Supervisory Contract Specialist
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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Do you want an exciting challenge to change your career or build upon your experience in providing support to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)? The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

This position is located in the Office of Assistant Administrator, Management/CFO, Acquisition and Facilities Management Division, Washington, DC.

TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and to administer the laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance.

"TTB ranks among the top 5% according to the 2012 survey of the "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government."

Key Information:
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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    • KEY REQUIREMENTS
    DUTIES: As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will:
    • Serve as Chief of the Acquisition and Property Management Staff and with delegated authority is responsible for directing nation-wide contracting, procurement, acquisition, property accountability and property disposal, and motor vehicle fleet utilization and management programs of the Bureau.
    • Keep TTB officials advised of possible impact resulting from changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Department of the Treasury regulations, Federal Property Management Regulation, decisions of various Boards of Contract appeals, Comptroller General Decisions, and decisions of the Courts. Initiates and directs the development of Bureau acquisition, property and fleet management policies and procedures.
    • Serve as an authority on Federal property management initiatives, including the amendments to the Federal Property Management Regulation, GSA policies, and appropriate Treasury directives.
    • Serve as negotiator, coordinator, and administrator responsible for the preaward and postaward contracting functions.
    • Represent the Bureau as the contractual authority in interagency, high-level Federal Government conferences and meetings.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Basic Education Requirements : In order to qualify, you must meet the following education requirement in addition to the specialized experience requirement:
    A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND

    B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.

    C. 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, unless granted a waiver. AND

    Specialized experience : You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent. This experience is defined as planning, directing, and coordinating a procurement program and providing the full range of contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of services and supplies.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
    1. Minimum Requirements : Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical Knowledge, Supervisory/Leadership and Communication skills. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    3. Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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    BENEFITS: We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

  • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
  • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
  • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

    OTHER INFORMATION:
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • This is a non-bargaining designated position.


  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to :
  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Obtain and maintain a high risk clearance.

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