IT services/systems, health and social services typically required by state and local government organizations, professional services or services that would be considered as unique and critical to a government organization requiring a level of project management and or contract administration.

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Physical Effort: Work is primarily sedentary, and normal physical dexterity is sufficient to perform the various function of this position.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Closing Statement

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office Human Resources Only.

Closing Statement: Applicants will be notified only if an interview is granted.

Closing Statement: Applicants who applied under Job Announcement No. 20394 need not reapply.

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