Contract Specialist (Regional Contract Specialist)


Posted on Apr 14, 2020

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice

Atlanta, GA

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?nYou 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.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:nBasic Requirements:nA.

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.nA 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.nORnB.

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.nAcceptability of Higher Education:nEducation 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.nExclusion:nEmployees currently occupying a GS-1102 position at grades 5 through 12 since January 1, 2000, is considered to have met the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at the GS-12 level.nNOTE: 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.nANDnIn addition to the basic requirements, you must have one of the following:nEducation:nGS-11: Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree.nGraduate 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.nGS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this grade level.nORnExperience:nIn addition to the basic requirements, 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.nSome examples of this qualifying experience are:nGS-11: Experience in providing guidance in procurement interpretation as it relates to type, authority, and limitations.nExperience in reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of work, soliciting pricing proposal or quotations, awarding purchase orders and/or contracts.nExperience in conducting price analysis, using previous price history, commercial price lists, market prices, or technical catalogs to assure reasonableness of prices.nExperience in negotiating settlements for changes and approving contract payments.

GS-12: Experience in analyzing performance of procurement activities against various procurement indicators and goals.nExperience in tracking and monitoring contract actions to ensure compliance with bureau policy and other regulations and statutes.nExperience in identifying and analyzing acquisition process problems, trends, and emerging needs.nExperience in identifying procurement objectives and methodologies; developing statement of work; performing analyses of elements of cost; conducting pre-award conferences; planning comprehensive negotiation strategy; coordinating with technical experts; leading negotiations and awarding contracts.

ORnCombination of Education and Experience:nGS-11 only: A combination of education and experience.

This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.nIf applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.

To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.n**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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