This position is located in the Office of Contracting and Personal Property Management (OCon&PPM), Smithsonian Institution. The employee supervises the work of the Portfolios Division which is responsible for a wide range of contracting activities.
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ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 50 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 50 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 50.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Plans,organizes,directs, and supervises the personnel and activities of the Portfolios Division. Plans and carries out the full range of supervisory and managerial authorities related to assignment of work, coordination with other programs, management advisory services, technical work direction, evaluation of subordinates,etc.
Supervises, manages and oversees the preparation and execution of contracts for new construction, building restoration and renovation, architect-engineering services, exhibit design and fabrication, technical and non-technical services, and equipment and supplies as required throughout the Smithsonian Institution.
Plans and manages contract negotiations, contract administration, contract terminations, and other related and required contract functions.
Plans, manages, directs and performs legal analysis, research and review of all aspects of procurement programs applicable to Division functions.
Provides professional advice and consultation to top level management officials regarding matters related to procurement and contracting general and in specific cases related to on-going contracting functions.
Directs the review of policies, procedures, regulations, proposed legislation, trade practices,and other issues.
Directs the development and presentation of recommendations for process improvements based on completed studies,analysis, reviews and evaluations.
There is no OPM qualification standard established for positions in the Attorney-Advisor 0905 series, and agencies may establish their own standards for these Excepted Service positions. The Office of Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Inspector General, and Office of Contracting and Personal Property Management established the following qualifications criteria for Smithsonian attorney positions:
A. Qualified candidates must (1) possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Association of Law Schools, and (2) be a member in good standing of the Bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
B. In addition to degree requirements above , candidates must possess the following:
At the GS-14 level, candidates must have four years of specialized legal experience relevant to the duties of the position or education beyond the first professional degree which included courses directly related to the duties of the position and which has enabled the applicant to step into complex legal work and to operate with a substantial degree of independence and responsibility at the grade 14 level. The specialized experience must include leading, directing, managing, and supervising or serving as a advisor to management in aspects of contracting for new construction, restoration and renovation of historic buildings and architect and engineering services. The experience includes oversight and implementation of technical and advanced business operations and techniques for a diverse organizational structure, with complex programmatic policies, regulations, and concepts.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
Skill in planning, organizing, directing, and managing a highly specialized workforce that performs complex contracting, acquisition and procurement projects, studies and analysis.
Knowledge of a wide range of procurement methods, contract types, cost/price analytical methods, source selection criteria, protest procedures, dispute resolution, contract administration and termination processes, acquisition planning, management systems, and other associated functional areas.
Ability to identify and develop new or revised policies, procedures, laws and/or regulations.
Skill in acquisition, procurement and contracting laws, rules, regulations, principles, methods and techniques to plan and manage the Divisions' functions.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet 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 when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that
includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life
insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program
Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete
Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
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