Contract Specialist (Supervisory Contract Specialist)
Department of Justice
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
- ##### Open & closing dates
10/29/2019 to 11/20/2019
GS 09 - 11
$58,273 to $88,705 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Milan, MI 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for this position.
Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
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The Supervisory Contract Specialist independently executes and administers contracts for supplies, services, or construction. Provides legal interpretation, counseling, training, and guidance in all areas of contract and procurement, including cost and price analysis. Analyzes requirements for supplies, equipment, and services for adequacy and obtains additional data from requisitioning activity, as appropriate. Determines the most suitable method of procurement and tries to find new ways to improve production while ensuring that all requirements of law, governing regulations, and security policies have been met.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with the responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:
GL-09 & GS-11:
A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is defined as possession of a bachelor's degree conferred or approved by an accredited U.S. college or university based on a 4 year course of study. Simply being enrolled and working toward a degree does not meet the qualification standard.
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.
Acceptability of Higher Education:
Education such as foreign education, home study and correspondence courses, academic credit for work experience, military education, continuing education units, life experience, etc., is acceptable to the extent that it is determined to be equivalent to conventional higher education programs of U.S. institutions. Such education must be accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university.
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.
NOTE: Current federal employees not employed by the Bureau of Prisons and former Bureau of Prisons' Employees MUST submit documentation (i.e., SF-50(s) covering the period from January 1, 2000) for verification of the above referenced exception criteria to receive consideration. Failure to provide these documents will result in non-consideration for this vacancy.
In addition to the basic requirements, you must have one of the following:
GL-09: Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
GS-11: Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Graduate Education: To qualify for this position on the basis of graduate education, graduate education 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.
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience analyzing requirements for supplies, equipment, and services for adequacy and obtains additional data from requisitioning activity.
- Experience in preparing reports, contract documents, performance appraisals, experience writing and updating procurement policies.
- Experience reviewing requisitions to determine proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents.
- Experience in applying regulations and guidance in formulating, awarding, administering and closing out contracts, evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses.
- Experience and kn