Supervisory Contract Specialist


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior

Salt Lake City, UT

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Contract Specialist.

You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

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 the GS-12 level, and must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties 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.nC.

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 under Paragraph D.nD.

WAIVER: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience.

With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver.

If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver.

In addition to meeting the Basic Qualifications requirements for the position, applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience at the GS-12 level.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, or in the specialized areas within that occupation.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as applying procurement regulations, contracting principles in order to plan, develop, implement, maintain, and administer contractual aspects of a procurement program.

Experience in the area of negotiation techniques, cost/price analysis, legal and regulatory interpretations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g.

professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience

How to Apply

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


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